Pakistan Institute of Community Ophthalmology

Dr. Sanaullah Jan

Career Objective: 

Presently I am working as PROFESSOR (Vitreo-retinal ophthalmology) in KIOMS/KGMC, HMC. My duties are to support and assist in all the activities of our unit that include academics, training of fellowship residents, and patient care but since my arrival in our department in yr 2002, as I have been assigned the responsibilities of ACADEMIC DIRECTOR (Department of Ophthalmology, HMC). Recently the institutional academic authorities officially nominated me as "Training Program Director (TPD)" for the department of ophthalmology, HMC. Therefore I particularly organize and supervise all the academic activities. Being ACCREDITED SUPERVISOR AND EXAMINER FOR FELLOWSHIP IN SUBSPECIALTY OF VITREORETINA (first one in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) BY COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS PAKISTAN (CPSP). ACCREDITED SUPERVISOR AND EXAMINER FOR FCPS AND MCPS/DCPS RESIDENTS BY CPSP. At present I am supervising FCPS ophthalmology residents and also residents for fellowship in sub-specialty of vitreoretina.

Being a focal person for Vitreo-retina services in our department, I started establishing vitreoretina services at Khyber Institute of Ophthalmic Medical Sciences, Peshawar in 2002 with the support of CBM and FHF (International ngos) for the 1st time in public sector in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. At present I'm supervising and providing preoperative and post-operative care of retina patients admitted to our unit. I have been regularly performing ophthalmic laser procedures, conventional retinal reattachment surgery and pars plana vitrectomy with use of silicone oil, intraocular gas, heavy silicone oil and heavy liquids as per need of my patients. Besides vitreoretina, I have attained above average skill performing various ophthalmic surgical procedures such as cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, keratoplasty, squint surgery, DCR, lid procedures, repair of open globe injuries and various other routine & emergency surgical procedures. I have also mastered the skill of performing cataract surgery by phacoemulsification & manual small incision cataract surgery or suture less technique.

At present, I am mentor, teacher & examiner of the residents B.Sc Vision Sciences who are under training at Pakistan Institute of Community Ophthalmology. I am involved in teaching, training and assessment of residents of M.Sc/MPH Community Ophthalmology and Mphil vision sciences & also part of their assessment programs.


Department of Clinical Ophthalmology (Department of Ophthalmology HMC)
Faculty type: 
Current Position: 
Director PICO