Publications & Presentations

TEXT BOOKS

Eye Diseases in Hot Climates, 5th Edition

Publication date June 30 2015, IXBN-13: 978-1909836228

S.N. Rajak and J. Sandford Smith

I am the senior author of this comprehensive and well-established textbook of ophthalmology that has been the major training textbook for eye care workers throughout the Developing World since the first edition published in 1986. I have completely rewritten the new edition (2015) and added a large new collection of ophthalmic photos, illustrations and diagrams.

This text book is available from the Ulverscroft Foundation:

http://www.foundation.ulverscroft.com/EyeBooks.htm

 

and from Amazon and other online booksellers

 

TEXT BOOK CHAPTERS

Histiocytic Disorders of the Orbit

Albert Wu, Saul Rajak, Alan McNab, Dinesh Selva

In: Cohen AJ, Ali MJ, edsCompendium of oculofacial, orbital and lacrimal surgery. 1st ed. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2015. In press.

 

Chapter 25: Malignant Eyelid Tumours.

S.N. Rajak, S Huilgol, C. James, D. Selva

In: 1st Edition of Fay and Dolman: Diseases and Disorders of the Orbit and Ocular Adnexa, in press

 

Organising Trichiasis Surgical Outreach: A Preferred Practice for Programme Managers.

International Coalition for Trachoma Control

I was one of the six primary authors of this extensive guide to trachoma surgery outreach that is used throughout trachoma endemic countries. http://www.trachomacoalition.org/sites/www.trachomacoalition.org/files/uploads/resources/Organizing%20trichiasis%20surgical%20outreach%20-%20ICTC%20preferred%20practice_web.pdf

 

SURGICAL TRAINING VIDEOS

www.eyesurgeryvideos.net    

I conceived, developed and run this website that contains hundreds of very high quality, edited, narrated ocuoplastic, lacrimal and orbital surgery videos. It is used by surgeons around the world.

 

The Trachomatous Trichiasis Surgery Training DVD

S.N.Rajak and M.J.Burton.

This DVD has been adopted by the WHO for trachomatous trichiasis surgical training throughout the trachoma endemic world.

 

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  1. The use of prophylactic Nunchaku stents to reduce the risk of nasolacrimal duct obstruction in patients with midfacial tumours undergoing radiotherapy. Orbit, in press

V AR Juniat and SN Rajak

 

  1. Proptosis secondary to third nerve palsy. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, in press

L Chehade, SN Rajak, D Selva

 

  1. A case of traumatic infraorbital neuroma, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, in press

S Amjadi, WO Chan, SN Rajak, DK Morrissey, S Simon, G Davis, D Selva, AJ Psaltis

 

  1. Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis: A case of orbital involvement, Modern Rheumatology Case Reports, in press

D Sia, SN Rajak, J Kokavec, L Moore, D Selva

 

  1. Periocular Basal Cell Carcinoma: A Comprehensive Review, Expert Review of Ophthalmology, in press

MT Sun, SN Rajak, D Selva, H Smith

 

  1. A primary squamous cell carcinoma of the orbit, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, in press

A Kennedy, K Allan, SN Rajak

 

  1. Predictors of trachomatous trichiasis surgery outcome, Ophthamology, in press

E Habtamu, T Wondie, S Aweke, Z Tadesse, M Zerihun, B Gashaw, G Sharew, H Degineh, SN Rajak, et al

 

  1. Podoconiosis, trachomatous trichiasis and cataract in northern Ethiopia: a comparative cross-sectional study, PLoS NTD, 2017 Feb 10;11(2):e0005388

H Burn, S Aweke, T Wondie, E Habtamu, K Deribe, SN Rajak, S Bremner, G Davey

 

  1. Orbital cellulitis from facial tissue fillers, Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 2017 Feb 10. doi: 10.1111/ceo.12930.

PI Sia, SN Rajak, R Benger, D Selva

 

  1. Simple Lipoma of the Eyelid: A Rare Entity

H Oliphant, SN Rajak, D Selva

Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, in press

 

  1. Sebaceous adenomas in the absence of Muir-Torre syndrome

PI Sia, SN Rajak, C James, S Huilgol, D Selva

Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, in press

 

  1. Pressureless orbital decompression for myopic proptosis

SN Rajak, RA McGovern, D Selva

Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, in press

 

  1. A case of a spontaneous self-resolving retrobulbar haemorrhage following MDMA use

JV Chervenkoff, SN Rajak, D Selva, GJ Davis

Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, accepted for publication

 

