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ِAhmed Abdulaziz Alharbi


College of Applied Medical Sciences


King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Email: ahmaalharbi@ksu.edu.sa


 


Education


2005    Doctor of Philosophy          


            School of Optometry and Vision Science


            The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


2000    Master of Optometry


            School of Optometry and Vision Science


            The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


1995    Bachelor of Applied Medical Science


            College of Applied Medical Science


            King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


 



Professional Experiences


Research Optometrist                                                         Nov 2007 – Mar 2012


Research Assistant                                                              Dec 2005 – Oct 2007


Academic Staff (part-time)                                                   Jul 1998 – Dec 2002


            School of Optometry and Vision Science


            The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


 


Staff Optometrist                                                                  Mar 1996 – Feb 1998


            Riyadh Medical Complex, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


 

Publications and conference presentations

 


 Gifford P, Alharbi A, and Swarbrick HA (2011). Corneal thickness changes in hyperopic orthokeratology measured by optical pachometry. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 52(6):3648-53


 McMonnies CW, Alharbi A, Boneham GC (2010). Epithelial responses to rubbing-related mechanical forces. Cornea 29(11):1223-31


 Alharbi A, LaHood D, Swarbrick HA (2005). Overnight orthokeratology lens wear can inhibit the central stromal edema response. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 46(7):2334-40


Alharbi A and Swarbrick HA (2003). The effects of overnight orthokeratology lens wear on corneal thickness. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 44(6):2518-23


Swarbrick HA, Alharbi A, Watt K, Lum E (2011). Controlling myopia progression with overnight orthokeratology. Asia_ARVO meeting, Singapore – Invited Speaker


Swarbrick HA, Alharbi A, Lum E, Watt K (2010). Changes in axial length and refractive error during overnight orthokeratology for myopia control. ARVO meeting, Fort Lauderdale, USA


Swarbrick HA, Alharbi A, Lum E, Watt K (2010). Overnight orthokeratology for myopia control: short-term effect on axial length and refractive error. BCLA, 35th Clinical Conference and Exhibition, Manchester, UK


Gifford P, Alharbi A, Swarbrick HA (2009). Corneal thickness changes in overnight hyperopic orthokeratology. Annual Meeting, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida – poster presentation


Gifford P, Alharbi A, Swarbrick HA (2009). Corneal thickness changes in overnight hyperopic orthokeratology. 15th Scientific meeting of the International Society for Contact Lens Research, Hersonissos, Crete – poster presentation


Alharbi A and Swarbrick HS (2005). Orthokeratology research and clinical applications (2005). The Orthokeratology Society of Australia, Brisbane, Australia – Invited Speaker


Alharbi A and Swarbrick HA (2004). The effect of overnight orthokeratology on the human cornea. The Orthokeratology Society of Australia, Subshine Coast, Australia – Invited Speaker


Alharbi A and Swarbrick HA (2004). Current research into orthokeratology. The 2nd Global Orthokeratology Symposium, Toronto, Canada – Invited Speaker


Alharbi A (2003). Overnight orthokeratology lens wear supresses corneal edema. The 11th Scientific and Educational Meeting, Melbourne, Australia. – Invited Speaker