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Two decades of optometric education in Ghana: Update and recent developments*

G. O. Ovenseri-Ogbomo, F. E. Kio, E. K. Morny, A. O. Amedo, O. M. Oriowo
African Vision and Eye Health | South African Optometrist: Vol 70, No 3 | a108 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/aveh.v70i3.108 | © 2011 G. O. Ovenseri-Ogbomo, F. E. Kio, E. K. Morny, A. O. Amedo, O. M. Oriowo | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 December 2011 | Published: 11 December 2011

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G. O. Ovenseri-Ogbomo, Department of Optometry, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
F. E. Kio, Department of Optometry, University of Benin, Nigeria
E. K. Morny, Morny Eye Center, Kumasi, Ghana
A. O. Amedo, Department of Optometry and Vision Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
O. M. Oriowo, Department of Optometry, School of Health Sciences University of Limpopo

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Abstract

Many authors have reported on the evolution and trends of optometric education in Africa. Amongst these are articles on Optometry and optometric education in Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, and Ethiopia. This article reports the historical perspectives of optometric education in Ghana and the developments that have been made in the last 20 years. It also attempts to relate the stride made towards legal recognition of optometry in Ghana. In presenting this historical account, it is hoped that sometime in the future, one should
be able to look back at the beginning of optometry training in Ghana and be able to measure the advancement or otherwise that have been made since its inception. (S Afr Optom 2011 70(3) 136-141)


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Optometry; optometric education; University of Cape Coast; Ghana

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