Professor Sunil Shah

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.

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