Noor Haziq Bin Saliman

Colleges, School and Institutes


Noor Haziq Saliman graduated with Bachelor of Optometry (Hons.) from the Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia in 2011. Soon after graduation, he worked as a research assistant at the department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and subsequently enrolled as a postgraduate master student researching the visual performance and abnormal head posture of schoolchildren with infantile nystagmus. Alongside that, he also worked as a locum optometrist in several private practices. He then took a teaching position as a lecturer at SEGi University, Malaysia before pursuing a PhD at The University of Manchester in 2015. Haziq's PhD investigated the subclinical inflammation of the ocular surface and adnexa in response to different types of contact lens material, modality and care system. His research employed several clinical assessment including in vivo confocal microscopy, impression cytology and tear fluid sampling, and further analysed using immunological approach (flow cytometry and cytometric bead array). Haziq is now a posdoctoral research fellow under the Neuroscience & Ophthalmology group, Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, where his research focuses on investigating the longitudinal changes of the retina and optic nerve head, as well as visual functions in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients.

Research interests

Traumatic brain injury

Ocular trauma (traumatic optic neuropathy)

Ocular imaging (Optical coherent tomography, in vivo confocal microscopy)

Contact lens

Ocular surface

Ocular immunology

Low vision

Vision rehabilitation

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Manchester

    Optometry, Characterising the Inflammatory Response of the Ocular Surface and Adnexa to Contact Lens Wear

    2015 - 2019
  • Master of Science, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

    Optometry, The Effect of Infantile Nystagmus Treatment on Visual Status, Reading Performance, and Abnormal Head Posture

    2011 - 2013
  • Bachelor of Science, Universiti Teknologi MARA

    Optometry (Hons.), A Comparison of Contrast Sensitivity Between Amber Tinted Lens Wearer Among Youth Hockey Player and Non-Hockey Player

    2007 - 2011