Young Christian Azuamah

AZUAMAH YOUNG CHRISTIAN   OD
Lecturer I

Department of Optometry
Federal University of Technology Owerri
E-Mail: youngazuamah@yahoo.com
young.azuamah@futo.edu.ng

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BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Young Christian Azuamah is a native of EzealaOwerre Ehime Mbano L.G.A. of Imo State Nigeria. He attended FUTO staff primary school where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate with a Distinction and received the award for the best pupil by the then Headmaster. He attended Federal Government College Okigwe, Imo state where he obtained his Senior School Certificate. He proceeded to Imo state University where he obtained a Doctor of Optometry (O.D) degree in Optometry receiving several awards at his induction ceremony including Best Graduating Clinical Student, Best Graduating Student in Clinic Externship and Best Graduating Student in Contact Lens Practice. He then went on to obtain a Masters Degree in Environmental Health Science at Abia state University Uturu. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Postgraduate College of Optometry, Faculty of Ocular Health after completing a four-year residency programme. He is currently doing his Ph.D in Environmental Health Science, Abia state University Uturu. Dr. Young started his teaching career as a lecturer in the Department of Optometry Madonna University Elele, Rivers state before leaving to join the FUTO community. He is also a research affiliate of the Institute of Environmental Health and Justice, FUTO.

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION

  • ♦  First School Leaving Certificate (FUTO staff school Owerri, 1988)
  • ♦  Senior School Certificate (Federal Government College Okigwe, 1994)
  • ♦  Doctor of Optometry O.D (IMSU, 2002)
  • ♦  M.Sc., Environmental Health Science (ABSU, 2014)
  • ♦  Fellow, Nigerian College of Optometrists FNCO (March 2017)

TEACHING/ PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • ♦  Lecturer Department of Optometry, Madonna University Elele, Rivers State (April 2010 – Oct 2013)
  • ♦  Lecturer Department of Optometry, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State (Oct 2013 - Date)
  • ♦  Research AffiliateInstitute of Environmental Health and Justice, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State (Aug 2015 - Date)

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • ♦  Member – School of Health Technology (SOHT) Human Resource Development Committee (October 2014 to Date)
  • ♦  Class Adviser – 2014/2015 class of the Department of Optometry (October 2014 to Date)
  • ♦  Departmental Clinic Supervisor, Department of Optometry (July 2015 – October 2016)
  • ♦  Outreach Coordinator, Department of Optometry (July 2015 – October 2016)
  • ♦  Member– Local Organizing Committee of the First SOHT International Congress/Conference (August 2015 – February 2016)
  • ♦  Departmental SIWES Coordinator, Department of Optometry (October 2016 to Date)
  • ♦  Chairman, Local Organizing Committee – 2nd International Congress on Health Sciences and Technology (February 2016 to Date)

HONOURS

  • ♦  Best Graduating Student in Clinical Optometry in the Department of Optometry Imo State University 2002 pioneer set.
  • ♦  Best student in contact lens in the Department of Optometry Imo State University 2002 pioneer set.
  • ♦  Best student in Primary Eye Care Externship in the Department of Optometry Imo State University 2002 pioneer set

RESEARCH AREAS

Ocular Health and Environmental Health

PUBLICATIONS

  • Iwuagwu, F.O., Agu, G.C., Azuamah, Y.C., Okolie, V.U. (2003): The Effect of Vitamin A on the Tear Break-Up Time of Young Adults, Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association, 10:19-23.

  • Azuamah, Y.C., Amadi, A.N., Amadi, C.O.A. (2011): Diabetes Mellitus and some of its effect on the eyes among adults of rural communities at Ohafia L.G.A. of Abia State Nigeria, International Journal of Advanced Medical Sciences and Applied Research, 11(1): 13-29.

  • Azuamah, Y.C., Amadi, A.N., Amadi, C.O.A. (2011): A comparative study of visual acuity and Diabetes Mellitus among adults in Ohafia L.G.A of Abia State and Ehime Mbano L.G.A of Imo State, Nigeria, International Journal of Environmental Health and Human Development, 12(2): 51-61.

  • Azuamah, Y.C., Amadi, A.N., Esenwah E.C., Amadi, C.O.A., Azuamah, E.C. (2011): Visual acuity and impairment among hypertensive adults in OkagweOhafia, Abia State, Nigeria, International Journal of Advanced Medical Sciences and Applied Research, 1(1): 54-66.

  • Azuamah, Y.C., Amadi, A.N., Amadi, C.O.A., Esenwah, E.C., Azuamah, E.C., Iloh G.U. (2011): Co-occurrence of Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension in some rural communities of Southeast Nigeria, International Journal of Advanced Medical Sciences and Applied Research, 1(1): 30-41.

