About Al-Shifa Journal of Ophthalmology


The Al-Shifa Journal of Ophthalmology operates as an open-access, double-blind, peer-reviewed publication released quarterly. Our platform facilitates unrestricted access to scholarly content across all fields of Ophthalmology and Optometry. Users have the liberty to freely read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, link to full-text articles, index them for crawling, use them with software, or apply them for any lawful purpose.

Al-Shifa Journal of Ophthalmology follows the guidelines laid down by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) while receiving, processing, and publication of research manuscripts. 

Aim and Scope

The aim and scope of the Al-Shifa Journal of Ophthalmology encompass a broad spectrum within the field of Ophthalmology and Optometry. Our journal is dedicated to publishing high-quality research that advances knowledge, innovation, and understanding in various domains, including but not limited to:

  1. Clinical Ophthalmology: Diagnosis, treatment, and management of ocular diseases and conditions.
  2. Surgical Ophthalmology: Advancements and techniques in eye surgeries and procedures.
  3. Basic Research in Ophthalmology: Studies exploring the fundamental mechanisms underlying ocular health and diseases.
  4. Optometry: Vision care, refractive errors, contact lenses, and optometric practice.
  5. Ophthalmic Pathology: Investigations into ocular diseases at a cellular and molecular level.
  6. Vision Science: Research on vision mechanisms, perception, and related disciplines.
  7. Ophthalmic Imaging: Innovations and applications in ocular imaging technologies.
  8. Pediatric Ophthalmology: Diagnostics, treatments, and developments in pediatric eye care.
  9. Community Ophthalmology: Initiatives, studies, and programs addressing eye health in communities.
  10. Public Health and Ophthalmology: Research exploring the broader impact of eye health on public well-being.

We invite original research articles, reviews, case reports, and other scholarly contributions that significantly contribute to the advancements and understanding in these areas, fostering collaboration, innovation, and excellence in the field of Ophthalmology.


The Al-Shifa Journal of Ophthalmology (ASJO) is open access  peer-reviewed journal recognized by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP).

Included in the following databases

  • Pak Medinet
  • Asian Digital Library
  • WHO Index Medicus (IMEMR)