Ali Jaffer Mohammed

Summary

Affiliation: Sultan Qaboos University
Country: Sultanate of Oman

Publications

  1. ncbi Determinants of myopia among Omani school children: a case-control study
    Rajiv Khandekar
    Eye and Ear Health Care, Ministry of Health, Oman
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 12:207-13. 2005
  2. ncbi Lid surgery for trachomatous trichiasis is negatively associated with visual disabilities and visual impairment in Oman
    R B Khandekar
    Eye and Ear Health Care, Department of Noncommunicable Diseases Surveillance and Control, Ministry of Health, Muscat, Oman
    East Mediterr Health J 18:1107-13. 2012
  3. ncbi Pediatric cataract and surgery outcomes in Central India: a hospital based study
    Rajiv Khandekar
    BCEIO, UBC, Canada
    Indian J Med Sci 61:15-22. 2007
  4. ncbi Prevalence and causes of blindness & low vision; before and five years after 'VISION 2020' initiatives in Oman: a review
    Rajiv Khandekar
    Eye and Ear Health Care, Department of Control of non Communicable Disease, DGHA, Ministry of Health, Oman
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 14:9-15. 2007
  5. ncbi The prevalence of trachomatous trichiasis in Oman (Oman eye study 2005)
    Rajiv Khandekar
    Eye and Ear Health Care, NCD, DGHA, Ministry of Health, Muscat, Oman
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 14:267-72. 2007
  6. ncbi Should the health information glaucoma be hospital based or community based?
    Rajiv B Khandekar
    Department of Non Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Muscat, Oman
    Saudi Med J 29:1156-8. 2008
  7. ncbi Oman Eye Study 2005: prevalence and determinants of glaucoma
    R Khandekar
    Eye and Ear Health Care, Department of Noncommunicable Disease Control, Directorate General of Health Affairs, Ministry of Health, Muscat, Oman
    East Mediterr Health J 14:1349-59. 2008
  8. ncbi Oman Eye Study 2005: validity of screening tests used in the glaucoma survey
    R Khandekar
    Ministry of Health, Oman
    East Mediterr Health J 14:1360-4. 2008
  9. ncbi Retinal examination of diabetic patients: knowledge, attitudes and practices of physicians in Oman
    R Khandekar
    Eye and Ear Health Care Section, Ministry of Health, Muscat, Oman
    East Mediterr Health J 14:850-7. 2008
  10. pmc Visual function and ocular status of children with hearing impairment in Oman: a case series
    Rajiv Khandekar
    Department of Non communicable Diseases Control, Directorate General of Health Affairs, Ministry of Health, Oman
    Indian J Ophthalmol 57:228-9. 2009

