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Ophthalmogenetic Screening of Pakistani Patients

In the year 2005 the lab of Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar, T.I. started working on Ophthalmogenetics of Pakistani patients with emphasis on the screening of monogenic and multifactorial eye diseases. Since then the lab has been conducting genetic analysis of non-syndromic and syndromic retinal dystrophies, glaucoma, age related macular degeneration, keratoconus and diabetic retinopathy in Pakistani patients.

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Bird Flu

Origin and spread among birds. The Bird Flu virus was first identified in Italy in the 1900s and has subsequently been shown to be endemic worldwide in the bird populations.  The birds carry the virus in their intestines and these infected birds then shed the virus in their saliva, nasal secretions and feces.  Unaffected birds

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