Shehla Rubab

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate macular and peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness in amblyopic eyes compared to the fellow eye. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS 30 patients (60 eyes) older than 18 years of age with amblyopia. METHODS Inclusion criteria included individuals older than 18 years, amblyopia, and best-corrected visual(More)
PURPOSE To examine the association between metabolic control (HbA(1c)) and the chromatic mechanisms of children with type 1 diabetes (T1D), by using the color visual evoked potential (VEP). METHODS Fifty children with T1D (age range, 6-12.9 years) and 33 age-matched control subjects were tested. VEPs were recorded by placing five electrodes on the scalp(More)
PURPOSE To study the etiology and characteristics of pediatric cataracts in a large sample from 1 institution. DESIGN Observational case series. METHODS The study population included 778 consecutive cases (1122 eyes) of children presenting with any type of pediatric cataract over a 10-year period. Age at presentation, laterality, cataract morphology and(More)
PURPOSE To review the management and outcomes of pediatric patients with cataract who were managed by one of two surgeons at a single institution. METHODS An observational series of consecutive cases identified from the hospital's outpatient billing records and surgical data program were used. Visual acuity was measured with the Snellen or Allen charts.(More)
Occlusion of the healthy eye is the mainstay of amblyopia treatment. Occlusion therapy has practical limitations; many children actively resist treatment and some parents are marginally compliant with instructions. Even when parents are knowledgeable about amblyopia and patching, 22% report poor compliance. Strategies such as atropine, hand socks,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Adequate cycloplegia and dilation are required for refraction and fundus exam in children. Standard practice is to instill cycloplegic drops in the inferior cul-de-sac, and this is often traumatic for children. Our study assesses the use of cyclopentolate on closed lids as a method of instillation for ensuring complete cycloplegia. (More)
Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) is an autosomal recessive (AR) condition characterized by photosensitivity and inability to repair ultra-violet (UV) induced DNA damage. Patients diagnosed with XP, presenting to the Paediatric ophthalmology department of Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital, Rawalpindi, were evaluated and followed-up over a period of one year, for the(More)
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