Dr. Karim completed her medical degree at the University of New South Wales and postgraduate ophthalmology training in London, including at the Moorfields Eye Hospital.

She specialises in cataract surgery and ocular motility/alignment in both adults and children.

She is a skilled surgeon, performing both laser assisted and manual cataract surgery. She performs complex strabismus (squint) surgery in both adults and children. She also performs general ophthalmic surgery like pterygium removal and eyelid surgery.

Dr Karim trained in the highly regarded London ophthalmology vocational program including the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital. She also completed an additional Moorfields Eye Hospital fellowship in Strabismus/ Paediatric ophthalmology and has additional sub-speciality training in Neuro-ophthalmology.

Prior to her return to Sydney, Dr Karim was the Head of the Paediatric Eye Service at the distinguished Prince Charles Eye Unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital Trust, Reading, UK. Dr Karim has been extensively involved in research including Cochrane reviews and randomised controlled trials and has published many papers. She is an expert panel member for Ophthalmology at the National Institute for Health and Care excellence (NICE).

Dr Karim is a dual Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists as well as a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, United Kingdom. She is a RANZCO board examiner for physiology. She sits on the RANZCO public health committee. In addition to this she is a member of the British & Irish Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Association (BIPOSA), The European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), The International Strabismological Association (ISA) and The World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WSPOS).

What is an ophthalmologist?

An Ophthalmologist is a medically trained doctor who acts as both physician and surgeon. They examine, diagnose and treat diseases and injuries in and around the eye.