Mohamed Dirani

Summary

Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Evidence of shared genes in refraction and axial length: the Genes in Myopia (GEM) twin study
    Mohamed Dirani
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 49:4336-9. 2008
  2. doi request reprint The role of vision in academic school performance
    Mohamed Dirani
    Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore, Community Occupational and Family Medicine, National University of Singapore
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 17:18-24. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Long-term refractive outcomes and stability after excimer laser surgery for myopia
    Mohamed Dirani
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Cataract Refract Surg 36:1709-17. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Prevalence and causes of decreased visual acuity in Singaporean Chinese preschoolers
    M Dirani
    Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore, Singapore
    Br J Ophthalmol 94:1561-5. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Outdoor activity and myopia in Singapore teenage children
    M Dirani
    Singapore Eye Research Institute, and Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, MD3, 16 Medical Drive, Singapore 117597
    Br J Ophthalmol 93:997-1000. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Prevalence of refractive error in Singaporean Chinese children: the strabismus, amblyopia, and refractive error in young Singaporean Children (STARS) study
    Mohamed Dirani
    Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 51:1348-55. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Association of retinal vessel calibre with diabetic retinopathy in an urban Australian indigenous population
    Mohamed Dirani
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, NSW, Australia
    Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 38:577-82. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of accuracy in proband-reported family history and its determinants: the Genes in Myopia family study
    Pam Garoufalis
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 84:481-6. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Testability of vision and refraction in preschoolers: the strabismus, amblyopia, and refractive error study in singaporean children
    Michelle J Trager
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Republic of Singapore
    Am J Ophthalmol 148:235-241.e6. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Assessment of TGIF as a candidate gene for myopia
    Kelly K Pertile
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, Department of Ophthalmology University of Melbourne, 32 Gisborne Street, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 49:49-54. 2008

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Publications45

  1. doi request reprint Evidence of shared genes in refraction and axial length: the Genes in Myopia (GEM) twin study
    Mohamed Dirani
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 49:4336-9. 2008
    ..However, no study has attempted to determine whether the correlation between axial length and refraction is explained by shared genetic or environmental factors...
  2. doi request reprint The role of vision in academic school performance
    Mohamed Dirani
    Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore, Community Occupational and Family Medicine, National University of Singapore
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 17:18-24. 2010
    ..To determine whether presenting distance visual acuity is related to subsequent academic school performance in Singaporean children between 9 to 10 years of age...
  3. doi request reprint Long-term refractive outcomes and stability after excimer laser surgery for myopia
    Mohamed Dirani
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Cataract Refract Surg 36:1709-17. 2010
    ..To evaluate the long-term refractive outcomes of photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for myopia...
  4. doi request reprint Prevalence and causes of decreased visual acuity in Singaporean Chinese preschoolers
    M Dirani
    Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore, Singapore
    Br J Ophthalmol 94:1561-5. 2010
    ..To describe the prevalence and causes of decreased visual acuity (VA) in Singaporean Chinese children...
  5. doi request reprint Outdoor activity and myopia in Singapore teenage children
    M Dirani
    Singapore Eye Research Institute, and Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, MD3, 16 Medical Drive, Singapore 117597
    Br J Ophthalmol 93:997-1000. 2009
    ..To investigate the relationship of outdoor activities and myopia in Singapore teenage children...
  6. doi request reprint Prevalence of refractive error in Singaporean Chinese children: the strabismus, amblyopia, and refractive error in young Singaporean Children (STARS) study
    Mohamed Dirani
    Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 51:1348-55. 2010
    ..To determine the prevalence of refractive error types in Singaporean Chinese children aged 6 to 72 months...
  7. doi request reprint Association of retinal vessel calibre with diabetic retinopathy in an urban Australian indigenous population
    Mohamed Dirani
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, NSW, Australia
    Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 38:577-82. 2010
    ..To assess the relationship of retinal vessel diameter and diabetic retinopathy (DR) in a subgroup of participants recruited through the Darwin Region Urban Indigenous Diabetes study...
