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Credentials:

  • The American Board of Ophthalmology

  • The Canadian Board of Ophthalmology

  • Ophthalmology residency - University of Toronto

  • Vitreo-retinal Surgery - University of Toronto

  • Ophthalmic Genetics and visual electrophysiology -  Oregon Health and Sciences University

Current Practice:  

 

  • Alabduljalil Eye Clinic (CEO and Founder)

  • Assistant Professor, Surgery department, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University.

  • Ophthalmologist, Vitreoretinal surgeon and Ophthalmic Genetics specialist at:

    • Ibn Sina Hospital, Albahar Eye Center, Ministry of Health (MOH), Kuwait.

    • Al-Adan Hospital, MOH, Kuwait. (Head of retina service)

    • Aldukhan Eye Center (Shamiya), MOH, Kuwait. (Head of retina service)

    • Dasman Diabetes Institute, Kuwait Foundation for Advancement in Science (KFAS), Kuwait.

  • Clinical Tutor; Ophthalmology residency program, Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS).

  • Member of the examination committee for the Kuwait ophthalmology board, KIMS.

  • Past member of the quality improvement team at Ibin Sina hospital, MOH, Kuwait.

  • Founder for Kuwait Visual Impairment Registry (KVIR).

  • Founder for Kuwait Ophthalmic Genetics Clinic, Albahar Eye Center.

Training:

  • Medical school: Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University graduated in 1998-2005.

  • Residency training: Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto 2008-2013.

  • Fellowship: Vitreoretinal surgery at the University of Toronto 2013-2015.

  • Fellowship: Ophthalmic genetics and visual electrophysiology at Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health and Sciences University 2015-2016 with focus on inherited retinal diseases, gene therapy

Prizes and Awards:

  1. The John Gaby research day prize for the best fellow research day paper at the annual University of Toronto department of ophthalmology and vision sciences research day. Toronto, Canada, June 2015.

  2. The Lim family memorial fellowship award at University Health Network, University of Toronto. awarded annually to the fellow who demonstrated superior surgical, clinical and interpersonal skills. Toronto, Canada, June 2014.

  3. Research sponsorship funding award of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences “Academic Research Fund Committee” (ARFC) at the Hospital for Sick Children for “The use of optos ultra-wide field imaging system for detection of Sickle cell retinopathy development and progression” 2014-2015.

  4. The PSI foundation resident research award. Awarded for 5 residents across canada across all medical specialities annually for best clinical residents research projects. Toronto, Canada, December 2013.

  5. The Canadian ophthalmological society (COS) First prize award for excellence in ophthalmic research. Montreal, Canada, June 2013.

  6. Awarded the University of Toronto alumni award for the best resident annual research day paper. Toronto, Canada, June 2012.

  7. Research sponsorship funding award of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences “Academic Research Fund Committee” (ARFC) at the Hospital for Sick Children for “Demonstration of the anatomical development of human macula within the first five years of life using Bioptigen Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)”, Toronto, Canada, 2011-2012.

  8. Awarded the Chan Award for excellence in Pediatrics Ophthalmology from the Hospital for Sick Children as the best rotating resident for that year. Toronto, Canada, June 2010.

 

Academic contributions:

Publications in peer reviewed journals:

  1. Alabduljalil T, Patel RC, Alqahtani AA, Gao SS, Gale MJ, Zhang M, et al. Correlation of Outer Retinal Degeneration and Choriocapillaris Loss in Stargardt disease using en face OCT and OCT Angiography. Am J Ophthalmol. 2019.

  2. Alabduljalil, T., C. A. Westall, A. Reginald, S. Farsiu, S. J. Chiu, A. Arshavsky, C. A. Toth and W. C. Lam (2018). “Demonstration of anatomical development of the human macula within the first 5 years of life using handheld OCT. Int Ophthalmol. 2018 Jun 23. doi: 10.1007/s10792-018-0966-3.

  3. Gale, M. J., H. E. Titus, G. A. Harman, T. Alabduljalil, A. Dennis, J. L. Wilson, D. M. Koeller, E. Finanger, P. A. Blasco, P. W. Chiang, D. J. Karr and P. Yang (2018). “Longitudinal ophthalmic findings in a child with Helsmoortel-Van der Aa Syndrome.” Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep 10: 244-248.

