Dr. Mahnaz completed both her basic medical as well as her advanced postgraduate training in the United States. She graduated from medical college in the United States, earning a medical doctorate degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and continued on to complete her training in ophthalmology at the world famous Cullen Eye Institute at Baylor College of Medicine. She has trained in both adult and pediatric ophthalmology at The Methodist Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Ben Taub Hospital and Texas Children’s Hospital. At the completion of her training she was honoured with the Stephen Schindler Award by the Cullen Eye Institute, a recognition awarded only once annually to an outstanding graduating resident.
After completing her extensive ophthalmology training, Dr. Mahnaz completed an additional fellowship in Glaucoma and Anterior Segment Surgery in the United States. She was board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology subsequent to completion of her training and re certified again through a rigorous process in 2012 and again in 2019 to ensure the process of continuous re-certification and ensure compliance with the highest standards in the provision of eye care. Dr. Mahnaz Naveed Shah is also an elected fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Ophthalmology. She maintains an unrestricted active medical license and board certification to practice ophthalmology in the United States as well as in Pakistan.
After completion of training and working as a qualified ophthalmologist in the United States, Dr. Mahnaz returned to Pakistan in 2002, when she joined the Aga Khan University Hospital as part of the full time medical faculty and as consultant eye surgeon.
In 2011, she established The Eye Center at South City Hospital, which has now grown to a full service Ophthalmology Unit that provides world class services of eight dedicated ophthalmologists, orthoptists and a team of extremely skilful technicians that help in the provision of world class eye care. The Eye Center delivers medical and surgical care over a range of sub-specialty interests including glaucoma, anterior segment surgery, advanced catract surgery, corneal, refractive surgery, vitreo-retina, strabismus, pediatric ophthalmology and oculoplastics. The Eye Center has a fully staffed, state of art operating suite and dedicated eye day care surgery intake area providing surgical eye care at South City Hospital.
Dr. Mahnaz has very actively participated in teaching, has been involved in several research projects, publications and continues to participate widely in educational activities locally, nationally and internationally. She has also been one of the founding members of The Pakistan Glaucoma Association. Her main clinical interest is in adult and pediatric medical and surgical glaucoma management in which she has extensive medical and surgical experience of over 20 years.
Dr. Mahnaz provides the most advanced treatment options in glaucoma diagnosis and treatment including all standard and also newer minimally invasive glaucoma surgical procedures. At present, Dr. Mahnaz Naveed Shah is the only member of the prestigious American Glaucoma Society in all of Pakistan .
Mr. Hasnain Premjee has been the Head of Operations at The Eye Center at South City Hospital from its very inception in 2011. Mr. Premjee oversees the provision of medical, diagnostic and surgical services for The Eye Centre and acts as a focal point for liaison between all six eye specialists who provide eye care services at South City Hospital.
Mr. Premjee is also instrumental in supervising and overseeing all of the administrative issues pertaining to The Eye Center In addition to his many responsibilities, he remains a most valuable resource for clinicians and patients alike.
Mr. Premjee has maintained a special interest in the provision of ethical, state-of-art eye care services for patients seeking treatment in both routine and complex care.
He has brought to The Eye Center a wide variety of skills from his twenty years of experience and previous involvement in the non-health care sector. Mr. Premjee continues to remain involved in several philanthropic organizations providing education and health for the less privileged.
Dr. Mustafa Kamal Junejo recieved his MBBS in 2008 and completed his residency in Ophthalmology in 2014 from Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi. Dr. Mustafa Kamal did his MRCS in Ophthalmology in 2016 from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. He did his FRCS in Ophthalmology in 2018 from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Dr. Kamal has also been awarded with FACS (Fellowship of American College of Surgeons) USA and FICS (Fellowship of International College of Surgeons) USA.
Dr Mustafa Kamal’s expertise is in advanced and complex cataract surgery, complicated corneal transplant surgery, ocular surface diseases, limbal stem cell grafting, squint surgery and Boston Keratoprosthesis. He did hands on training in Boston Keratoprosthesis from Chicago, Illinois, USA. He has also had training in Advanced Cataract surgery through Phacoemulsification from Royal College of Ophthalmologist, London, United Kingdom. Dr. Mustafa has held clinical attachments at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom. He received training in Emergency Ophthalmology from Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London, United Kingdom.
Dr. Mustafa Kamal Junejo is highly interested in teaching and has worked in a teaching capacity at Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi. He is an author of many research articles which have been published in national and international medical journals and he has been actively participating as Speaker in National and International Ophthalmological Conferences. He is member of Ophthalmological Society of Pakistan, Pakistan Glaucoma Association, Cornea & Ocular surface disease society of Pakistan as well as Cataract and Refractive Surgery Society of Pakistan.
