Dr. Kashif Baig

Cornea - Anterior Segment Surgery - Refractive Surgery - Cataract Surgery


Dr. Baig is actively involved in clinical research. Here is a description of some of the ongoing projects at the Eye Institute. If you are a medical student or ophthalmology resident and would like to get involved, please contact Dr. Baig directly.


Ongoing Projects

Outcomes of scleral fixation of intraocular lenses with fibrin glue

Purpose: To retrospectively examine the surgical and 3-month follow up outcomes such as complications, centration of IOL, visual acuity, and intraocular pressure.

Feasibility of setting up a national corneal transplant registry: Ottawa pilot study

Purpose: To prospectively collect relevant information from every corneal transplant patient in Ottawa into an online registry. Implications on implementing a national database for monitoring evolving methods of transplantation, indications and outcomes.

Phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) in the treatment of anterior basement membrane dystrophy (ABMD): cross sectional study

Purpose: To prospectively assess the recurrence of symptoms of ABMD after treatment with PTK through patient questionnaire data correlated with review of charts.

Corneal crosslinking as an adjunct in the initial treatment of vision-threatening infectious keratitits

Purpose: Randomized control trial to determine the efficacy of crosslinking compared to topical antimicrobial therapy in the initial treatment of infectious keratitis.

Refining corneal trephination in the donor preparation of the boston keratoprosthesis

Purpose: To design a trephine capable of making two cuts of donor corneal tissue simultaneously in order to optimize centration: measured in comparison to two subsequent cuts (standard of care).

DMEK: Challenges of the first 10 cases

Purpose: To report on the challenges of this new surgical technique, and lessons learned at preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative stages.

Comparing fibrin glue and autologous blood for conjunctival autograft fixation in pterygium surgery

Purpose: To retrospectively compare the outcomes (graft stability, recurrence of pterygium) between autologous blood and fibrin glue fixation of conjunctival autografts in pterygium excision surgery.

Outcomes of using a single donor cornea for two lamellar procedures: DALK and DMEK

Purpose: To retrospectively assess if the surgical and follow up outcomes of splitting a donor cornea for two lamellar transplants is comparable to using two donor corneas.

DSAEK vs UT-DSAEK vs DMEK: retrospective comparison of outcomes

Purpose: To retrospectively compare the surgical recovery time, visual acuity, intraocular pressure, and interface complications between 3 techniques in endothelial keratoplasty.

Combination of sutures and corneal crosslinking with riboflavin to improve reduction in astigmatism in patients with keratoconus

Purpose: To prospectively determine if the placement of temporary sutures to reduce astigmatism in keratoconus corneas can be stabilized long term by crosslinking.