Asim V. Farooq, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Asim V. Farooq, MD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Highly skilled ophthalmologist, Asim V. Farooq, MD, provides comprehensive care for a wide range of eye conditions, including cataract surgery, corneal transplantation surgery and correcting common vision disorders (nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism) using refractive surgery. Dr. Farooq has a particular expertise in diagnosing and treating patients with cornea and external eye disease, such as cornea infections and ocular herpes.

Dr. Farooq's dedication to his patients extends beyond direct patient care and into his research efforts. He continues to study the latest techniques for treating eye disease in order to identify the best management strategies for his patients. Dr. Farooq's research has been published in a number of scientific journals, including Cornea, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science and JAMA Ophthalmology.


Areas of Expertise

  • Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD)
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
  • Cornea & External Eye Diseases
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataracts
  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
  • Corneal Infections
  • Diabetic Eye Diseases
  • Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Red Eyes

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

Practicing Since

  • 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Spanish

Medical Education

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine


  • AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital Evanston


  • University of Illinois Medical Center Chicago


  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

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