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Effects of corneal preservation conditions on human corneal endothelial cell culture.

Parekh M., Peh G., Mehta JS., Ahmad S., Ponzin D., Ferrari S.

Case-control study of risk factors for acute corneal hydrops in keratoconus.

Barsam A., Brennan N., Petrushkin H., Xing W., Bunce C., Foot B., Cartwright N., Haridas A., Agrawal P., Suleman H., Ahmad S., MacDonald E., Johnston J. and Tuft S.

British Journal of Ophthalmology (in press)

20 years of limbal epithelial therapy: an update on managing limbal stem cell deficiency.

Fernandez-Buenaga R., Aiello F., Zaher S., Grixti A. and Ahmad S.

(2018) BMJ Open Ophthalmology 3(1): e000164


Defining ocular surface disease activity and damage indices by an international Delphi consultation.

(2017) The OSDISS Study Group. Ocular Surface 15: 97-111

A human corneal epithelial cell line model for limbal stem cell biology and limbal immunobiology.

Shaharuddin B., Ahmad S., Md Latar N., Ali S. and Meeson A.

(2017) Stem Cells Translational Medicine 6: 761-766

Endothelium-in versus endothelium-out for Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty graft preparation and implantation.

Parekh M., Ruzza A., Ferrari S., Ahmad S., Kaye S., Ponzin D. and Romano V.

(2017) Acta Ophthalmologica 95: 194-198

Human corneal endothelial cell cultivation from old donor corneas with forced attachment.

Parekh M., Ahmad S., Ruzza A. and Ferrari S.

(2017) Scientific Reports 7:142

Human limbal mesenchymal stem cells express ABCB5 and can grow on amniotic membrane.

Shaharuddin B., Osei-Bempong C., Ahmad S., Rooney P., Ali S., Oldershaw R. and Meeson A. (2016) Regenerative Medicine 11: 273-286


Combined use of Rituximab and intravenous immunoglobulin for severe autoimmune cicatricial conjunctivitis – an interventional case series. 

Steger B., Madhusudan S., Kaye S., Stylianides A., Romano V., Maqsood S., Harper J. and Ahmad S.

(2016) Cornea 35: 1611-1614


An update on ocular surface epithelial stem cells: cornea and conjunctiva.

Ramos T., Scott D. and Ahmad S.

(2015) Stem Cells Int 2015:601731

Corneal angiography for guiding and evaluating fine needle diathermy treatment of corneal neovascularisation.

Spiteri N., Romano V., Zheng Y., Yadav S., Dwivedi R., Chen J., Ahmad S., Willoughby C. and Kaye S.

(2015) Ophthalmology 122:1079-84

Reliability of artificial anterior chamber pressure and corneal drying on graft corneal thickness.

Romano V., Steger B., Chen J., Hassaan S., Batterbury M., Willoughby C., Ahmad S., Elsheikh A. and Kaye S.

(2015) Cornea 34:866-869

Angiographic and in vivo confocal microscopic characterization of human corneal blood and presumed lymphatic neovascularization: a pilot study.

Romano V., Steger B., Zheng Y., Ahmad S., Willoughby C. and Kaye S.

(2015) Cornea 34:1459-1465


Pterygium: are we any closer to the cause.

Chen J., Maqsood S., Kaye S., Tey A. and Ahmad S.

(2014) Invited Editorial for British Journal of Ophthalmology 98:423-424

Successful application of ex vivo expanded human autologous oral mucosal epithelium for the treatment of total bilateral limbal stem cell deficiency.

Kolli S., Ahmad S., Mudhar H., Meeny A., Lako M. and Figueiredo F.

(2014) Stem Cells 32:2135-2146

Human pluripotent stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelium in retinal treatment: from bench to bedside.

Parvini M., Satarian L., Parivar K., Javan M., Tondar M., Ahmad S. and Baharvand H.

(2014) Molecular Neurobiology 50:597-612


Limbal side population cells: a future treatment for limbal stem cell deficiency.

Shaharuddin B., Ahmad S., Ali S. and Meeson A.

