Sunil Shah

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MBBS FRCOphth FRCS Ed FBCLA

Year qualified:

1987

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Personal profile

Professor Shah is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Birmingham Heart of England Foundation Trust , Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre , City Hospital Birmingham, Honorary Consultant at Birmingham Children's Hospital. He is also an Honorary Professor at The University of Ulster and Aston University, Birmingham.

He specialises in complex corneal and refractive surgery.

He has had well over 50 publications in peer reviewed journals, as well as various book chapters. He is Section Editor for 2 major journals: British Journal of Ophthalmology and Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology and is on the Editorial Board for Contact Lens and Anterior Eye 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 and is presently a Member of Council for The British Contact Lens Association . He continues to be on the Refractive Working Party for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and is a Specialist Advisor to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence . Professor Shah continues to take an active role in research, his main interest being the difference corneal thickness can make when measuring pressure inside the eye. This can make a big difference when diagnosing glaucoma.

Professional Membership



  • British Medical Association

  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists

  • European Cornea Society

  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

  • British Society for Refractive Surgery

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