Dr. Salim Zafar Asaad - International Modern Hospital

Dr. Salim Zafar Asaad

Specialist Ophthalmology
Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Urdu & basic Arabic Types of Physician: Full Time
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Dr. Salim Zafar Asaad is a highly accomplished Vitreo-Retinal surgeon and Cataract surgeon with more than 23 years of clinical experience in Ophthalmology. He has a medical education background from India where he has perfected his base of knowledge and skillset in ophthalmology, owning to the diversity and volume of cases he dealt with. After obtaining his master’s degree in Ophthalmology, Dr. Salim underwent fellowship in Diseases of Retina & the Vitreous from Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai. He also trained in Retinopathy of Prematurity from L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad.

Through his remarkable career, Dr. Salim has had clinical experience at multiple facilities and has also headed the department of ophthalmology for some of them. His years of practice in India were at some of the most premiere ophthalmological centers and household names in healthcare. He has collected extensive experience ophthalmology and is well-versed with the rarest of complications and illnesses present.

Dr. Salim has authored number of publications in peer reviewed journals and is a reviewer for the European Journal of Ophthalmology. He has also widely presented at conferences of all levels and is a member of several international scientific societies.

Dr. Salim’s areas of expertise are Retinal disorders such as Diabetic Retinopathy, Vitreo-Macular interface diseases, Retinal Detachment, Age Related Macular Degeneration and more. He is proficient in all kinds of advanced Vitreo-Retinal surgeries and is also skilled in phacoemulsification with the intraocular lens. He also offers management for cataract, cornea problems, glaucoma, strabismus, optometric corrections and advice for glasses or lenses and trauma caused from injury. Altogether he has performed more than 10,000 procedures with consistently excellent results and satisfied patients. Attention to detail and following through with the patient’s journey are hallmarks of his excellence as a practitioner.


  • Fellowship Retina-Vitreous, Arvind Eye Hospital & PGI Ophthalmology, Madurai, India
  • Management of Retinopathy of Prematurity, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
  • MS Ophthalmology, Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh University, India
  • MBBS, Gauhati Medical College, Gauhati University, India


  • Head of Department Ophthalmology, Burjeel Specialty Hospital, Sharjah, UAE
  • Consultant Retina-Vitreous, Magrabi Specialized Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Senior Consultant & Head Retina-Vitreous Services, Vasan Eye Hospitals Delhi-NCR
  • Consultant Retina-Vitreous, Bharti Eye Foundation, N Delhi, India
  • Consultant Retina-Vitreous, Venu Eye Institute & Research Centre, N Delhi, India
  • Visiting Specialist Vitreo-Retina at four other hospitals in Delhi.


  • European Society of Retina Specialists
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Emirates Society of Ophthalmology
  • All India Ophthalmological society
  • Delhi Ophthalmological Society
  • Vitreous-Retina Society of India


  • Advanced vitreoretinal surgeries
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmological investigations
  • Cataract surgery with intraocular lens
  • Management of Diabetic retinopathy
  • Management of Macular diseases
  • Management of Retinal vascular disorders
  • Management of Age-related macular degeneration
  • Management of Uveitis & ocular inflammation
  • Retinal lasers
  • Management of Eye trauma
  • Management of Glaucoma
  • Management of Corneal diseases