(2013) Regenerative Medicine 8: 319-331

Immunological properties of ocular surface and limbal stem cells for transplantation.

Shaharuddin B., Ahmad S., Meeson A. and Ali S.

(2013) Stem Cells Translational Medicine 2:614-624

Marginal corneal vascular arcades.

Zheng Y., Kaye A., Boker A., Stewart R., Tey A., Ahmad S., Willoughby C., Bron A. and Kaye S.

(2013) Invest. Ophthal. Vis. Sci. 54:7470-7477


In vitro modelling of cortical neurogenesis by sequential induction of human umbilical cord blood stem cells.

Ali H., Forraz N., McGuckin C., Jurga M., Lindsay S., Ip B., Trevelyan A., Basford C., Habibollah S., Ahmad S., Clowry G. and Bayatti N.

(2012) Stem Cell Reviews and Reports 8:210-213

Pluripotent stem cell model reveals essential roles for miR-450b-5p and miR-184 in embryonic corneal lineage specification.

Shalom-Feuerstein R., Serror L., de la Forest Divonne S., Petit I., Aberdam E., Camargo L., Damour O., Vigouroux C., Solomon A., Gaggioli C., Itskovitz-Eldor J., Ahmad S. and Aberdam D.

(2012) Stem Cells 30:898-909

Cultivated limbal and oral mucosal epithelial transplantation.

Aslani M., Baradaran-Rafii A. and Ahmad S. 

(2012) Seminars in Ophthalmology 27:80-93

Limbal stem cell deficiency, dysfunction and distress.

Ahmad S. 

(2012) Stem Cells Translational Medicine 1:110-115

Comparative analysis of human-derived feeder layers with 3T3 fibroblasts for the expansion of human limbal and oral epithelium.

Sharma S., Fuchsluger T., Ahmad S., Katikireddy K., Armant M., Dana R. and Jurkunas U.

(2012) Stem Cell Reviews and Reports 8:696-705


13 years of cultured limbal epithelial cell therapy: a review of the outcomes. 

Baylis O., Figueiredo F., Henein C., Lako M. and Ahmad S. (2011) Journal of Cell Biochemistry 112:993-1002


Successful clinical implementation of corneal epithelial stem cell therapy for treatment of unilateral limbal stem cell deficiency

Kolli S.*, Ahmad S.*, Lako M. and Figueiredo F.

(2010) Stem Cells 28:597-610 *these are first equal co-authors

The culture and transplantation of human limbal stem cells. 

Ahmad S., Osei-Bempong C., Dana R. and Jurkunas U.

(2010) Journal of Cellular Physiology 225:15-19 (“Highlights” article)


Loss of corneal epithelial stem cell properties in outgrowths from human limbal explants cultured on intact amniotic membrane.

Kolli S., Lako L., Figueiredo F., and Ahmad S.

(2008) Regenerative Medicine 3:329-342

A putative role for RHAMM/HMMR as a negative marker of stem cell-containing population of human limbal epithelial cells.

Ahmad S., Kolli S., Li D-Q., de Paiva C., Pryzborski S., Dimmick I., Armstrong L., Figueiredo F., and Lako M. (2008) Stem Cells 26:1609-1619


Differentiation of human embryonic stem cells into corneal epithelial-like cells by in vitro replication of the corneal epithelial stem cell niche.

Ahmad S., Stewart R., Yung S., Kolli S., Armstrong L., Stojkovic M., Figueiredo F., and Lako M.

(2007) Stem Cells 25:1145-1155


Corneal epithelial stem cells: characterisation, culture and transplantation.

Ahmad S., Figueiredo F., and Lako M.

(2006) Regenerative Medicine 1:29-44.


Derivation of human embryonic stem cells from day-8 blastocysts recovered after three-step in vitro culture.

Stojkovic M., Lako M., Stojkovic P., Pryzborski S., Evans J., Armstrong L., Hyslop L., Ahmad S., Herbert M., Murdoch A., and Strachan T.  

(2004) Stem Cells 22:790-7

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