Biography

Tariq Aslam gained his first degree from Oxford University and has subsequently trained as an eye surgeon in Manchester and Edinburgh. He completed advanced subspecialty training in medical disease of the retina at Moorfields eye hospital in 2009 and currently specialises in these conditions, particularly diabetes and age related macular degeneration.

He has completed an additional Doctorate in research at Oxford University and published over 50 papers in peer reviewed journals. He is an Associate Editor for the international peer reviewed journals ‘Acta Ophthalmologica’ and ‘BMC Research Notes’ and Editor of 'Eye News'

In his Consultant position at Manchester Eye Hospital he is actively involved in leading research and the development of the Clinical trials unit. He is the NIHR Special Senses Research Lead for Ophthalmology Greater Manchester and Chair of the Manchester Eye Hospital Research Steering Committee.

He is Honorary Professor in Visual Science and Interface Technologies at Heriot Watt University.

Methodological knowledge

  • Visual Psychophysics
  • Image Processing and analysis, Machine vision
  • Measurement validity and reliability
  • Computer Applications in Ophthalmology

Overview

Tariq Aslam is a Consultant Ophthalmologist specialising in management of medical retinal disease, particularly diabetes and macular degeneration.

He is actively involved in research and the development of the Clinical trials unit. He is the Local Priority Group Special Senses Research Lead for Ophthalmology and Chair of the Research Steering Committee.

He is Honorary Professor of Visual Science and Interface Technologies at Heriot-Watt University

Qualifications

MB.Ch.B, FRCSEd(Ophth) , DIp.IT, MA(Oxon), DM (Oxon), Ph.D

Research interests

Research Outline

First thesis;. DM thesis entitled ‘Measurement of cataract surgery outcomes: A psychophysical, anatomical and quality of life study’ (University of Oxford )

Current Research

Tariq Aslam has expertise in image analysis, measurement validity and reliability. He has completed reviews on digital image analysis of plus disease in retinopathy of prematurity highlighted deficient areas of research and described novel solutions to develop.

  • He has designed and written computer programs for visual fields assessment in children and was awarded a grant for this work. Further feasibility studies are in progress.
  • A collaboration with Sir John Daugman (inventor of iris recognition technology) has guided  the first completed study in iris recognition and ocular pathology.
  • Future research plans include developing the two arms of psychophysical and machine vision measurement in macular degeneration, providing both experimental researchers and clinicians with tools to keep pace with the revolutionary treatments that exist and are being developed for this condition.

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