  • Amadi, A.N., Azuamah, Y.C., Esenwah, E.C., Amadi, C.O.A., Azuamah, E.C. (2011): Distribution of Hypertensive Retinopathy among people with Hypertension: A Community based study at Ehime Mbano L.G.A of Imo State Nigeria, International Journal of Advanced Medical Sciences and Applied Research, 1(1): 42-53.

  • Azuamah, Y.C (2012): HIV Infection and Blindness, Blindness and Low Vision Journal, 1:7-10.

  • Y.C., Esenwah, E.C., Iwuala,C., Okonkwo, K., Azuamah, E.C. (2013): Effect of decaffeinated coffee on the systolic blood pressure and pulse rate, International Journal of Environmental Health and Human Development, 14(1): 38-43.

  • Y.C., Esenwah, E.C., Nwabueze, U.I. and Iwuala,C.C. (2013): Effect of malaria on the near point of convergence of the eye, International Journal of Environmental Health and Human Development, 14(1): 9-13.

  • Y.C., Esenwah, E.C., Chime, T., and Iwuala,C.C. (2013): Prevalent oculovisual problems among young adults in Elele, Rivers state, Nigeria, International Journal of Environmental Health and Human Development, 14(1): 1-8.

  • Esenwah, E.C., Azuamah, Y.C., Okonkwo, K. (2013): Effect of decaffeinated coffee on the intraocular pressure of young adults, International Journal of Research and Review in Pharmacy and Applied Sciences, 3(1): 141-146.

  • Esenwah, E.C., Azuamah, Y.C., Ekwe, C.M. (2013): An investigation into the radius of curvature of the cornea of young adults in relation to the conformity of an 8.6mm base curve contact lens, International Journal of Health Science and Research, 3(6): 1-5.

  • Azuamah, Y.C., Imaseun, A.F., Onoseta, O.H. and Onuoha, P.C. (2013): A review of sociological factors associated with diabetes mellitus, The International Journal of Social Sciences, 11(1): 131-137.

  • Azuamah Y.C., Amadi A.N., Esenwah E.C., Bazuaye, N. K. and Onyekwere I.F. (2013): Impact of Diabetic Retinopathy on Low vision and Blindness at OkagweOhafia, Abia State, Nigeria, Blindness and Low vision Journal, 2: 45-48.

  • Esenwah E.C., Azuamah Y.C. and Nwabueze U.I. (2013): A comparative study of the effect of 1+ and 2+ plasmodium falciparum malaria infection on the near point of convergence, International Journal of Health Science and Research, 3(10): 10-14.

  • Azuamah Y.C., Amadi A.N., Esenwah E.C. and Iloh G.U. (2013): Major Causes of Low Vision and Blindness in Southeast Nigeria, International Journal of Health Science and Research, 3(12): 48-52.

  • Azuamah, Y.C. and Amadi, C.O.A. (2013). Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus among adults at Ehime Mbano L.G.A. of Imo state Nigeria. East African Journal of Public Health, 10(3): 11-17.

  • Esenwah, E.C., Azuamah, Y.C., Okorie, M.E. and Ikoro, N.C. (2014): The Aging Eye and Vision: A review, International Journal of Health Science and Research, 4(7): 218-226.

  • Juddy A.U., Esenwah E.C., Ikoro N.C., Azuamah Y.C., George G.O., Okorie M.E., Daniel-Nwosu E.M and Nwakamma G. (2014): Effect of caffeinated coffee on tear production. International Journal of research, 1(9): 1264-1268.

  • Azuamah Y.C.,Obeme-Ndukwe O., Esenwah E.C., Bazuaye K.N., Agu G.C. and Nwala O.R. (2014): An assessment of the visual acuity and contrast sensitivity of commercial vehicle drivers in Rivers state, Nigeria. International Journal of Research, 1(9): 1269-1275.

  • Nwala O.R., Ahuama O.C., Ikoro N.C. and Azuamah Y.C. (2014): Effect of Loratadine on the lateral phoria of young hyperopes. International Journal of Research, 1(10): 591-598.

  • Osuji I.E., Azuamah Y.C.,Amadi A.N., Esenwah E.C., Agu G.C. and Nwala O.R. (2014): Water sanitation practices in Obowo, Southeastern Nigeria. International Journal of Research, 1(10): 678-684.

  • Azuamah Y.C.,Obeme-Ndukwe O., Esenwah E.C., Bazuaye K.N., Agu G.C. and Nwala O.R. (2014): Major ocular complaints among commercial vehicle drivers in Southern Nigeria. International Journal of Research, 1(10): 685-688.

  • Sani S.G., Azuamah Y.C.,Amadi A.N., Esenwah E.C., Agu G.C. and Nwala O.R. (2014): An investigation into the personal protective equipment used by construction workers in Northern Nigeria. International Journal of Research, 1(10): 689-693.

