About the Journal
The Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria an Official journal of the Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria publishes proceedings from the annual congress of the Society. They comprise of referenced abstracts of presentations during the congress. The scope of articles include clinical, laboratory and community medicine, basic medical sciences, medical technology, as well as the economics and management of health care delivery, especially in the African environment as they relate to the eyes. Articles are considered on the basis of subspecialty of Ophthalmology affected, including but not restricted to cornea and anterior segment, glaucoma, low vision, orbit and oculoplasty, vitreoretinal, neuro-ophthalmology, Paediatric ophthalmoloy, and public health ophthalmology.
It is with great pleasure that we present the proceedings of the 46th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the OSN in this seventh edition of the Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria. The conference took place between the 31st of August and 2nd of September, 2022 at the Best Western Home Ville Hotel, Benin, Edo State.
The meeting brought together specialists and subspecialists in ophthalmology from various parts of Nigeria and beyond; and provided a unique opportunity for ophthalmologists at different levels of training to interact and share ideas with colleagues. The theme of the Conference was “Building sustainable eye health systems”. The sub theme was “Equity in eye care”.
In line with the major objective of the journal, this edition features peer-reviewed abstracts of the presentations that were made during the 2022 conference of the OSN. These short articles are outputs of various research projects carried out by ophthalmologists of different sub-specialities from various public and private institutions in the country and abroad. They cut across the various subspecialties including Glaucoma, Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, Retina &Vitreous, Community Ophthalmology, Neuro-ophthalmology, Cornea & Anterior Segment as well as Orbit & Oculoplasty.
Also included in this edition are four full length articles, two of which are the texts of the named lectures that were delivered during the conference. The first full article is the text of the President’s lecture which was eruditely delivered by Dr. P.K. Rani of the LV Prasad Eye Institute in India, while the second full length article is the text of the Council lecture delivered by Dr. Abdulrazak MomohJimoh. The 3rd article is the text of the keynote presentation by Prof. O.E Babalola during the theme symposium of the conference, while the 4th article is the text of a symposium presentation by Dr. Gloria Patrick-Ferife. We solicit more full length manuscripts from members of the Society for publication in subsequent issues of the journal. In line with this, we are pleased to announce the launch of the journal’s website: “https://tosn.org.ng/”. Members are welcome to submit manuscripts, view previous editions of the journal and register as reviewers at the website.
We are optimistic that the contents of this edition will be a significant addition to the body of knowledge in Ophthalmology which should translate to better ways of managing ophthalmic disorders in the Nigerian population. Majority of the articles presented here can comfortably be used as templates for better patient management and further research in addition to being evidence for advocacy to policy makers.
The contributions of the various individuals and groups that worked tirelessly in making this issue a reality are well appreciated. Notable amongst them are the OSN executive council, the Editorial board, our publishing consultant and the authors, who have also been charged a moderate publication fee to partly offset the high cost of publication.