Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed

Dr Ahmed is Professor at the University of Utah, Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and Division Head of Ophthalmology at Trillium Health Partners, Ontario, Canada. Dr Ahmed has become world-renowned for his skills and ground-breaking work in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of highly complex eye diseases including glaucoma and surgical complications.  He is recognized as being one of the most experienced complex eye surgeons in the world and has trained numerous surgeons in innovative surgical techniques.

Dr Ike Ahmed has developed many novel therapeutic approaches for glaucoma, cataract and lens implant surgery, and designed innovative microsurgical instruments, devices, implants and techniques for the management of the dislocated cataract, iris reconstruction, and even a diamond scalpel for use in glaucoma. Dr Ahmed is actively involved in research and medical education at a national and international level. He has done pioneering work in innovative glaucoma surgery, developing and coining the term “Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)” as a new genre of surgical approaches and devices used in glaucoma management. Patients are referred to him locally, nationally, and from around the world.  He has been invited to perform surgery in 4 continents across the globe. He is also an innovator in the bigger picture of eyecare with his cataract surgery triage system, e-CAPS.

Dr Ahmed’s award list include the Binkhorst medal, the AAO Senior Achievement award, and the ACOS Visionary award, among many. He has won five film festival awards, six best papers of session, and a poster award at ASCRS, as well as an ESCRS first place video award and AAO “Best of Show” award. He has given over 750 scientific presentations to date, including 40 visiting professor’s lectures around the world.


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