Welcome to St. Edmunds Eye Hospital

Founded by Dr. Edmund Abiola Akinocho, all the way back in 1965, our foremost institution once went by the name ‘Quanta Qualia’, which translates to our motto, ‘Quality, not Quantity’. We were originally located at 12 Jones Street, Ebute Metta, Lagos, and relocated to our current premises in Surulere in 1976, where our first operation was performed on the 6th of July of that same year. Shortly after its inception, the hospital was renamed to St. Edmund’s in 1978.

With five beds to care for inpatients, and a capacity to handle over 4000 outpatients annually, St. Edmund’s offers same-day ambulatory surgeries, a service where our operations are carried out and the patient is discharged within a one-day time frame. As with everything at St Edmunds, ambulatory surgeries are performed using modern equipment in line with international standards. This is why our facility has garnered such an impeccable reputation and is ranked on par with other advanced eye centers across the globe.

From the outset, St. Edmund’s has been a place where young ophthalmologists can hone their skills and optometrists have performed their externship and internship programmes.

As part of our corporate social responsibility, we are actively involved in free eye screening for schools, organizations, artisans, and low-income communities. We also provide free/discounted glasses, medications and surgeries at these events

In the past, we have provided these services to:

Over 20 middle/low income communities in Lagos state such as Makoko, Iddo, Ijora Badia, Ijede, Molote etc

Locations such as Tejuosho, Oshodi, Oyingbo Market, etc

We also offer yearly, free screenings on World Glaucoma Day, and World Sight Day at our centers

We also work with NGOs and INGOs to make eye care affordable and accessible to everyone everywhere.

Our Specialties

Since its inception, St. Edmund’s Eye Hospital has prided itself on providing services that meet international standards. Our team is constantly striving to stay up to date on the most current available data in the field of ophthalmology. Our primary goal is to provide the best possible service at a reasonable fee both to our surrounding community and to the world at large.

  • Correction of refractive errors:
  • myopia (short-sightedness),
  • hypermetropia (long-sightedness),
  • presbyopia and astigmatism
  • Providing high-quality glasses and frames
  • Contact lenses
  • Low vision aids
  • Prosthetic eye fitting
  • Vision exam for driving test
  • Glaucoma screening test
  • Screening for diabetic eye disease
  • Pre-school screenings
  • Visual field tests
  • Digital fundus imaging
  • Dark adaptation tests
  • Biometry/Pachymetry
  • Ultrasonography A & B
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) for glaucoma, diabetic eye disease or macular degeneration
  • Cataract surgery with lens implantation
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • External eye surgery
  • Orbital reconstruction
  • Laser surgery for glaucoma and retinal disease