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Dr. Bassey Archibong Etim




Senior Lecturer


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About Dr. Bassey Archibong Etim

Dr. Basset Archibong Etim was employed into the services of University of Calabar on 10th January, 2010 as Lecturer 1. He obtained his primary school certificate in 1983 after completion of primary education at primary school, Barracks Road, Calabar, Cross River State. In 1986, Dr. Etim obtained his junior secondary school certificate from the prestigious Hope Waddell Training Institution Calabar after studying there from 1983 to 1986. He proceeded to School of Arts and Sciences, Uyo where he enrolled in 1986 and graduated in 1989 with the Senior Secondary School Certificate of Education SSCE. Dr. Etim gained admission into Faculty of Medicine, University of Calabar in 1990 and obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB;BCh) in January, 1998. In 2002, Dr. Etim enrolled into the Postgraduate Residency Training programme of the Faculty of Ophthalmology, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, with his base training at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital in the Clinical field of Ophthalmology. After 7 years of academic and clinical training, Dr. Etim graduated in 2009 with a Fellowship of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria in the Specialty of Ophthalmology (FMCOph). He is a passionate teacher of clinical students and post graduate students in ophthalmology. He is a researcher in the field of ophthalmology and has further training and certification in subspecialty vitreo-retinal ophthalmology. He was promoted to the post of a Senior Lecturer in October, 2014 and has continued to render his services to the university. Dr. Etim is a Journal Reviewer to the Nigerian Journal of Ophthalmology and Nigerian Journal of Medicine. He is a mentor to many undergraduate and post graduate students. He has successfully supervised over 6 dissertations by Postgraduate clinical Doctors in Ophthalmology for award of fellowship. Dr. Etim has attended several academic and professional conferences within and outside Nigeria as captured below and has been involved in the organization of local conference. Dr. Bassey Etim is a member of the Nigerian Medical Association, Medical & Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria and Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria. Dr. Etim has over 35 articles published in peer reviewed journals within and outside Nigeria.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC)Government Primary School, Barracks Road, Calabar19771983
Junior Secondary School Certificate (JSSCE)Hope Waddell Training Institution, Calabar19831986
Senior Secondary School Certificate of Education (SSCE)School of Arts and Sciences, Uyo19861989
Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MB;BCh)University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria19901998
Fellow of the Medical College of Ophthalmology (FMCOph)National Post graduate Medical College of Nigeria20022009

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Ezeh, E. I., Etim, B. A., Edet, B., Ezeh, R. N., & Duke, R. E. (2020). The influence of sociodemographic characteristics on vision-related quality of life in visually impaired patients. Calabar Journal of Health Sciences, 4(1), 27-33.
Etim, B.A., Ibanga, A.A., Udoh, M.E., Nkanga, E.D., Utam, U.A., & Okwejie ,JA. (2020) Patients’ satisfaction with ophthalmic counselling services in a tertiary hospital in Calabar, south-south, Nigeria. Ghana Medical Journal, 54(2), 76-81
Etim, B.A., Oraegbunam, N.H., Ajewole, J., & Abatai, M. (2020). A descriptive analysis of optical services in a tertiary hospital in South- South Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Medicine, 29(1), 88-93
Etim B.A., Ibanga A.A., Nkanga D.G., Agweye C.T., Utam U.A., & Udofia OO. (2019). Health seeking behavior of patients attending eye clinic in Southern Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice, 22, 988-96.
Nwachukwu, K.U., Ibanga, A.A., Etim, B.A., & Philip-Ephraim, E. (2019). Types and frequency of ocular abnormalities in stroke patients in University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria. Journal of Neurology and Stroke, 9(2), 61-67.
Etim, B.A., Udoh, M.E., & Abatai, M. (2019). Subconjuntival Wuchereria Bancrofti in Calabar: A case report. Nigerian Journal of Medicine, 28(4), 540-543.
Udoh, M.E., Etim, B.A., Agweye, C.T., Gahilod, G., & Nkanga, DG. (2019). Outcome of manual small incision cataract surgery in a hospital in Southern Nigeria. South African Ophthalmology Journal, 14(3), 17-19.
Etim, B.A., & Megbelayin, EO. (2019). Chemotherapy-induced isolated right pan-retinal atrophy. Ibom Medical Journal, 12(2), 138-141.
