Dr. Vishal Shah

Specialist Ophthalmologist

MBBS, DNB

Dr. Vishal Shah graduated in 2001 at the B. Y. L. Nair Ch. Hospital, Topiwala National Medical College in Mumbai, India. After that, he gained his doctoral degree in Ophthalmology at the Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai in 2007. At the same institution, in 2007, he undertook a Fellowship in Cataract Microsurgery (Phacoemulsification and small incision cataract surgery). A year later, he undertook the Fellowship in Cornea and Anterior Segment at the L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad (2008-2009).

During his career, he worked as a Specialist in Ophthalmology and Consultant Ophthalmologist in various private practices and medical institutions, such as: Shroff Eye Hospital in Mumbai, Sekgoma Memorial Hospital in Serowe, Botswana, Africa, Mediclinic Welcare hospital and Al-Sufouh at Dubai, UAE.

He is trained and experienced in all fields of ophthalmology, such as glaucoma, cataract, oculoplasty, cornea, retina, uveitis, neurophthalmology, paediatric ophthalmology and ophthalmologic surgery.

Surgical skills

Dr. Vishal Shah’s surgical skills span from Cataract Microsurgery (Phacoemulsification and Small Incision Cataract Surgery), Diagnosis and Management of diseases of the ocular adnexa including Ocular Surface Disorders – Amniotic and Stem Cell Transplantations, Diseases of the Cornea and Anterior Segment including Penetrating and Lamellar Corneal Transplants – DALK, DSEK, Ocular Trauma, Infections to Laser Refractive Surgeries.

Scientific publications and presentations

  • Clinical, microbiological profile and treatment outcome of ocular infections caused by Achromobacter xylosoxidans, Cornea 2009 Dec; 28(10):1100-3
  • Best paper award – FOCUS 2012 – Annual conference of the Bombay Ophthalmic Association
  • Regularising Irregular Corneas With Rose K2 Family of Lenses – selected for paper presentation at AIOC 2013, Hyderabad
  • Simultaneous Topography-Guided Surface Ablation with Collagen Cross-Linking For Keratoconus – selected for paper presentation at AIOC 2013, Hyderabad
  • Regularising Irregular Corneas With Rose K2 Family of Lenses – paper presentation at FOCUS 2012, Mumbai
  • Simultaneous Topography-Guided Surface Ablation with Collagen Cross-Linking For Keratoconus – paper presentation at FOCUS 2012, Mumbai
  • Combatting Pseudophakic Presbyopia with Crystalens – poster presentation at FOCUS 2012, Mumbai
  • Combatting Pseudophakic Presbyopia With Crystalens – paper presentation at AIOC 2012, Kochi
  • Effectiveness of hypotonic riboflavin–ultraviolet type A rays induced corneal collagen cross-linking in reducing progression of advanced keratoconus – paper presentation at FOCUS 2011, Mumbai
  • Effectiveness of riboflavin–ultraviolet type A rays induced corneal collagen cross-linking in reducing progression of keratoconus – paper presentation at AIOC 2011, Ahmedabad
  • Simultaneous customised topography-guided surface ablation with CXL – new treatment modality for keratoconus – paper presentation at FOCUS 2010, Mumbai
  • Comparison of ocular parameters in normal and keratoconic eyes using Scheimpflug Photography –poster presentation at AIOS 2010, Calcutta
  • Sting for the bee: DSEK in bee sting injuries – poster presentation at Bombay Ophthalmic Association, 2010
  • Big Bubble in Repeat DSEK: A Novel Surgical Technique for Removing Failed DSEK Lenticules – poster presentation at ASIA-ARVO 2009, Hyderabad.
  • Risk factors, presentation, management and final visual outcome in patients with lens fragment drop – ten year analysis – paper presentation at SERI ARVO 2007, Singapore
  • Combined Endoscopic and External Orbital Decompression for Thyroid Related Orbitopathy – paper presentation at AIOS 2006, Bhopal
  • Headache: For Patient and Clinician, Optic Disc Drusen Masquerading as Papilloedema – paper presentation at AIOS 2006, Bhopal
  • Clinical Profile of Congenital Third Nerve Paralysis in a Pediatric Population – poster presentation at AIOS 2006, Bhopal
  • Orbital Decompression for Compressive Optic Neuropathy of Thyroid Related Ophthalmopathy – poster presentation at AIOS 2006, Bhopal

Workshops/ Conferences/ CMEs attended

  • Exclusive Meet on Ophthalmic Research – Aug, 2004, Chennai
  • International Meeting on Lamellar Corneal Surgery – September 2004, Chennai
  • CME on “Strabismus” – Karnataka Ophthalmic Society – July 2005, Bangalore
  • Focus 2005 – Annual Conference of Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society
  • Indo – Israel Ophthalmic Congress – November 2005, Chennai
  • 64th Annual Conference of the All India Ophthalmological Society February 2006, Bhopal
  • CME Course on “RETINA” – Bombay Ophthalmologists’ Association – July 2007, Mumbai
  • CME on ‘Newer Diagnostic Modalities in Ophthalmology’ by Bombay Ophthalmologists Association, October 2008, Mumbai
  • Asia Cornea Society Meet, January 2009, Hyderabad
  • Asia ARVO 2009, January 2009, Hyderabad
  • Bombay Ophthalmic Association Conference, 2009
  • FOCUS 2010, Bombay Ophthalmic Association Annual Conference
  • 69th Annual Conference of the All India Ophthalmological Society, February 2011, Ahmedabad
  • FOCUS 2011, 19th Annual Conference of the Bombay Ophthalmic Association
  • 70th Annual Conference of the All India Ophthalmological Society, February 2012, Kochi
  • FOCUS 2012, 20th Annual Conference of the Bombay Ophthalmic Association
  • 71st Annual conference of the All India Ophthalmological Society, February 2013, Hyderabad

Memberships

  • Maharashtra Medical Council
  • All India Ophthalmological Society
  • Bombay Ophthalmic Association
  • Indian Medical Association
  • “D” Ward Medical Association

Languages Known

Fluent in English and Hindu

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