Dr Fatima Kyari

Associate Professor

United Kingdom

Fatima Kyari is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmic Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM); where she leads the Glaucoma Clinical and Research Network. She is a member of the Leadership Group of the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) at LSHTM.

Fatima Kyari is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Institute for Advanced Medical Research and Training (IAMRAT) at the University of Abuja, Nigeria. She is an Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist and Clinical Glaucoma Lead at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja, Nigeria.

She has a strong public health background, and has applied academic knowledge beyond academia having been involved in international policy development and strategy forums, including the editorial committee of the WHO’s “World Report on Vision,” and as lead consultant for the “Nigeria National Eye Health Policy” and the "Nigeria National Glaucoma Guideline and Toolkit."

In a voluntary role, Fatima is a subregional co-Chair (West Africa) for the International Agency for Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), and a member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of IAPB. She is involved in high level advocacy, influencing decision-makers on eye health policy and planning in Nigeria, regionally and globally. She chairs the Glaucoma Society of Nigeria (GSN), and the Scientific Committee of the Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria (OSN).


Department of Clinical Research
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases


Fatima is active in capacity development. She is a co-module organiser for 3400 and also teaches on module 3404 of the MSc Public Health for Eye Care (PHEC) and also supervises MSc and PhD students. She teaches medical students at the University of Abuja, and is faculty and examiner of the West African College of Surgeons (WACS) training ophthalmology resident doctors.

Selected Publications

Medicines for eye health.
KYARI, F; Wolvaardt, E;
Community eye health
Improving cataract services: better access, better outcomes, better value
Yorston, D; KYARI, F; BUCHAN, J;
Community Eye Health Journal
Effective refractive error coverage in adults aged 50 years and older: estimates from population-based surveys in 61 countries.
Bourne, RR A; Cicinelli, MV; Sedighi, T; Tapply, IH; MCCORMICK, I; Jonas, JB; Congdon, NG; RAMKE, J; Naidoo, KS; Fricke, TR; BURTON, MJ; Müller, A; Bikbov, MM; Furtado, JM; KYARI, F; He, M; Wang, YX; Vijaya, L; Nangia, V; Brian, G; Emamian, MH; Fotouhi, A; Hashemi, H; Khandekar, RB; Marmamula, S; ... RAAB International Co-Author Group,
The Lancet Global health
Population health outcomes in Nigeria compared with other west African countries, 1998-2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study.
Angell, B; Sanuade, O; ADETIFA, IM O; Okeke, IN; ADAMU, AL; Aliyu, MH; Ameh, EA; KYARI, F; Gadanya, MA; Mabayoje, DA; Yinka-Ogunleye, A; Oni, T; Jalo, RI; Tsiga-Ahmed, FI; Dalglish, SL; Abimbola, S; Colbourn, T; Onwujekwe, O; Owoaje, ET; Aliyu, G; Aliyu, SH; Archibong, B; Ezeh, A; Ihekweazu, C; Iliyasu, Z; ... Abubakar, I.
Counselling in a glaucoma care service.
KYARI, F; PHILIPPIN, H; Shah, P; Faal, H; Babayo, S; Abdull, M;
Community Eye Health Journal
Minimum requirements for a glaucoma programme.
KYARI, F; Khanna, RC;
Community Eye Health Journal
Grand Challenges in global eye health: a global prioritisation process using Delphi method.
RAMKE, J; EVANS, JR; Habtamu, E; MWANGI, N; Silva, JC; Swenor, BK; Congdon, N; Faal, HB; FOSTER, A; Friedman, DS; Gichuhi, S; Jonas, JB; Khaw, PT; KYARI, F; MURTHY, GV S; Wang, N; Wong, TY; Wormald, R; Yusufu, M; Taylor, H; Resnikoff, S; West, SK; BURTON, MJ; Grand Challenges in Global Eye Health study group,;
The Lancet. Healthy longevity
Vision 2020: The Right to Sight-The Concept, The Plan
Annals of African Medicine
Visual function rather than visual acuity - Authors' reply.
KYARI, F; Bourne, RR A; Khaw, PT; Friedman, DS; Congdon, N; RAMKE, J; BURTON, MJ;
The Lancet. Global health
Technical capacities needed to implement the WHO's primary eye care package for Africa: results of a Delphi process.
Aghaji, A; BURCHETT, HE D; Mathenge, W; Faal, HB; Umeh, R; Ezepue, F; Isiyaku, S; KYARI, F; Wiafe, B; FOSTER, A; GILBERT, CE;
BMJ open
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