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Dr. Sameera Irfan

Ophthalmic, Oculoplastic surgeon and Strabismologist

Her major interests are oculoplastic, orbital, lacrimal and all kinds of squint surgeries and Glaucoma. She graduated from Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan in 1987 with a Gold Medal in Ophthalmology. Then she went to U.K and completed pre-and post-fellowship training there. She passed FRCS from The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, in 1994 and was selected in the West Yorkshire Ophthalmology rotation where she was not only trained in general ophthalmology but received specialized training in Oculoplastics, Pediatric Ophthalmology/ Strabismus and Glaucoma at Leeds General Infirmary.
Dr. Sameera Irfan

Currently, she is working as a consultant at Mughal Eye Trust hospital, Lahore where free consultation is offered to referred patients in the above sub-specialties from all over Pakistan. She is actively involved in post-graduate training in Oculoplastics and Strabismus.

She has over 20 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. She has presented scientific papers, given lectures and run courses not only in Pakistan but also in U.K, India and Germany.
She is the author of the textbook ‘An Insight into the Basics of OCULOPLASTICS’ as well as “UNDERSTANDING STRABISMUS”, published by JP Brothers and “UNDERSTANDING AMBLYOPIA”, based on her latest research in the subject which offers hope to millions of amblyopic patients of all ages around the world.

She is an active Faculty Member of the following societies:

  • Pakistan Oculoplastic Association (General Secretary)
  • Pakistan Ophthalmic Association
  • Pakistan Pediatric Ophthalmology Society
  • All India Ophthalmological Association (Life Member)
  • Oculoplastic Association of India
  • Bombay Ophthalmological Association

Her areas of expertise are:

  • Cosmetic eyelid/brow surgery – blepharoplasty (eyebag and excess skin removal), eyebrow lifts
  • Ptosis surgery (droopy upper eyelids)
  • Entropion / ectropion surgery
  • Eyelid/periocular tumour surgery
  • Facial skin lumps
  • Eyelid & orbital reconstruction following trauma
  • Thyroid eye disease
  • Orbital decompression surgery
  • Orbital tumours
  • Socket reconstructive surgery
  • Eyelid and eyebrow surgery following facial palsy
  • The watering eye including endoscopic DCR/Lester Jones tubes
  • Reconstruction of defects
  • Squint Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery