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Welcome to St. Edmunds Eye Hospital

Founded by Dr. Edmund Abiola Akinocho, all the way back in 1965, our foremost institution once went by the name ‘Quanta Qualia’, which translates to our motto, ‘Quality, not Quantity’. We were originally located at 12 Jones Street, Ebute Metta, Lagos, and relocated to our current premises in Surulere in 1976, where our first operation was performed on the 6th of July of that same year. Shortly after its inception, the hospital was renamed to St. Edmund’s in 1978.

With five beds to care for inpatients, and a capacity to handle over 4000 outpatients annually, St. Edmund’s offers same-day ambulatory surgeries, a service where our operations are carried out and the patient is discharged within a one-day time frame. As with everything at St Edmunds, ambulatory surgeries are performed using modern equipment in line with international standards. This is why our facility has garnered such an impeccable reputation and is ranked on par with other advanced eye centers across the globe.

From the outset, St. Edmund’s has been a place where young ophthalmologists can hone their skills and optometrists have performed their externship and internship programmes.

As part of our corporate social responsibility, we are actively involved in free eye screening for schools, organisations, artisans and low-income communities. We also provide free/discounted glasses, medications and surgeries at these events

In the past, we have provided these services to:

  • Over 20 middle/low income communities in Lagos state such as Makoko, Iddo, Ijora Badia, Ijede, Molote etc
  • Locations such as Tejuosho, Oshodi, Oyingbo Market etc
  • We also offer yearly, free screenings on World Glaucoma Day, World Sight Day at our centers
  • We also work with NGOs and INGOs to make eye care affordable and accessible to everyone everywhere

Ophthalmology is considered one of the most difficult specialties in the field of medicine. Despite this, in recent years more and more doctors have begun to express an interest in this area of study. This field is unique in that it studies the eyes, which are often considered the windows of the soul. For this reason, it is through these eyes that a well-trained ophthalmologist is capable of identifying a number of conditions. Those who have devoted themselves to this field are blessed with the opportunity to be able to improve the lives of others through patience, devotion, and education.

Dr. Edmund Abiola Akinocho (1933- 2020)Founder & Chairman

Meet the team

St. Edmunds Eye Hospital is comprised of a dedicated team of highly skilled ophthalmologists.  We strive to maintain a staff of only the most qualified medical professionals available, all of whom have spent years studying in their individual fields. Our doctors are trained to treat every patient with the highest level of care, providing compassion and understanding in a hospital setting.

Dr. Edmund Abiola Akinocho - Chairman

Dr. Edmund Abiola Akinocho (1933-2020)


Dr. Akinocho obtained his medical degree in 1961 when he graduated from the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. In 1963 he began his career as a house surgeon in Dublin, Ireland’s Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital. He later relocated to the United Kingdom, where he worked in several highly regarded hospitals including St. Peter’s Hospital, Woking Victoria Hospital and Moorfield’s Eye Hospital.

Yearning for his homeland, Dr. Akinocho returned to Nigeria in 1965 where he began work at the eye clinic of the General Hospital in Lagos. He later joined the Armed Forces Medical Services, where he served up until the year 1970. After his time in the Armed Forces, he returned to the General Hospital where he retired as a senior consultant in ophthalmic services in 1977. Deciding to go into business for himself, Dr. Akinocho opened a full-time private practice in 1978.

Between 1970 and 1995, he attended numerous international courses at the Brooklyn eye Hospital, New York; Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington D.C.; Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto; Post graduate Medical School, University of Edinburgh; Birmingham Eye Hospital; Institute of Ophthalmology, London and the National Eye Institute Singapore.