Etim, B.A., Echie, C.I., Echie, C.P., Ajewole, A., & Oyeniyi, T. (2019). Awareness and practice knowledge of ocular health safety among street sweepers in Calabar, South-South, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Medicine, 28(3), 281-286.
Nwachukwu, K.U., Ibanga, A.A., Etim, B.A., & Philip-Ephraim, E. (2019). Assocition between ocular abnormalities, duration of stroke and risk factors among stroke patients in University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Nigeria. Ecronicon Neurology, 11.8, 640-647.
Etim, B.A., Okwejie, J.A., & Okwejie, MC. (2018). Comparative evaluation of central cornea thickness among high altitude and sea level altitude dwellers in Obanliku Local Government area, Cross River State, Nigeria. Cross River Journal of Medicine, 2(1), 19-27.
Etim, B.A., Osunde, O.D., Anyanechi, C.E., & Ibanga, AA. (2018). Combined maxillofacial and ocular injuries secondary to deployment of airbag: A case report and review of literature. Journal of Medical Sciences and Clinical Research, 6(3), 01-03.
Etim, B.A., Bassey, E., Ibanga, A.A., & 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 (2018). International Journal of Innovative Research and Advanced Studies, 5(1), 88-94.
Etim, B.A., Ibanga, A.A., Nkanga, D.G., & Udoh, ME. (2018). Isolated corneal chemical eye injuries following splash from plantain stem sap: a case report and review of literature (2018). Nigerian Journal of Ophthalmology (Accepted for publication).
Etim, B.A., Osunde, O.D., Ibanga, A.A., & 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. Scholars Journal of Applied Medical Sciences, 6(7), 2615-2619.
Etim, B.A., Nkanga ,D.G., Agweye, C.T., Enang, O.E., Ibanga, A.A., Udoh, M.E., & Utam, UA. (2018). Knowledge, beliefs, and practices regarding diabetic eye disease among patients with diabetes at the lions diabetic centre, university of calabar teaching hospital, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Ophthalmology, 26, 99-103.
Etim, B.A., Nkanga, D.G., Asana, U.E., & Okwejie, JA. (2018). Ocular complaints and disorders among wood market workers in Calabar, Nigeria. Cross River Journal of Medicine, 2(1), 1-12.
Etim, B.A., Ibanga, A.A., Udoh, M.E., Okonkwo, S.N., Agweye, C.T., Utam,, U.A., & Eni, EN. (2018). Eye Care Cadre Utilization and Knowledge about Eye Care Professionals among University Students in Calabar, Nigeria. Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research, 28(2), 1-6.
Umana, U.E., Ezeh, E.I., Nkanga, D.G., Utam, U.A., Ibanga, A.A., Etim, BA,. Nkanga ED., & Akpan SI. (2018). Early experience with penetrating keratoplasty in South-South Nigeria: Initial audit of indications and outcome. Archives of International Surgeries, 8(3), 101-107.
Ibanga, A.A., Ekanem, I., Nkanga, D.G., Asana, U.E., Duke, R.E., Etim, B.A., Nnoli, M., Ugbem, T.I., & Irabor, G. (2017). Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Related Conjunctival Tumours. International Journal of Ophthalmic Pathology, 6, 4.
Ibanga, A.A., Nkanga, D.G., Etim B.A., & Echieh, IC. (2017). Awareness of the practice and uses of Contact Lens amongst students in a Nigerian Tertiary Institution. Scholars Journal of Applied Medical Sciences, 5(8B), 3111-3116.
Ibanga, A.A., Nkanag, D.G., Etim, B.A., Agweye, C.T., & Utam, UA. (2017). Glaucoma awareness and knowledge among people attending ophthalmic outreach services in a rural area of Cross River State, Nigeria. South African Ophthalmology Journal, 12(4), 12-16.
Osunde, O.D., Anyanechi, C.E., Etim, B.A., & Fomete, B. (2017). Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients presenting with cervico-facial cellulitis at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Nigeria. Cross River Journal of Medicine, 1(2), 15-24.
Asana, U.E., Ibanga, A.A., Bassey, I.E., Etim, B.A., & Utam, UA. (2017). Orbital tuberculosis in a 65-Year-old female: A case report and review of the literature. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 6(8), 11-15.
Nkanga, D.G., Ibanga, A.A., Nkanga, E.D., Etim, BA., Nwachukwu, K.U., & Ogba, PO. (2017). Role of central corneal thickness measurement in management of open angle glaucoma and glaucoma suspects in Calabar, Nigeria. International Archives of Integrated Medicine, 4(7), 131-138.
