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Keratoconus Screening at JHAH

A JHAH research program

Keratoconus screening research program at JHAH

This research screen program is designed to diagnose this disease early and manage it accordingly. If the screening project shows a high prevalence of the disease JHAH can recommend/develop a screening tool for all adolescents at the school/college level for early detection of the disease with the aim to improve the quality of life by preserving good vision.

To be eligible to participate in the screening program research for this eye condition, you must be

  • Saudi Aramco or Johns Hopkins Aramco healthcare employee or dependent.
  • Be between the ages of 13 and 23 years. 

JHAH is offering screening tests at the Eye clinic in Dhahran Health Center starting May 15, 2022, onwards.

After your initial registration, you will be contacted for an appointment for the test. The test is very simple that includes taking an image of the eye. The testing requires only 2-5 minutes, is non-invasive, and does not touch your eye. 

Only one appointment is required unless there is Keratoconus diagnosed, in which case further treatment will be offered with the Cornea consultant.

Cross-linking of the Cornea will be offered to the patient at JHAH Dhahran by one of the Cornea consultants at JHAH Dhahran Eye clinic.

Learn more about the ophthalmology center of excellence

Keratoconus Screening Registration

About Keratoconus

Keratoconus occurs when the cornea — the clear, dome-shaped front surface of the eye — thins and gradually bulges outward into a cone shape. A cone-shaped cornea causes blurred vision and may cause sensitivity to light and glare.

Get to know the symptoms, causes, risk factors, and complications associated with Keratoconus. Learn more 

Research leads

Dr. Ashbala Khattak

Dr. Ashbala Khattak

Ophthalmologist
Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare

Abid AlTalhi

Abid AlTalhi

Eye Bank Technician
Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare

Dharan Eye Clinic


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