  1. Pigmented In-Situ Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Eyelid

MT Sun, SN Rajak, S Huilgol, C James, D Selva

Australasian Journal of Dermatology, in press

 

  1. Infundibulocystic basal cell carcinoma of the eyelid

MT Sun, SN Rajak, S Huilgol, C James, D Selva

Australasian Journal of Dermatology, in press

 

  1. Cystic changes in primary paediatric optic nerve sheath meningioma

D Narayan, SN Rajak, S Patel, D Selva

Orbit 2016 in press

 

  1. Clinical Outcomes of Ruptured Periorbital and Orbital Dermoid Cysts

WF Siah, AA Al-Muhaylib, SN Rajak, K Ziahosseini, D Selva, R Malhotra, AH Alsuhaibani

Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, accepted for publication

 

  1. Proptosis secondary to orbital bone remodelling from intracranial hypertension

TA Eldredge, SN Rajak, A Taranath, D Selva

JAMA Ophthalmol 2016 April 28

 

  1. Impact of Trichiasis Surgery on Quality of Life: a longitudinal study in Ethiopia

E Habtamu, T Wondie, S Aweke, Z Tadesse, M Zerihun, Z Zewdie, K Callahan, P M Emerson, H Kuper, R L Bailey, D C W Mabey, S N Rajak, S Polack, H A Weiss, M J Burton

PLOS NTD 2016 Apr 14;10(4):e0004627

 

  1. Periocular necrotising fasciitis: a multicentre case series

SN Rajak, EC Figueira, AS Haridas, K Satchi, JM Uddin, AA McNab, C Rene, TJ Sullivan, GE Rose, D Selva

British Journal of Ophthalmology, online ahead of print Feb 2016

 

  1. Audible Blink in Prostaglandin-Associated Periorbitopathy

CS Fong, SN Rajak, A Pirbai, D Selva

Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, online ahead of print Feb 2016

 

  1. Posterior lamellar versus bilamellar tarsal rotation surgery for trachomatous trichiasis in Ethiopia: a randomised controlled trial

E Habtamu, T Wondie, S Aweke, Z Tadesse, M Zerihun, Z Zewudie, AB Kello, CH Roberts, PM Emerson, RL Bailey, DCW Mabey, SN Rajak, K Callahan, HA Weiss, MJ Burton

Lancet Global Health, online ahead of print Mar 2016

 

  1. An IgG4-related orbital disease mass lesion

S N Rajak, T A Eldredge, F Rashid, G P Brittain

Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, in press

 

  1. Juvenile xanthogranuloma, BMJ Spot Diagnosis

S N Rajak, D Selva,

British Medical Journal, online ahead of print Feb 2016

 

  1. Surgical correction of giant fornix syndrome

L D Farmer, S N Rajak, T G Hardy, A A McNab, D Selva

Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, online ahead of print Jan 2016

 

  1. Pyoderma gangrenosum of the eyelid

J Kokavec, S N Rajak, S Huilgol, D Selva

Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, in press

 

  1. The impact of trachomatous trichiasis on quality of life: a case-control study

E Habtamu, T Wondie, S Aweke, Z Tadesse, M Zerihun, Z Zewdie, K Callahan, P M Emerson, H Kuper, R L Bailey, D C W Mabey, S N Rajak, S Polack, H A Weiss, M J Burton

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2015 Nov 23;9(11)

 

  1. Trachoma and relative poverty: a case-control study

E Habtamu, T Wondie, S Aweke, Z Tadesse, M Zerihun, Z Zewdie, K Callahan, P M Emerson, H Kuper, R L Bailey, D C W Mabey, S N Rajak, S Polack, H A Weiss, M J Burton

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2015 Nov 23;9(11)

 

  1. Case report: a diagnostically challenging conjunctival mass caused by the Epstein-Barr virus

J.V. Chervenkoff, S.N. Rajak, P.G. Brittain, D.A. Wright, V.J.M. Barrett

BMC Ophthalmology, 2015 Oct 7;15:129

 

  1. Fibrin Glue Assisted Orbital Cyst Excision

S.N. Rajak, E. Figueira, D. Selva

Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 2015 Sep 24

 

  1. Bisphosponate induced orbital inflammation

A Pirbhai, S. N. Rajak, L. A. Goold, T. S. Cunneen, G. Wilcsek, P. Martin, I. Leibovitch, D. Selva

Orbit, 2015;34(6):331-5

 

  1. Dacryoadenitis Associated with Adenoviral Keratoconjunctivitis

S Amjadi, S.N. Rajak, H Solanki, D Selva

Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 2015 Aug 24

 