He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Rome, Fellow of the Postgraduate Medical College Nigeria, West African college of surgeons, The College of Ophthalmologists, UK and the Royal Society of Medicine UK. He is currently retired from active clinical work

He passed away on June 1, 2020 in Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria at the age of 87 years

Dr. Ayo S. Harriman - Medical Director

Dr. Ayo S. Harriman

Medical Director

Dr. Harriman received her medical degree in June 1984 from the University of Ibadan’s College of Medicine. She commenced her training in ophthalmology in 1986 and attended courses at Stanford University in California, Moorfield’s Eye Hospital in London and the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital in Dublin.

She obtained the Diploma in Ophthalmology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1989 and The Membership of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the UK in 1990. She continued her studies in ophthalmology by attending courses in many different countries, such as Italy, Belgium, Germany as well as Massachusetts’s Eye and Ear Infirmary in the United States.

She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmologists since 1999 and in the same year began her sub-specialization in glaucoma. She’s a fellow of the James Standefer Glaucoma Institute and Eye Foundation Hospital of Ikeja, is an active member of the International Glaucoma Association, Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria and the American Association for Physician Leadership. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Roehampton in the UK.

She attends both international and local conferences on the subjects of ophthalmology and glaucoma and Health management.

She enjoys swimming, reading and playing the guitar and is married with two children.

Dr. Chizoba Onochie-Olubobokun - Consultant Ophthalmologist

Dr. Chizoba Onochie-Olubobokun

Consultant Ophthalmologist with a Focus on Glaucoma

Dr. Onochie-Olubobokun received her Medical degree from the University of Ibadan in 2004. She’s a fellow of the West Africa College for Surgeons. She trained at the prestigious Eye Foundation Hospital, Lagos. Dr. Onochie-Olubobokun has been with St. Edmund’s since 2017.

Dr. Omojeme Adomi - Head of Optical Services

Dr. Omojeme Adomi

Head of Optical Services and Senior Clinical Optometrist

A graduate of the University of Benin, Dr. Adomi earned her degree in Optometry in 2007 and also has a Masters degree in International Public Health from the University of Liverpool. She became a member of St. Edmund’s team in 2010 and is currently running our optics department. On top of this, she is also heavily involved in the clinical work that is conducted within our facility including running the Low Vision Clinic.

On a daily basis, Dr. Adomi is responsible for all administrative work done within the optics department, as well as the training of junior optometrists. She also manages the social media presence of the hospital with the help of the social media team. She is an active member of the Nigerian Optometric Association and regularly participates in continuing education programmes.

She is married with two children.

Dr. Funmilayo R. Chukwumah BSc Phys, MBBS, DO - Visiting Consultant

Dr. Funmilayo R. Chukwumah BSc Phys, MBBS, DO

Visiting Consultant

Graduating from the University of Lagos’s College of medicine, Dr. Chukwumah (Nee Dawodu) earned her medical degree in 1992. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physiology, which she earned in 1986 from the same institution.

She joined St. Edmund’s in 1995, but decided to leave in 1998 in order to further her career in ophthalmology at the General Hospital in Lagos, National Eye Centre Kaduna (where she was at the top of her class), Eye Unit Royal Victoria Hospital, and the Military Hospital Ikoyi. In 2001 she received her degree in ophthalmology from the West African College of Surgeons. She then returned to St Edmunds until 2014 when she had to relocate.

Dr. Chukwumah has an interest in glaucoma, ophthalmic ultrasound and laser treatment of retinal diseases. She continues to attend numerous courses and conferences and is a member of the Nigerian Medical Association, Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria and the American Academy of Ophthalmologists.

Odekunle Rotimi Oludele- Hospital Administrative Manager

Odekunle, Rotimi Oludele

Hospital Administrative Manager

Mr. Odekunle joined the St. Edmund’s team in 2008 as an Admin / Accounts Assistant. Since then he has rapidly risen through the ranks, and in 2019 was given one of the most important positions in the facility as our hospital administrative manager.

He holds a Higher National Diploma in Business Administration from Yaba College of Technology and has attended various workshops among which are Developing Leadership Competency, Productivity & Improvement at place of work, Occupational Safety and Accident Prevention among others.
He is married with two Children.

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