Fahad Alwadani

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PURPOSE The aim of this study is to identify the trends in practice pattern among current ophthalmology residents in Saudi Arabia. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ophthalmology residents in Saudi Arabia responded anonymously to a written survey between November 2007 and February 2008. The survey contained questions on demographic information, medical education,(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the surgical proficiency of medical students who underwent traditional training or virtual reality training for argon laser trabeculoplasty with the PixEye simulator. MATERIALS AND METHODS The cohort comprised of 47 fifth year male medical students from the College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. The cohort was(More)
T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia (T-PLL) is a rare, highly aggressive, mature T-cell neoplasm. Ocular involvement in T-PLL is very rarely described in the literature. There are only two reports in the literature documenting conjunctival involvement in cases with T-PLL. Conjunctival involvement may be the presenting sign of the disease or rarely signifies the(More)
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic disease characterized by hyperglycemia and its prevalence is rising globally. Prolonged exposure to uncontrolled chronic hyperglycemia can lead to various complications in the eye including cataract. Cataract is characterized by cloudiness or opacification of the eye lens which is the leading cause of sight loss and(More)
The possible protective effect of thymoquinone against eye lens changes in diabetic rats was investigated. Following diabetes induction by a single injection of streptozotocin (45 mg/kg, i.p.), thymoquinone was administered in three different doses (20, 40, and 80 mg/kg/day, p.o.) for 12 weeks. Thymoquinone significantly and dose-dependently attenuated the(More)
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