Dr. Usman Mahmood is an ophthalmologist practicing in Leeds, East Yorkshire. Dr. Mahmood specializes in eye and vision care. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Mahmood can practice medicine as well as surgery. Opthalmologists can perform surgeries because they have their medical degrees along with at least eight years of additional training. Dr. Mahmood can diagnose and treat diseases, perform eye operations and prescribe eye glasses and contacts. Ophthalmologists can also specialize even further in a specific area of eye care.
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Usman Mahmood's Expert Contributions
I have a sharp pain in my eye because I accidentally slept with my contact lenses. What should I do?
You should immediately see an ophthalmologist. This could (not necessarily but I wouldn’t risk it) indicate an early microbial keratitis i.e. bacterial infection which can be pretty serious unless treated early. The most common cause of bacterial corneal infections is excessively prolonged use of contact lenses. READ MORE
It would be best to see a doctor because children occasionally develop presepal cellulitis after a cold. A presentable cellulitis usually requires antibiotics. However if it’s localised then it might just be a chalazion which doesn’t usually require intervention especially when it involves the lower lid only. But considering the history I wouldn’t be too keen to make a diagnosis of chalazion without seeing the child. READ MORE
Hi! Astigmatism can be due to several causes. Whether it will progress or not depends on the cause of the astigmatism. Have you had a corneal topography? That will help exclude corneal ectasias such as keratoconus which can indeed lead to progressively worsening astigmatism. Depending on the cause there can be several treatment options. Cross linking would be the first choice for keratoconus. However for astigmatism without any ectasia the first choice would be a suitable contact lens trial. There are surgical options as well but most patients will benefit from contact lenses although refractive surgical options can also be appropriate for some patients. READ MORE
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Faculty Titles & Positions
- National and International Public Speaking -
- Pakistan Army
Professional Society Memberships
- British and United Kingdom Association of Opthalmology, Royal College of Surgeons
What do you attribute your success to?
- Hard Work, Great Teachers
Hobbies / Sports
- Horseback Riding
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- How to Prepare for Lasik Eye Surgery
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