  8. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of accuracy in proband-reported family history and its determinants: the Genes in Myopia family study
    Pam Garoufalis
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 84:481-6. 2007
    ..This study aims to determine the accuracy of proband-reported family history of myopia and to assess whether demographic or clinical factors are predictive of an accurate history...
  9. doi request reprint Testability of vision and refraction in preschoolers: the strabismus, amblyopia, and refractive error study in singaporean children
    Michelle J Trager
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Republic of Singapore
    Am J Ophthalmol 148:235-241.e6. 2009
    ..To determine the testability of several vision and refraction tests in preschool-aged children...
  10. doi request reprint Assessment of TGIF as a candidate gene for myopia
    Kelly K Pertile
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, Department of Ophthalmology University of Melbourne, 32 Gisborne Street, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 49:49-54. 2008
    ..This is the first study conducted to investigate the association of TGIF with refraction and ocular biometric measurements...
  11. ncbi request reprint Heritability of refractive error and ocular biometrics: the Genes in Myopia (GEM) twin study
    Mohamed Dirani
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, 32 Gisborne Street, East Melbourne 3002, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 47:4756-61. 2006
    ..A classic twin study was undertaken to assess the contribution of genes and environment to the development of refractive errors and ocular biometrics in a twin population...
  12. doi request reprint Family history, near work, outdoor activity, and myopia in Singapore Chinese preschool children
    Wilson Low
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, 16 Medical Drive MD3, Singapore 117597
    Br J Ophthalmol 94:1012-6. 2010
    ..To investigate the risk factors for myopia, including near work and outdoor activity, in Singapore Chinese preschool children...
  13. doi request reprint Methodology and early findings of the Diabetes Management Project: a cohort study investigating the barriers to optimal diabetes care in diabetic patients with and without diabetic retinopathy
    Ecosse Luc Lamoureux
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 40:73-82. 2012
    ..The Diabetes Management Project is investigating the clinical, behavioural and psychosocial barriers to optimal diabetes care in individuals with and without diabetic retinopathy...
  14. doi request reprint Role of the hepatocyte growth factor gene in refractive error
    Sundar Veerappan
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Australia
    Ophthalmology 117:239-45.e1-2. 2010
    ..Several genetic loci have been associated with myopia but none to date have been reported for hypermetropia. We investigated the hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) as a candidate gene influencing these 2 refractive error states...
  15. ncbi request reprint Vision-related quality of life comparison for emmetropes, myopes after refractive surgery, and myopes wearing spectacles or contact lenses
    Christine Y Chen
    Ocular Genetics Unit, Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, 32 Gisborne St, East Melbourne, VIC 3002, Australia
    J Refract Surg 23:752-9. 2007
    ..To compare the vision-related quality of life among emmetropes, myopes who had refractive surgery, and myopes who wore spectacles and/or contact lenses...
  16. doi request reprint The role of educational attainment in refraction: the Genes in Myopia (GEM) twin study
    Mohamed Dirani
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 49:534-8. 2008
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  17. doi request reprint Body stature and myopia-The Genes in Myopia (GEM) twin study
    Mohamed Dirani
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 15:135-9. 2008
    ..We wished to explore the relationship of body stature and myopia using a large Australian twin cohort [The Genes in Myopia (GEM) twin study]...
  18. doi request reprint Dominant genetic effects on corneal astigmatism: the genes in myopia (GEM) twin study
    Mohamed Dirani
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 49:1339-44. 2008
    ..This study was conducted to assess the relative influence of genetics and environment on corneal astigmatism and corneal curvature in a large sample of twins...
  19. ncbi request reprint Mirror image congenital esotropia and concordant hypermetropia in identical twins
    Mohamed Dirani
    Centre for Eye Research Australia University of Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Eur J Ophthalmol 19:1073-5. 2009
    ..To report the occurrence of mirror image congenital esotropia and concordant hypermetropia in a pair of monozygotic twins...
