Saj H Khan

M.B.B.S (London), FRCSEd (Ophth)

About

Mr Saj Khan specialises in cornea, cataract and both laser and lens based vision correction surgery. As one of UK’s earliest users of femtosecond laser technology, he has an established interest and expertise in its application in ophthalmic surgery.

He regularly performs cataract and refractive lens replacement surgery using femtosecond laser, keratoconus treatments including corneal collagen cross-linking and intracorneal rings, implantable contact lenses (ICL), and advanced dry eye treatments.

His basic ophthalmic surgical training was in the South Thames region, including St Thomas’ Hospital, and higher surgical training in the North Thames region, including Great Ormond Street Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital. He then went on to undertake a fellowship (advanced subspecialty training) in cataract, cornea and refractive surgery at the world renowned Corneo Plastic Unit in East Grinstead. Mr Khan worked as a Locum NHS Consultant at the Corneo Plastic Unit from 2008 to 2014 and again during the pandemic from 2020 to 2021.

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.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Dry Eye Treatments
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Lens Replacement LLR
  • YAG Capsulotomy
  • Crosslinking CXL
  • Implantable Contact Lenses ICL
  • Phakic IOL
  • LASIK Laser Eye Surgery
  • PRK
  • Keratoconus treatments
Positions Held

2008 to 2015 and 2019 to date          Consultant Ophthalmologist, Centre for Sight

2017 to date   Consultant Ophthalmologist, West Valley Hospital, Croydon (part-time)

2016 to 2017    Consultant Ophthalmologist, Ashtead Hospital, Ashtead (part-time)

2015 to 2018    Consultant Ophthalmologist, Integrated Care Partnership, Epsom (part-time)

2015 to date    Consultant Ophthalmologist, Advanced Vision Care, Harley Street (part-time)

2014 to date    Consultant Ophthalmologist, North Downs Hospital, Caterham (part-time)

2011 to date    Consultant Ophthalmologist, BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital, Croydon (part-time)

2008 to 2014  Locum Consultant, Corneo Plastic Unit and Eye Bank, East Grinstead

2007 to 2015  Consultant Ophthalmologist, Centre for Sight, East Grinstead / London (part-time)

2008                Locum Consultant, Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust

Education & Training
  • FRCSEd(Ophth) (2007) Royal College of Ophthalmologists (2007)
  • MRCSEd (Ophth) (2001) Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
  • B.B.S (1994) United Medical and Dental Schools of Guys’ and St Thomas’ Hospitals (UMDS), London

After graduating from the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals (UMDS), Mr Khan initially underwent general training with a view to becoming a GP before deciding on a career in Ophthalmology. He trained at St. Thomas' Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Corneo-plastic Unit and Eye Bank in East Grinstead where he undertook fellowship training in cataract, corneal and refractive surgery.

Internship & Residency
  • Locum Fellow - Paediatric Ophthalmology Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (2008)
  • Locum Fellow - Cornea, Anterior segment and Keratorefractive surgery Corneo Plastic Unit and Eye Bank, East Grinstead (2007-2008)
  • Locum Fellow – Anterior Segment Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust at St George’s Hospital, Tooting (2007)
  • Fellowship - Cornea, Anterior segment and Keratorefractive surgery Corneo Plastic Unit and Eye Bank, East Grinstead (2005-2007)
Financial Declaration

Mr Khan is a consultant to Scope Ophthalmics and Beaver-Visitec International (BVI).

Current Memberships
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Member of the British Medical Association
  • Member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Member of the International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • Member of the Association of Ophthalmologists (AOO)
  • Council Member of the United Kingdom & Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Council Member of British Society of Refractive Surgery
Publications
  • Almousa R, Samaras KE, Khan S, Lake DB, Daya SM. Femtosecond laser-assisted lamellar keratoplasty (FSLK) for anterior corneal stromal diseases. Int Ophthalmol. 2014 Feb;34(1):49-58. doi: 10.1007/s10792-013-9794-7. Epub 2013 May 24.
  • Sally Hayes, PhD; Saj Khan, MD; Craig Boote, PhD; et al. Depth Profile Study of Abnormal Collagen Orientation in Keratoconus Corneas. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012;130(2):251–252. doi:10.1001/archopthalmol.2011.1467
  • Lake D, Hamada S, Khan S, Daya SM. Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty over penetrating keratoplasty for host rim thinning and ectasia. Cornea. 2009 Jun;28(5):489-92. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0b013e31818d3b3c