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Asim Farooq

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentOphthalmology and Visual Science
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Washington University, St. Louis, MOFellowship2016Cornea
    Univerity of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, ILResidency2015Ophthalmology
    St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, IL Internship2012Transitional Year
    University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, ILMD2011Medicine
    University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, ILResearch Fellowship2010Prevent Blindness
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    2018Claes Dohlman Fellowship Award
    2018Respect and Compassion Award, The University of Chicago, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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         Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
    The University of Chicago Polsky Center for Innovation
    Coprs Grant
    Role Description: $2,500

         Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
    University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine
    Resident Publication Incentive
    Role Description: $5,345

         Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013
    Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
    NEI Travel Grant
    Role Description: $952

    University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine
    Resident Publication Incentive
    Role Description: $2,128

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    1. Riaz KM, Ding K, Farooq AV. Reply to Comment on: Noninfectious Outcomes of Intravitreal Antibiotic-Steroid Injection and Topical NSAID Versus Triple Drop Therapy Postcataract Surgery. Am J Ophthalmol. 2024 Apr; 260:215-216. PMID: 38281566.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Mian OT, Asif H, Sandhu U, Multani K, Farooq AV, Ding K, Riaz KM. Noninfectious Outcomes of Intravitreal Antibiotic Steroid Injection and Topical Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs Versus Triple Drop Therapy After Cataract Surgery. Am J Ophthalmol. 2024 Apr; 260:37-48. PMID: 37944685.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Theophanous CN, Wolfgeher DJ, Farooq AV, Hilkert Rodriguez S. Biomarkers of Pediatric Cataracts: A Proteomics Analysis of Aqueous Fluid. Int J Mol Sci. 2023 May 20; 24(10). PMID: 37240389; PMCID: PMC10219433.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Hakim F, Farooq A. Conjunctival chronic lymphocytic leukemia presenting as bilateral chronic conjunctivitis. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2022 Sep; 27:101670. PMID: 35959475; PMCID: PMC9358413.
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    5. Hakim FE, Farooq AV. Update on Dry Eye Disease-Reply. JAMA. 2022 06 21; 327(23):2356. PMID: 35727280.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Amin SV, Otti VE, Farooq AV, Shah HA. Ocular Injuries From Drive-by Paintball Shootings. Am J Ophthalmol. 2022 10; 242:139-143. PMID: 35594916.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Hakim FE, Farooq AV. Dry Eye Disease: An Update in 2022. JAMA. 2022 Feb 01; 327(5):478-479. PMID: 35103781.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Lee V, Farooq AV, Shah HA. Leukemic and Lymphomatous Optic Neuropathy: A Case Series. J Neuroophthalmol. 2021 Dec 01; 41(4):e796-e802. PMID: 34629409.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Zhang CY, Farooq AV, Harocopos GJ, Sollenberger EL, Hou JH, Bouchard CS, Shieh C, Tran UL, Lubniewski AJ, Huang AJW, Paley GL. Corneal perforation in ocular graft-versus-host disease. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2021 Dec; 24:101224. PMID: 34805617; PMCID: PMC8586569.
      Citations: 6     
    10. Riaz KM, Wang L, Williams B, Dvorak JD, Kloek CE, Farooq AV, Koch DD. Refractive and keratometric outcomes of supervised novice surgeon-performed limbal relaxing incisions: 1-year results. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2021 Oct 01; 47(10):1319-1326. PMID: 34544087.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Theophanous CN, Avdagic E, Farooq AV, Skondra D, Qiu M. Management of severe epithelial versus fibrous downgrowth following trabeculectomy: Case report and literature review. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2021 Sep; 23:101183. PMID: 34381927; PMCID: PMC8339341.
