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Dr. Jamal Siddiqui to Open South Tulsa Clinic

By BLAKE AUSTYN
Contributing Writer

OPHTHALMOLOGY CLINIC EXPANSION: Dr. Jamal Siddiqui, an ophthalmologist with The Eye Institute, will open his new practice in south Tulsa, at 7171 S. Yale Ave., on June 1. The Eye Institute is a multi-specialist ophthalmology practice founded in 1986. Dr. Siddiqui specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataract surgery.


BLAKE AUSTYN for GTR Newspapers


Dr. Jamal Siddiqui, an ophthalmologist with The Eye Institute, opens his new practice in south Tulsa, at 7171 S. Yale Ave., on June 1. Dr. Siddiqui is making the move to the new location from The Eye Institute’s location at St. John Hospital.

The Eye Institute is a multi-specialist ophthalmology practice founded in 1986 that includes nine ophthalmologists specializing in areas including cataract, retina, cornea, ophthalmic plastics, pediatrics and glaucoma.

Dr. Siddiqui specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataract surgery.
A Tulsa native and Cascia Hall graduate, Dr. Siddiqui holds his Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, his Medical Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma, and his residency in ophthalmology from Brown University. 

The Eye Institute’s locations are found largely in midtown, including in the Williams Medical Building at St. John Hospital and on Cherry Street, with plans for the institute to continue its expansion into south Tulsa.

When Dr. Siddiqui entered medical school, he wasn’t yet sure which specialty he wanted to pursue, but he found his niche in treating cataracts, which manifests as cloudiness in the lens of the eye, through surgery.

“It’s a simple surgery, but it makes a huge impact on your vision and life,” he says. “The surgery is delicate and very beautiful.”

He was also drawn to the profession due to the impact that vision makes on a person’s life, he says, referencing an experience that he had early on in his career regarding an older woman whom he met in the hospital.

She had fallen and fractured her hip and was blind due to cataracts, he says. “We convinced her to do cataract surgery, and she cried when she got her vision back. It allowed her to see her family again.

“It’s those experiences that add to my enjoyment of this profession.”

Dr. Siddiqui is also regularly involved with the Tulsa County Medical Society, providing cataract surgeries for low-income or uninsured patients. Many of the doctors with The Eye Institute are also involved with charity clinics, including the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless and the Bedlam Clinic at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa.

Before making the move to the new location, Dr. Siddiqui worked for four years in The Eye Institute’s location at St. John Hospital.

Glaucoma Specialist Dr.Anthony Economou and optometrists Drs. Jerry West and Blane Snodgrass will continue their practices in the 7171 S. Yale Ave. location.

The building, which was constructed in 1981, will undergo a renovation beginning in January. Dr. Siddiqui and the other doctors in the building will continue to see patients during this time. The single story building is easily accessible with ample parking.

A few of the services that The Eye Institute offers include general examinations, pterygium surgery, cataract surgery, corneal transplant surgery, oculoplastic surgery, prescription glasses and contact lenses, and iStent surgery, which relieves pressure in the eye caused by glaucoma.

Call 918-499-3937 to reach Dr. Siddiqui’s office.

Updated 06-13-2017

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