He was also the pioneer to perform a “Successful corneal graft/Transplant in the Subcontinent along with his Clinical revolutionary Surgical Techniques in the field of Ophthalmology. He yielded three World Shattering operative techniques in the field of Ophthalmology Surgery. The Founder president of the ophthalmic society of Pakistan, Prof. Dr. Ramzan Ali Syed represented Pakistan at various medical meetings abroad. He also started post Graduate Ophthalmic courses at The University of the Punjab.
An upright and a truly devoted Muslim Prof. Dr. Ramzan Ali Syed was born in the Nineteen Hundreds in The Suburbs of Lahore and Belonged to a Modest Background, worked all His Life For The Cause Of Ailing Humanity and Was Laid To Rest At The Holy Shrine “Bibian Pak Damanan” Lahore. It’s said that he was the only one to be buried there within the premises of the shrine after a lapse of 400 years!
A Promising Student of King Edward Medical College. He joined the King Edward Medical College and graduated from here in 1926 in flying colors Distinction in Medical Studies
Served Undivided India in Punjab and after serving for couple of years, subsequently he joined the Provincial Medical Services of the Punjab.
Post Graduate Training In The Field Of Ophthalmology
Professor Dr. Ramzan Ali Syed proceed to the UK, for higher training in Ophthalmology. He obtained DOMS. From London in 1937 DLO from London in 1938.These were then the only highest Diplomas/Degrees awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons in England, in Ophthalmology and ENT. He came back to Serve his Nation and was selected by the PSC as clinical Assistant to the Professor of Ophthalmology and posted at King Edward Medical College, Lahore 1939. After partition he was the first Muslim Professor of Ophthalmology at King Edward Medical College, Lahore. In which capacity he served till 1958. He then joined Fatima Jinnah Medical College as a Professor of Ophthalmology and remained there till 1966. Research in the Field Of Ophthalmology He pioneered the following research activities in Pakistan & developed the following surgical techniques in Eye Surgery.
Dacrocysto-Rhinostomy, (DCR) Paper published in The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, vol.iv, no.33, and 1954.
Partial Sclerectomy with Iriden Clesis (PSI.) In Glaucoma, Published in the Pakistan Medical Forum, vol.11, and no.1 March 1967.
Removal of Cataract in Secondary Glaucoma due to Hyper mature Cataract or Intumescent Cataract, in a single stage procedure. Paper published in Medicine VI. Xvi No.1 April, 1958.
Besides evolving these new techniques he also reported clinical research and was the first to have started a successful Corneal Graft in this Country as early as 1950.
Author of over fifteen articles on different aspects of Ophthalmology published in Medicus and Medical Forum of Karachi Honors and Medals to His Credit.
The Jose Razal Medal for Excellence in Ophthalmology in the Countries of Asia and the Pacific Held in an International Conference in Karachi Pakistan In 1979
Commemorative Medal of Honor by the American Biographical Institute in November, Year 1987 a proof of the recognition of his extraordinary skills and ability in the field of ophthalmology by an International agency of a very high standard
The Then President of Pakistan General Zia-Ul-Haq in the year 1979 announced a Gold Medal in Ophthalmology named after him to be given by the Government of Pakistan yearly, in recognition of meritorious services rendered by Professor Ramzan Ali Syed,
He won great honors, as he was the recipient of many International awards and medals, which include the following Honorary FICS in 1951.
Ramzan Ali Syed Gold Medal in DOMS
Prof. Dr. Ramzan Ali Syed: Announced a gold medal for the first position in the DOMS Examination.
Professor Ramzan Ali Syed Honored
The Postgraduate Medical Institute Lahore has distributed 17 such Medals since 1994 under the kind supervision of The Dean PGMI Prof. Iqbal Ahmad Khan FRCS. and with the financial help of Dr. Afzal Ali Syed the youngest son of late Prof. Dr. Ramzan Ali Syed. Dr. Afzal Ali Syed gave the medals to the candidates, to keep his late Father’s word. The Founder of Ali Hospital Prof.
amzan Ali Syed Founded ALI EYE HOSPITAL at 21 Temple Road Lahore which was an Eye Hospital in the sixty’s which at that time was the first Private Eye Hospital in the Province and ran it very successfully for more than three decades till he breathed his last. The Legend Lives Today. To keep the legend alive Prof. Sahib’s Youngest Son Dr. Afzal Ali Syed changed Ali Hospital, into a comprehensive Eye Care Facility “Ali Eye Hospital” which AlhamdullillAllah successfully runs today.
To Professor Dr. Ramzan Ali Syed’s credit goes two holy books namely “Hadia Alvia” A book of holy prayers, and “Mohammad Rasool Allah Paghambar-e-Islam” Compilation of all the verses in praise of The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) in The Holy Quran.