Sarwat Salim, MDSarwat Salim, MD

Voted Best Doctor 2015-2016Professor of Ophthalmology
Chief, Glaucoma Service

(414) 955-2020
(414) 955-6300 (fax)

The Eye Institute              
925 N. 87th St.                 
Milwaukee, WI 53226 

Dr. Sarwat Salim is a glaucoma specialist with extensive experience in the full spectrum of the medical and surgical management of glaucoma and related diseases. Dr. Salim is accepting referrals for consultation on complex glaucoma and related cases, as well as for on-going patient care. Dr. Salim also takes care of children with glaucoma and performs glaucoma surgery in children.

Patient Care Emphasis

  • Glaucoma Filtration Surgery (Standard Trabeculectomy, Ex-PRESS Glaucoma Filtration Device)
  • Glaucoma Drainage Implant Surgery
  • Goniotomy
  • Trabeculotomy
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Combined Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma laser surgery: Trabeculoplasty (ALT and SLT),  Iridotomy, Iridoplasty, Cyclophotocoagulation Diode Laser

Honors and Society Memberships

  • Listed in Best Doctors in America 2013-2014
  • Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, American Glaucoma Society
  • Member, Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Member, Women in Ophthalmology


  • MD, State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York

Post Graduate Training

  • Fellowship, Glaucoma, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, SUNY-Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
  • Internship, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY

Recent Publications

Abedi G, Adelman RA, Salim S. Incidence and Management of Intraocular Pressure Elevation with Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Agents. Semin Ophthalmol 2013 May;28(3):126-30.

Salim S, Dorairaj S. Anterior Segment Imaging in Glaucoma. Semin Ophthalmol 2013 May;28(3):113-25.

Salim S, Du H, Wan J. Comparison of Intraocular Pressure Measurements and Assessment of Intra-observer and Inter-observer Reproducibility with the Portable ICare Rebound Tonometer and Goldmann Applanation Tonometer. J Glaucoma. 2013 Apr-May;22(4):325-9.

Salim S, Du H, Boonyaleephan S, Wan J. Surgical Outcomes of the Ex-PRESS Glaucoma Filtration Device in African American and Caucasian Glaucoma Patients. Clinical Ophthalmology 2012;6:955-962.

Salim S. Current Variations of Glaucoma Filtration Surgery. Curr Opin Ophthalmol 2012 Mar;23(2):89-95.

Barton K, Gedde SJ, Budenz DL, Feuer WJ, Schiffman J; Ahmed Baerveldt Comparison Study Group. The Ahmed Baerveldt comparison study methodology, baseline patient characteristics, and intraoperative complications. Ophthalmology 2011;118 (3):435-42.

Budenz DL, Barton K, Feuer WJ, Schiffman J, Costa VP, Godfrey DG, Buys YM; Ahmed Baerveldt Comparison Study Group. Treatment outcomes in the Ahmed Baerveldt comparison study after 1 year of follow-up. Ophthalmology 2011; 118 (3):443-52.

Shen CC, Salim S, Du H, Netland PA. Trabeculectomy Versus Ahmed Glaucoma Valve Implantation in Neovascular Glaucoma. Clinical Ophthalmology 2011;5:281-286.

Salim S, Childers K, Lupinacci A, Hu GZ, Netland PA. Influence of pupil size and other test variables on visual function assessment using visual evoked potentials in normal subjects. Ophthalmol 2010 Aug;121(1):1-7.

Salim S, Shields MB: Systemic diseases and glaucoma. Surv Ophthalmol 2010 Jan-Feb;55(1):64-77.

Singer, M, Salim S. Bilateral acute angle closure glaucoma as a complication of facedown spine surgery. Spine J 2010; 9:e7-9.

Salim S, Lam WC, Hanna Wahid. Central retinal vein occlusion with therapeutic level of anticoagulation. Case Reports in Medicine 2009 May;1-2.

Seth RK, Salim S, Shields MB. Adelman RA. Assessment of Optic Nerve Cup-to-Disc Ratio Changes in Patients Receiving Multiple Intravitreal Injections of anti-VEGF Agents. Retina 2009 July-Aug;29(7):956-9.

Salim S, Linn D, Echols J, Netland PA. Comparison of Intraocular Pressure Measurements with the Portable PT 100 Non-Contact Tonometer and Goldmann Applanation Tonometry. Clinical Ophthalmology 2009 May;3:341-344.