In addition to his work at the Eye Center, Dr. Mustafa serves as Assistant professor, where he heads the Department of Cornea and External Eye Disease at Isra Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Karachi.
Dr. Mustafa Kamal Junejo’s areas of interest are Cataract surgeries, Corneal transplant and Ocular Surface diseases, Medical Retina, Advanced Strabismus (Squint) procedures, Emergency Ophthalmology and Neuro-Ophthalmology. Dr. Mustafa Kamal is known for his diligence in clinical care and his skillful and compassionate delivery of expert eye care.
Dr. Muhammad Saeed Iqbal did his MBBS in 1993 and his house job at Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical Center, Karachi. He acquired his CCT from the Ophthalmology department of the same institute.
In 2001, he became a fellow of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Pakistan (FCPS) in Ophthalmology. Currently, in addition to his his clinical work at the Eye Center, Dr. Saeed serves as professor of Ophthalmology at Sir Syed College of Medical Sciences, Karachi.
Dr. Saeed has also been awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow (F.R.C.S) in 2010. His specific areas of clinical interest are cataract and anterior segment surgery as well as cornea and refractive surgery. Dr. Saeed is fellowship trained in Cornea and Refractive Surgery from the U.K.
Dr. Saeed is one of the leading eye surgeons in Karachi who has performed LASIK, PRK, Corneal Cross linking and a range of other refractive procedures on more than 6,000 patients in the past 13 years.
He is the author of many research articles, especially on refractive surgery. He is also a member of the editorial panel of the E-Cronicon Ophthalmology Journal.
Dr. Saeed has been an active member of executive committee of the Ophthalmological Society of Pakistan, Karachi Chapter for the past six years and remained general secretary of the society for three years. He is also the general secretary of the central council of the society for ophthalmology in Pakistan.
Dr. Saeed is valued nationally for his consistent and admirable early adaptation to technology in the field of refractive surgery and his contributions to clinical care of patients and the education of his colleague in his area of expertise.
Dr. Tanveer Anjum Chaudhry is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Cornea and Anterior Segment specialist at the South City Hospital, Karachi. His clinical interests and expertise include cornea and refractive surgery, small incision cataract surgery, anterior segment surgery, and pediatric ophthalmology.
Dr. Chaudhry obtained his degree of bachelors in Medicine and Surgery from DOW University of Health and Sciences. He received an extensive post graduate training in ophthalmology in the United Kingdom, and was awarded F.R.C.S (Edinburgh, UK), M.R.C.Ophth (London) and Diploma in Ophthalmology (Dublin, Ireland). Dr. Chaudhry completed his fellowship in Cornea and Anterior Segment Surgery in Leicester, UK, following which he served as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Barnsley District General Hospital Rotherham, NHS Trust, UK.
Upon returning to Pakistan, he served as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Shahzad Eye Hospital before joining Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), Karachi, as Faculty of Ophthalmology, and Consultant Ophthalmologist. Dr. Chaudhry has actively participated in academic and research activities for undergraduate and post graduate trainees, locally, nationally and internationally, and has authored many publications. He has also served as the Section Head of Ophthalmology and Director of Residency at AKUH, and established Eye Skills Lab for post graduate trainees, and developed tools for public awareness of Retinopathy of Prematurity. He continues to be a keen participant and Guest speaker at several national and international conferences. His hard work and dedication have been acknowledged with an Outstanding Teacher’s Award based on students’ recommendations.
Dr. Chaudhry ensures best and up-to-date treatment for his patients and knowledge for his trainees. He recently received advanced training in Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK), Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK), and Advanced Refractive Surgery. He also secured a Diploma (DISSO) form University of Switzerland. His current goals include spreading awareness for Retinopathy of Prematurity and Cornea Donation
Beyond clinics and theaters, Dr. Chaudhry is an avid traveler and photographer
Dr. Jamshaid Khan, M.B.B.S, F.C.P.S, is one of our earliest team members of The Eye Center and was instrumental in helping us set up many of the protocols we follow today. He is an extremely accomplished cataract and anterior segment surgeon with consistently superb results.
Dr. Jamshaid has also has a great deal of experience in treating complex glaucoma and performs refractive surgery as well.
Dr. Khan has also been responsible for the set up and running of a busy charitable Eye Hospital with which he was associated as its Head of Clinical and Administrative Operations for several years. He is well known for his extensive philanthropic work.
Dr. Mahnaz and Dr. Jamshaid have worked together as colleagues for over 15 years.
He is a gifted surgeon and a most valuable member of our team. Dr. Jamshaid Khan sees both pediatric and adult patients.
