DRCOphth, MRCOphth, FRCOphth (London)
Consultant Ophthalmologist with special interest in Paediatric eye conditions, Strabismus, Adult and Paediatric Cataract
Dr Irfan Khan is a comprehensively trained ophthalmic surgeon with specialization in all aspects of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Ocular Motility. He is one of the few ophthalmologists in the world with dual training from United Kingdom and Canada. He is subspecialty trained in the management of Paediatric Cataracts, Paediatric Glaucoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Retinoblastoma, Paediatric Anterior Segment Reconstruction, common Paediatric Oculoplastics, Strabismus or Squint, Adult Strabismus (with Adjustable sutures) and Adult Cataract Surgery.
After graduating from Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan he undertook his basic Ophthalmic surgical training in Ireland at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin and then Waterford University Hospital, Waterford (2005-2009). He completed his higher surgical training in Ophthalmology at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester, with advanced specialty training in Paediatric Ophthalmology (2009- 2014) and then worked as a Paediatric Ophthalmology Consultant at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport NHS Trust (2014). To gain further experience he did a fellowship from the world renowned Hospital for Sick Children (Sickkids), Toronto and was awarded the J.D Moran award for being the most outstanding fellow at that institution (2015).
He has three-post graduate degrees from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists London and received his Certificate of Completion of Specialty Training (CCST) from the General Medical Council, UK in 2013. He holds a postgraduate degree from Edge-Hill University in Medical Education.
He is member of the American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Royal College of ophthalmologist, London, UK.
In addition to his clinical work, he has published important research in the peer reviewed press and is a sought after presenter at international Ophthalmology conferences. He is actively involved in formulating guidelines for Neonatal screening for Retinopathy of Prematurity in the UAE. In his free time he is involved in providing charitable eye services to the underprivileged in Pakistan.
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