  • Nwala O.R., Oparaocha E.T., Ahuama O.C. and Azuamah Y.C. (2014): The revolutionary use of electronic gadgets in Nigeria: The public health implications. International Journal of Research, 1(11): 136-156.

  • Azuamah Y.C.,Osuji C.D., Esenwah E.C., Agu G.C., Nwala O.R. and Bazuaye K.N. (2014): Socioeconomic factors affecting attitude toward ocular injuries among welders in Owerri, Nigeria. International Journal of Research, 1(11): 1534- 1540.

  • Azuamah Y.C.,Nwadinigwe N.J., Esenwah E.C., Bazuaye K.N., Agu G.C. and Nwala O.R. (2014): Effect of alcoholic red wine on the amplitude of accommodation of young adults. International Journal of Research, 1(11): 1541-1546.

  • Nwala O.R., Ahuama O.C., Ikoro N.C. and Azuamah Y.C., Ohiri M.O. and Anene C. (2014): Ocular injuries among welders in a rural community in Nigeria. International Journal of Research, 1(11): 1246-1255.

  • Ahuama O.C., Nwala O.R., Azuamah Y.C.,Ohiri M.O. and Igwebuike A.C. (2014): Impact of ocular stress on axial length of the eye among young adults. International Journal of Research, 1(11): 1256-1262.

  • Kilakime J., Amadi C.O.A, Azuamah, Y.C.,Amadi A.N., Zacchaeus, U. (2015):Assessment of Excreta Disposal And Its Health Implications In Tambiri Ii Community – Biseni, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. International Journal of Research, 2(2): 85-93.

  • Orimoloye E.O., Amadi C.O.A., Amadi A.N., Azuamah Y.C.,Nwoke E.A., Zacchaeus, U., Dozie I.N.S. (2015): Assessment of Water Sanitation and Hygiene Practices in Ibadan, Nigeria. International Journal of Research, 2(2): 94-100.

  • Esenwah E.C., Ojogbane G.E., Azuamah Y. C.,Ezinne N., Ikoro N.C., Daniel-Nwosu E.M., Ahuama O.C. and Kio F. (2015): Common pathogenic organisms found in external eye infections among residents of Abuja, Nigeria. International Journal of Research, 2(3): 697-703.

  • Azuamah Y.C., Amadi A.N., Esenwah E.C.,Agu G.C. and Okorie, M.E. (2015): Co-occurrence of systemic hypertension and glaucoma in Southeast Nigeria. International Journal of Research, 2(3): 704-711.

  • Azuamah Y.C., Amadi A.N., Esenwah E.C.,Agu G.C. and Okorie, M.E. (2015): Age and gender variations of visual impairment in the distribution of cataract at Ehime Mbano, Imo state, Nigeria. International Journal of Research, 2(3): 712-720.

  • Sani S.G., Azuamah Y.C.,Amadi A.N. andAmadi C.O.A. (2015): Knowledge and attitude of construction workers towards accident and injury prevention and control. International Journal of Research, 2(3): 721- 727.

  • Okorie, M.E.,Nweke, I.N.,Ahuama, O.C., Azuamah, Y.C. and Unekwe, P.C. (2015): Refractive power and blood glucose changes: studies in Alloxan-induced and Insulin-treated diabetic rabbits. International Journal of Research, 2(3): 728-736.

  • Nwala O.R., Oparaocha E.T., Ahuama O.C., Azuamah Y.C. and Ohiri, M.O. (2015): Correlation of pterygium among timber workers in Owerri with some socio-demographic factors and use of protective eye wear. International Journal of Research, 2(4): 1078-1090.

  • Nwala, O.R., Ahuama, O.C., Ohiri, M.O., Azuamah, Y.C. and Onu, N.U. (2015): Distribution of Presbyopia among civil servants in Aba South Local Government Area, Abia State. The Optometric Educator, 5(1): 8-13.

  • Nwala, O.R., Ahuama, O.C., Ohiri, M.O. and Azuamah, Y.C. (2015): Effect of Glucose on the Amplitude of Accommodation of NormoglycemicEmmetropes. The Optometric Educator, 5(1): 50-54.

  • Azuamah, Y.C. (2016): Clinical Presentation, Causes and Management of Ocular Tumors. 1st Saarbrucken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN- 978-3-659-95919-2.[Available online at: https://www.lap-publishing.com/catalog]

  • Azuamah, Y.C. and Amadi, C.O.A. (2016): Field and Laboratory Air Quality Monitoring. In: A.N. Amadi, ed. 2016. Fundamentals of Environmental Public Health Laboratory. Aba: Eagle publishers. 253-279.

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