Mr. Saj Khan is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon specialising in cataract, laser and lens-based vision correction surgery. He has been a consultant 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 initially trained to become a GP at the St. Helier Hospital NHS Trust before being drawn in to the amazing world of ophthalmology.
He completed his basic surgical training in ophthalmology in the South Thames region, including St Thomas’ Hospital, and then completed higher surgical training in ophthalmology in the North Thames region, including Moorfield’s Eye Hospital. He then gained further subspecialty expertise by undertaking a fellowship in cornea, anterior segment and refractive surgery at the world renowned Corneo-Plastic Unit at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead.
As an expert in laser and lens based vision correction surgery, Mr Khan was one of UK’s earliest users of femtosecond laser technology for both laser and lens surgery, and developed a keen interest in its application in ophthalmic surgery.
He routinely performs cataract surgery using a no-needle, no stitch surgical approach. He also performs procedures for keratoconus including collagen cross-linking, intracorneal rings and implantable contact lenses (ICL).
As a long-term dry eye sufferer himself, Mr Khan has a particular interest in the chronic problems this causes so much of the population, particularly those interested in vision correction surgery.
Having undergone laser eye surgery himself Mr Khan is more easily 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 Council Member and Treasurer of the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (UKISCRS) and also Council Member of the British Society of Refractive Surgery (BSRS), the UK’s foremost organisations involved in education, training and research in the field of cataract and refractive surgery.
He 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 a previous nominee for Health and Social Care Professional of the Year in the South East Coast Best of Health Awards.
- Laser and lens-based vision correction surgery for short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism
- Femtosecond laser cataract surgery
- Multifocal, toric, extended depth of focus implants
- Keratoconus treatments including collagen crosslinking, intra corneal rings and implantable contact lenses (ICL)
- Dry eye and blepharitis treatments