      Citations:    
    12. Aldave AJ, DeMatteo J, Chamberlain WD, Philippy B, Farooq AV, Buckman N, Crosson A, Li J, Meinecke E, Kaufman AH. COVID and the Cornea: From Controversies to Consensus: Report of the Eye Bank Association of America Medical Advisory Board Policy and Position Review Subcommittee. Cornea. 2021 07 01; 40(7):809-816. PMID: 33782270.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    13. Lonial S, Nooka AK, Thulasi P, Badros AZ, Jeng BH, Callander NS, Potter HA, Sborov D, Zaugg BE, Popat R, Degli Esposti S, Byrne J, Opalinska J, Baron J, Piontek T, Gupta I, Dana R, Farooq AV, Colby K, Jakubowiak A. Management of belantamab mafodotin-associated corneal events in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM). Blood Cancer J. 2021 05 26; 11(5):103. PMID: 34039952; PMCID: PMC8155129.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    14. Liles CA, Harocopos GJ, Reidy JJ, Farooq AV, Blitzer AL. Severe Corneal Hydrops With Suspected Posterior Stromal Rupture Managed With Ultrathin Descemet-Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty. Cornea. 2021 Apr; 40(4):513-515. PMID: 32925430.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Si Z, Veldman PB, Reidy JJ, Farooq AV. Severe Inflammatory Response in a Patient on Oral Miltefosine for Acanthamoeba Keratitis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2022 05 19; 30(4):1027-1028. PMID: 33560165.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    16. Sokol JT, Schechet SA, Komati R, Eliott D, Vavvas DG, Kaplan RI, Ittiara ST, Farooq AV, Sheth VS, MacCumber MW, Ke R, Gentile RC, Skondra D. Macular Hole Closure with Medical Treatment. Ophthalmol Retina. 2021 07; 5(7):711-713. PMID: 33338669.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Farooq AV, Degli Esposti S, Popat R, Thulasi P, Lonial S, Nooka AK, Jakubowiak A, Sborov D, Zaugg BE, Badros AZ, Jeng BH, Callander NS, Opalinska J, Baron J, Piontek T, Byrne J, Gupta I, Colby K. Correction to: Corneal Epithelial Findings in Patients with Multiple Myeloma Treated with Antibody-Drug Conjugate Belantamab Mafodotin in the Pivotal, Randomized, DREAMM-2 Study. Ophthalmol Ther. 2020 Dec; 9(4):913-915. PMID: 32920777; PMCID: PMC7708532.
      Citations: 1     
    18. Blitzer AL, Skondra D, Farooq AV. Scleritis and Retinal Detachment After Strabismus Surgery in a Patient With Thyroid Eye Disease. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020 11 01; 138(11):1209-1210. PMID: 32940624.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Rabiee B, Bheri A, Farooq AV, Yazdanpanah G, Jabbehdari S, Ghassemi M, Djalilian AR. The Effect of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Secretome on Corneal Endothelial Cell Preservation in an Oxidative Injury Model. Cornea. 2020 Nov; 39(11):1426-1430. PMID: 32732699.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    20. Riaz KM, Williams BL, Farooq AV, Kloek CE. Surgical Curriculum for Presbyopia-Correcting Intraocular Lenses: Resident Experiences and Surgical Outcomes. Clin Ophthalmol. 2020; 14:2441-2451. PMID: 32921977; PMCID: PMC7457827.
      Citations:    
    21. Farooq AV, Degli Esposti S, Popat R, Thulasi P, Lonial S, Nooka AK, Jakubowiak A, Sborov D, Zaugg BE, Badros AZ, Jeng BH, Callander NS, Opalinska J, Baron J, Piontek T, Byrne J, Gupta I, Colby K. Corneal Epithelial Findings in Patients with Multiple Myeloma Treated with Antibody-Drug Conjugate Belantamab Mafodotin in the Pivotal, Randomized, DREAMM-2 Study. Ophthalmol Ther. 2020 Dec; 9(4):889-911. PMID: 32712806; PMCID: PMC7708586.
      Citations: 61     
    22. Simon NC, Farooq AV, Zhang MH, Riaz KM. The Effect of Pharmacological Dilation on Calculation of Targeted and Ideal IOL Power Using Multivariable Formulas. Ophthalmol Ther. 2020 Sep; 9(3):1-11. PMID: 32462340; PMCID: PMC7406603.
