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Hena A. Khaja, MD

Dr. Khaja was born and raised in the Houston area. She has extensive training in ophthalmic disease and ocular surgery. She has done recent research on dangling lens phacoemulsification, a novel technique for phacoemulsification and lens implantation and on acute maculopathy. She has also conducted extensive performance analysis of various vitreoretinal instruments.

As chief resident, she presented idiopathic retinal phlebitis, lupus retinopathy, and cancer-associated retinopathy at the university’s grand rounds forum. Earlier training included a Transitional year program at the University of Texas, Houston, where Dr. Khaja trained in the basics of general medicine, pediatrics and surgery in emergency, outpatient and inpatient settings.

Dr. Khaja also attended the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, earning honors in surgery and ophthalmology. While at the Mayo Clinic, she presented clinical research on trabectome ablation arc and research on the incidence and clinical characteristics of epiretinal membranes in children.

She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Texas Magna Cum Laude, with a major in Human Biology with a focus on Pathogenesis and Immunity, and a minor in Business.

Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology Board Certification

Languages spoken: Hindi, Urdu & Spanish

“I have a strong desire to improve the ocular health of my patients through surgical intervention as well as doing continued research in the field of Ophthalmology.”

Providing Expertise In

  • Ophthalmic Disease
  • Ocular Surgery
  • Lens Implantation
  • Retinopathy

Education and Affiliations:

Ophthalmology Residency:

University of Cincinnati

Transitional Year Program:

University of Texas, Houston

Doctor of Medicine:

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine


Cincinnati Society of Ophthalmology
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
American Medical Student Association
(2007-2009 Vice President)

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