  4. Al-Qahtani AA, Ba-Ali S, Alabduljalil T, Coyner AS, Patel RC, Weleber RG, et al. SCLERAL PITS IN CHOROIDEREMIA: Implications for Retinal Gene Therapy. Retina. 2017 Nov 16. doi: 10.1097/IAE.0000000000001957.

  5. Heon, E., T. Alabduljalil, I. D. McGuigan, A. V. Cideciyan, S. Li, S. Chen and S. G. Jacobson (2016). “Visual Function and Central Retinal Structure in Choroideremia.” Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 57(9): OCT377-387. doi: 10.1167/iovs.15-18421.

  6. Patel RC, Gao SS, Zhang M, Alabduljalil T, Al-Qahtani A, Weleber RG, et al. Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of Choroidal Neovascularization in Four Inherited Retinal Dystrophies. Retina. 2016;36(12):2339-47.

  7. Belovay, G. W., T. Alabduljalil, C. J. Pavlin, P. Hamel and A. Ali (2015). “Plateau iris in children.” J AAPOS 19(4): 377-379.

  8. Alabduljalil, Talal, Brent, Michael and MD, FRCSC. central retinal thickness measured with high definition-optical coherence tomography shows a weak correlation with visual acuity in eyes with clinically significant macular edema. Evidence-Based Ophthalmology. 2011;12(2):98-99.

  9. Al Sabti K, Raizada S, Al Abduljalil T. Cataract surgery assisted by anterior endoscopy. Br J Ophthalmol. 2009 Apr;93(4):531-4.

  10. Alabduljalil T, Behbehani R. Paraneoplastic syndromes in neuro ophthalmology. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2007 Nov;18(6):463-9. 

Oral conference paper presentations:

  1. Alabduljalil T, Kirby M, Kertes P, VandenHoven C, MacKeen L, Lam W. The use of optos ultra-wide field imaging system for detection of Sickle cell retinopathy development and progression in adults and pediatrics. Euretina meeting, September 10th 2017, 8:00am – 8:06am, room 113, FP-40131, Barcelona, Spain.

  2. Alabduljalil, Talal; Patel, Rachel C.; Alqahtani, Abdullah A.; Gao, Simon S.; Gale, Michael J.; Zhang, Miao; Jia, Yali; Huang, David; Chen, Rui; Zhongqi, Ge; Chiang, Pei-Wen; Weleber, Richard G.; Yang, Paul; Pennesi, Mark E. Photoreceptors, RPE and Choriocapillaris Loss in Stargardt Disease as Measured by OCT Angiography and en face OCT. Euretina meeting, September 8th 2017, 3:06pm – 3:12pm, room 111, FP-40133, Barcelona, Spain.

  3. Alabduljalil T, Kirby M, Kertes P, VandenHoven C, MacKeen L, Lam W. The use of optos ultra-wide field imaging system for detection of Sickle cell retinopathy development and progression in adults and pediatrics. Presented at the University of Toronto annual department of ophthalmology and vision sciences research day; May 29th 2015, Toronto, Canada.

  4. Alabduljalil T, Farsiu S, Reginald A, Westall C, Chiu S, Arshavsky A, Toth C, Lam W. Demonstration of the anatomical development of human macula within the first five years of life using Bioptigen Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). presented at: The American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) meeting; August 9-13th 2014; SanDiego, USA.

  5. Alabduljalil T, Farsiu S, Reginald A, Westall C, Chiu S, Arshavsky A, Toth C, Lam W. Demonstration of the anatomical development of human macula within the first five years of life using Bioptigen Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). presented at: The World Ophthalmic Congress (WOC); April 2-6th 2014; Tokyo, Japan.

  6. Alabduljalil T, Farsiu S, Reginald A, Westall C, Chiu S, Arshavsky A, Toth C, Lam W. Demonstration of the anatomical development of human macula within the first five years of life using Bioptigen Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). presented at: The annual Canadian ophthalmological society meeting (COS); June 14-17 2013; Montreal, Canada.

  7. Alabduljalil T, Pavlin C, Hamel P, Ali A. Plateau iris in children. Presented at: The annual Canadian ophthalmological society meeting (COS); June 14-17 2013; Montreal, Canada.