      Citations: 5     
    23. Avdagic E, Chew HF, Veldman P, Tu EY, Jafri M, Doshi R, Boggild AK, Reidy JJ, Farooq AV. Resolution of Acanthamoeba Keratitis with Adjunctive Use of Oral Miltefosine. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2021 Feb 17; 29(2):278-281. PMID: 31829774.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    24. Williams B, Jafri M, Arfeen S, Reidy JJ, Hariprasad SM, Farooq AV. Atypical Keratitis Caused by Rothia Dentocariosa. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2021 Jan 02; 29(1):26-28. PMID: 31580183.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    25. Jeffers JV, Qayum S, Farooq AV, Shah HA. Utilization of prescription opioid analgesia after oculoplastic surgery. Orbit. 2020 04; 39(2):154. PMID: 31169424.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Palko JR, Arfeen S, Farooq AV, Reppa C, Harocopos GJ. Corneal keloid presenting forty years after penetrating injury: Case report and literature review. Surv Ophthalmol. 2019 Sep - Oct; 64(5):700-706. PMID: 30849427.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Farooq AV, Colby K. Contact Lenses in the Management of Corneal Dystrophies. Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 2020 Feb; 237(2):175-179. PMID: 30736080.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Silas MR, Jeffers JV, Farooq AV, Corey JP, Shah HA. Medial Orbital Wall Reconstruction to Facilitate Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for Erosive Polypoidal Sinus Disease. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Jan/Feb; 35(1):e3-e6. PMID: 30407994.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Sarnicola C, Farooq AV, Colby K. Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy: Update on Pathogenesis and Future Directions. Eye Contact Lens. 2019 Jan; 45(1):1-10. PMID: 30005051.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Baim AD, Movahedan A, Farooq AV, Skondra D. The microbiome and ophthalmic disease. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2019 04; 244(6):419-429. PMID: 30463439; PMCID: PMC6546998.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Paley GL, Lubniewski AJ, Reidy JJ, Farooq AV. Toxic Keratoconjunctivitis. Eye Contact Lens. 2018 Sep; 44 Suppl 1:S8-S15. PMID: 28445208.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Farooq AV, Hou JH, Jassim S, Haq Z, Tu EY, de la Cruz J, Cortina MS. Biofilm Formation on Bandage Contact Lenses Worn by Patients with the Boston Type 1 Keratoprosthesis: A Pilot Comparison Study of Prophylactic Topical Vancomycin 15 mg/mL and Linezolid 0.2. Eye Contact Lens. 2018 Sep; 44 Suppl 1:S106-S109. PMID: 27755287.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Hadjokas NP, Reidy JJ, Farooq AV. Chronic Follicular Conjunctivitis in a Middle-aged Woman. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018 07 01; 136(7):833-834. PMID: 29801089.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    34. Kulenkamp JE, Farooq AV, Abbasian J, Shah H. Trapdoor orbital floor fracture and inferior rectus entrapment with minimal infraduction deficit and hypertropia. Can J Ophthalmol. 2018 12; 53(6):e252-e254. PMID: 30503008.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Farooq AV, Paley GL, Lubniewski AJ, Gonzales JA, Margolis TP. Unilateral Posterior Interstitial Keratitis as a Clinical Presentation of Herpes Simplex Virus Disease. Cornea. 2018 Mar; 37(3):375-378. PMID: 29256984.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Chen TH, Farooq AV, Shah HA. Pediatric Patient With T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma and Acute Vision Loss. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018 Feb 01; 136(2):213-214. PMID: 29121170.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    37. Silas MR, Hilkert SM, Reidy JJ, Farooq AV. Posterior keratoconus. Br J Ophthalmol. 2018 07; 102(7):863-867. PMID: 29122822.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. Paley GL, Farooq AV, Lubniewski AJ. Conjunctival Lesion in a Patient With Ocular Graft-vs-Host Disease. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 08 01; 135(8):883-884. PMID: 28494062.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. Farooq AV, Soin K, Djalilian AR, Hou JH, Hassan OM. Management of Corneal Scarring Secondary to Herpes Zoster Keratitis. Cornea. 2017 Aug; 36(8):1018-1023. PMID: 28582374.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. Farooq AV. Herpes Simplex Virus Keratitis and Resistance to Acyclovir. Cornea. 2017 02; 36(2):e4-e5. PMID: 28060081.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    41. Farooq AV. Herpes Simplex Virus Keratitis and Resistance to Acyclovir. Cornea. 2016 Dec 08. PMID: 27941388.
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    42. Hou JH, Patel SS, Farooq AV, Qadir AA, Tessler HH, Goldstein DA. Decline in Ocular Toxoplasmosis over 40 Years at a Tertiary Referral Practice in the United States. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2018; 26(4):577-583. PMID: 27892751.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. Farooq AV, Gibbons AG, Council MD, Harocopos GJ, Holland S, Judelson J, Shoss BL, Schmidt EJ, Md Noh UK, D'Angelo A, Chundury RV, Judelson R, Perez VL, Huang AJW. Corneal Toxicity Associated With Aquarium Coral Palytoxin. Am J Ophthalmol. 2017 Feb; 174:119-125. PMID: 27793603.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    44. Echalier E, Eck TW, Hong AR, Farooq AV, Gregory DG, Lubniewski AJ, Paley GL. Corneoscleral Laceration and Ocular Burns Caused by Electronic Cigarette Explosions. Cornea. 2016 Jul; 35(7):1015-8. PMID: 27191672; PMCID: PMC4900417.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. Haq Z, Farooq AV, Huang AJ. Infections after refractive surgery. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2016 Jul; 27(4):367-72. PMID: 27138638.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    46. Pittner A, Nolan M, Traish A, Farooq A, Feder R, Hill G, Dwarakanathan S, McGaghie W, Bouchard C. Standardized approach to training for cataract surgery skill evaluation. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2016 06; 42(6):855-63. PMID: 27373392.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    47. Zhou M, Farooq AV, Andreoli MT, Ali M, Traish AS. Bilateral Rhizopus keratitis in a cocaine user. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Feb; 51(1):e21-3. PMID: 26874166.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    48. Andreoli MT, Farooq AV, Mieler WF. Asymptomatic Intraocular Mass. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Jan; 134(1):105-6. PMID: 26540359; PMCID: PMC4943875.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    49. Farooq AV, Soin K, Williamson S, Joslin CE, Cortina MS, Tu EY. Corneal Ectasia and Hydrops in Ocular Hypotony: The Corneal Crease. Cornea. 2015 Sep; 34(9):1152-6. PMID: 26165792.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    50. Farooq AV, Soin K, Moss HE. Alternating skew deviation in association with anti-glutamic acid decarboxylase antibodies. Neuroophthalmology. 2015; 39(3):140-143. PMID: 26594078; PMCID: PMC4460821.