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. ncbi Determinants of myopia among Omani school children: a case-control study
    Rajiv Khandekar
    Eye and Ear Health Care, Ministry of Health, Oman
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 12:207-13. 2005
    ..Our aim was to determine risk factors for myopia in students of 10th grade of eight regions of Oman...
  2. ncbi Lid surgery for trachomatous trichiasis is negatively associated with visual disabilities and visual impairment in Oman
    R B Khandekar
    Eye and Ear Health Care, Department of Noncommunicable Diseases Surveillance and Control, Ministry of Health, Muscat, Oman
    East Mediterr Health J 18:1107-13. 2012
    ..01), sex (aOR = 2.01), history of lid surgery (aOR = 3.09) and residence in a hyperendemic trachoma area (aOR = 10.6). Promotion of TT surgery might be beneficial in reducing blindness...
  3. ncbi Pediatric cataract and surgery outcomes in Central India: a hospital based study
    Rajiv Khandekar
    BCEIO, UBC, Canada
    Indian J Med Sci 61:15-22. 2007
    ..A review of pediatric cataract cases operated between January 2003 and March 2005 in the tribal belt of central India was carried out...
  4. ncbi Prevalence and causes of blindness & low vision; before and five years after 'VISION 2020' initiatives in Oman: a review
    Rajiv Khandekar
    Eye and Ear Health Care, Department of Control of non Communicable Disease, DGHA, Ministry of Health, Oman
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 14:9-15. 2007
    ..The results are then compared with those of the survey in 1997 and the changes following the 'VISION 2020' initiatives are assessed...
  5. ncbi The prevalence of trachomatous trichiasis in Oman (Oman eye study 2005)
    Rajiv Khandekar
    Eye and Ear Health Care, NCD, DGHA, Ministry of Health, Muscat, Oman
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 14:267-72. 2007
    ..2. To compare the results of the present study to those of the survey conducted in 1996 and propose public health policies for eye care in Oman...
  6. ncbi Should the health information glaucoma be hospital based or community based?
    Rajiv B Khandekar
    Department of Non Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Muscat, Oman
    Saudi Med J 29:1156-8. 2008
    ..To compare the prevalence and incidence of glaucoma in 2005 of > or =30 years-old Omani population...
  7. ncbi Oman Eye Study 2005: prevalence and determinants of glaucoma
    R Khandekar
    Eye and Ear Health Care, Department of Noncommunicable Disease Control, Directorate General of Health Affairs, Ministry of Health, Muscat, Oman
    East Mediterr Health J 14:1349-59. 2008
    ..75%. Open angle and angle closure types of glaucoma contributed 40.6% and 37.8% respectively. History of hypertension was negatively, and older age and family history of glaucoma were positively, associated with glaucoma...
  8. ncbi Oman Eye Study 2005: validity of screening tests used in the glaucoma survey
    R Khandekar
    Ministry of Health, Oman
    East Mediterr Health J 14:1360-4. 2008
    ..9%. Combining both through parallel testing, sensitivity improved to 67.3% and specificity to 96.5%. An eye may, thus, be declared as not having glaucoma, but cannot be labelled as having glaucoma, using these parameters...
  9. ncbi Retinal examination of diabetic patients: knowledge, attitudes and practices of physicians in Oman
    R Khandekar
    Eye and Ear Health Care Section, Ministry of Health, Muscat, Oman
    East Mediterr Health J 14:850-7. 2008
    ..In practice 20 physicians had attempted to use an ophthalmoscope and only 9 could see details of the retina. Our general physicians would need detailed training if they are to be involved in early detection of diabetic retinopathy...
  10. pmc Visual function and ocular status of children with hearing impairment in Oman: a case series
    Rajiv Khandekar
    Department of Non communicable Diseases Control, Directorate General of Health Affairs, Ministry of Health, Oman
    Indian J Ophthalmol 57:228-9. 2009
    ..In addition to visual aids, we recommend environmental changes to improve illumination and contrast to improve the quality of life of such children with double disability...
  11. doi Diabetic retinopathy and ocular co-morbidities among persons with diabetes at Sumail Hospital of Oman
    Rajiv B Khandekar
    Eye and Ear Health Care, Department of Control of Non Communicable Diseases, Director General of Health Affairs, Ministry of Health, Muscat, Oman
    Diabetes Technol Ther 11:675-9. 2009
    ..We evaluated the magnitude of diabetic retinopathy (DR) and other ocular co-morbidities among patients with diabetes in 2006. We also assessed resources for eye care at Oman's Sumail Hospital...
  12. pmc Evaluation of 'vision screening' program for three to six-year-old children in the Republic of Iran
    Rajiv Khandekar
    Ophthalmologist and Epidemiologist, Low Vision Care expert, Advisor, Eye and Ear Health Care, Ministry of Health, Oman
    Indian J Ophthalmol 57:437-42. 2009
    ..Since 1996, vision screening of three to six-year-old children is conducted every year in Iran. We present outcomes of project review held in August 2006...
  13. pmc Gender inequality in vision loss and eye diseases: evidence from the Sultanate of Oman
    Rajiv Khandekar
    Eye and Ear Health Care, Department of Non Communicable Disease Control, Director General of Health Affairs, Oman
    Indian J Ophthalmol 57:443-9. 2009
    ..The data from surveys of vision loss and monitoring of services were used to assess changes in gender inequality in Oman...
  14. doi Oman's progress towards reaching "Ultimate Intervention Goals" for the surgery "S" component of SAFE strategy for the elimination of blinding trachoma in 2008
    Rajiv Khandekar
    Eye and Ear Health Care, Department of Non communicable Diseases Surveillance and Control, Ministry of Health, Muscat, Oman
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 17:360-5. 2010
