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Nailyn Rasool


Neuro-ophthalmologist and strabismus specialist

Dr. Nailyn Rasool specializes in diagnosing and managing complex neurologic diseases affecting vision. Her expertise in complex eye-brain interactions enables her to provide care for patients with a wide variety of conditions, including optic nerve disorders, neuromuscular disorders, strabismus (misaligned eyes), increased pressure in the brain (intracranial hypertension) and double vision. She may treat double vision with prism glasses, Botox injections or strabismus surgery.

Rasool earned her medical degree at the University of British Columbia. She completed a residency in neurology at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. During her residency, she obtained certification in electromyography (a procedure that records the electrical activity of muscles), developing expertise in diagnosing neuromuscular conditions. She then completed a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, and a residency in ophthalmology at Columbia University.

Rasool is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Neurology and North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

  • Education

    University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine, 2009

  • Residencies

    Dalhousie University, Neurology, 2014

    Columbia University, Ophthalmology, 2018

  • Fellowships

    Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard University, Neuro-Ophthalmology, 2015

Clinics I work with

Adult Strabismus and Eye Motility Disorders Clinic

Wayne and Gladys Valley Center for Vision

490 Illinois St.
San Francisco, CA 94158

Neuro-Ophthalmology Clinic

Wayne and Gladys Valley Center for Vision

See both of our Bay Area locations.

My reviews


Overall Experience
195 Ratings
About our process
Nov 29, 2023
I work in the Hospital & been around doctors & I would say Dr. Rasool's bedside manner is excellent. She listens to your concerns & address it.
Nov 18, 2023
Excellent service great human confidence building provided pros and cons of treatment: Dr. Rasool.
Nov 17, 2023
Dr Rasool is not only tops in her field she is a wonderful person. I am in such good hands!
Oct 28, 2023
Wait time was problem
Oct 08, 2023
Dr. Rasool is excellent and I reallyAppreciate her exceptional med Care at UCSF. Thank you
Oct 08, 2023
This was my first visit and I didn't know what to expect.
Oct 04, 2023
The doctor and her assistant was awesome.
Aug 19, 2023
Dr RASOOL was excellent in listening to my concerns was warm and caring and is on top of it with recommending a follow up appointment X months from today's date. She provided a very high level of care.
Mar 24, 2023
Dr rasool is the best very motivational
Feb 23, 2023
The entire staff was amazing
Feb 23, 2023
Dr Rasool is amazing and very knowledgeable about my needs. She is very positive and supportive.
Jan 28, 2023
Dr. Rasool is very engaging professional and a skilled surgeon.
Jan 19, 2023
Dr Rasool said she will refer me to a specialist
Jan 18, 2023
Very Pleased!
Jan 12, 2023
I have a very complex condition. Dr. Rasool was able to give me a reasonable explanation of what is happening to me for the first time I have searching for the cause of my conditions. She is one of those rare doctors who can think on her own.
Dec 30, 2022
Dr Rasool is excellent
Dec 24, 2022
Dr Rasool is a wonderful doctor and a wonderful person.
Dec 23, 2022
Dr. Rasool is the best! She personally called me 2 days post op to check on my progress. Impressive.
Dec 16, 2022
Once out of waiting too Everything was excellent
Nov 25, 2022
Words cannot praise Dr Rasool enough. She is not only a virtuoso as a surgeon she is also a wonderful person. Ten stars!
Nov 09, 2022
Dr Rasool and her entire team are tops!
Oct 29, 2022
Dr. Rasool is awesome.
Oct 26, 2022
Could not possibly be better. WAs the greatest
Oct 26, 2022
Dr. Rasool is wonderful. She is a brilliant physician warm empathetic and really listened.
Oct 15, 2022
Dr. Rasool is tops!
Oct 06, 2022
Dr and team were amazing!!!
Sep 02, 2022
Dr Rasool is tops! I am in the very best hands.
Sep 02, 2022
Dr. Rasool is WONDERFUL. She is very kind concerned abt me & has GREAT bed side manor.
Aug 04, 2022
I love Dr Rasool. She knows that I have a neuroscience background so she discusses things in a clear and appropriately technical manner.
Jul 18, 2022
Dr. Rasool is tops! I am in the best hands possible.
Jul 15, 2022
Dr Rasool found a non prescription aid to my retinal migraines so I think she is awesome!
Jun 10, 2022
Dr Rasool has worked wonders! I received the best possible care with the best possible outcomes.
Jun 03, 2022
Despite the scheduling and wait I remain optimisitic with the care provided by Dr. Rasool and her team. She detected something that other providers had dismissed didn't catch or may not be trained to detect. It's encouraging to hear that something could be done after almost 5 yrs with my debilitating condition. Dr. Rasool is receptive to feedback which is also assuring. Things can be clarified online and offline.
Apr 16, 2022
Dr Rasool is amazing.
Apr 03, 2022
Dr. Rasool is caring and kind She listens to you and goes the extra mile to figure out what is going on with you.
Mar 23, 2022
Dr. Rasool has always given me excellent care.
Mar 16, 2022
Dr. Rasool is awesome.
Mar 15, 2022
Dr Rasool has been the best provider she was able to diagnose my problem and help me with long term care. Can't say enough good about her!
Mar 11, 2022
Dr. Rasool was kind compassionate and very thorough. I had no doubt about her competence - she is truly an expert in her very narrow specialty and I am thankful she is my doctor. Her team members were extraordinary.
Mar 07, 2022
Dr. Rasool always gives her time attention concern and expertise to me. I appreciate her so much and I am so glad to have been referred to her for my issues.
Feb 19, 2022
Dr. Rasool was able to fit us into her incredibly busy schedule and we were very grateful. She was also very approachable helpful and sincere.
Feb 10, 2022
"I'm Satisfied!"
Feb 08, 2022
I have the highest regard for Dr. Rasool and feel fortunate to have her as my ophthalmologist.She is "the best."
Feb 08, 2022
I'm waiting for her examination of MRI images

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