Mr Waleed Alghamdi

Mr Waleed Alghamdi

Visiting Fellow
Medicine & Health
School of Optometry and Vision Science

Dr. Waleed Alghamdi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Optometry at Qassim University, Saudi Arabia, a position he has held after serving as the head of the same department. In addition to his academic roles, he is the current president of the Saudi Society of Optometry and the Co-founder of the Sight for All Foundation in Saudi Arabia.

He also holds the position of the head of the Scientific Committee of the Eastern Mediterranean Council of Optometry and is a visiting research fellow at the University of New South Wales.

Dr. Alghamdi began his academic journey at King Saud University, where he earned his BSc in Optometry. He continued his education at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, gaining both a Masters and a PhD in Optometry.

His research interests are centered around contact lenses, dry eye disease, and community eye health. Apart from his academic and research activities, Dr. Alghamdi participates in various committees and foundations, dedicating his efforts to improving eye health and preventing blindness.

Phone
+61 2 9385 4639
Location
School of Optometry & Vision Science Level 3 North Wing Rupert Myers Building Gate 14 Barker Street UNSW Sydney NSW 2052
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Alrasheed SH; Alghamdi WM, 2022, 'Parents' Awareness of and Perspectives on Childhood Refractive Error and Spectacle Wear in Saudi Arabia.', Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J, 22, pp. 532 - 538, http://dx.doi.org/10.18295/squmj.10.2021.141
    Journal articles | 2022
    Bukhari A; Farsi A; Albaqami F; Jowharji A; Radwi M; Albaqami A; Fallatah M; Alammari A; Alghamdi W, 2022, 'Prevalence of depression and anxiety among patients with breast cancer: a cross-sectional study', World Family Medicine Journal /Middle East Journal of Family Medicine, 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.5742/mewfm.2022.952506
    Journal articles | 2022
    Omar H; Fardous R; Alhindi YM; Aodah AH; Alyami M; Alsuabeyl MS; Alghamdi WM; Alhasan AH; Almalik A, 2022, 'α1-Acid Glycoprotein-Decorated Hyaluronic Acid Nanoparticles for Suppressing Metastasis and Overcoming Drug Resistance Breast Cancer.', Biomedicines, 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/biomedicines10020414
    Journal articles | 2021
    Aldakhil S; Ovenseri-Ogbomo G; Moafa M; Alghamdi W; Alluwimi M; Alghnam S, 2021, 'Visual Function of Drivers and its Relation to the Occurrence of Road Traffic Accidents in Saudi Arabia', Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences, 9, pp. 1016 - 1020, http://dx.doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2021.6787
    Journal articles | 2021
    Alghamdi W; Ovenseri-Ogbomo GO, 2021, 'The prevalence and causes of visual impairment in Dariyah, a rural community in Saudi Arabia', African Vision and Eye Health, 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/aveh.v80i1.579
    Journal articles | 2021
    Alghamdi W, 2021, 'Prevalence of Refractive Errors among Children in Saudi Arabia: A Systemic Review', The Open Ophthalmology Journal, 15, pp. 89 - 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1874364102115010089
    Journal articles | 2021
    Alghamdi WM; Alluwimi MS; Aldakhil SA; Moafa MA; Alghamdi MA, 2021, 'Refractive Errors and Binocular Vision Anomalies among Young University Students', Global Journal of Health Science, 14, pp. 23 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/gjhs.v14n1p23
    Journal articles | 2021
    Alghamdi WM; Alrasheed SH; Nair V; Alluwimi MS, 2021, 'Effects of Cyclopentolate Hydrochloride Dosage on Anterior Segment Parameters in Young Adults (Measured with Pentacam).', Clin Ophthalmol, 15, pp. 891 - 898, http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S291991
    Journal articles | 2021
    Alghamdi WM; Markoulli M; Papas EB, 2021, 'Filaggrin Expression in the Lid Margin During Contact Lens Wear', Eye and Contact Lens, 47, pp. 638 - 641, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0000000000000805
    Journal articles | 2021
    Challa NK; Alghamdi WM, 2021, 'Normal Ocular Protrusion Values in South Indian Population and Effect of Age, Gender and Refractive Status on Ocular Protrusion.', Clin Ophthalmol, 15, pp. 1445 - 1451, http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S302154
    Journal articles | 2021
    Farsi A; Alomar SA; Kadi M; Farsi S; Algethamy H; Reda B; Bahaidarah SA; Binmahfouz A; Nassif MO; Samkari A; Qutub MM; Alnoury I; Malibary H; Bakhsh A; ljaaly HA; Alsayyed E; Akeel N; Alghamdi W; hamdi (13) Abdulaziz Saleem A; Malibary N; Baghlaf O; Trabulsi N, 2021, 'Self-isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic is associated with increased risk of burnout among physician trainees: A cross sectional study', World Family Medicine Journal /Middle East Journal of Family Medicine, 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.5742/mewfm.2021.93991
    Journal articles | 2021
    Moafa MA; Alghamdi W; Alluwimi M; Aldakhil S; Abuallut I; Alghamdi M; Alrasheed S, 2021, 'Evaluation of Visual Function Requirements for Public Jobs in Saudi Arabia', Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences, 9, pp. 608 - 613, http://dx.doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2021.6394
    Journal articles | 2021
