The Department of Ophthalmology, Federal Medical Center, Umuahia is the foremost comprehensive eye care department in Abia State committed to quality treatment and care of patients from the diverse socio-economic backgrounds of Nigeria. Our department is positioned to provide excellent clinical eye care with the best of facilities, structured training of postgraduate doctors in eye care and result-oriented outreach to the rural communities.

Our key staff include 4 consultant ophthalmologists, 4-6 postgraduate resident doctors, 4 optometrists and 15 ophthalmic nurses. Our facilities include a functional outpatient unit with requisite clinical examination and diagnostic equipment, a modern surgical theatre and ward complex with facilities for microsurgical eye operations like cataract, glaucoma and others.