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Dr Nesr Farooq


MRCOphth, FCPS (Ophthalmology), FCPS (V.R)

Consultant Ophthalmologist, 
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Shalamar Institute of Health Sciences, Lahore
Department of Ophthalmology

About Dr Nesr

Dr. Nesr Farooq holds the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Shalamar Medical & Dental College in Lahore. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences. In 2006, he embarked on his residency in the Department of Ophthalmology at LRBT Free Eye & Cancer Hospital. Following his residency, in 2011, he became an Ophthalmologist at LRBT Free Eye & Cancer Hospital.
In 2013, Dr. Nesr Farooq joined Shalamar Medical & Dental College as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. He further pursued his education and completed his second FCPS degree in 2022. Currently, he continues to serve as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Shalamar Medical & Dental College, where he also supervises postgraduate residents as a CPSP supervisor.  

Present Title & Affiliation

  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore 


Clinical Services & Interests

Dr. Nesr Farooq possesses exceptional skills as a surgeon specializing in both the anterior and posterior segments of the eye. With extensive experience, he has successfully performed a wide range of eye surgeries, including cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment, squint correction, vitreo retina procedures, retinal detachment surgeries, pars plana vitrectomy (PPV), and numerous other intricate eye surgical procedures.


Research Interests

  • Retinal nerve fiber layer thickness of different age groups by using optical coherence tomography

  • A comparative study to access the effect of low dose atropine drops in slowing myopia progression


Education & Training

Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

2013 – till date


LRBT Free Eye & Cancer Hospital | 436-A/I, Township, Lahore,

Ophthalmologist/Vitreoretina Trainee

2011 – 2013


LRBT Free Eye & Cancer Hospital | 436-A/I, Township, Lahore, Pakistan 

Resident Medical Officer

2006 – 2011

Board Certifications

  • 2022     FCPS (V.R) College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan

  • 2011     FCPS (Ophthalmology College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan

  • 2009     ICO Refraction International Council of Ophthalmology(ICO-UK)

  • 2006     MRCOphth  Royal College of Surgeons of London (UK)

  • 2004     Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (M.B;B.S) Islamic International Medical College, Rawalpini, Pakistan,


Scientific Presentations

1.    Presented paper on diabetic retinopathy in Lahore Ophthalmo 2010.

2.    Presented paper on endophthalmitis prophylaxis in Lahore
3.    Ophthalmo December 2011. Presented paper on prophylactic treatment of retinal detachment in Lahore Ophthalmo 2019.
4.    Presented research paper in OSP clinical meeting on 13 February 2021


Professional Memberships


  • Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS).

  • Basic cardiac life support (BLS).

  • Educational Planning & Evaluation.

  • Assessment of Competence.

  • Supervisory Skills.

  • Research Methodology, Biostatistics & Medical Writing.

  • Workshop on Research Methodology, Biostatistics & Dissertation Writing, CPSP.

  • Workshop on Primary Surgical skills, CPSP.

  • Workshop on Communications skills, CPSP.

  • Workshop on Computers & Internet, CPSP.

  • Opticus Part 2 MRCOphth Revision Course.UK.

  • Lecturing skills held on 20-21 August 2013.

  • Curriculum development in SMDC.

  • Problem based learning in SMDC.

  • Research methodology in SMDC.

  • Ophthalmic conference in PC hotel, Lahore 2016.

  • Course design in SMDC

  • Ophthalmic conference in PC hotel, Lahore 2018.

  • Ophthalmic conference in PC hotel, Lahore 2019.

  • Symposium of PACRS 2019.

  • Symposium of PVRS 2018.    2

  • Glaucoma workshop LRBT 2012.

  • Lahore Ophthalmo 2012

Courses & Workshops


  • Life member ophthalmological society of Pakistan Lahore 

  • Life member vitreo retinal association of Pakistan

Selected Publications


Peer-Reviewed Articles

1.     Jamil, M. H., Farooq, N., Khan, M. T., & Jamil, A. Z.Characteristics and pattern of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment in Pakistan. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak, 2012; 22(8), 501-504.
2.    Farooq, N., Khan, A. Z., & Rustam, M. N. Role of Pars Plana Vitrectomy with ILM-Peeling in Diffuse Diabetic Macular Edema. Ophthalmology Update, 2017;15(4).
3.    Farooq, N., Ansari, M. A., & Najmi, K. M. Effect of Cyclosporine a 0.05% in the Treatment of Sub-epithelial Infiltrates in Epidemic Kerato-conjunctivitis. Ophthalmology Update, 2019;17(1).
4.    Ansari, M. A., Farooq, N., & Saleem, Z. Effect of Intra-Vitreal Clindamycin & Dexamethasone Compared with Oral Therapy in Treatment of Toxoplasmosis. Ophthalmology Update, 2019;17(2).

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