  1. Bilateral extraocular muscle metastasis from breast cancer in a patient with thyroid eye disease Juniat, S.N. Rajak, D. Selva

American Journal of Cancer Case Reports Vol 3, No 3 2015

 

  1. Orbital Myositis Secondary to Statin Therapy Bharami, S.N. Rajak, D. Selva

Medical Journal of Australia, Nov 2;203(9):365

 

  1. An elusive intraoptic nerve foreign body Sia, S.N. Rajak, J.Gilhotra, D. Selva

Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 2016 Jan;44(1):71-2

 

  1. Free flaps reconstruction after orbital exenteration: a single centre case series

S.N. Rajak, E Figueira, N.A. Forster, T Greenwell, G. Rees, D Selva, Y Caplash

International Journal of Ophthalmology and Clinical Research, 2015, 2:3

 

  1. Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging of the Optic Nerve head Pre and Post- Optic Nerve Sheath Fenestration

H Chowdhury, S.N. Rajak, D. Heath, G.P. Brittain

BMJ Case Reports, 2015 Jul 6;

 

  1. IgG4 staining in thyroid eye disease

I Kashani, S.N. Rajak, D.J. Kearney, N.H. Andrew, D. Selva

Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, online ahead of print 2015 Sep 10

 

  1. Pathogenesis of Progressive Scarring Trachoma in Ethiopia and Tanzania and its Implications for Disease Control: Two Cohort Studies

M.J. Burton, S.N. Rajak, V.H. Hu, A Ramadhani, E Habtamu, P Massae, Z Tadesse, K Callahan, P.M. Emerson, P.T. Khaw, D Jeffries, D.C.W. Mabey, R.L. Bailey, H.A. Weiss and M.J. Holland

PLoS NTD, 2015 May 13;9(5)

 

  1. A clinical sign for aiding the diagnosis of unilateral subconjunctival orbital fat herniation SN. Rajak, G. E. Rose

Ophthalmology Research: An International Journal, 4(2): 41-44, 2015

 

  1. The Tarsorrhaphy Procedure SN Rajak, J. Rajak, D. Selva

Community Eye Health 2015, 28:89:10-11

 

  1. Epilation for minor trachomatous trichiasis: four-year results of a randomised controlled trial

E Habtamu, S.N. Rajak, Z. Tadesse, T. Wondie, M. Zerihun, B. Guadie, T. Gebre, A.B. Kello, K. Callahan, D.C.W. Mabey, P.T. Khaw, C.E. Gilbert, H.A. Weiss, P.M. Emerson, M.J. Burton

PLOS NTD March 13, 2015 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003558

 

  1. Orbital myositis: a side effect of interferon alpha 2b treatment

S.N. Rajak, T Sullivan, D. Selva

Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2015, 31(1):75

 

  1. Emesis-induced Sub-periosteal Haematoma: A Case Report JR. Reid, S. N Rajak, C.D. Good, G. P. Brittain

Orbit. 2014. 33{3):226-8

 

  1. The outcome of trachomatous trichiasis surgery in Ethiopia: risk factors for recurrence

S.N.Rajak, E.Habtamu, H.A.Weiss, A.B.Kello,, B Abera, M Zerihun, T.Gebre, C.E.Gilbert, P.T.Khaw P.M.Emerson and M.J.Burton

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013 22;7(8):e2392

 

  1. Post-Operative Recurrent Trachomatous Trichiasis Is Associated with Increased Conjunctival Expression of S100A7 (Psoriasin)

M.J.Burton, S.N.Rajak, A.Ramadhani, H.A.Weiss, E.Habtamu, B.Abera, P.M.Emerson, P.T.Khaw, D.C.W.Mabey, M.J.Holland, R.L.Bailey

PLoS NTD 6(12) e1985

 

  1. Why do people not attend for treatment of trachomatous trichiasis in Ethiopia? A study of barriers to surgery

S.N.Rajak, E.Habtamu, H.A.Weiss, A.B.Kello, M Zerihun, T.Gebre, C.E.Gilbert, P.M.Emerson and M.J.Burton

PLoS NTD, 2012, 6(8), e1766

 

  1. New DVD supports trachoma surgery training

S.N.Rajak, A.Bedri, M.J.Burton

Community Eye Health. 2011 Dec;24(76):46-7.

 

  1. Absorbable versus silk sutures for surgical treatment of trachomatous trichiasis in Ethiopia: A randomised controlled trial

S.N.Rajak, E.Habtamu, H.A.Weiss, A.B.Kello, T.Gebre, A.Genet, R.L.Bailey, D.C.W.Mabey, P.T.Khaw, C.E.Gilbert, P.M.Emerson and M.J.Burton.

