Miss Doreen Khan-Lim



GMC number: 3582037

Practising since: 1991



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Miss Khan-Lim is an experienced Ophthalmologist with expertise in eyelid conditions. She graduated from Imperial College London, completed higher surgical training at Southampton and subsequently undertook the prestigious Oculoplastic fellowship at the world-renowned Moorfield's Eye Hospital in London. She was appointed to a consultant post at Southampton Eye Unit in 2009 and has multiple Clinical Excellence awards in recognition of her outstanding clinical care and dedicated leadership. 

She is a regional expert recognised nationally from both her facial spasms clinic and as a member of the Wessex Facial Nerve Centre for facial palsy treatments. She is a member of the local skin cancer clinical experts team working with dermatologists and facial surgeons to treat skin cancer. As an advanced injectable therapy practitioner she treats both cosmetic and non-cosmetic indications. 

She has an international reputation for education. She leads training at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and has led Undergraduate education for the University of Southampton. She has a prize-winning PhD for research into dry eye conditions and is an expert in blepharitis dry and watery eye treatment. 

Miss Khan-Lim is an approachable, respected expert with a holistic approach to patients. She is widely valued for clear consultations, professionalism and caring demeanour with excellent audited clinical outcomes. 

Special interests

Eyelid lumps, bumps & growths 
Eyelid cysts 
Droppy lids (ptosis) 
Overhanging eyelid skin (dermatochalasis)
In growing eyelashes 
In turning eyelids (Entropion) 
Out turning eyelids (Ectropion) 
Facial palsy 
Dry eye
Facial spasms (blepharospasm & hemifacial spasm) 
Wrinkle treatment 
Skin cancer
Watery eye
Droopy brow (brow ptosis) 

Other interests

Cosmetic treatment around the eye. 

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Miss Khan-Lim has been awarded a PhD for research into the molecular biology of dry eye conditions to help improve patient treatments. This work received a prestigious American Academy of Ophthalmology prize and competitive grants from the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and National Eye Research Centre. 

She has held the post of subspecialty Section Editor for Eye Journal for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists for nearly a decade. 

She supervises Bachelor of Medical Science student research for the University of Southampton.


  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • International Neurotoxin Association
  • General Medical Council
  • Medical Defence Union

Other posts held

  • University Hospital Southampton

Insurers Miss Doreen Khan-Lim works with

Miss Doreen Khan-Lim works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)