Dr. Faraaz Khan
Dr. Faraaz Khan is a board certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained Cornea and Refractive Surgery specialist. He provides state-of-the-art medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases.
He was born in Seattle, Washington and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Recipient of the prestigious Robertson scholarship, Dr. Khan completed his undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Duke University. For outstanding academic achievement, he was awarded the NC Board of Governor’s Medical Scholarship before going on to receive his medical degree from Wake Forest Medical School. There he worked at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine for four years as he was involved in research to develop bio-engineered corneas to be used for transplantation in patients afflicted by corneal disease.
Dr. Khan completed his Ophthalmology training at Virginia Commonwealth University where he was awarded the Resident Research Award and published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology. He went on to complete a Cornea and Refractive Surgery fellowship with distinction at the Flaum Eye Institute at the University of Rochester, New York; where he performed refractive surgery and premium cataract surgery with one of the most experienced and respected refractive surgeons in the world. Dr. Khan has lectured on innovative techniques in the artificial cornea (Boston keratoprosthesis) transplantation across the United States.
• Refractive Surgery- LASIK and PRK
• Refractive Cataract Surgery
• Premium Lens Implants
• Phototherapeutic Keratectomy (PTK)
• Superficial Keratectomy
• Amniotic Membrane Graft Transplantation
• DMEK and DSAEK for Fuchs’ Corneal Dystrophy
• Corneal Transplants – Penetrating Keratoplasty
• Ocular Surface Reconstruction
• Comprehensive Ophthalmology- management of dry eyes, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
Phi Beta Kappa (PBH) Honor Society
Doctor Q & A
What drove you to go into Ophthalmology?
After watching a patient gain her vision after cataract surgery during my medical training, I knew that I wanted to be an ophthalmologist. I was fascinated by the intricate surgical technique required to be an eye surgeon.
Do you do any sort of volunteerism or are their causes your support?
Giving back to the community keeps me grounded. I enjoy traveling and meeting people from different cultures and backgrounds during my trips. My goal is to provide better access to care for the underserved.
What are some “fun facts” about you?
I enjoy using my 6’6 wing-span to block fellow players on the basketball court
What are your hobbies?
Singing, hiking, traveling, spending time with family, playing and watching sports. Rooting for the UNC Tarheels and Carolina Panthers.
What is important for your patients to know?
I take great honor and joy in providing my patients with the best possible vision using the most innovative techniques. Through ophthalmology I am given the opportunity to effect such positive change in a person’s quality of life; it’s a true blessing.