Dr. Imran Khurshid · MBBS FRCS FRCOphth

Treating in Bristol

Dr Imran Khurshid was born and educated in Pakistan and graduated from King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan in 1979.

Following completion of his internship at the Mayo Hospital, Lahore, and two years' compulsory service in the Army medical corps from 1982, after which he came to the UK to pursue his postgraduate studies.

He began his training as a full time resident in ophthalmology with positions at St. Paul's Eye Hospital, Liverpool and at the Kent County Ophthalmic and Aural Hospital in Maidstone.

In 1989, he attained his FRCS Ophthalmology from the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow and FRCOphth from Royal College of Ophthalmologist, London.

He then worked as a Registrar in ophthalmology at the Kings Mill Hospital Sutton in Ashfield and Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, and has four years' Registrar experience.

In 1989, Dr Khurshid moved to Pakistan. He was appointed Senior Registrar at a state-of-the-art Al-Shifa Eye Trust Hospital and became an active member of the team involved in commissioning the hospital.

In 1991, he relocated to Saudi Arabia to work as a Consultant Ophthalmologist in the Almana General Hospital and, in 1993, became head of the department, where he was actively involved in refractive surgery.

Dr Khurshid's main interest is in anterior segment surgery including refractive surgery. He is considered one of the pioneers in refractive surgery in Saudi Arabia and has trained several ophthalmologists in this field. Since 1998, he has also been member of the American society of cataract and refractive surgery.

Dr Khurshid joined Optimax in 2008.