PLoS Medicine, 2011;8(12):e1001137

 

  1. Surgery versus epilation for the treatment of minor trichiasis in Ethiopia: a randomised controlled non-inferiority trial

S.N.Rajak, E.Habtamu, H.A.Weiss, A.B.Kello, T.Gebre, A.Genet, R.L.Bailey, D.C.W.Mabey, P.T.Khaw, C.E.Gilbert, P.M.Emerson and M.J.Burton.

PLoS Medicine, 2011;8(12:)e1001136

 

  1. Trachomatous trichiasis and its management in endemic countries

S.N.Rajak, J.R.O.C.Collin, M.J.Burton

Survey of Ophthalmology. 2012 Mar-Apr;57(2):105-35

 

  1. Epilation for trachomatous trichiasis and the risk of corneal opacification?

S.N.Rajak, E.Habtamu, H.A.Weiss, A.Bedri, T.Gebre, A.Genet, P.T.Khaw, R.L.Bailey, D.C.W.Mabey, C.E.Gilbert, P.M.Emerson, M.J.Burton

Ophthalmology 2011 Oct 4 (Epub ahead of print)

 

  1. The clinical phenotype of trachomatous trichiasis in Ethiopia: not all trichiasis is due to entropion

S.N.Rajak, E.Habtamu, H.A.Weiss, A.Bedri, T.Gebre, R.L.Bailey, D.C.W.Mabey, P.T.Khaw, C.E.Gilbert, P.M.Emerson, M.J.Burton

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2011;52(11):7974-80

 

  1. Clearing the backlog: trichiasis surgeon retention and productivity in Northern Ethiopia

E.Habtamu, S.N.Rajak, T.Gebre, M.Zerihun, A.Genet, P.M.Emerson and M.J.Burton

PLOS NTD. 2011;5(4):e1014

 

  1. The conjunctival transcriptone in scarring trachoma.

M.J.Burton, S.N.Rajak, J.Bauer, H.A.Weiss, S.B.Tolbert, A.Shoo, E.Habtamu, A.Manjurano, P.M.Emerson, D.C.Mabey, M.J.Holland, R.L.Bailey RL

Infection and Immunity 2011;79(1):499-511

 

  1. Trichiasis surgery in The Gambia: a four year prospective study.

S.N.Rajak, P.Makalo, A.Sillah, M.J.Holland, D.C.Mabey, R.L.Bailey, M.J.Burton

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010 26. 2010. 51(10) 4996-5001

 

  1. Conjunctival expression of matrix metalloproteinase and proinflammatory cytokine genes after trichiasis surgery.

M.J.Burton, R.L.Bailey, D.Jeffries, S.N.Rajak, R.A.Adegbola, A.Sillah, DC.Mabey, M.J.Holland

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010 Jul;51(7):3583-90. 2010 51(7) 3583-3590

 

  1. Further insights into West African crystalline maculopathy.

S.N.Rajak, L.Pelosini, M.D.Mohamed

Archives of Ophthalmology 2009;127(7):863-868

 

  1. Recurrent anterior chamber haemorrhage from an intraocular lens implant simulating amaurosis fugax.

S.N.Rajak, A.Bahra, N.S.Aburn, N.J.Warden, S.S.Mossman

Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 2007;33(8):1492-1493

 

  1. The inadvertent administration of intralenticular triamcinolone

S.N.Rajak, V.D.Dubois, B.Mokete, A.G.Casswell

Eye. 2007;21(3):426-7

 

  1. Tinted contact lenses as an alternative management for photophobia in children with rod cone dystrophies.

S.N.Rajak, A.D.Currie, V.J.Dubois, M.Morris, S.Vickers

Journal of AAPOS. 2006;10:336-9.

 

  1. Changes in Chromatic and Achromatic Contrast Sensitivities Following Tropicamide Administration. E.Lee, G.Ong, S.N.Rajak, A.G.Casswell

Eye. 2007;21:187-190

 

  1. Contamination of disposable tonometer prisms during tonometry.

S.N.Rajak, J.Paul, V.Sharma, S.Vickers

Eye. 2006;20:358-61.

 

  1. Clinical and angiographic outcomes with Gugleilmi detachable coils (GDC) embolisation of intracranial aneurysms: Wellington Hospital Experience with 40 patients.

B.Darwish, S.N.Rajak, A.Wickremesekera, M.Hunn, V.Balakrishnan, D.Braithwaite, T.Fitzjohn

ANZ J Surg. 2003 Sep;73(9):717-21.

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