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Olusola Oluyinka Olawoye

University of Ibadan

Country: Nigeria

Institution: University of Ibadan

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Bio:

Olusola is a Senior Lecturer and Glaucoma Specialist, Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, NIGERIA. Her area of interest is in Angle-closure disease in Africa, Exfoliation Syndrome/Exfoliation Glaucoma in Sub-saharan Africa, Juvenile Open-Angle glaucoma in West Africa, and Surgical management of glaucoma in West Africa. She is currently researching the use of tube shunts and lasers in Nigeria.
She is a fellow of the West African College of Surgeons and the Medical College of Ophthalmology in Nigeria with a clinical fellowship in glaucoma. She is also a member of the Association for Research and Vision (ARVO), the Glaucoma Society of Nigeria, and the Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria (OSN). She is a past social secretary of the Medical and Dental Consultants of Nigeria and chaired the local organizing committee of the World Glaucoma Week in 2011 and 2013, and 2014. She is also the current financial secretary of the Academic Staff Union of Universities in Ibadan.
Olusula is currently a PhD student at the Department of Epidemiology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She is a recipient of the Sandwich fellowship award of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), and AFER/ARVO Host a Researcher Award 2010, and the Yasuo Tano award at the APAO conference in India. She was also awarded the Professor Emeritus Toriola Solanke ‘Caesar’award for Best Research in 2007 and the best candidate at the Part 1 Fellowship examinations of the Nigerian Post-Graduate Medical College in 2005. She is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the World Glaucoma Association.