DR. HAYAT KHAN

HEAD OF PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY DIVISION
Dubai Health Authority

Dr. Hayat Khan is the head for pediatric ophthalmology division of Dubai Health Authority. His primary practice is based at Dubai Hospital where he is engaged in treating most complex cases of strabismus and pediatric ophthalmology with special interest in pediatric glaucoma and retinoblastomas. He has a surgical membership of Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, United Kingdom. He is also fellow of the prestigious International Council of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Hayat Khan had more than 23 years in the area of ophthalmology and has served in the capacity of a consultant ophthalmologist in British Guyana as well as Saudi Arabia at the prestigious Saad Specialist Hospital. He also worked as a consultant at Ain Al Khaleej Hospital in Al Ain, UAE. He was then appointed with Orbis International and Government of Guyana to serve Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation for providing large scale cataract and glaucoma surgical initiative and operated thousands of patients. While continuing to work as a Consultant in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Guyana.

In 2008, he pursued AAPOS Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Retinal Dystrophy from McGill University, Montreal, Canada followed by second Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship from largest program in North America at Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.

Earlier, after completing 5 years residency from Aligarh Muslim University in 2003, Dr. Hayat Khan undertook his anterior segment training at prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences for phacoemulsification and later in Nepal for small incision cataract surgery. He served as Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology at esteemed Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 2004-05.

In 2010, he developed a state-of-the-art tertiary care pediatrics ophthalmic service in Una, India. He spent few years as a Consultant in Saad Specialist Hospital, Eastern Province, where he provided pediatric ophthalmic services at tertiary care services (including ROP screening & treatment) and advanced strabismus surgeries where he is especially talented in doing squint surgeries using adjustable sutures. For two years he serves at Ain Al Khaleej Hospital in Al Ain. He has been invited speaker in numerous international conferences and awarded 2012 Research Award AAPOS Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. He is author/coauthor of several international scientific articles. He is appointed as the Managing Editor of Dubai Medical Journal. He is also associate editor and reviewer for numerous international journals. He is teaching ophthalmology residents as well as involved in research activity along with his pediatric ophthalmology and strabismology practice.