Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, surgical prevention, and treatment of different eye disorders. An Ophthalmologist is a medical and surgical specialist, who specializes in treating disorders of the eye, and systemic diseases that manifest in the eye or tissues surrounding it. Ophthalmologists also offer osteopathic treatments which may include the application of corrective lenses to repair vision.

The three most common and dangerous eye diseases are diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration. With the rise in diabetic patients, diabetic retinopathy has evolved into a critical issue for patients between the ages of 40-59.

Ophthalmology Department at Shifa is helping adult and pediatric patients see the colors of life vividly. The Department offers state-of-the-art treatment for various eye diseases. Our highly qualified and foreign-trained consultants have specialized training in treating cataracts, glaucoma, corneal transplant, cancer of the eye, diseases of the eyelids, retina, and macular hole treatment.

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Shifa Department of Opthalmology

Shifa Ophthalmology Department continues to remain at the forefront of providing specialized care for different eye conditions and diseases in Pakistan. In addition to glaucoma, squint, refractive, and pediatric surgery, the clinic uses a state-of-the-art INFINITI Vision System for various simple to complex cataract surgeries. Upholding to the highest technical and ethical standards, we offer patients Corneal Topography Scans, Optical Coherence Tomography Scans, Fundus Fluorescein Angiography, Visual Field Assessment, and B-Scan Ultra-Sonography.

Our multidisciplinary team of endocrinologists, oncologists, neurologists, and plastic surgeons closely collaborate to provide every patient with comprehensive care precisely to their needs.

A Part of its achievement, the Corneal Transplant Center in Pakistan has been running efficiently at Shifa International Hospital. Shifa International Hospital works in close collaboration with HOTA (Human Organ Transplant Authority) to ensure high-quality standards in donor corneal harvesting and transplantation. The ophthalmology department has also performed retina surgeries and specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and surgical management of primary, secondary and complicated glaucoma in patients of all ages. SIH’s ophthalmology department also offers a variety of Oculoplastic Services for medical and aesthetical treatment and a range of treatment options for diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, and age-related macular degeneration in the form of laser and anti-VEGF injections.

The spectrum of Ophthalmology services includes:

  • Anterior and posterior segment eye surgeries
  • Glaucoma surgeries using antimetabolites and valve implants for resistant causes
  • Posterior vitrectomy with intraocular laser options. State of the art 25G and 27G Sutureless posterior vitrectomy
  • Retinal and macular disorders treatment
  • Laser and ANTI VEGF injections for Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Cataract operations with Astigmatic, Bifocal and multifocal lens implants
  • Pediatric ophthalmic services
  • Laser-refractive surgery to remove glasses
  • Corneal transplant for all ages (affiliated with American Tissue Bank International, a Donor Bank)
  • 24-hour emergency ophthalmic services
  • Trained optometrist and orthoptist for pediatric care

A wide range of diagnostic equipment includes;

  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Corneal tomography
  • Ophthalmic B scan device
  • Biometry
  • Fundus angiography
  • Visual field analyzer

Dr. Zeba Ilyas Matin
MBBS, FCPS, FRCS (Edinburgh)
Consultant, Ophthalmology

Dr. Farooq Afzal
DO (Dublin), FRCS (Glasgow), FRC Ophth (UK)
Consultant, Ophthalmology

Dr. Saadia Farooq
MBBS, MCPS Ophthalmology, FCPS Ophthalmology, FRCS Glasg Ophthalmology
Consultant, Ophthalmology

Dr. Muhammad Amer Raza Awan
MBBS, MRCOphth, FRCOphth, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Glasg) CCT (UK), FVS(UK), FVRS
Consultant, Ophthalmology

Dr. Sulman Jaffar
MBBS, FCPS Ophthalmology, FRCS (Glasg) Ophthalmology
Consultant, Ophthalmology

Dr. Ayisha Kausar
Consultant, Ophthalmology