      Citations: 2     
    51. Farooq AV, Patel RM, Lin AY, Setabutr P, Sartori J, Aakalu VK. Fungal Orbital Cellulitis: Presenting Features, Management and Outcomes at a Referral Center. Orbit. 2015 Jun; 34(3):152-9. PMID: 25906127; PMCID: PMC5466351.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    52. Farooq AV, Lim JI. Subconjunctival hemorrhages and retinal vascular abnormalities. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Feb; 133(2):217-8. PMID: 25674890.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    53. Feinstein E, Farooq AV, Lin AY, Traish AS. Bilateral conjunctival tuberculosis presenting as mass lesions. Can J Ophthalmol. 2015 Feb; 50(1):e11-3. PMID: 25677292.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    54. Farooq AV, Tu EY, D'jalilian AR, Traish AS, Hou JH. Persistent staining of lattice lines after intraoperative trypan blue use in patients with lattice corneal dystrophy. Cornea. 2014 Nov; 33(11):1235-7. PMID: 25255137.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    55. Park PJ, Antoine TE, Farooq AV, Valyi-Nagy T, Shukla D. An investigative peptide-acyclovir combination to control herpes simplex virus type 1 ocular infection. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Sep 27; 54(9):6373-81. PMID: 23989188; PMCID: PMC3787657.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    56. Bui KM, Farooq AV, Moss HE, Lin AY, Valyi-Nagy T, Villano JL. Parenchymal anaplastic astrocytoma presenting with visual symptoms due to bilateral optic nerve sheath involvement. J Neuroophthalmol. 2013 Sep; 33(3):313-6. PMID: 23838764; PMCID: PMC3808272.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    57. Farooq AV, Shukla D. Authors' response. Surv Ophthalmol. 2013 May-Jun; 58(3):287. PMID: 23597663.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    58. Farooq AV, Shukla D. Herpes simplex epithelial and stromal keratitis: an epidemiologic update. Surv Ophthalmol. 2012 Sep; 57(5):448-62. PMID: 22542912; PMCID: PMC3652623.
      Citations: 192     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    59. Farooq AV, Shukla D. Corneal latency and transmission of herpes simplex virus-1. Future Virol. 2011 Jan; 6(1):101-108. PMID: 21436960; PMCID: PMC3061464.
      Citations: 20     
    60. Shah A, Farooq AV, Tiwari V, Kim MJ, Shukla D. HSV-1 infection of human corneal epithelial cells: receptor-mediated entry and trends of re-infection. Mol Vis. 2010 Nov 20; 16:2476-86. PMID: 21139972; PMCID: PMC2994737.
      Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    61. Farooq AV, Valyi-Nagy T, Shukla D. Mediators and mechanisms of herpes simplex virus entry into ocular cells. Curr Eye Res. 2010 Jun; 35(6):445-50. PMID: 20465436; PMCID: PMC2902162.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    62. Farooq AV, Hamrah P, Movahedan A, D'jalilian A. Cornea, Mannis MJ, Holland EJ, editors. Immunologically high-risk keratoplasty and large diameter keratoplasty.
    63. Farooq AV, Setabutr P, Aakalu V. Ocular surface disease: a case-based update in diagnosis and management. D’jalilian AR, editor. Oculoplastics considerations in ocular surface disease.
    64. Farooq AV, Huang AJH. Ocular surface disease: a case-based update in diagnosis and management.D’jalilian AR, editor. Effective use of amniotic membrane in ocular surface disease.
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