Mr. Saj Khan is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at the London Eye Hospital having previously worked at the Centre for Sight since 2007. A graduate of the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guys’ and St. Thomas’ Hospitals (UMDS) in London (1994), he went on to complete his GP training at the St. Helier Hospital NHS Trust in 1997.
He completed his basic surgical training in ophthalmology in the South Thames region in 2000 and undertook a research fellowship in paediatric ophthalmology at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London and another fellowship at the same hospital afterwards. He then completed higher surgical training in ophthalmology in the North Thames region, followed by a fellowship in cornea, anterior segment and refractive surgery at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead.
Mr Khan has subspecialty expertise in cornea, cataract and both laser and lens based vision correction surgery and as one of UK’s earliest users of femtosecond laser technology, he has developed an interest in its application in ophthalmic surgery. He regularly performs cataract surgery using femtosecond laser and uses the no-stitch, no-needle surgical approach to keratoconus treatment by performing collagen cross-linking. He also performs procedures on intracorneal rings, implantable contact lenses (ICL), and corneal and stem cell grafting, plus dry eye treatments.
Having undergone laser eye surgery himself Mr Khan is able to empathise with his patients’ anxieties and concerns. Consequently, he has frequently received very positive reviews and recommendations from patients specifically because of his ability to put them at ease with their surgical procedures.
Mr. Khan is regularly invited to speak at national and international gatherings and asked for expert advice by other ophthalmologists. In addition, he is a reviewer for the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and was nominated for Health and Social Care Professional of the Year in the South East Coast Best of Health Awards in 2008.
- Laser and lens-based vision correction surgery for short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism
- Femtosecond laser cataract surgery
- Multifocal, toric, accommodating, light adjustable lens and macular degeneration implants
- Keratoconus treatments including collagen crosslinking, intra corneal rings and implantable contact lenses (ICL)
- Dry eye and blepharitis treatments