  8. Alabduljalil T, Farsiu S, Reginald A, Westall C, Chiu S, Arshavsky A, Toth C, Lam W. Demonstration of the anatomical development of human macula within the first five years of life using Bioptigen Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). presented at: The annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) key accomplishments of recent Vision funded research for Canadian fellows and residents; November 10th 2012; Chicago, USA.

  9. Alabduljalil T, Farsiu S, Reginald A, Westall C, Chiu S, Arshavsky A, Toth C, Lam W. Demonstration of the anatomical development of human macula within the first five years of life using Bioptigen Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). presented at: The 54th annual research day at the University of Toronto; May 25th 2012; Toronto, Canada.

  10. Alabduljalil T, Wong A. Quantity and quality of surgical and nonsurgical teaching at the University of Toronto, department of ophthalmology and vision sciences, a residents survey. Presented to the ophthalmology department quality assurance rounds on May 18th 2012 at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB).

Poster conference paper presentations:

  1. Alabduljalil T, Kirby M, Kertes P, VandenHoven C, MacKeen L, Lam W. The use of optos ultra-wide field imaging system for detection of Sickle cell retinopathy development and progression in adults and pediatrics. American academy of ophthalmology meeting, November 12th 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Hall C, PO238, New Orleans, USA.

  2. Kwok J, Campos-Moller X, Masri M, Navajas E, Mandelcorn E, Muni R, Alabduljalil T, Xu K, Mak M, Ahmed I. Intermediate visual outcomes and complications of sutureless intrascleral haptic fixation of posterior chamber intraocular lenses using fibrin glue: A multicenter retrospective case series (abstract). Paper accepted to the Canadian Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario. June 2016.

  3. Alabduljalil, Talal; Patel, Rachel C.; Al-Qahtani, Abdullah A.; Gao, Simon S.; Gale, Michael J.; Zhang, Miao; Jia, Yali; Huang, David; Chen, Rui; Zhongqi, Ge; Chiang, Pei-Wen; Weleber, Richard G.; Yang, Paul; Pennesi, Mark E. Photoreceptors, RPE and Choriocapillaris Loss in Stargardt Disease as Measured by OCT Angiography and en face OCT. Presented at ARVO meeting May 4th 2016, Seattle, WA, USA.

  4. Patel R, Gao S, Zhang M, Alabduljalil T, Al-Qahtani A, Weleber R, Yang P, Jia Y, Huang D, Pennesi M., Optical coherence tomography angiography of choroidal neovascularization in inherited retinal dystrophies. Presented at ARVO meeting May 2nd 2016, Seattle, WA, USA.

  5. Lam, Wai Ching; Alabduljalil, Talal; Cheung, Crystal; VandenHoven, Cynthia; MacKeen, Leslie; Kirby, Melanie; Kertes, Peter. The Use of Retinal Ultra Wide-Field Imaging System to Screen for Sickle Cell Retinopathy (SCR). Presented at ARVO May 2nd 2016, Seattle, WA, USA.

  6. Al-Qahtani A; Coyner A; Alabduljalil T; Patel R; Weleber R; Pennesi M; Yang P. ChoroidoScleral Cavitations in Choroideremia. Presented at ARVO imagine conference April 30th 2016, Seattle, WA, USA.

  7. Alabduljalil T, Perez Araya M, Heon E, Vincent A. Choroideremia natural history progression, correlating genotype and phenotype. Poster at the University of Toronto annual department of ophthalmology and vision sciences research day; May 29th 2015, Toronto, Canada.

  8. Alabduljalil T, Perez Araya M, Heon E, Vincent A. Choroideremia natural history progression, correlating genotype and phenotype. Poster at ARVO May 5th 2015, Denver, CO, USA.

  9. Alabduljalil T, Kirby M, Fung H, Lam W. The use of optos ultra-wide field imaging system for detection of Sickle cell retinopathy development and progression. Posterat: the University of Toronto annual research day May 9th 2014, Toronto, ON, Canada.

  10. Alabduljalil T, Aldousari A, Alhasawi A, Alfuraih M. Physical activity level among Kuwait University students. Poster at: The Third Scientific Conference for Gulf Cooperation Council Medical Students in February 2005, Kuwait.