Prof Sunil Shah

PROF SUNIL SHAH

MBBS, FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth, FBCLA

Consultant Ophthalmologist

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Birmingham

MEDSTARS SAYS

Sunil is a straight talking Birmingham based eye surgeon, who is at the top of his game. He is driven to constantly improve eye surgical techniques and get the best for his patients.

"I am passionate about advancing new eye surgery techniques to get the best for my patients. My research is very varied and ranges from new intraocular implants for cataract and lens surgery to ways to reduce the need for reading glasses and even to dry eye . I relax with yoga and combine my love of travel with my role as International Medical Director for the charity Khmer Sight Foundation saving eye sight in Cambodia."

Expertise

  • Clear (Refractive) Lens Exchange

  • Refractive Surgery

  • Laser Eye Surgery

  • Cataract Surgery

  • Corneal Transplants

Interests

  • Contact Lens Problems

  • Phakic Intraocular Lenses

  • Dry Eye

  • Multifocal Intraocular Lenses

  • Corneal Problems

Regulatory Body

  • General Medical Council

    General Medical Council

    No. 3189726

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  • Consultant Opthalmologist

  • Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre, City Hospital

  • Birmingham

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EDUCATION

University of London 1987

LANGUAGES

English


I qualified from the University of London St. Georges Hospital Medical School in 1987. I then specialised in eye surgery gaining my Fellowship of Royal College of Ophthalmologists and becoming a Fellow Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in 1992. I now work as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre , City Hospital Birmingham and an Honorary Consultant at the Birmingham Children's Hospital . As Professor of Aston University, Birmingham, I am an active researcher. My current research interest is understanding how differing corneal thicknesses can affect the measured pressure inside the eye, novel intra-ocular lenses and long sightedness (presbyopia). I specialise in complex corneal and refractive surgery. I was instrumental in developing the laser eye surgery technique now called LASEK that is now used my many surgeons across the UK and I was the first person to use it in Britain. I continue to work for the Refractive Working Party for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and am a Specialist Advisor to NICE (the National Institute for Clinical Excellence) as well as the British Standards Institute. I am President of British Contact Lens Association and examiner for the Refractive Assessment of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. I am particularly proud of my work in Cambodia as Medical Director for Khmer Sight Foundation. A charity that has now worked with over 120 surgeons saving the sight of thousands of patients who would not normally have access to this healthcare. Currently we are working to build a new hospital to extend this work further.

  • Aviva Healthcare
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  • Simplyhealth Group Limited
    Simplyhealth Group Limited
  • PruHealth
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  • PatientChoice Medical Insurance
    PatientChoice Medical Insurance
  • Legal and General
    Legal and General
  • Saga Health Insurance
    Saga Health Insurance
  • Western Provident Association Health Insurance
    Western Provident Association Health Insurance
  • Police Mutual Assurance Society
    Police Mutual Assurance Society
  • Lloyds TSB Insurance Limited
    Lloyds TSB Insurance Limited
  • BUPA Fee Assured
    BUPA Fee Assured
  • Norwich Union Healthcare
    Norwich Union Healthcare
  • CS Healthcare
    CS Healthcare
  • Freedom Health Insurance
    Freedom Health Insurance
  • Standard Life Health Insurance
    Standard Life Health Insurance
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
    AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Healix
    Healix
  • Cigna HealthCare
    Cigna HealthCare
  • Allianz
    Allianz
  • Vitality
    Vitality
  • Exeter Friendly Society
    Exeter Friendly Society
  • BUPA
    BUPA
  • American Academy of Opthalmology

  • Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology

  • British Society for Refractive Surgery

  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

  • American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery

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Expertise

  • Clear (Refractive) Lens Exchange

  • Refractive Surgery

  • Laser Eye Surgery

  • Cataract Surgery

  • Corneal Transplants

Interests

  • Contact Lens Problems

  • Phakic Intraocular Lenses

  • Dry Eye

  • Multifocal Intraocular Lenses

  • Corneal Problems

Regulatory Body

  • General Medical Council

    General Medical Council

    No. 3189726

love NHS
  • Consultant Opthalmologist

  • Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre, City Hospital

  • Birmingham

ABOUT
EDUCATION

University of London 1987

LANGUAGES

English


I qualified from the University of London St. Georges Hospital Medical School in 1987. I then specialised in eye surgery gaining my Fellowship of Royal College of Ophthalmologists and becoming a Fellow Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in 1992. I now work as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre , City Hospital Birmingham and an Honorary Consultant at the Birmingham Children's Hospital . As Professor of Aston University, Birmingham, I am an active researcher. My current research interest is understanding how differing corneal thicknesses can affect the measured pressure inside the eye, novel intra-ocular lenses and long sightedness (presbyopia). I specialise in complex corneal and refractive surgery. I was instrumental in developing the laser eye surgery technique now called LASEK that is now used my many surgeons across the UK and I was the first person to use it in Britain. I continue to work for the Refractive Working Party for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and am a Specialist Advisor to NICE (the National Institute for Clinical Excellence) as well as the British Standards Institute. I am President of British Contact Lens Association and examiner for the Refractive Assessment of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. I am particularly proud of my work in Cambodia as Medical Director for Khmer Sight Foundation. A charity that has now worked with over 120 surgeons saving the sight of thousands of patients who would not normally have access to this healthcare. Currently we are working to build a new hospital to extend this work further.

INSURERS
  • Aviva Healthcare
    Aviva Healthcare
  • Simplyhealth Group Limited
    Simplyhealth Group Limited
  • PruHealth
    PruHealth
  • PatientChoice Medical Insurance
    PatientChoice Medical Insurance
  • Legal and General
    Legal and General
  • Saga Health Insurance
    Saga Health Insurance
  • Western Provident Association Health Insurance
    Western Provident Association Health Insurance
  • Police Mutual Assurance Society
    Police Mutual Assurance Society
  • Lloyds TSB Insurance Limited
    Lloyds TSB Insurance Limited
  • BUPA Fee Assured
    BUPA Fee Assured
  • Norwich Union Healthcare
    Norwich Union Healthcare
  • CS Healthcare
    CS Healthcare
  • Freedom Health Insurance
    Freedom Health Insurance
  • Standard Life Health Insurance
    Standard Life Health Insurance
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
    AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Healix
    Healix
  • Cigna HealthCare
    Cigna HealthCare
  • Allianz
    Allianz
  • Vitality
    Vitality
  • Exeter Friendly Society
    Exeter Friendly Society
  • BUPA
    BUPA
PROFESSIONAL BODIES

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