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Professor Sunil Shah

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Prof Sunil Shah is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the BMEC, and an Honorary Consultant at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital . He is also an Honorary Professor at The University of Ulster and a Visiting Professor at Aston University, Birmingham.

He specialises in complex corneal and refractive surgery. He independently developed the laser eye surgery technique now called LASEK and was the first person to use it in Britain and continues to pioneer this technique.

He has had well over 75 publications in peer reviewed journals, as well as various book chapters. Sunil is Section Editor the major journals: British Journal of Ophthalmology and is on the Editorial Board for Cataract and Refractive Sugery Today and Ophthalmology Times. He also regularily reviews articles for suitability for the following journals: British Journal of Ophthalmology, Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, Ophthalmology, Eye, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Journal of Refractive Surgery, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

He is also the Principle Editor & E Tutor for the E-learning course in Refractive surgery for the University of Ulster.

He is an Examiner for The Fellowship British Contact Lens Association and also for the Refractive Assessment for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists .

He is a past President of the British Society for Refractive Surgeons.

He continues to be on the Refractive Working Party for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and a Specialist Advisor to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence as well as the British Standards Institute.

He continues to take an active role in research, his main interests being the difference corneal thickness can make when measuring pressure inside the eye, novel intraocular lenses and presbyopia.

Mr Michael Quinlan

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Mr Mark Quinlan is a consultant ophthalmologist with specialist interest in Corneal and Ocular Surface diseases based at Sandwell General Hospital. He trained in Cambridge and East Anglia. His additional interests are in complex cataract surgery with general interests in Glaucoma and General Ophthalmology. He also works at Russells Hall Hospital.

Mr Peter McDonnell

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Mr Peter McDonnell qualified in 1978 and joined BMEC as a Consultant Ophthalmologist in 1990.

His clinical interests are:

  • General Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Surgery including corneal transplant surgery
  • Corneal and External Eye Diseases

Some of his other professional responsibilities include:

  • Honorary Treasurer, Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • College Officer and Council member, Royal College of Ophthalmologists

He is a member of:

  • British Medical Association
  • Oxford Ophthalmological Congress
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • Bowman Club
  • EuCornea

Mr Peter McDonnell




Mr Anil Aralikatti

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Mr Anil Aralikatti was appointed as Consultant Ophthalmologist at the BMEC in 2009. His Higher Specialist Training spans across Yorkshire, West Midlands and Nottingham. He has a Specialist interest in Cornea and External Eye Diseases. His surgical expertise includes complex cataract surgery, modern corneal transplant surgery (Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty, Big Bubble Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty) and a range of other corneal surgery.

He is the Lead Clinician for the RiverBrook Community Ophthalmology Services having developed this venue in June 2010. He also manage the Ophthalmic Accident and Emergency at BMEC.

He is involved in various teaching and training activities. He is the College Tutor at BMEC and the lead for Ophthalmology Trainee Selected Components at the West Midlands Deanery.


Mr Anil Aralikatti

MBBS, MS (Ophth), MRCOphth, FRCSEd