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Rahat Husain
Adj Assoc Prof Rahat Husain
Singapore National Eye Centre
Glaucoma Department
Senior Consultant
MBBS, FRCOphth
Adj Assoc Prof Husain is the current Head of SNEC - CGH Ophthalmology Department.  He qualified from University College London Medical School (England) and completed basic surgical training in the south of England. From 2002 to 2004 he was employed by the Institute of Ophthalmology (London) as a Clinical Research Fellow at Singapore National Eye Centre where he ran the Singapore 5-Fluorouracil Trabeculectomy Study. This large study examined the natural history of glaucoma surgery and in particular examined the effects of an anti-scarring agent on surgical outcomes. He was also involved in other research projects in patients with Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma, namely the Angle Closure Natural History Study and the ACLIPS study. Whilst in Singapore, he also took part in several epidemiological surveys in Indonesia to describe the prevalence and causes of Low Vision and cataract in that group of people. He returned to England to complete his higher surgical training and went on the gain specialist fellowship training in glaucoma at St Thomas’ and Kings College Hospitals, London.

Adj Assoc Prof Husain has published numerous articles and given many presentations, mainly on the subject of glaucoma and recently has focused on the interaction between glaucoma surgery and cataract surgery.
Publications and Research Trials

1. Wong TT, Khaw PT, Aung T, Foster PJ, Htoon HM, Oen FT, Gazzard G, Husain R, Devereux JG, Minassian D, Tan SB, Chew PT, Seah SK.  The Singapore 5-Fluorouracil trabeculectomy study: effects on intraocular pressure control and disease progression at 3 years.  Ophthalmology. 2009 Feb;116(2):175-84.


2. R Husain, G Gazzard, P Foster, J Devereaux, P Chew, F Oen, Peng Khaw, S Seah.  Effect of trabeculectomy on lens opacities in an East Asian population.  Arch Ophthalmol. 2006 124(6):787-92.


3. R Husain, L Tong, A Fong, JF Cheng, A How, WH Chua, L Lee, G Gazzard, D Tan, A Koh, SM Saw.  Prevalence of cataract in rural Indonesia.  Ophthalmology. 2005 Jul;112(7):1255-62.


4. R Husain, J Clarke,S Seah, Peng Khaw.  A review of trabeculectomy in East Asian people – the influence of race.  Eye 2005 March 89(3):288-90   


5. SM Saw, R Husain, G Gazzard, D Koh, D Widjaja, D Tan.  Causes of low vision and blindness in rural Indonesia.  British Journal of Ophthalmology 87(9): 1075-8, Sept. 2003.

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