Mr Tahir Farooq

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgeon


Year qualified:2007


Personal profile

Mr Tahir Farooq is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Reconstructive Surgeon working for King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

He graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Birmingham Medical School in 2007 and completed his basic training in the North West Thames (London) before commencing ophthalmic specialist training in Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

Having undertaken his specialist registrar training across many hospitals in Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Hereford and Walsall, he has gained an extensive range of ophthalmic experience.

With a keen interest in research and teaching, he has published in peer review journals and is actively involved in undergraduate medical student mentoring for the University of Birmingham. To this end he is also the Founder and President of the Midland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery which regularly holds meetings, presentations and teaching sessions for Ophthalmologists of all levels of training. He has completed intensive Oculoplastic training in Birmingham Midland Eye Centre and Wolverhampton New Cross Hospital including intensive Oculoplastic Fellowships at University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire and Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Medical Defence Union
  • Midland Ophthalmological Society
  • Midlands Oculoplastic Surgical Society (MOPSS)

Clinical Interests

Oculoplastic conditions affecting the eyelid, lacrimal system and the orbit. This includes:

  • Allergic eye disease
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharospasm
  • Blind eye removal
  • Cataract
  • Droopy eyebrow
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Dry eyes
  • Eye bags
  • Eye/eyelid trauma
  • Eyelid cancer
  • Eyelid lumps/bumps/cysts/lesions
  • Eyelid margin disease
  • Facial nerve palsy
  • Hemifacial spasm
  • Ingrowing eyelashes
  • In-turning/out-turning eyelid
  • Orbital cancer
  • Orbital lumps/bumps
  • Watery eyes

Mr Farooq offers plastic and reconstructive surgery for the periocular area including:

  • Aesthetic eyelid surgery
  • Blepharoplasty (eyebag removal)
  • Botulinum toxin
  • Cancer excision and reconstruction
  • Chalazion excision (stye/eyelid Cyst)
  • Entropion/Ectropion (in/out-turning eyelid) correction
  • Eye socket/eyeball reconstruction with artificial eye
  • Eyeball removal (enucleation/evisceration/exenteration)
  • Eyebrow lift
  • Eyelid lift
  • Facial rejuvenation treatments (injections and fillers)
  • Laser treatment for capsular opacification, glaucoma and retina
  • Non-surgical aesthetic procedures
  • Ptosis (droopy eyelid) correction (including scarless technique)
  • Sutureless cataract surgery including premium lens implantation
  • Tear duct drainage surgery - DCR surgery (including scarless endonasal DCR)

Mr Farooq also treats a wide range of general ophthalmological eye conditions.

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