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.