Muhammad Khizar Niazi

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OBJECTIVE To compare the excision of primary pterygium by bare sclera technique and excision combined with amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT). STUDY DESIGN An experimental study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY Eye Department, Military Hospital, Rawalpindi, presently known as Armed Forces Institute of Ophthalmology, Rawalpindi, from May 2007 to July(More)
Phthiriasis palpebrarum (lice infestation of palpabrae) is a rarely reported disorder and may present as blepharoconjuctivitis. It is usually seen in lower socioeconomic groups and spreads through either sexual contacts or directly through linen or clothing. We report a family with phthiriasis palpebrarum in which the primary source of infestation was the(More)
In the present study we determined the association of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) gene polymorphisms with diabetic retinopathy (DR) and its sub-clinical classes in Pakistani type 2 diabetic patients. A total of 353 diabetic subjects including 160 DR and 193 diabetic non retinopathy (DNR) as well as 198(More)
BACKGROUND This study was conducted to compare the effects on intraocular pressure and side effects of monotherapy with either latanoprost or dorzolamide in patients with open angle glaucoma, pseudoexfoliation glaucoma or ocular hypertension. METHODS Sixty patients with open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension were recruited to a 3-month study. Previous(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine any predisposition of haplotypes with Eales disease. DESIGN A case control study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY This study was started in February 2002 and data collected till April 2003 at Eye Department of Military Hospital, Rawalpindi. PATIENTS AND METHODS The frequency of HLA antigens both class-I and II by complement(More)
BACKGROUND Eales disease is an idiopathic obliterative vasculopathy that commonly affects the peripheral retina of healthy young males characterized by recurrent vitreous haemorrhage. We did this study to evaluate the usefulness of Pars Plana vitrectomy in asymptomatic eyes of patients presenting with Eales' Disease. METHODS Fifty-five patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Eales disease is an idiopathic obliterative vasculopathy that commonly affects the peripheral retina of healthy young males characterized by recurrent vitreous haemorrhage. We did this study to evaluate the usefulness of prophylactic scatter photocoagulation in asymptomatic eyes of patients presenting with vitreous haemorrhage due to Eales(More)
BACKGROUND A steroid hyalosis is a benign condition characterized by small white or yellow-white spherical opacities throughout the vitreous. The aetiology of this disorder is not clearly understood. Association of asteroid hyalosis with diabetes mellitus has been a debatable issue in ophthalmology. This study was carried out to determine the relationship(More)
Purpose To date keratoconus (KC) pathogenesis is undefined; however, the involvement of inflammatory pathways in disease development is becoming apparent. In the present study, we investigated the role of a promoter region polymorphism rs1800629 (-308G>A) in the inflammatory pathway component TNF-α and its effects on the expression of TNF-α and downstream(More)