    Ovenseri-Ogbomo G; Alghamdi W; Alrasheed S; Alghamdi A; Alzahrani A, 2021, 'Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of healthcare workers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, about the novel coronavirus disease 2019', International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, pp. 1202 - 1210, http://dx.doi.org/10.24911/ijmdc.51-1617469399
    Journal articles | 2021
    Ovenseri-Ogbomo GO; Alghamdi W, 2021, 'Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Optometrists Regarding Low Vision Services in Saudi Arabia', The Open Ophthalmology Journal, 15, pp. 217 - 288, http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1874364102115010217
    Journal articles | 2020
    Abdi Ahmed Z; Alrasheed SH; Alghamdi W, 2020, 'Prevalence of refractive error and visual impairment among school-age children of Hargesia, Somaliland, Somalia.', East Mediterr Health J, 26, pp. 1362 - 1370, http://dx.doi.org/10.26719/emhj.20.077
    Journal articles | 2020
    Alanazi IO; Benabdelkamel H; Alghamdi W; Alfadda AA; Mahbubani KT; Almalik A; Alradwan I; Altammami M; Slater NKH; Masood A, 2020, 'A proteomic approach towards understanding crypoprotective action of Me2SO on the CHO cell proteome.', Cryobiology, 94, pp. 107 - 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cryobiol.2020.04.001
    Journal articles | 2020
    Alghamdi W; Markoulli M; Papas E, 2020, 'The relationship between tear film MMP-9 and meibomian gland changes during soft contact lens wear', Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, 43, pp. 154 - 158, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2019.07.007
    Journal articles | 2020
    Alghamdi WM; Alrasheed SH, 2020, 'Impact of an educational intervention using the 20/20/20 rule on Computer Vision Syndrome', African Vision and Eye Health, 79, http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/aveh.v79i1.554
    Journal articles | 2019
    Alharbi SN; Alduhaymi IS; Alqahtani L; Altammaami MA; Alhoshani FM; Alrabiah DK; Alyemni SO; Alsulami KA; Alghamdi WM; Fallatah M, 2019, 'Molecular Characterization, Bioinformatic Analysis, and Expression Profile of Lin-28 Gene and Its Protein from Arabian Camel (Camelus dromedarius).', Int J Mol Sci, 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms20092291
    Journal articles | 2019
    Alhasan AH; Fardous RS; Alsudir SA; Majrashi MA; Alghamdi WM; Alsharaeh EH; Almalik AM, 2019, 'Polymeric Reactor for the Synthesis of Superparamagnetic-Thermal Treatment of Breast Cancer.', Mol Pharm, 16, pp. 3577 - 3587, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.9b00433
    Journal articles | 2019
    López-de la Rosa A; Alghamdi WM; Kunnen CME; Lazon de la Jara P; González-García MJ; Markoulli M; Papas EB, 2019, 'Changes in the tarsal conjunctiva viewed by in vivo confocal microscopy are associated with ocular symptoms and contact lens wear', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 39, pp. 328 - 336, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opo.12638
    Journal articles | 2018
    Alghamdi W; Markoulli M; Papas E, 2018, 'Responses of contact lens wearers to OSDI and CLDEQ-8 questionnaires', Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, 41, pp. S89 - S89, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2018.04.029
    Journal articles | 2018
    Alghamdi WM; Markoulli M; Papas EB, 2018, 'The Effect of Contact Lens Wear on the Cellular Morphology of the Lid Wiper Area', Optometry and Vision Science, 95, pp. 491 - 497, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000001224
    Journal articles | 2017
    Almalik A; Benabdelkamel H; Masood A; Alanazi IO; Alradwan I; Majrashi MA; Alfadda AA; Alghamdi WM; Alrabiah H; Tirelli N; Alhasan AH, 2017, 'Hyaluronic Acid Coated Chitosan Nanoparticles Reduced the Immunogenicity of the Formed Protein Corona', SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-10836-7
    Journal articles | 2016
    Alghamdi WM; Markoulli M; Holden BA; Papas EB, 2016, 'Impact of duration of contact lens wear on the structure and function of the meibomian glands', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 36, pp. 120 - 131, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opo.12278
    Journal articles | 2015
    AlGhamdi KM; Khurrum H; Al-Natour SH; Alghamdi W; Mubki T; Alzolibani A; Hafez DMY; AlDraibi M, 2015, 'Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Among Dermatology Outpatients: Results From a National Survey.', J Cutan Med Surg, 19, pp. 570 - 579, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1203475415584867
    Journal articles | 2015
    Boon MY; Chu BS; Lee PC; Chiang TJ; Alshamli N; Alghamdi W; Lai J; Yeung W; Bridge C, 2015, 'Perceptions of Older People Regarding Their Vision and Incident Causation', Optometry and Vision Science, 92, pp. 995 - 1002, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000695
  • Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Alghamdi W; Markoulli M; Holden BA; Papas EB, 2015, 'Potential Role for Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 in Meibomian Gland Changes in Contact Lens Wearers', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, CO, Denver, Vol. 56, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), CO, Denver, 03 May 2015 - 07 May 2015, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000362882201092&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2014
    Alghamdi W; Markoulli M; Holden BA; Papas EB, 2014, 'Impact of Current and Previous Contact Lens Wear on Meibomian Glands and Tear Film Characteristics.', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, Vol. 55, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000433205505086&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

