Clinical Leads

Miss Tina Khanam and Miss Binita Panchasara

At Women in Vision UK, our mission is to empower and support women in the field of Ophthalmology and Vision.

As clinical leads, we will work to foster and facilitate collaboration between colleagues, both male and female, via networking and educational events.

We hope to raise profiles of women via mentorship, leadership opportunities and involvement in clinical research. One of our aspirations is to boost the representation of Women in conference committees, as leads in podium and speakers on stage.

We are dedicated to showcasing opportunities for research and career development, fostering a community where individuals can explore their passions and reach their full potential.

Through mentorship, leadership programs and networking events, we aim to create a supportive environment where women can grow professionally and personally, receiving the guidance and encouragement they need to achieve their aspirations.

Another of our goals is to guide trainees to comprehensive resources tailored for postgraduate examinations, ensuring our members have the tools they need to excel in their academic pursuits.

We welcome you to join us in our commitment to advancing Women in Ophthalmology and Vision, as we work together to build a brighter future for all in the field of Ophthalmology and Vision.

Miss. Tina Khanam

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Miss. Tina Khanam is widely recognised and respected as an expert Cataract, Cornea and Refractive Surgeon.

She is dedicated to training, teaching and mentoring upcoming Surgeons, Optometrists, Medical Students and Allied Health Professionals. She has held senior roles in School of Ophthalmology, as Training Program Director of Education and Joint Curriculum Delivery Lead.

She is a longstanding Examiner of Royal College Of Ophthalmologists and holds several roles within the organisation including program lead for INSPIRE and Skills Courses Faculty.

She is currently our Joint clinical lead for Women in Vision UK. She is passionate about raising the profiles of Women in Ophthalmology through collaboration with her colleagues and industry partners.

As well as her core work in the UK, Miss. Khanam performs charitable work in Vision camps abroad with the humbling experience of the burden of mass sight loss.

Miss Binita Panchasara


Miss Binita Panchasara has been an ophthalmology trainee with NHS Health Education England (HEE) East of England since 2019. Beyond her clinical duties, she serves as a simulation fellow within the East of England Deanery and has recently been welcomed into the Surgical Skills Faculty for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. With a keen interest in medical education, she is actively exploring the integration of emerging technologies to support the development of communication skills within healthcare.

In her role as co-clinical lead for women in vision, Binita hopes to enhance the profile of women in the field and collaborate with others to provide valuable resources that support professional growth