Mr Haider took his degree in medicine from King Edward Medical
College Lahore Pakistan.
He then came over to the UK to train in Ophthalmology and was
awarded a Fellowship of the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons
in 1988 and a Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
the following year.
He trained in Ophthalmology as specialist registrar in Norwich and
Wales and then took up a specialist fellowship in medica retina and
uveitis in Bristol Eye Hospital.
He was accredited as a Specialist in ophthalmology by the UK's
General Medical Council in 2005.
Mr Haider also took an MSc degree from Birmingham University in
evidence based medicine.
He also holds membership with the American Academy of
Ophthalmology and the United Kingdom Society of Cataract and
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community