Etim, B.A., Ibanga, A.A., Okafor, L., & Zondervan, M. (2016). The VISION 2020 LINKS Programme: Cascading leadership training in Calabar, Nigeria. Eyenews, 23(3), 40-43.
Ibanga, A.A., Etim, B.A., Nkanga, D.G., Asana, U.E., & Duke, RE. (2016). Corneal Ulcers at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital in Nigeria - A Ten Year Review. British Microbiology Research Journal, 14(4), 1-10.
Etim, B.A., Oraegbunam, N.H., Ibanga, A.A., & Okonkwo, SN. (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.
Nkanga, D.G., Asana, U.E., Etim BA., Ibanga, A.A., & Nkanga, ED. (2015). Outcome of surgery in a small incision cataract surgery training course in Calabar, Nigeria. Archives of International Surgeries, 5(2), 96-100.
Megbelayin, E.O., Asanga, U.E., Nkanga, D.G., Duke, R.E., Ibanga, A.A., Etim, B.A., & Okonkwo, SN. (2014). Evaluation of competence of medical students in performing direct ophthalmoscopy. Nigerian Journal of Ophthalmology, 22(4), 73-77.
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. Marry Slessor Journal of Medicine, 13(1), 65-74.
Megbelayin, E.O., Asanga, U.E., Nkanga, D.G., Duke, R.E, Ibanga, A.A, Etim, B.A., & Okonkwo, SN. (2014). Refractive errors and spectacle use behavior among medical students in a Nigerian Medical School. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, 4(13), 2581-2589.
Asana ,U.E., Megbelayin, E.O., Ibanga, A.N., Nkanga, D.G., Duke, R.E., & Etim, BA. (2013). Challenges in the management of glaucoma in university of Calabar teaching hospital, Calabar, Nigeria: A 10-year review. Archives of International Surgeries, 3, 23-28
Ibanga, A., Asana, U., Nkanga, D., Duke, R., Etim, B., & Oworu, O. (2012). Indications for eye removal in southern Nigeria. International Ophthalmology, 33(4), 355 – 360.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
Cross River State Eye Care Programme Stakeholders’ Workshop.19th - 26th October 2003. 2003-10-192003-10-26
• SSI Advocacy Workshop for project partners in Cross Rivers State 27th - 30th September 20042004-09-272004-09-30
• Clinical Course in Ophthalmology of National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, Guinness Eye Centre, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos 15th-26th March 2005 2005-03-152005-03-26
Community Eye Module of West Africa College of Surgeons, National Eye Centre. 28th Feb-8th April 20062006-02-282006-04-08
Health Resources Management Course of the National post Graduate Medical College of Nigeria 13th – 24th March 20062006-03-132006-03-24
• Neuro-ophthalmology course, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital and Memfy’s Hospital, Enugu, 17th-21st July 20062006-07-172006-07-26
• Research Methodology in Medicine Workshop of National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, 29th Aug-2nd Sept 20072007-08-292007-09-02
2007 Short Course in Child Health, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital/ Mercy Eye Centre Calabar 27th -31st October 20072007-10-272007-10-31
• National Low Vision Training Programme Cross River State, Nigeria 1st -14th June 2010, May 20132010-06-012010-06-14
IAPB Vision 2020 Workshop on Capacity Building for Research; for Anglophone West Africa, Abuja, Nigeria (6th – 8th June 2011)2011-06-062011-06-08
• BMJ West Africa Edition11th Annual International Health Writing Skills Workshop, Open Access Publishing and Chronic Disease Threat, Calabar, Nigeria (18th July 2011).2011-07-182011-07-18
• National Postgraduate medical College of Nigeria TOT workshop on Ophthalmic Medical Education- Participant (2nd Nov 2013)2013-11-022013-11-02
• Royal College of Ophthalmology Congress, May 23rd-26th May 2017,Liverpool, United Kingdom2017-05-232017-05-26
Royal College of Ophthalmology Congress, May 23rd-26th May 2017, Liverpool, United Kingdom2017-05-232017-05-27
• Annual Scientific Conference and Fellows Congress (ASCAF), Owerri, 12th-17th August 20182018-08-122018-08-17
Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria Conference, Ibadan, 27th- 31st August 20182018-08-272018-08-31