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IMR Ophthalmologists Arrive in Jordan 

Meet our Cataract Surgery Team

Baseer Uddin Khan, MD, FRCSC   

Dr. Baseer Khan is based in Vaughan, ON, Canada. He received his medical degree from the University of Toronto. His postgraduate research and specialty training was focused on glaucoma and the anterior segment. Dr. Baseer has lectured extensively at the regional, national and international level as well as published several papers in professional journals. He has made research a priority and has won many grants for industry sponsored research and has carried out clinical trials and studies. Apart from being on the staff of several hospitals and eye centers, he is the medical director at Clarity Eye Institute and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Baseer is leading the eye surgery team to Jordan. He did extensive background work to make the mission possible; IMANA thanks him for his commitment to making this surgical mission a reality.

Michelle Khan, MD, B.Sc

Dr. Michelle Khan is a resident who will be assisting Dr. Baseer Khan during the mission. She received her MD from Queen’s School of Medicine in Kingston, ON. She has won several professional awards and was selected for the Dr. Wallerstein Award in Ophthalmology for excellence during her time at medical school. Michelle is currently a research student at the University of Toronto, earlier she has been involved with research at John Hopkins School of Medicine and McGill University. She has many publications, presentations and posters to her credit and has been a health policy analyst at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC.

Heather Coulter, Office Manager

Heather is Dr. Baseer Uddin’s office manager who will be coordinating the logistics of the mission which aims to treat 100 patients in just 4 days


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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees requested IMANA Medical Relief for insight and assistance in providing cataract surgical care for Syrian Refugees.Our three-member team has arrived in Amman, and over the course of the next week, it will be operating on about 100 patients, who would otherwise have no hope of being able to see again. Imagine providing someone less fortunate the ability to see again; that opportunity is today.

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What is a Cataract?

Cataracts are the clouding of the lens in the eye; its very common in older people and may affect vision. Most cataracts are related to aging, smoking and diabetes. The symptoms of early cataract may be improved with new eyeglasses, brighter lighting, anti-glare sunglasses, or magnifying lenses but at later stages, surgery is the only effective treatment.

Cataract removal is one of the most common operations and one of the safest and most effective types of surgery performed in developed countries. 90 percent of people who have cataract surgery have better vision afterward. However, people in underdeveloped nations do not have access to such eye care; the problem is much more acute in refugee populations who do not have access even to basic healthcare.


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