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Asim V. Farooq, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Highly skilled ophthalmologist, Dr. Asim Farooq, 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.

Practice Location

University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Ophthalmology
900 N. Michigan Ave., Ste 1425
Chicago, IL 60611

Year Started Practice


Board Certification


Medical School

University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL


St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, IL


University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL


Washington University, St. Louis, MO


American Academy of Ophthalmology

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-3314

Office Fax

(773) 702-0830

Office Postal Address

Asim V. Farooq, MD
University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2114
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Cornea and external disease
  • Refractive surgery
  • Herpes simplex
  • Herpes zoster
  • Graft Versus Host disease (GVHD)

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Farooq's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.