  1. Waleed Alghamdi, Maria Markoulli, Brien Holden, Eric Papas, The repeatability of clinical measurements of dry eye and meibomian gland dysfunction: Poster: TFOS 2013, Taromina, Italy
  2. Waleed Alghamdi, Maria Markoulli, Brien Holden, Eric Papas, Impact of Current and Previous Contact Lens Wear on Meibomian Glands and Tear Film Characteristic; Poster:   ARVO 2014, Orlando, USA
  3. Waleed Alghamdi, Maria Markoulli, Brien Holden, Eric Papas, Potential Role for Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 in Meibomian Gland Changes in Contact Lens Wearers: Poster: ARVO 2015, Denver, USA
  4. Mei Ying Boon, Catherine Bridge, Byoung Sun Chu, Pei-Chu Lee, Te-Ju Chiang, Nasser Alshamli, Waleed Alghamdi, Perceptions of Older People Regarding their Vision and Incident Causation: Paper, Optometry & Vision Science 2015
  5. Alghamdi WM, Markoulli M, Holden BA, Papas EB. Impact of duration of contact lens wear on the structure and function of the meibomian glands. Paper Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics. 2016
  6. Waleed Alghamdi,   Maria Markoulli,   Eric Papas. The effect of contact lens wear on the lid margin epithelium. Poster: TFOS 2016, Montpellier, France.
  7. Waleed Alghamdi, Markoulli M, Holden BA, Papas EB. Responses of Contact Lens Wearers to OSDI and CLDEQ-8 questionnaires: Paper presentation, Netherlands Contact lens Congress 2018, Eindhoven, Netherlands
  8. Waleed Alghamdi Markoulli M, Papas EB The Effect of Contact Lens Wear on the Cellular Morphology of the Lid Wiper Area: Paper, Optometry & Vision Science 2018
  9. Waleed Alghamdi Markoulli M, Papas EB The impact of contact lens wear on the OAHFA lipids  in meibum: Poster, American Academy of Optometry, 2018 San Antonio, USA
  10. Waleed Alghamdi Markoulli M, Papas EB, The relationship between tear film MMP-9 and the meibomian glands changes during soft contact lens wear: Paper, Contact Lens and Anterior Eye (2019)