Dr. Shayan Shadmani M.B.B.S., M.C.P.S. has been practicing ophthalmology for over 20 years. His expertise in cataract surgery is well recognized nationally, and we consider ourselves fortunate to have him as a part of our team.
In addition to anterior segment surgery, Dr. Shayan performs a wide variety of other surgical procedures.
Dr. Shayan Shadmani’s philanthropic work extends to local, national and international venues. Dr. Shayan is a most dedicated professional who remains busy not only in his extensive clinical work but in addition to it with the many eye projects that he remains involved in.
Dr. Shayan is well recognized nationally for his superior expertise in complex cataract surgeries.
Dr. Shayan is a great asset to The Eye Center and to his patients all across the province.
Dr. S. Aisha Bokhari is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Anterior segment & Oculoplastic surgeon at The Eye Center, South City Hospital, Karachi. She has expertise in Pediatric and Adult ophthalmology including strabismus (squint) surgery, oculoplastics and trauma repair. She is well trained in micro surgical ocular procedures, including phacoemulsification, cornea and refractive surgery and other anterior segment procedures.
Having special interest in oculoplastics, she has clinical expertise in peri-ocular cosmesis, including Botox injections for upper face conditions such as frown lines, crows feet, hemifacial spasms, etc.
Dr. Bokhari is a graduate of Hamdard College of Medicine and Dentistry. After completing her post-graduate training she obtained her Fellowship in Ophthalmology from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow (United Kingdom).
She has worked at LRBT Tertiary Eye Hospital, where she was among the top surgeons for 10 years and where she was actively involved in the training of post-graduate trainees.
She was also associated with Jinnah Medical and Dental College as Assistant Professor and contributed actively to the training of medical students
Dr. Rehman Siddiqui is a fellowship-trained Retinal Surgeon. He specializes in the medical and surgical management of retinal disorders, such as retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, macular holes and macular degeneration.
He is the only retinal surgeon with a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) from the General Medical Council of the UK, practicing in Karachi. The CCT is awarded when a doctor is assessed to have a very high standard of training in the UK and is allowed to practice without supervision.
Dr. Rehman Siddiqui is one of the only two members of American Society of Retina Specialists in Pakistan and the only one in Karachi. As a retinal surgeon, he has vast experience of dealing with advanced and complex cataracts, in addition to dealing with complications of cataract surgery.
Dr Muhammad Hamza is a consultant ophthalmologist and cornea & anterior segment surgery specialist at The Eye Center – Dr. Mahnaz Naveed Shah & Associates and South City Hospital, Karachi. Dr. Hamza holds an FRCS from the UK and has formal additional sub speciality fellowship training in the most modern techniques of cornea transplantation and all types of cataract, corneal and refractive surgery.
Dr. Hamza completed his MBBS in Karachi, following which he completed his ophthalmology training from Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi. He was awarded M.R.C.S (Ed) and F.R.C.S (Ed) and later F.R.C.S (Glasgow). He has trained at the prestigious corneal fellowship programs in the UK. Additionally, prior to returning to Pakistan, Dr. Hamza served first as senior corneal fellow in Southampton and Colchester and then, in recognition of his skill and expertise, served as a consultant at the world- renowned Kings College Hospital in London. Dr. Hamza continues to serve as a member of the Surgical Skills Faculty of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London, where he remains actively involved in the surgical training of ophthalmologists.
Dr. Hamza has been very actively involved in surgical and medical teaching and was the first surgeon in the UK to perform DMEK (Endothelial Keratoplasty) at University Hospital Southampton. He added to this accomplishment by training other colleagues in this most advanced surgical procedure and is recognized as a nationally accredited DMEK trainer in the UK since 2018. His special interests are the treatment corneal transplantation and complex corneal ulcers and corneal rehabilitation.
Dr. Hamza has been managing patients suffering from complex corneal disease, and regularly performs surgeries including, but not limited to, routine and complex cataracts, corneal grafts, and anterior segment reconstruction, including post trauma repair. He provides regular training and supervision to junior trainees within clinic as well as in the operating room.
Dr Hamza has lectured widely internationally and regularly participates and lectures at national and international meetings. He has also authored a number of research papers for journals in multiple countries and is a contributing reviewer for Eye, the academic journal of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, U.K.
Dr. Hamza brings his experience of partial thickness corneal transplant to Pakistan and is extremely skilled in performing Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK) and amongst the only few who can perform Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK), Descement Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) in addition to all routine corneal procedures.
Dr. Hamza is a great addition to our team of nine ophthalmologists at The Eye Center who are highly qualified and skilled eye specialists and eye surgeons and are considered as key thought leaders in their areas of expertise. His expertise is a most welcome addition for colleagues and patients alike.