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Mr Khalid Ikram

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Khalid Ikram graduated in medicine from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, at the University of London in 1991. He then trained extensively in ophthalmic surgery in Southampton, Oxford and Manchester. At Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Khalid undertook an advanced specialist training period (fellowship) in Corneal and Refractive procedures. This involved, uniquely for a UK fellowship, both laser vision correction (Excimer laser) and specialized intraocular surgery.
Khalid commenced his NHS Consultant post in 2002, working mainly at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport. He is also an Honorary Consultant at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (MREH), one of the largest ophthalmic teaching & training centres in Europe.
In his NHS post, Khalid has extensive responsibilities in the teaching and training of junior ophthalmic surgeons and is the Royal College Tutor for ophthalmology at Stepping Hill Hospital, where he is also Lead Consultant for ophthalmic surgery. As college tutor, Khalid also sits on the regional specialist training committees, selecting individuals for advanced ophthalmic surgical training in the North-West, and also monitoring and assessing and appraising their progress. At MREH, his work includes the supervision and training of the fellow in Corneal and Refractive surgery.
Khalid also has a particular interest in improving the standards of assessment and planning for cataract and refractive lens surgery, and has run teaching conferences in Biometry at both a national and international level.
Having extensive experience in general ophthalmic care and specialising in small incision cataract surgery, Khalid has further developed a considerable expertise in the refractive aspects of such surgery. He is experienced in a large variety of refractive surgery techniques (corneal Excimer laser and intraocular lens surgery) for the management of conditions such as myopia (short-sightedness), hyperopia (long-sightedness) and presbyopia (age related reduction in the eye’s ability to focus on near targets). Khalid’s other areas of interest are eyelid disorders (such as lid lumps, entropion and ectropion) and cosmetic eyelid and facial treatments.
Khalid Ikram is a member of the UK and European Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Khalid’s workload as a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon consists of:
• Small incision sutureless refractive Cataract Surgery
• Refractive lens surgery or clear lens extraction (CLE)
• Laser vision correction
• Surgical correction of short and long sightedness
• Correction of age-related long-sightedness or Presbyopia (PRELEX)
• Use of specialist intraocular lenses (to deal with near vision & astigmatism problems)
• Dry eye conditions
• Removal of pterygium
• Surgery for conjunctival cysts and lesions
• Corneal disorders
• Glaucoma

Rating Date
20 May 2013

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19 Apr 2012

I had Lasik with Mr Ikram in March 2012, and have been delighted with everything! My vision is better than 20/20 (perfect as far as I can tell) and I have had no complications. Beforehand my only concern was that the laser hardware itself was not the latest kit (i.e. the use of a microkeratome blade as opposed to a laser to actually make the "flap" before the laser correction), but after doing some research and speaking to Mr Ikram at a pre-op consultation, I formed the view that the upsides [i.e. having the treatment done a) by Mr Ikram (who must surely be the "best in the business") and b) in the MRI Eye Hospital], far outweighed the (debateable) upsides of having "intra-lasik" surgery (i.e. the flap done by a laser rather than another location. I suspect that it would be a bit cheaper elsewhere, but with such an important procedure this was not a major factor in my decision.Mr Ikram has been doing this for 10 years, and he clearly is "the man". I was very reassured after my initial consultation, and he was happy to answer my concerns honestly and openly which I appreciated.I had Lasik mid March 2012, and after a very uncomfortable 4-5 hours post-op, the discomfort miraculously went away within the space of an hour or two, and after that I was fine! My vision was a bit "hazy" for the first week or so (I assume whilst the cornea flap settled down), and since then it has been perfect thankfully.Overall I can recommend Mr Ikram and the "Manchester Centre for Vision" wholeheartedly.

26 Feb 2011

I want to thank the team at Manchester Centre for Vision and Khalid Ikram for working his magic - he is a diamond!!! The professionalism and after-care has been second to none!!! I opted for the Lasek Wavefront surgery - the treatment was painless and quick.. I now have an extra 10 mins in bed and can wear make-up without any irritation.. The results have been amazing - better than the 20:20 vision that I wanted. If you are considering laser surgery then 'his the man'!!!

26 Feb 2011

I want to thank the team at Manchester Centre for Vision and Khalid Ikram for working his magic - he is a diamond!!! The professionalism and after-care has been second to none!!! I opted for the Lasek Wavefront surgery - the treatment was painless and quick.. I now have an extra 10 mins in bed and can wear make-up without any irritation.. The results have been amazing - better than the 20:20 vision that I wanted. If you are considering laser surgery then 'his the man'!!!

30 Mar 2009

Manchester Centre for Vision : Manchester Centre for Excellence!I cannot praise Dr Ikram and his team at Manchester Centre for Vision enough for theirprofessionalism and care throughout my Laser Eye Surgery procedure. I had thought long and hard about proceeding with Laser Surgery and when ManchesterCentre for Vision was recommended to me I had no hesitation in booking an initialconsultation. I had more confidence attending a clinic at the Royal Manchester Eye Hospitalthan a high street clinic.I opted for Lasek surgery on the recommendation of Mr Ikram due to my dry eyes, the procedurewas painless and quick and I was amazed at the instant results, after having worn glasses for30 years it was life changing. At the end of the day the decision has to yours and yours alonebut I would go through it all again and would have no hesitation in recommending ManchesterCentre for Vision to be your No.1 choice when considering laser eye surgery.

08 Nov 2008

I now have the 20 20 vision I wanted, its like having a new pair of eyes!I choose lasik surgery after a comprehensive consultation explaining all of my options. I trusted the surgeon and the procedure was very successful. I would and have been recommending the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and Khalid Ikram to anyone who is considering having their vision corrected.

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