Dr Khami Satchi is an ophthalmologist specialising in treatment of disorders of the eyelids, lacrimal (tear drainage) system and orbit (eye socket) and in cataract surgery.
She graduated from Cambridge University, UK in 1995 with a distinction in surgery. Prior to training as an ophthalmologist, she attained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, London and was awarded an MA in Physiology from Cambridge University.
Her general ophthalmology training from 1999 to 2007 included 5 years at Cambridge and Oxford University teaching hospitals and 3 years at district general hospitals (Reading, Windsor, Huntingdon) in the UK. Her fellowship training in eyelid, tear duct and orbital surgery was at Oxford Eye Hospital (2006), the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (2007-2008) and at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London (2008-2009). She was subsequently appointed as a Locum Consultant to the ocular plastic, lacrimal and orbital service at Moorfields Eye Hospital.
Dr Satchi migrated to Melbourne in 2011 and is now a Consultant for the Orbital, Plastic and Lacrimal Clinic at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.
She has given presentations at international scientific meetings and has published 15 papers in specialist journals.
Her areas of specialty include:
- Surgery for eyelid disorders, including repair of ectropion, entropion and ptosis; blepharoplasty surgery and treatment of eyelid skin cancers
- Tear duct surgery including endonasal surgery (without a visible scar)
- Cataract surgery
- Orbital disorders, such as thyroid eye disease and problems associated with the loss of an eye