Anthony Uchenna Megwas

ANTHONY UCHENNA MEGWAS,   PhD

GenPix

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • ♦  OND (1983): COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI (NOW FED. POLY)
  • ♦  B.Sc (1989): UNIVERSITY OF BENIN, BENIN-CITY
  • ♦  DOCTOR OF OPTOMETRY, OD (1996): ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY, UTURU
  • ♦  M.Sc (2007): NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA
  • ♦  Ph.D (2016): ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY, UTURU
  • ♦  FNCO (2017): NIGERIAN POSTGRADUATE COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRISTS

Working Experience

  • ♦  OPTOMETRIST, MARIST BROTHERS’ EYE HOSPITAL, UTURU – 1989- 1990
  • ♦  OPTOMETRIST, CITY EYE HOSPITAL, OWERRI, -   1990- 1996
  • ♦  ASSUMPTA EYECARE SERVICES, OWERRI, -  1996 – 2003
  • ♦  IMO STATE UNIVERSITY, OWERRI, LECTURER 11 -                    2003 – 2008
  • ♦  IMO STATE , UNIVERSITY, OWERRI, LECTURER 1 -                    2003 – 2013
  • ♦  FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI, LECT. 1 - 2014- DATE                                                    

Honours

  • ♦  OPTOMETRIST OF THE YEAR AWARD 2008 BY NIGERIAN OPTOMTRIC ASSOCIATION, IMO STATE.
  • ♦  FELLOWSHIP AWARD, NIGERIAN OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • MEMBER, NIGERIAN OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION
  • MEMBER, NIGERIAN ASSOCIATION OF REHABILITATIVE OPTOMETRY AND LOW VISION CARE.
  • MEMBER, PHARMACOLOGICAL  ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA
  • MEMBER,  ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN OPTOMETRIC EDUCATORS

Responsibilities

  • CLINIC SUPERVISOR, OPTOMETRY TEACHING CLINIC, FUTO -  2016
  • MEMBER OF COMMITTEE ON QUALITY ASSURANCE                -  2016
  • MEMBER OF COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATION MAL PRACTICE – 2016
  • MEMBER OF COMMITTEE ON SOHT JOURNAL                              -  2016

Paper Publication

Emegwamuo, A.U, Eleanya M.P (2004). The effect of topical timolol solution on the blood pressure and heart rates of adults. J. Nig. Optom Assoc. Vol. 11: 25-29.


Megwas, A.U, Emerole C.A (2005). Effect of single dose of oral issorbide dinitrate tablets on intraocular pressure. J. Nig. Optom. Assoc. vol 12:32-36.


Megwas, A.U and Iwuagwu F.O (2007). The effect of coffee intake on intraocular pressure and blood pressure. J. Afri Coun. Optom.. Vol. 3 (1): 97-103.


Iwuagwu, F.O., Megwas A.U., and Irem-Azode A. (2007). A  study on the Gender Difference in the prevalence of Glaucoma. J. Afri. Coun. of Optom. Vol. 3 (1): 97-103.


Emegwamuo, A.U, Unekwe P.C, Chilaka K.C. (2008). The teratogenic effect of Ramipril in mice. Med. Research vol. 12 (1): 22-28.


Megwas, A. U, Izuawuba, M.A (2008). The effect of acetaminophen (paracetamol) on tear production. J. Nig. Optom. Assoc. vol. 14: 26-29.


megwas, A.U, Opara N.H, (2008). The effect of cigarette smoking in intraocular pressure of healthy young adults in owerri Nigeria. J. Nig. Optom. Edu. 3(1): 43-46.


Megwas, A.U, Aguboshim R.C (2008). Visual symptoms among non-presbyopic video display terminal (VDT) operators in owerri Nigeria. J. Nig. Optom. Assoc. Vol. 15:33-35


Akuodor, G.C, Usman-Idris. M. Mba C.C, Megwas A.U, Ugwu T.C, Akpan J.L, Okoroafor D.O and Osunkwo U.A (2010). Studies on Anti-Ulcer, analgesic and antipyretic properties of ethanol extract of Gongronema latifolium leaf in rodents. J. biotech, vol. 9 (5): 2316-2321.


Iwuagwu, F.O., Megwas A.U, Ndupu C..N., Okolie, V.U., and Madu D.C (2009). Changes in tear stability during the menstrual cycle. J. Nig. Optom Educ. Vol. 4 (1): 35-39.


Megwas, A.U., and Iwuagwu F.O., (2009). The effect of kolanut (colanitida) on the visual acuity, amplitude of accommodation and near point of convergence. J. Nig. Optom. Edu. Vol. 4 (1): 55-57.


Akuodor, G.C., Anyalewechi N.A., Ikoro N.C., Akpan J.L., Megwas A.U., Iwuanyanwu T.C and Osunkwo U.A (2010). Evaluation of Antiplasmodial activity of Berlina grandiflora leaf extract against plasmodium berghei in mice. Afri. J. Microbio. Res. Vol. 2 (21), pp. 2211-2214.


Akuodor G.C, Muazzam I., Usman-Idris M., Megwas A.U., Akpan J.L., Chilaka K.C., Okoroafor D.O., Osunkwo U.A. (2011). Evaluation of the Antidiarrheal Activity of Methanol Leaf Extract of Bombax Buonopozense in Rats. Ibnos J. of med. and Biomedic. Sci. Vol 3 (1): 15-20.


Akuodor G.C, Akpan J.L, Ezeunala M.N, Megwas A.U, Ajoku G.A, Essien AD., Okoroafor D.O, Iwuanyanwu T.C and Osunkwo U.A (2012). Evaluation of Anti-ulcer and antimicrobial effects if verbena hastate leaf extract. Afri. J. Pharm and pharmacol. vol. 6 (11): 778-782.


Akuodor G.C., Mbah C.C., Megwas A.U., Ikoro N.C, Akpan J.L., Okwuosa B.O., and Osunkwo U.A. (2011). In vivo ant malarial activity of methanol leaf extract of Bombax Buonopozense in mice infected with plasmodium Berhei. Int. J. of Bio. and Chem. Sci. vol. 5(5):. 678-682.


Megwas, A.U., Ikoro N.C and Ihekaire, D.E (2012). A comparative study of the effect of palm wine and beer on Accommodative Tests of Young Adults. Jour.Nig. Optom. Assoc., vol. 17 (1): 33-36.


Nwakuche, I., Iioabachie N.C., Megwas, A.U and Akponye, C (2012). J. the effect of physical Exercise on pupil size of young Adults. Jour. Nig. Optom Assoc., vol 17 (1): 37-42.


Megwas, A.U., Iwagwu F.O and Opara M.C (2012). Prevalence and courses of low vision in Imo State. Blind. and low vis. J., vol 1: 29-31.


Ikoro, N.C., Megwas, A.U. (2012). Low vision management of Age-related macular Degeneration. Blind. and low vis. J, vol 1: 4-6.


Ikoro, N.C., Esenwah, E., Megwas, A.U. and Nwakuche, P.I (2013). Advances in the management of macular degeneration: A review. J.Nig. Optom. Assoc. vol. 18(1): 6-10.


Grace, A.E., Akuodor, G.C., Aja, D.O., Megwas, A.U., Ekenjoku, J.A., Nworie,E.M (2016). Antidiarrhoeal and Antioxidant properties of ethanol leaf extract of pseudocedrela kotschyi. J. App. Pharma. Sci., vol 6(3):107-110.

 
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