  20. doi request reprint Gene-environment interactions and aging visual function: a classical twin study
    Ruth E Hogg
    Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Ophthalmology 116:263-9. 2009
    ..To elucidate the contribution of environmental versus genetic factors to the significant losses in visual function associated with normal aging...
  21. ncbi request reprint Refractive errors in twin studies
    Mohamed Dirani
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Australia Vision Cooperative Research Centre, Sydney, Australia
    Twin Res Hum Genet 9:566-72. 2006
    ..5 to .9. This article will review those twin studies that have investigated refractive error, particularly myopia, as well as biometric measures linked to refractive error, to compare heritability estimates and methodology designs...
  22. doi request reprint Peripheral refraction and refractive error in singapore chinese children
    Chelvin C A Sng
    Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 52:1181-90. 2011
    ..Peripheral hyperopia was hypothesized to stimulate axial elongation. This study describes peripheral refraction and its associations with central refractive error in young Singapore Chinese children...
  23. doi request reprint The longitudinal impact of macular telangiectasia (MacTel) type 2 on vision-related quality of life
    Ecosse L Lamoureux
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, The University of Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 52:2520-4. 2011
    ..To determine the longitudinal impact of idiopathic macular telangiectasia (MacTel) type 2 on vision-specific quality of life (QoL)...
  24. doi request reprint Are obesity and anthropometry risk factors for diabetic retinopathy? The diabetes management project
    Mohamed Dirani
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 52:4416-21. 2011
    ..To investigate the relationship between anthropometric parameters and diabetic retinopathy (DR) in adults with diabetes...
  25. doi request reprint Adult-onset myopia: the Genes in Myopia (GEM) twin study
    Mohamed Dirani
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 49:3324-7. 2008
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  26. doi request reprint Myopia and personality: the genes in myopia (GEM) personality study
    Robert van de Berg
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 49:882-6. 2008
    ..However, existing research on this question is flawed, and its findings are inconsistent. The authors therefore aimed to determine whether myopia and personality are associated...
  27. ncbi request reprint Genetic mapping of myopia susceptibility loci
    Maria Schache
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, The University of Melbourne, East Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 48:4924-9. 2007
    ..In an independent yet ethnically and phenotypically similar twin cohort, linkage to these chromosomal regions was sought...
  28. pmc Fine mapping linkage analysis identifies a novel susceptibility locus for myopia on chromosome 2q37 adjacent to but not overlapping MYP12
    Maria Schache
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Mol Vis 15:722-30. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to perform fine mapping of this region and identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with myopia...
  29. doi request reprint Discordant refraction in male monozygotic twins
    Mohamed Dirani
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, East Melbourne, Australia
    J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 47:e1-2. 2010
    ..Both twins also reported amblyopia, but the cause differed. The phenomenon of refractive discordance in twins is rare, with this case representing only the second to ever be reported...
  30. ncbi request reprint The impact of diabetic retinopathy on quality of life: qualitative findings from an item bank development project
    Eva K Fenwick
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, University of Melbourne, 32 Gisborne St, East Melbourne, VIC 3002, Australia
    Qual Life Res 21:1771-82. 2012
    ..We are developing a DR-specific quality of life (QoL) item bank, and we report here on the qualitative results from the first phase of this project...
  31. doi request reprint Social and emotional impact of diabetic retinopathy: a review
    Eva Fenwick
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 40:27-38. 2012
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Differential association of serum lipids with diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema
    Rehab Benarous
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 52:7464-9. 2011
    ..To assess the association of serum lipids with diabetic retinopathy (DR), diabetic macular edema (DME), and macular thickness in adults with diabetes...
