Dr. Salim is available for appointments in Boston, and Brighton.

Sarwat Salim, MD, FACS

Vice Chair for Clinical and Academic Affairs
Department of Ophthalmology

Director, Glaucoma & Cataract Service


Dr. Salim is available for consultation in all areas of medical and surgical management of Glaucoma, as well as the management of cataracts and external disease.

Research Interests: I have focused mainly on diagnostic and surgical aspects of glaucoma. I have published several papers on various diagnostic tools used for glaucoma screening in the community and in the office for early detection and monitoring of glaucoma. I have also been an investigator on several multicenter clinical trials assessing efficacy and complications of different surgical procedures for glaucoma.


Dr. Salim's Office: 617-636-4900

Fax: 617-636-4866

Patient Appointments: Boston: 617-636-4600
Brighton: 617-783-5050


Glaucoma, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Ophthalmology Residency

State University of New York, Brooklyn, NY


Montefiore Medical Center – Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Medical School

State University of New York, Brooklyn, NY

Academic Appointment

Professor of Ophthalmology, Tufts University School of Medicine

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology

Awards & Honors

American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement Award
Certificate of Appreciation - American Board of Ophthalmology
Top Doctors- M Magazine, Milwaukee, WI
Certificate of Appreciation - American Board of Ophthalmology
Certificate of Appreciation - Research to Prevent Blindness
Certificate of Appreciation- American Academy of Ophthalmology for Exemplary Contributions as Glaucoma Section Editor of Eyewiki, Online Ophthalmic Encyclopedia
America’s Top Ophthalmologists, Consumer Research Council of America


Biography/Personal Interests

Dr. Salim has been a Glaucoma Specialist at the Eye Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.


Academic Affiliations/Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Glaucoma Society

Amerian College of Surgeons

Women In Ophthalmology



Selected Publications

Vinod K, Salim S. Primary open angle glaucoma – is it just one disease? Current Ophthalmology Reports (in press, 2018)

Sozeri Y, Salim S. Anticoagulation Therapy and Glaucoma Surgery. Curr Opin Ophthalmol (in press, 2018)

Salim S, Christmann L. Medicare Billing and Reimbursement Differ for Women and Men in Ophthalmology. JAMA. Epub 2017 Aug 10.

Slabaugh M, Salim S. Use of Anti-VEGF Agents in Glaucoma Surgery. J Ophthalmology. Epub 2017 June 27.

    Green C, Salim S, Edward D, Mudumbai R, Golnik K. The Ophthalmology
    Surgical Competency Assessment Rubric for Trabeculectomy. J Glaucoma. July
    2017 (Epub).
Mo S, Phillips E, Krawitz B, Garg R, Geyman L, Efstathiadis E, Salim S, Carroll J,  Rosen R, Chui T. Visualization of Radial Peripapillary Capillaries in Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography: The Effect of Image Averaging. PLoS One. 2017 Jan 9;12(1):e0169385.

Budenz DL, Feuer WJ, Barton K, Schiffman J, Costa VP, Godfrey DG, Buys YM; Ahmed Baerveldt Comparison Study Group. Postoperative Complications in the Ahmed Baerveldt Comparison Study During Five Years of Follow-up. Am J Ophthalmol. 2016 Mar;163:75-82.

Foreman-Larkin J, Netland PA, Salim S. Clinical Management of Malignant Glaucoma. J Ophthalmol 2015





Sarwat Salim, MD