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Dr. Affiong Andem Ibanga




Associate Professor


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About Dr. Affiong Andem Ibanga

Dr. Affiong A. Ibanga was employed as Lecturer 1 into the services of University of Calabar on 10th January, 2010. She obtained his primary school certificate in 1979 after completion of primary education at Saint Mary’s primary school, Efut Abua, Calabar, Cross River State. In 1984, she completed her secondary school education at Federal Government Girls’ College, Calabar and obtained the WASC certificate. Dr. Ibanga obtained her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB;BCh) in October 1992. Dr Ibanga commenced housemanship in University of Port Harcourt teaching Hospital on 3oth December 1992 which she completed in March 1994. Dr. Ibanga proceeded for the one year mandatory National Youth Service Corp in Yobe state. Dr Ibanga worked as a medical officer in private hospitals in Lagos and Calabar from 1995- 1998. In February 1999, she commenced work as a Locum doctor in Ophthalmology department of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar. Dr. Ibanga enrolled into the Postgraduate Residency Training programme of the Faculty of Ophthalmology, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, with her base training at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital in the Clinical field of Ophthalmology in 2000. Dr. Ibanga graduated in 2008 after eight years of training with a Fellowship of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria in the Specialty of Ophthalmology (FMCOph). She holds postgraduate Diploma of London School of Hygiene &Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in Public Health for Eye Care (2013) and Master of Science degree in Public health for Eye Care, University of London, United Kingdom (2012). She was appointed honorary consultant Ophthalmologist with the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH). She is a dedicated, hardworking and passionate teacher of clinical students and post graduate students in ophthalmology. She is a researcher in the field of ophthalmology and has further training and certification in the subspecialty of glaucoma, medical education, health Economics, Research, leadership and management in health. Dr Ibanga is a member of the stage study (severity, treatment and acceptance of glaucoma therapy) and the Global retinoblastoma study groups. She was appointed a Reader in 2017 and has continued to render unwavering services to the university through different platforms including donations and free medical services. She served as acting head of Department of Ophthalmology (2012 - 2014) and the department witnessed remarkable growth and achievements during her tenure. She worked assiduously to maintain the external links of the department. She is a member of various committees in the University and the University of Calabar Teaching hospital. Dr. Ibanga is a Journal Reviewer to different journals such as Nigerian Journal of Ophthalmology, Nigerian Journal of Medicine, Nigerian Medical Journal, Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal. She is a member of the editorial team of Cross River journal of medicine editorial team. She is a mentor to many undergraduate and post graduate students. Dr Ibanga has successfully supervised over 8 dissertations by Postgraduate clinical Doctors in Ophthalmology for award of fellowship. She is a Part 1 and Part 11 examiner and assessor in Faculty of Ophthalmology of the Post graduate fellowship of the National Postgraduate College of Nigeria. Dr. Ibanga has over 40 articles published in peer reviewed local and foreign journals. Dr. Ibanga has attended several academic and professional conferences within and outside Nigeria. She has been involved in the organization of professional and academic conferences and has presented papers at conferences. She has held talks at different fora and meetings. She is in collaboration with other researchers in various research projects. She has organised and participated in many outreach services for free health services, youth empowerment etc. Dr. Ibanga is a member of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN), Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria (OSN) and American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). She has occupied various offices in these associations the most recent was secretary general of National MDCAN (2017-2019). She was presented the International Education award in 2020 by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC)Saint Mary’s Primary school. Efut Abua, Calabar, CRS19761979
WASCFederal Government Girls' College, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria19791984
MBBChUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria19841992
FMCOphNational Post Graduate Medical College, Lagos20002008
M.Sc. Public Health for EyecareUniversity of London, UK20112012
Diploma in Public health for EyecareLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK20112012

