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Asim Farooq

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

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

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

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

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    1. Amin SV, Otti VE, Farooq AV, Shah HA. Ocular injuries from drive-by paintball shootings. Am J Ophthalmol. 2022 May 17. PMID: 35594916.
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    2. Hakim FE, Farooq AV. Dry Eye Disease: An Update in 2022. JAMA. 2022 Feb 01; 327(5):478-479. PMID: 35103781.
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    3. 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.
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    4. 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.
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    5. 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.
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    6. 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.
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    7. 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.
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    8. 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.
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    9. Blitzer AL, Liles CA, Harocopos GJ, Reidy JJ, Farooq AV. 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.
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    10. Si Z, Veldman PB, Reidy JJ, Farooq AV. Severe Inflammatory Response in a Patient on Oral Miltefosine for Acanthamoeba Keratitis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2021 Feb 09; 1-2. PMID: 33560165.
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    11. 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.
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    12. 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.
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    13. 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.
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    14. 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.
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    15. 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.
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    16. 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.
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    17. 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.
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    18. 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.
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    19. 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.
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    20. Jeffers JV, Qayum S, Farooq AV, Shah HA. Utilization of prescription opioid analgesia after oculoplastic surgery. Orbit. 2020 04; 39(2):154. PMID: 31169424.
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    21. 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.
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    22. Farooq AV, Colby K. Contact Lenses in the Management of Corneal Dystrophies. Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 2020 Feb; 237(2):175-179. PMID: 30736080.
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    23. 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.
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    24. 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.
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    25. 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.
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    26. Paley GL, Lubniewski AJ, Reidy JJ, Farooq AV. Toxic Keratoconjunctivitis. Eye Contact Lens. 2018 Sep; 44 Suppl 1:S8-S15. PMID: 28445208.
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    27. 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.
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    28. 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.
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    29. 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.
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    30. 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.
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    31. 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.
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    32. Silas MR, Hilkert SM, Reidy JJ, Farooq AV. Posterior keratoconus. Br J Ophthalmol. 2018 07; 102(7):863-867. PMID: 29122822.
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    33. 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.
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    34. Hassan OM, Farooq AV, Soin K, Djalilian AR, Hou JH. Management of Corneal Scarring Secondary to Herpes Zoster Keratitis. Cornea. 2017 Aug; 36(8):1018-1023. PMID: 28582374.
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    35. Farooq AV. Herpes Simplex Virus Keratitis and Resistance to Acyclovir. Cornea. 2017 02; 36(2):e4-e5. PMID: 28060081.
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    36. Farooq AV. Herpes Simplex Virus Keratitis and Resistance to Acyclovir. Cornea. 2016 Dec 08. PMID: 27941388.
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    37. 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.
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    38. 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.
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    39. Paley GL, Echalier E, Eck TW, Hong AR, Farooq AV, Gregory DG, Lubniewski AJ. Corneoscleral Laceration and Ocular Burns Caused by Electronic Cigarette Explosions. Cornea. 2016 Jul; 35(7):1015-8. PMID: 27191672.
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    40. Haq Z, Farooq AV, Huang AJ. Infections after refractive surgery. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2016 Jul; 27(4):367-72. PMID: 27138638.
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    41. 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.
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    42. 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.
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    43. Andreoli MT, Farooq AV, Mieler WF. Asymptomatic Intraocular Mass. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Jan; 134(1):105-6. PMID: 26540359.
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    44. 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.
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    45. 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.
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    46. 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.
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    47. Farooq AV, Lim JI. Subconjunctival hemorrhages and retinal vascular abnormalities. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Feb; 133(2):217-8. PMID: 25674890.
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    48. 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.
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    49. 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.
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    50. 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.
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    51. 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.
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    52. Farooq AV, Shukla D. Authors' response. Surv Ophthalmol. 2013 May-Jun; 58(3):287. PMID: 23597663.
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    53. Farooq AV, Shukla D. Herpes simplex epithelial and stromal keratitis: an epidemiologic update. Surv Ophthalmol. 2012 Sep; 57(5):448-62. PMID: 22542912.
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    54. Farooq AV, Shukla D. Corneal latency and transmission of herpes simplex virus-1. Future Virol. 2011 Jan; 6(1):101-108. PMID: 21436960.
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    55. 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.
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    56. 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.
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    57. Farooq AV, Hamrah P, Movahedan A, D'jalilian A. Cornea, Mannis MJ, Holland EJ, editors. Immunologically high-risk keratoplasty and large diameter keratoplasty.
    58. 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.
    59. 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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