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 have been able to hone their skills and optometrists have performed their externship and internship programmes.
As part of our corporate social responsibility, we are actively involved in providing free/discounted services for schools, companies, and artisans in our community.
In the past, we have provided services to:
- Ogere Community in Ijebu-ode district…
- Retired workers and pensioners at Gbaja health center, Surulere
- Old people’s home, Yaba
- We’ve participated in Governor Tinubu’s project for ‘Jigi Bola’
- We also offer yearly, free screenings on World Glaucoma Day, World Sight Day
”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.