12.  Waleed Alghamdi, Markoulli M, Holden BA, Papas EB. Responses of Contact Lens Wearers to OSDI and CLDEQ-8 questionnaires: Paper presentation, Netherlands Contact lens Congress 2018, Eindhoven, Netherlands

  1. López‐de la Rosa, A., Waleed Alghamdi., et al. Changes in the tarsal conjunctiva viewed by in vivo confocal microscopy are associated with ocular symptoms and contact lens wear. Paper, Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics 2019.
  2. Waleed Alghamdi., & Alrasheed, S. H. (2020). Impact of an educational intervention using the 20/20/20 rule on Computer Vision SyndromePaper, African Vision and Eye Health 2020.
  3. Waleed Alghamdi. Refractive Errors and Binocular Anomalies in Primary Schools in Uyoun Aljawa: A Small Urban Town in Saudi Arabia. Paper, Global Journal of Health Science 2020.
  4. Ahmed ZA, Alrasheed SH, Alghamdi W. Prevalence of refractive error and visual impairment among school-age children of Hargesia, Somaliland, Somalia. Paper,  Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal 2020.
  5. Alghamdi WM, Alrasheed SH, Nair V, Alluwimi MS. Effects of Cyclopentolate Hydrochloride Dosage on Anterior Segment Parameters in Young Adults. Paper, Clinical Ophthalmology 2021
  6. Alghamdi WM. Prevalence of Refractive Errors in children in Saudi Arabia: A Systemic Review. Paper,  The open ophthalmology journal (2021)
  7. Almazroa, A., Alamri, S., Alabdulkader, B., Alkozi, H., Khan, A., & Alghamdi, W. Ocular transmission and manifestation for coronavirus disease: a systematic review. Paper, International Health (2021).
  8. Challa, N. K., & Alghamdi, W. M. Normal Ocular Protrusion Values in South Indian Population and Effect of Age, Gender and Refractive Status on Ocular Protrusion. Paper, Clinical Ophthalmology (2021).
  9. Moafa, M. A., Alghamdi, W., Alluwimi, M., Aldakhil, S., Abuallut, I., Alghamdi, W M., & Alrasheed, S. (2021). Evaluation of Visual Function Requirements for Public Jobs in Saudi Arabia. Paper,  Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences (2021).
  10. Aldakhil, S, Godwin O, Moafa M, Alghamdi WM, Alluwimi MS, and Alghnam S. "Visual Function of Drivers and its Relation to the Occurrence of Road Traffic Accidents in Saudi Arabia. Paper, Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences (2021).
  11. Alghamdi, W. M., & Alrasheed, S. H. (2021). Parents’ Awareness of and Perspectives on Childhood Refractive Error and Spectacle Wear in Saudi Arabia. Paper, Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal (2021)
  12. Alghamdi, W., & Ovenseri-Ogbomo, G. O. (2021). The prevalence and causes of visual impairment in Dariyah, a rural community in Saudi Arabia. African Vision and Eye Health,