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We are the collective team at Dept of Ophthalmology GMC Handwara, united in our commitment to excellence in eye healthcare and service to our community. Guided by the leadership of our worthy Principal, we stand proudly within an institution renowned for its unwavering dedication to public health. Together, within the Department of Ophthalmology, our aim is to illuminate the path towards ocular health of our patients. Our professional journey is characterised by a collective dedication to continuous learning and relentless pursuit of medical excellence and education. We approach patient care with profound empathy, ensuring each individual receives tailored and compassionate treatment. Besides imparting training to under graduate students, interns and junior residents the department imparts training to the ophthalmic assistant students. Wide range of surgical modalities available in the department are as Cataract, Pterygium, Chalazion, DCR, DCT, Cyst excision, Entropion correction, Ectropion correction.


  • To train medical & paramedical students to diagnose & treat ocular diseases using the best state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment modalities.
  • Develop affordable evidence-based investigation and treatment methods.
  • To provide eye care services.

Vision :

  • To explore possible use of Stem cells in Ocular disorders.
  • Develop “Gene therapy” for eye diseases.
  • Establish an Ocular Oncology Unit.
  • Prepare students for subspecialties.

1. Dr. Aamina Shah

  • MBBS, MS (Ophthalmology)
  • Assistant Professor
    I/C HOD
  • aamina.shah.31@gmail.com


  • Post-graduation: M.S. Ophthalmology (2014- 2017)
    Post Graduate Department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College, Srinagar.
  • Under-graduation: M.B.B.S (2007-2012) Government Medical College, Srinagar

Work Experience:

  • Senior Residency: Post Graduate Department of Ophthalmology 2017- 2020 Government Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Medical Officer, Trauma Hospital Pattan, District Baramulla, J & K Government Health Services, Kashmir 2020-2023


  • Causes of failed DCR: A hospital based study
  • Is There an Association between Pseudoexfoliation and Sensorineural Hearing Loss? A Case Control Study
  • Clinical study of Retinal changes in Pregnancy induced hypertension
  • Prevalence of refractive error among the school going children in north Kashmir
  • Comparative analysis of safety and efficacy of afcaftadine, olopatadine and bepotastine in vernal conjunctivitis


  • Hydroxychloroquine induced retinopathy: Early detection using optical coherence tomography
  • Mobile eye camp: Visual outcome of cataract surgery in rural area of Kashmir

2. Dr. Afreen Aziz

  • MBBS, MS (Ophthalmology)
  • Medical Officer
  • afrinaziz4997@gmail.com


  • Retrospective study of correlation of risk factor with severity of Diabetic Retinopathy.
  • Ocular manifestation of COVID-19 disease in North Kashmi.
  • Presenting feature of primary open angle glaucoma at initial diagnosis at GMC, Baramulla.
  • A cross sectional study of magnitude of diabetic retinopathy in out-patient presenting with cataract in a secondary care hospital.
  • Study of correlation of risk factor with sternness of Diabetic Retinopathy.
  • A prospective study of analysis of ocular manifestation of Blunt Trauma to the eye.


Sno Name Designation Qualification
01 Dr Mohammad Danish Bisati Junior Resident MBBS
02 Dr Sumaira Rasheed, Junior Resident MBBS

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