S/N Publication
Eni EN, Edet BE, Ibanga AA, & Duke RE (2020) Cross-Sectional Study on the Coping Strategies Among Glaucoma Patients Attending a Secondary Eye Clinic in Calabar, Nigeria. Clin Ophthalmol.14:1307-1313
Nwachukwu KU, Ibanga AA, Etim BA, & Ekanem Philip-Ephraim (2019) Types and frequency of ocular abnormalities in stroke patients in university of Calabar teaching hospital, Calabar, Nigeria. J Neurol Stroke. 9 (2):61‒67.
Kennedy U Nwachukwu, Affiong A Ibanga, Bassey A Etim & Ekanem Philip-Ephraim (2019) Association between Ocular Abnormalities, Duration of Stroke and Risk Factors of Stroke among Stroke Patients in University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Nigeria. EC Neurology 11(8): 640-647.
Etim BA, Ibanga AA, Nkanga DG, Agweye CT, Utam UA, & Udofia OO (2019) EHR health seeking behavior of patients attending eye clinic in Southern Nigeria. Niger J Clin Pract 22:988-96.
Ernest Ikechukwu Ezeh, Affiong Andem Ibanga, & Roseline Ekanem Duke (2018) Visual Status of Special Needs Children in Special Education Schools in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal 25 (3): 161-163
Etim BA, Nkanga DG, Agweye CT, Enang OE, Ibanga AA, Udoh MME, & Utam UA.(2018). Knowledge, beliefs and practices regarding diabetic eye disease among patients with diabetes at the lion’s diabetic centre, university of calabar teaching hospital, Nigeria. Niger J Ophthalmol 26(2) :99-103
Bassey A. Etim, Nnena H. Oraegbunam, Affiong A. Ibanga, & Sunday N. (2018) Perception of Refractive Errors and Impact of Corrective Treatments on Adult Patients Seen at a Tertiary Health Institution in South-South Nigeria. Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research 27(11): 1-11
Etim BA, Osunde OD, Ibanga AA, Offiong ME (2018). Concomitant maxillofacial and ocular injuries with visual impairment and blindness: a retrospective analysis of 27 cases seen at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria. Sch. J. App. Med. Sci; 6(7): 2615-2619.
Etim BA, Udoh ME, Ibanga AA, Agweye CT, Sunday N. Okonkwo, Utam A. Utam, & Egbula N. Eni. (2018). Eye care cadre utilization and knowledge about eye care workers among University students in Calabar, Nigeria. JAMMR, 28 (2): 1-6
Etim BA, Bassey E, Ibanga AA, & Ahaiwe K (2018). A qualitative enquiry on the functional and psychological outcome of a hospital based low vision rehabilitation in south-south Nigeria: A Cross River State perspective IJIRAS; 5(1): 88-94.
Etim BA, Osunde OD, Anyanechi CE, & Ibanga AA. (2018) Combined maxillofacial and ocular injuries secondary to deployment of airbag: A case report and review of literature. JMSCR; 6(3): 01-03
Etim BA, Ibanga AA, Nkanga DG, & Udoh ME. (2018). Isolated corneal chemical eye injuries following splash from plantain stem sap: a case report and review of literature (2019). Niger J Ophthalmol 27(2):90-93
Asana U, Ibanga A, Ima-Abasi B, Bassey E, & Utam U. (2017) Orbital tuberculosis in a 65year old female, A case report and review of the literature. Int. J. Curre. Microbiol. App.Sci 6(8): 11-15
Affiong A. Ibanga, Dennis G. Nkanga, Bassey A. Etim, & Ifeoma C Echieh (2017) Awareness of the practice and uses of Contact Lens amongst students in a Nigerian Tertiary Institution Sch. J. App. Sci; 5(8B):3111-3116
Ibanga AA, Nkanga DG, Asana UE, Duke RE, Etim BA, Nkanga ED, Utam UA, Agweye CT, & Udofia O O (2017) Patients’ satisfaction with eye care services in University of Calabar Teaching Hospital: IAIM, 4(9): 110-118
AA Ibanga, DG Nkanga, BA Etim, CT Agweye, & UA Utam (2017) Glaucoma awareness and Knowledge among people attending ophthalmic outreach services in a rural area of Cross River State, Nigeria; SA Ophthalmology Journal12(4): 12-16
Nkanga DG, Ibanga AA, Nkanga ED, Etim BA, Nwachukwu KU, & Ogba PO (2017)Role of central corneal thickness measurement in management of open angle glaucoma and glaucoma suspects in Calabar, Nigeria. IAIM; 4(7): 131-138.
Megbelayin EO, Nkanga DG, Ibanga A, & Okonkwo SN (2016) Pattern and Causes of Ocular Injuries in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. J Trauma Care 2(1): 1012.
Ibanga A. A., Etim BA, Nkanga DG, Asana UE, & Duke RE. (2016) Corneal Ulcers at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital in Nigeria - A Ten Year Review. BMRJ: 14(4): 1-10
Sunny O. O., Affiong I., & Ikechukwu U. (2016) Prevalence of Ophthalmia Neonatorum in Calabar, South-South Nigeria: A 3-Year Review. Iranian Journal of Neonatology;7 (3)
Bassey Etim, Affiong Ibanga, Linda Okafor, & Marcia Zondervan (2016) The VISION 2020 LINKS Programme: Cascading leadership training in Calabar, Nigeria. Eyenews;23(3):35-38
Nkanga DG, Asana U, Etim B, & Ibanga A,Nkanga E. (2015). Outcome of surgery in a small incision cataract surgery training course in Calabar, Nigeria.Arch Intsurg 5 (2): 96-100.
Nkanga D, Asana U, Etim B, Ibanga A, & Nkanga E (2014). Survey of prevalence and causes of blindness and low vision in Cross River State, South South Nigeria.MSJM;13 (1):, 65-74
Megbelayin EO, Asana UE, Nkanga DG, Duke RE, Ibanga AA, Etim BA, & Okonkwo SN (2014). Evaluation of Competence of Medical Students in Performing Direct Ophthalmoscopy.Niger J Ophthalmol.22(2):73-77
Ibanga A. A., Clare Gilbert, & Astrid Leck (2014) Is There a Role for Patent Medicine Vendors in Eye Care? Niger J Ophthalmol. Supplement 1-22:S28
Megbelayin EO, Asana UE,Nkanga DG, Duke RE, Ibanga AN, Etim BA, & Okonkwo SN (2014). Refractive Errors and Spectacle Use Behavior among Medical Students in aNigerian Medical School.Br J Med Med Res;4(13): 2581-2589
Ibanga A., Asana U., Ajewole J., Nkanga D., & Oworu O. (2013). Outcome of Cataract Surgery in Southern Nigeria: A ten – year review. SA Ophthalmology Journal; 8 (1):31-37
Asana UE,Megbelayin EO, Ibanga AA, Nkanga DG, Duke RE, & Etim BA (2013). Challenges in the management of glaucoma in university of Calabar teaching hospital, Calabar, Nigeria: A 10 year review. Arch IntSurg ;(1):23-28
Ebughe GA, Ekanem I, Omotoso AJ, Inyama M, Agan TU, Ago BU, Ibanga A,Nkanga D, & Etiuma U, & Inah G (2012) Malignancies in AIDS patients: the experience of a tertiary hospital in a high prevalence zone. Infectious Agents and Cancer 2012; 7(Suppl):17
Ibanga A, Asana U, Nkanga D, Duke R, Etim B, & Oworu O (2012) Indications for eye removal in southern Nigeria. IntOphthalmol.; 33 (4): 355 – 60
Duke R, Asana U, Nkanga D, & Ibanga A. (2009). Outcome of Diode Laser Cyclophotocoagulation in Neovascular Glaucoma in Nigeria: A short term follow-up. Niger J Ophthalmol: 18 (1):3-7
R. Duke, U Asana, D Nkanga, A Ibanga, & H Mudhar (2009)Rosai-Dorfman Disease in African children. The Internet Journal of Ophthalmology and Visual Science: 8(1)