  33. doi request reprint The GEnes in Myopia (GEM) study in understanding the aetiology of refractive errors
    Paul N Baird
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Prog Retin Eye Res 29:520-42. 2010
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  34. doi request reprint Economic impact of primary open-angle glaucoma in Australia
    Mohamed Dirani
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria Access Economics Pty Limited, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 39:623-32. 2011
    ..Glaucoma is the World's leading cause of irreversible blindness, and poses serious public health and economic concerns...
  35. doi request reprint Is the pediatric quality of life inventory valid for use in preschool children with refractive errors?
    Ecosse L Lamoureux
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 87:813-22. 2010
    ..To determine the psychometric validity of the pediatric quality of life inventory (PedsQL 4.0) in assessing the impact of refractive errors on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in preschool children in Singapore...
  36. ncbi request reprint Mirror-image congenital esotropia in monozygotic twins
    Mohamed Dirani
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Australia
    J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 43:170-1. 2006
    ..One had right congenital esotropia surgically corrected during childhood, and the other had left congenital esotropia surgically corrected at 3 and 6 years old...
  37. doi request reprint Vision-specific distress and depressive symptoms in people with vision impairment
    Gwyneth Rees
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, University of Melbourne, East Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 51:2891-6. 2010
    ..To determine the unique contribution of vision-specific distress in predicting depressive symptoms in people with vision impairment attending a tertiary eye care clinic...
  38. doi request reprint Outcomes of laser refractive surgery for myopia
    Eng K Ang
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Cataract Refract Surg 35:921-33. 2009
    ..Studies with a minimum follow-up of 1 year with at least 2 of the 3 major outcome measures--efficacy, stability, and safety--were reviewed, and how the findings were affected by differences in ethnicity was assessed...
  39. ncbi request reprint Heritability of macular thickness determined by optical coherence tomography
    Matthew D Chamberlain
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 47:336-40. 2006
    ..To examine whether genetic factors significantly influence macular thickness in healthy older subjects...
  40. doi request reprint Replication of genetic Loci implicated in diabetic retinopathy
    Annie K McAuley
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, The University of Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, East Melbourne, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 55:1666-71. 2014
    ..To date, these associations have not been well assessed in independent cohorts. The objective of this study was to ascertain any association of these polymorphisms with advanced stages of DR...
  41. ncbi request reprint Methodology and recruitment of probands and their families for the Genes in Myopia (GEM) Study
    Pam Garoufalis
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 12:383-92. 2005
    ..The purpose of this paper is to describe the methodology and recruitment of probands and families for the GEM Study...
  42. doi request reprint The relationship between visual function, duration and main causes of vision loss and falls in older people with low vision
    Ecosse Lamoureux
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 248:527-33. 2010
    ..The aim of this study, therefore, was to determine the relationship between visual function, duration, and main causes of visual impairment, and falls in individuals with low vision...
  43. ncbi request reprint Heritability and shared environment estimates for myopia and associated ocular biometric traits: the Genes in Myopia (GEM) family study
    Christine Yi Chin Chen
    Ocular Genetics Unit, Eye Research Australia, The University of Melbourne, 32 Gisborne Street, East Melbourne, Vic, 3002, Australia
    Hum Genet 121:511-20. 2007
    ..These traits therefore all represent candidates for quantitative trait linkage analyses...
  44. ncbi request reprint Linkage replication of the MYP12 locus in common myopia
    Christine Y Chen
    Eye Research Australia, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 48:4433-9. 2007
    ..This study reports the successful replication of MYP12 in three large, multigenerational families with autosomal dominant (AD) common myopia (spherical equivalent [SphE] </= -0.50 D)...
  45. ncbi request reprint Concordant bilateral Duane's Retraction Syndrome (type 1) in female monozygotic twins
    Mohamed Dirani
    Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 34:495-7. 2006
    ..To our knowledge this is the first case to report concordant bilateral DRS (type 1) in female MZ twins. The concordance for the presence of DRS and associated clinical signs observed in this MZ twin pair supports a genetic origin to DRS...