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Khayyam Durrani, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
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UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030


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Dr. Durrani has expertise in corneal disease, ocular inflammatory disease, and general ophthalmology. He treats patients with complex, potentially systemic eye diseases including keratitis, scleritis and uveitis, as well as common eye disorders such as cataract, glaucoma and dry eye syndrome.

MBBSThe Aga Khan University, KarachiMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
InternshipMassachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolInternal Medicine
ResidencyHarvard Medical School Department of OphthalmologyOphthalmology
FellowshipHarvard Medical School Department of OphthalmologyOcular Immunology and Uveitis
FellowshipWilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins UniversityCornea and External Disease

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
The Mona Wong Chou Research Grant AwardWilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University
Immunology AwardMassachusetts Eye Research & Surgery Institution
National Eye Institute/The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Travel GrantNational Eye Institute/Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
High Honors, Advanced OphthalmologyHarvard Medical School
Honors, Clinical OphthalmologyBaylor College of Medicine
Honors, Pediatric OphthalmologyHarvard Medical School
The Dane Bhima Gold Medal for the Best Candidate in Chemistry and PhysicsAitchison College, Lahore
Principal’s Honors ListAitchison College, Lahore
House Colors in AcademicsAitchison College, Lahore
Cornea and external disease, and ocular immunology and uveitis
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
American Journal of Ophthalmology Case ReportsEditorial BoardMember, Editorial BoardExternalInternational2022
American College of SurgeonsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationFellowExternalNational2022
American Journal of Ophthalmology Case ReportsProfessional/Scientific JournalAd-hoc ReviewerExternalInternational2016
Electronic Medical Record Transition CommitteeOtherMemberUConn HealthUniversity2013
American Society of Cataract and Refractive SurgeryProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2012
Mediators of InflammationProfessional/Scientific JournalAd-hoc ReviewerExternalInternational2012
American Academy of OphthalmologyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationFellowExternalNational2011
Ocular Immunology and InflammationProfessional/Scientific JournalAd-hoc ReviewerExternalInternational2011
Massachusetts Medical SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState2010
American Medical AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2002
Association for Research in Vision and OphthalmologyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalInternational2001
Ocular inflammatory disease and angiogenesis

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Durrani, Khayyam Uveitis: A Practical Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Intraocular Inflammation 2017 Feb;263-269
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Associated Uveitis
    Durrani K, Cochereau I, Hoang-Xuan T Diagnosis and Treatment of Uveitis 2012 Jan;
  • Intraocular Lens Implantation in Patients with Uveitis
    Durrani K Curbside Consultation in Uveitis 2012 Jan;
  • Immunologic Disease of the External Eye
    Foster CS, Durrani K Current Therapy in Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology 2004 Jan;

Case Reports


  • Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy
    Durrani K Ocular Immunology & Uveitis Website, 2004 Jan;
  • Presumed Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome
    Durrani, K. Ocular Immunology & Uveitis Website 2003 Jan;
  • Retinal Vasculitis
    Durrani K Ocular Immunology & Uveitis Website, 2002 May;
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
IgG4-Related Disease Presenting as Bilateral Lacrimal Gland Enlargement in a Patient with a 24-Year History of Undiagnosed Systemic IllnessPosterAssociation for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting2017Baltimore, MD
Adalimumab for Ocular Inflammation: Results of the SITE StudyPosterAssociation for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting2012Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The Efficacy and Safety of Adalimumab in Ocular InflammationPosterAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting2012Chicago, Illinois
Crystalline KeratopathyTalk25th Current Concepts in Ophthalmology Annual Course, Wilmer Eye Institute2012Baltimore, Maryland
Emerging Therapies for UveitisTalk2nd Annual Uveitis Fellows’ Forum, Mass. Eye Research & Surgery Institution2011Cambridge, Massachusetts
The Effect of Sphingosine 1-Phosphate Receptor Antagonism on VEGF-Induced Retinal Vascular PermeabilityPosterAssociation for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting2011Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Sphingosine 1-Phosphate Receptor Modulation as a Therapeutic Target in Retinal AngiogenesisPosterAssociation for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting2011Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The Safety and Efficacy of Bevacizumab in the Treatment of Uveitic Choroidal NeovascularizationPosterAssociation for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting2011Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The Genetics of Adamantiades-Behcet DiseaseLectureBi-Annual Residents’ Course, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary2007Boston, Massachusetts
A Comparison of Automated and Manifest Refraction: The Effect of AgePosterAssociation for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting2006Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The Significance of Type II Diabetes as a Risk Factor for Elevated Intraocular Pressure in Pakistani AdultsPosterAssociation for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting2005Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Dry Eyes in Graft Versus Host Disease: A Clinical and Immunohistochemical Study of Lacrimal Gland and Bone Marrow Tissue in Patients Undergoing Bone Marrow TransplantationPosterAssociation for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting2003Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Immunomodulatory Therapy in Ocular Inflammatory DiseaseTalkMassachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary Immunology Seminar2002Boston, Massachusetts
Psoriatic Uveitis: A Distinct Clinical Entity?PosterAssociation for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting2002Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Intermediate Uveitis: Prognostic Factors and Course of the DiseasePosterAssociation for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting2002Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Intravenous Pulse Cyclophosphamide Therapy in Ocular Inflammatory Disease: Safety and EfficacyTalkAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting2002Orlando, Florida
Nuclear Signaling and Transcriptional ControlTalkMassachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary Immunology Seminar2001Boston, Massachusetts