In a recent Ophthalmological Society of Pakistan,s annual meeting at Bhurban, May, 2014, Dr. Sameera Irfan has been given a Gold Medal award for academic and professional excellence in the field of Pediatric Ophthalmology in Pakistan for the year 2014.
This is in lieu of her major research on successful Amblyopia (lazy eye) therapy for children and adults as well as for writing 3 books on ophthalmic sub-specialties: Amblyopia, Strabismus, Oculoplastic surgery and numerous publications in national & international peer reviewed journals.
This is her third Gold Medal award; the first one was for distinction in Ophthalmology in MBBS final exam, the second one was for best paper presentation as a junior ophthalmologist at the annual meeting of Ophthalmological Society of Pakistan’s meeting, 2000.
She has established the department of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Oculoplastics at the Mughal Eye Trust Hospital, Lahore which has been offering free clinical services to patients being referred from all over Pakistan and abroad. This is the first free, charity centre of its kind providing quality service to its patients.
Because of her successful work on Amblyopia (lazy eye) management for patients of all ages, she has made an amazing contribution and difference in the field of pediatric ophthalmology. Patients presenting with squint usually have a poor vision in the squinting eye (lazy eye). Her latest research on amblyopia management not only restores good vision in the squinting eye but also corrects the squint with glasses only; such patients do not have to undergo squint surgery.
Dr. Sameera promises to keep up the good work and her efforts to make a difference in the field of pediatric ophthalmology and oculoplastic surgery.