    ..A community based survey for Trachomatous Trichiasis (TT) was conducted in the high (TT >5% in 1997) and meso endemic areas (TT 1% to 5% in 1997) of Oman during 2008-09...
  15. ncbi Blinding trachoma in the northern provinces of Vietnam--a cross sectional survey
    Rajiv Khandekar
    University of British Columbia, Center for Epidemiologic and International Ophthalmolgy, St Paul Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 13:183-9. 2006
    ..The authors present the magnitude and some risk factors of trachomatous trichiasis (TT), trachomatous scarring (TS) and trachomatous corneal opacity (TCO)...
  16. ncbi Prevalence and distribution of active trachoma in children of less than five years of age in trachoma endemic regions of Oman in 2005
    Rajiv Khandekar
    Eye and Ear Health Care, NCD, DGHA, Ministry of Health, Oman
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 13:167-72. 2006
    ..The Omani children were surveyed at health institutions during a 'Polio Supplementary Immunization Campaign.' The authors present the outcome of this survey and recommend policies for trachoma control in the study area...
  17. ncbi An epidemiological and clinical study of ocular manifestations of congenital rubella syndrome in Omani children
    Rajiv Khandekar
    Eye and Ear Health Care Programme, Non communicable Disease Control Department, Directorate General of Health Affairs, Ministry of Health, PO Box 393, Pin 113, Muscat, Oman
    Arch Ophthalmol 122:541-5. 2004
    ..To conduct a follow-up study in patients with congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) in Oman and analyze the prevalence of ophthalmic disorders and associated systemic problems...
  18. ncbi A 12-year epidemiological review of retinoblastoma in Omani children
    Rajiv Khandekar
    Eye and Ear Health Care Programme, Ministry of Health, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 11:151-9. 2004
    ..To describe the epidemiology of retinoblastoma (RB) in Omani children...
  19. ncbi Cataract prevalence, cataract surgical coverage and its contribution to the reduction of visual disability in Oman
    Rajiv Khandekar
    Eye and Ear Health Care, DSDC, Ministry of Health, Muscat, Oman
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 11:181-9. 2004
    ..To estimate the magnitude and determinants of cataract prevalence and cataract surgical coverage and to evaluate their role in visual disability in Oman...
  20. ncbi Magnitude and determinants of refractive error in Omani school children
    Rajiv B Khandekar
    Eye Health Care, Directorate General of Health Affairs, Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman
    Saudi Med J 25:1388-93. 2004
    ..To estimate the magnitude and determinants of refractive error in school children, a study was undertaken to review the school screening and refraction data...
  21. ncbi Coverage of cataract surgery per person and per eye: review of a community-based blindness survey in Oman
    Rajiv Khandekar
    Department of Ophthalmology, Eye and Ear Health Care, NCD, DGHA, P O Box 393, Pin 113, Muscat, Oman
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 11:291-9. 2004
    ..The objective was to compare the calculation of cataract surgery services coverage on a per eye and per person basis. The advantages and limitations of both methods of program management are evaluated...
  22. ncbi Visual disabilities among diabetics in Oman
    Rajiv Khandekar
    Eye Health Care, Department of Science Surveillance and Disease Control, Directorate General of Health Affairs, Ministry of Health, PO Box 393, Pin 113, Muscat, Oman
    Saudi Med J 26:836-41. 2005
    ..This study presents the outcomes and additional risk of visual impairment in diabetics...
  23. ncbi Assessment and care of children with low vision disability in Oman. Situation analysis
    Rajiv Khandekar
    Eye and Ear Health Care, Ministry of Health HQ, PO Box 393, Pin 113, Muscat, Oman
    Saudi Med J 26:1028-30. 2005
  24. ncbi Neonatal screening for hearing impairment--The Oman experience
    Rajiv Khandekar
    Eye and Ear Health Care, NCD, DGHA, Ministry of Health, MOH HQ, POB 393, Pin 113, Muscat, Oman
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 70:663-70. 2006
    ..Oman introduced universal hearing screening at a national level in 2002 after piloting it in limited regions. Authors present their experiences...
  25. ncbi Noncompliance with medical treatment among glaucoma patients in Oman--a cross-sectional descriptive study
    Rajiv Khandekar
    Eye and Ear Health Care, Ministry of Health, Oman
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 12:303-9. 2005
    ..Glaucoma is a priority eye disease in Oman. In order to revise the existing policies for eye care, a study was conducted to review the noncompliance rates among glaucoma patients...
  26. ncbi Active trachoma, face washing (F) and environmental improvement (E) in a high-risk population in Oman
    R Khandekar
    Eye and Ear Health Care, Muscat, Oman
    East Mediterr Health J 11:402-9. 2005
    ..5% in the children. Clean face was found in 97.8% of the children and 70% of houses had piped water or water supplied by tankers. The status of "F" and "E" in the study area was generally high...
  27. ncbi Recurrence of trachomatous trichiasis 17 years after bilamellar tarsal rotation procedure
    Rajiv Khandekar
    Eye and Ear Health Care, Ministry of Health, Muscat, Oman
    Am J Ophthalmol 141:1087-1091. 2006
    ..In 1989, World Health Organization consultant operated on trachomatous trichiasis (TT) cases in Dhakhiliya region of Oman. We evaluated their current ocular status...
  28. ncbi Glaucoma among Omani diabetic patients: a cross-sectional descriptive study: (Oman diabetic eye study 2002)
    R Khandekar
    Eye Health Care, DSDC, DGHA, Ministry of Health, Muscat, Oman
    Eur J Ophthalmol 14:19-25. 2004
    ..The study also recommends policies for comprehensive care of glaucoma among diabetic patients. The ocular pressure, disc changes, and field changes were noted by ophthalmologists. The diabetes profile was noted by physicians...