Professor Sunil Shah

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Professor Sunil Shah is an award-winning ophthalmologist who has contributed massively to his field, including his development of the laser eye surgery technique now called LASEK. In 2014 and 2018, he was voted as being in the top 100 most influential people in Ophthalmology around the world.

After qualifying from St Georges Hospital Medical School, Professor Shah went on to train and specialise in complex cataract, corneal and refractive surgery. He is now based primarily in Birmingham, working at the Birmingham and Midlands Eye Centre, and acts as a Director the Midland Eye clinic. Professor Shah also practices in London, working at the state-of-the-art Optegra Eye Clinic and Highgate Hospital.

Professor Sunil Shah specialises in laser eye surgery, corneal transplants, cataracts and many other areas of corneal and refractive ophthalmology. Further to his clinical expertise, Professor Shah is very well-published with more than 130 articles in peer-reviewed journals, an author of several book chapters, and has been Section Editor for various major journals including the British Journal of Ophthalmology.  

Alongside his academic commitments, Professor Shah is involved in education and presides as an examiner for the British Contact Lens Association and the European Board of Ophthalmology. He also lectures at Aston University and the University of Ulster.

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