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
African Vision Research institute(AVRI), An introduction to Research Methodologies and Basic stats and stata workshop, Durban2011-04-042011-04-08
Vision 2020 Workshop programme, IAPB Vision 2020 workshop on CapacityBuilding for Research:for Anglophone West Africa2011-06-062011-06-08
American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, 2013-11-152013-11-19
Glaucoma Society of Nigeria in Collaboration with African Ophthalmology Forum, Glaucoma meeting2014-02-152014-02-16
American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Chicago2014-10-172014-10-21
Diabetic Retinopathy Network country planning workshop, London2014-11-032014-11-07
Lead It Forward- Facilitation and leadership Development Training Workshop, Calabar2016-02-152016-02-17
Royal College of Ophthalmology Congress, May Birmingham, United Kingdom2016-05-232016-05-26
Annual Scientific Conference and Fellows Congress (ASCAF) Ibadan2016-08-092016-08-13
Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria Conference, Port Harcourt, August 2016Role of central corneal thickness measurement in management of open angle glaucoma and glaucoma suspects in Calabar, Nigeria2016-08-232016-08-27
TOT workshop on Advanced Research Methodology, Lagos2016-11-052016-11-05
TOT workshop on Ethics in Clinical Practice and health Research, Lagos2017-10-282017-10-28
National postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, Annual scientific conference and All fellows Congress, Owerri2018-08-122018-08-17
National postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, preconference workshop on Part 11 dissertation procedures, Owerri2018-08-142018-08-14
Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria Conference, Abuja, 20182018-09-302018-09-01
Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria Conference, Kaduna, August 2017Willingness to Consent to Trabeculectomy among Adult Patients Diagnosed with Primary Open Angle Glaucoma in a Tertiary Health Institution in Southern Nigeria2019-09-052019-09-07
American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California 2019-10-122019-10-15