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Daniel Oira Kiage

Academic/ Professional Qualifications
o Bachelors in Medicine and Bachelors in Surgery (MBChB)
o Masters in Medicine - Ophthalmology (MMed)
o Fellow of East African College of Ophthalmologists (FEACO)
o Clinical and Research Fellowship - Glaucoma (Ottawa - Canada)

December 2005 to December 2012
Section Head and Ass. Professor - Ophthalmology Aga Khan University Hospital – Nairobi, Kenya

As the first head of the section of Ophthalmology in Aga Khan University Hospital [AKUH] I lead the team to develop space, obtain highest quality equipment, hire high calibre staff, develop sub-specialties and initiated innovative approaches which, within a short period positioned the AKUH ophthalmology section as the premier tertiary referral centre for Eastern Africa. Promoted to rank of Ass. Professor in AKUH in 2011.

October 2002 to November 2005 Medical Director, Lighthouse for Christ Eye Centre Mombasa, Kenya
Under my leadership I increased the number of cataracts done per year from about 500 to over 2000. I also expanded the scope of services we were providing to include Corneal transplants, retinal lasers and paediatric eye surgery among others. I was actively involved in fundraising and designing for a magnificent new look eye centre that was able to serve more and better.
October 1999 to September 2002 Consultant Ophthalmologist and asst. Medical Director Lighthouse for Christ Eye Centre Mombasa, Kenya

August 1997 to September 1999, Zonal Eye Surgeon Nyeri Provincial General Hospital

1993 to 1997 Resident in Ophthalmology University of Nairobi
I served as Chief Resident in the program
February to June 1993 Project Doctor Artsen Zonder Grenzen (MSF) Holland - Banissa Refugee Camp.
1991 to 1993 District Medical Officer Naivasha District Hospital, Kenya
1990 to 1991 Internship Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya


• Tele-Ophthalmology for remote diagnosis of eye diseases in Africa
• Lasers for Glaucoma in Africa
• Surgical management of Glaucoma in the black population. This is specifically in Randomized Controlled Trials of various surgical methods or modifications of the regular filtering procedures


Journal Articles
1. Kiage D. Primary Eye care Activities in Nyeri District, Kenya. E. Afr J Ophthalmol. August 2000 Vol 10[1] 35-36
2. Kiage D. Phaco-section Cataract Extraction. Case Series. E. Afr J. of Ophthalmol. August 2002 Vol 11[1] 45-47
3. Kiage D. Rotational Autologous Keratoplasty. Case Series. E. Afr. J. Ophthalmol. May 2007 Vol 13[1] 21-23
4. Kiage D. The Role of Ophthalmological Societies in Africa – Editorial. E. Afr J Ophthalmol. 2007 May; 13(1): 2-3.
5. Kiage D, Damji KF. Primary Open Angle Glaucoma: Setting Target Intraocular Pressure Range and Update on Use of Glaucoma Medications in East Africa. Review Article. E Afr J Ophthalmol. 2008 May; 14(1): 60-71.
6. Kiage D, Damji K. Laser Surgery for Glaucoma. Review Article. Techniques in Ophthalmology 6[3]: 76-82, 2008.
7. Kassam F, Damji FK, Kiage DO, Carruthers C, Kollmann KHM. The sandwich fellowship: A subspecialty training model for the developing world. Academic Medicine, Vol. 84, No.8; August 2009. 1152-1160
8. Kiage D, Gradin D, Gichuhi S, Damji K. Ahmed Glaucoma Valve Implant: Experience in East Africa. Middle East Africa Journal of Ophthalmology. Jul-Sept 2009; Vol 16[3]: 151-155
9. Kurji K, Kiage D, Rudnisky CJ, Damji KF. Improving diabetic retinopathy screening in Africa: Patient satisfaction with teleophthalmology versus ophthalmologist-based screening. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 2013;20:56-60
10. Kyari F, Kiage D, Abdull M, Ogunro A. Medical treatment for Open Angle Glaucoma. Community Eye Health Journal Vol 25, Issue 79 & 80 / 2012:77-78
11. Kiage D, Kherani I, Gichuhi S, Damji D, Nyenze M. The Muranga Teleophthalmology Study: Comparison of Virtual (Teleglaucoma) with in-Person Clinical Assessment to Diagnose Glaucoma. Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology, Volume 20, Number 2, April - June 2013, 150-157

Book Chapters
1. Tarek Shaarawy Glaucoma Medical Diagnosis and Therapy Second Edition Volume one – Screening for glaucoma Chapter spotlight.


  • –present
    Professor of Glaucoma , College of Ophthalmology of Eastern Central and Southern Africa