Latest News & Announcements

Department of Ophthalmology Holds a seminar on Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics

The Department of ophthalmology hosted the First interdisciplinary Retinoblastoma genetics workshop on 14th to 15th May 2024. The training which comprised of molecular biology and bioinformatics was held as part of a wider Research project “Building capacity in molecular cancer research in Kenya through analysis of retinoblastoma heterogeneity” that has been funded by the Velux Stiftung Foundation.


The 2023 simulated cataract surgery training will take place at the department of ophthalmology, University of Nairobi. The two weeks training is currently targeting the 2nd year students Masters of Ophthalmology students before they start their real life training. The aim of the training is to enable the students have acquired enough surgical skills using artificial eyes before they can attempt surgery in real patients

Dr Wangeci and Dr Nadya, Former Department of Ophthalmology Students Admitted as COECSA Fellows

Dr Agnes Wangeci and Dr Nadya Mustafa, immediate former University of Nairobi, Department of Ophthalmology have been admitted as College of Ophthalmology, Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COECSA) fellows.

They were among the 26 new COECSA fellows who graduated in a colorful ceremony held during the 10th Annual Coecsa Congress that took place between the 23rd and 25 August 2023 in PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort, Convention Centre & Spa, Mombasa, Kenya. 

Prof Elisabeth Messmer and Prof Martina Schüller visits the Department from LMU University of Munich for One week cornea course

Prof Messmer and Prof Martina Schüller visited the Department from LMU University of Munich for a one week cornea course between 19th and 23rd June 2023. The cornea course was organized by the cornea and anterior Segment lecturers from LMU University, University of Nairobi and Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH). The University of Nairobi team was headed by Dr Mukiri Mukuria and the KNH team was headed by Dr Rebecca Nadasaba. 

Dr Mukiri Mukiria Trains And Qualifies As An International Paralympic Classifier

Dr Mukiri Mukuria is now an international athletics classifier after training with the International Paralympics Commitee (IPC).

Sports for athletes with impairment were widely introduced after WW II to assist large number of war veterans and civilians injured during the war. The first Paralympic games took place in Rome, Italy 1960. Currently the Paralympic games take place every 4 years in the same cities and venues as the Olympic Games. Paralympic games are organised through the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

Dr Lucy Njambi Presents at the German Society of Ophthalmology (DOG) Conference in Berlin, Germany

Dr Lucy Njambi, ( Lecturer Department of Ophthalmology, University of Nairobi) Attended and presented a paper at the 2022 DOG conference in Berlin, Germany between the 29 September and 2nd October 2022. Her paper was titled "Retinoblastoma in Kenya: the milestones in the care"