About Prof. M. Nazrul Islam

Prof. Dr. M. Nazrul Islam, Renowned Glaucoma Specialist & Phaco surgeon, currently working at Bangladesh Eye Hospital & Institute at Dhanmondi , Dhaka. He is the former Head of Ophthalmology Department and Head of Glaucoma division at BIRDEM Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Prof. Nazrul Islam is the Senior Glaucoma Consultant, Laser Cataract Surgery Specialist and Director of Bangladesh Eye Hospital which is a dedicated eye hospital in the country with the state of the art facility. He utilizes the latest techniques and equipment to ensure that he brings the highest standards of care. He is one of the Bangladesh's leading cataract and glaucoma surgeon. Doing  phacoemulsification from 1998 in the country  and has performed more than 27,000 phaco-emulsification and a good no of Laser cataract  surgeries with excellent results. He is the pioneer of glaucoma surgery -  Trabeculectomy with MMC, Small Incision Glaucoma Surgery, Goniosynechialysis (GSL) Filtration surgery with ExPress shunt, Glaucoma Drainage Devices (GDD) implant like Ahmed Glaucoma Valve, Ahmed Clear Path, Paul Glaucoma Implant (PGI), AADI and other GDD implants in Bangladesh. Prof. Nazrul Islam graduated MBBS from University of Dhaka in 1982. Later he obtained Diploma in Ophthalmology, MCPS (membership) and FCPS(Fellowship)  in Ophthalmology. He had post graduate training and fellowship on Phacoemulsification with Dr. Pannet Pangputhipong at Metapracharak Hospital, Bangkok in 1997 and on Glaucoma with Prof. Robert Ritch at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, USA in 2005. Prof. M. Nazrul Islam is the President of Bangladesh Eye Care Society(BECS), Immediate past President of Bangladesh Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons. He is the Past President & Adviser of the Bangladesh Glaucoma Society.  As the  president of the Society, Prof. Nazrul tried to aware about cataract and glaucoma to the general population of his own country- Bangladesh. Prof. Nazrul Islam is the chairman of the Board of Management of Jessore Eye & Laser Centre, Jessore Community Eye Hospital & is giving community eye care at his home district Jessore from 2003. He is also a member of the executive board of Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society( APGS)  with the portfolio as Chairman, Public Relations committee and contributing in this field from Bangladesh. Interested in research, Prof. Nazrul Islam is the author or co-author of over 60 medical and scientific papers.  He edited Journal of the Ophthalmological Society of Bangladesh (1995-2000), Edited Journal of the Bangladesh Academy of Ophthalmology (2003-2006). Presently he is the Chief Editor of JBGS( Journal of Bangladesh Glaucoma Society). Along with presentations in the Bangladesh national conferences, presented  oral papers in AAO, AIOS, APAO, SAARC, APGS, GSI, MEACO and World Glaucoma Conferences in USA, Canada, Japan,  India, Nepal, Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore,  Sri Lanka, France, Bahrain, China & Hong Kong. He was invited to speak or chair in the World Glaucoma Congress, Asia Pacific Glaucoma Congress, Asia Pacific Association of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (APACRS), MEACO, All India Ophthalmological Congress, American Academy of Ophthalmology and other National Conferences. Prof. Nazrul Islam has been   recognized as a popular presenter in the national radio & TV channels. He is the writer of five books in Bengali language . These books are distributed to his patients for education. The books are also available for download from this website.
  1. Chokher Uchcha Chap Glukoma (High Eye Pressure Glaucoma)- Published in January 1994
  2. Chokh O Chashma( Eye & Spectacles) - Published in January 1994
  3. Diabetes O Chokh( Diabetes & Eye) - Published in September 1996
  4. Eye Disease - 100 Question & Answer- Published in Boimela, February 2008
  5. Glaucomar Shathe Bosobash( Living with Glaucoma) - Published in December 2010
  6. Co Author of Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma- A logical approach in management; published from SPRINGER) - Published in 2020
Prof. Nazrul received some Gold  Medal & Award as a recognition of his works viz. Matin Gold Medal for best paper by Ophthalmological Society of Bangladesh in 1996, Fulkoli “ Best performance in Ophthalmology” award in 2003, Rotary Governor Gold Medal for contribution in Community Ophthalmology in 2011 by Rotary District 3280, SKF MIRRIR health award in 2011, ACOIN award from the Association of Community Ophthalmologists of India in 2012, Prof. Matin Indo Bangla award 2022 and Ophthalmology Star award on a published best article in September 2022.

Professional Memberships:

  • President, Bangladesh Eye Care Society (BECS)
  • Past President & Adviser, Bangladesh Glaucoma Society (BGS)
  • Immediate Past President, Bangladesh Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (BSCRS)
  • Past President, BIRDEM Doctors & Officers welfare Association
  • Board Member, Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society (APGS)
  • Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • Member, European Glaucoma Society
  • Life Member, All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS), India.