Tina Khanam

BSc (intercal), MBBS, MSc, FRCOphth, PGDipCRS, Cert LRS

Quick Facts…

Miss Khanam is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and has been a specialist Ophthalmologist for over 11 years and her special interests are in Cataract & Corneal surgery and Refractive management and treatment.


Miss Khanam is a highly experienced Ophthalmic Consultant in Cataract, Laser and Lens Refractive and Corneal Surgery. Patients describe her as a brilliant Surgeon with superb skills, who is very gentle and puts people at ease.

Miss Khanam has performed ophthalmic microsurgery for over 11 years with thousands of refractive and intra-ocular procedures. She is a surgeon who has worked within the UK NHS as well as Private hospitals and with the health care industry.

Miss Khanam brings a wealth of experience to Centre for Sight along with a diverse range of skill sets. These include facilitation with excellent interpersonal skills, conducting surgical training and mentoring, and serving as an Examiner at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. Her previous roles include serving as the Training Program Director of Education and Joint Curriculum Delivery Lead for the School of Ophthalmology and Health Education in London.

Education & Training

Miss. Khanam graduated from University College London in 2005 and underwent specialist training in Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Ophthalmology, before undertaking higher surgical training in Ophthalmology and being appointed as a Consultant.

Miss Khanam underwent her ophthalmic training at several prestigious London hospitals, including Moorfields Eye Hospital, The Royal Free, University College, St Bartholomew’s, The Royal London, Hillingdon, Kings College and Imperial Hospitals. After completing her higher specialist training and serving as a Cataract Consultant at Moorfields, she went on to become a Consultant in Cataract, Cornea & Anterior Segment Surgery at Hull University Teaching Hospital. Later, she returned to London to practice, earning her Post Graduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery (PG Dip CRS) from Ulster University and her Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery (Cert LRS) from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Interests & Specialty

Advanced Cataract Surgery | Cataract Network | Refractive Surgery | Vision Correction Surgery | Eyelid Surgery

Cataract Surgery
Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS), including complex & Refractive Lens Replacement Surgery including astigmatism management
YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Presbyopia management
PRESBYOND Laser Blended Vision

Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK/PRK/LASEK)
Wavefront guided laser eye surgery
Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) Surgery
Astigmatism management

Phakic Refractive Lens Surgery
Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) implantation

Corneal Surgery
Corneal Cross Linking (CXL)
Keratoconus diagnosis and treatments
Corneal Transplantation

Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty (Eye Lid Surgery)
Eyelid Cyst (Chalazion) treatment
Minor Eyelid Procedures

Blepharitis management
IPL (Intense Pulse Light)
LipiFlow Treatment For Dry Eyes
Blephex treatment for Demodex
Dry Eye management

Research Interests:

  • Corneal astigmatism correction.
  • DMEK and corneal transplant wet labs and skills transfer

Clinical Interests:

Refractive Surgery, Cataract Surgery and Corneal Surgery


  • BSc (intercal) University College London 2002
  • MB BS University College London 2005
  • MSc (merit) Biology of Vision, University College London, 2010
  • FRCOphth Ophthalmology 2017
  • PGDip Cataract & Refractive Surgery 2021
  • Cert LRS 2022


  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons

Affiliated Insurance Companies:

Bupa | Vitality | AXA PPP | Aviva Health

Recent Presentations:

European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons meeting, Vienna 2023

American Academy of Ophthalmology, San Francisco 2023


  1. Our experience of DMEK wet lab training course as a precursor to starting DMEK service at NHS trust during COVID-19 pandemic in UK. BMJ Ophthalmology 2022
  2. Cornea Transplantation. Review. Maghsoudlou P, Patel BC, Khanam TB, Akhondi h. StatPearls publishing 2019.
  3. Are patients with Ectopia Lentis known to cardiology services? Eye 5 November 2018
  4. Intermediate-term and long-term outcome of piggyback drainage: connecting glaucoma drainage device to a device in-situ for improved intraocular pressure control. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology. April 2017.
  5. Visual outcomes of age-related macular degeneration patients undergoing intravitreal ranibizumab monotherapy in an urban population. Clin ophthalmol. 2015;(9): 959-965.
  6. Branch retinal vein occlusion: Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, Risk Factors, Clinical Features, Diagnosis, and Complications. An Update of the Literature. Retina 2013;33(5);901-10.
  7. The yield of identifying previously unknown risk factors in Retinal Vein Occlusion patients (RVO) Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2011; 52(14):3605. Best London Deanery trainee award 2011
  8. Penetrating eye injury seen in tertiary hospital in Western Australia (Clin Exp Ophth 2008;36:A684).
  9. Outcome of piggybacking on existing Baerveldt and Molteno tubes (Clin Exp Ophth 2008;36:A729).
  10. Acetazolamide associated pulmonary oedema (Clin Exp Ophth 2008;36:A705).