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I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Yeovil District Hospital .
This package includes your appointments before and after surgery, as well as your surgery and mono-focal lenses. It means you won’t use up your out-patient benefit or receive any additional bills from your surgeon (or anaesthetist, if you need one) for eligible treatment.
Please call the Bupa Eye Care team to find out more about and to pre-authorise your treatment on 0345 600 7267.
I started as a Consultant Ophthalmologist for glaucoma at Yeovil District Hospital in 2014. Prior to this, I completed a Glaucoma and A&E fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in 2012, following which I was a research and clinical fellow in Guys and St Thomas Hospitals NHS Trust London while continuing to be an honorary glaucoma fellow with Moorfields Eye hospital. I went on to work as a Locum Consultant in Glaucoma at Kings College Hospital NHS foundation trust, London until April 2014 .
Before moving to the UK in 2007, I worked in India as an ophthalmologist in various settings. I completed my postgraduate training in Ophthalmology and qualified with MS (Master of Surgery) in ophthalmology and went on to complete an advanced training in Phacoemulsification. I started developing her training in Glaucoma with a fellowship in glaucoma at Mainz, Germany, through the International Council of Ophthalmology and a further fellowship in glaucoma at LV Prasad Eye Institute in India in 2004.
I was involved in Charitable work in India, independently and in association with various organisations like Rotary International, Lion’s International, Lifeline Express (Impact Foundation) and a few private charitable organisations like Chinmaya Mission.
With my husband, also an Ophthalmologist, I organised and held about 12 highly successful and rewarding charitable camps over the years that I was in India..
During the course of my career, I have undertaken several courses for teaching and training and has taught in several settings, including teaching programmes for junior residents and undergraduate medical students, phacoemulsification to beginners for the Alcon Phacoemulsification training programme in India, and continues over the years to actively participate in local teaching programmes in the NHS setting including teaching for medical students, Ophthalmology trainees, Nurse practitioners, Optometrists , Orthoptists and Health care assistants.
I continue my interest in training at Yeovil district hospital with training local optometrists in Virtual glaucoma screening clinics, shared care Glaucoma clinics, post operative cataract clinics and IP training for Optometrists. I am currently involved in service development at YDH having reorganised the glaucoma set up with advances in investigations and treatment available locally.
Areas of interest
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma specialist. Yeovil district hospital
During my Research fellowship in 2012-2013 t St Thomas Hospital London, I was involved in four non-commercial clinical trials and in 4 commercial ones of which one is a new Surgical trial and in a laboratory based surgical trial at Imperial college all under supervision of Mr Sheng Lim.
Sub investigator in three trails with Mr Lim.
Non commercial trials:
1. Phaco-outflow study Role : Sub investigator
2. Phaco-GSL study
Role : Sub investigator
3.PTVT study− Primary Tube Versus Trabeculectomy. Known as PTVT study. Study Sponsor: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami. Recruitment.
Refocus Study- Sponsor: Refocus Ocular Europe B.V (Surgical trial) Role : Sub investigator
Lumigan Study-Study Sponsor: Allergan
Brinz/Brim versus Brinzolamide+Brimonidine BID in OAG or OHT. Study Sponsor: Alcon Research Ltd.
Monoprost Study- study Sponsor: Laboratoires Théa
Ultrasound outflow study at Imperial college.
In my free time, I enjoy travelling, going on walks with my family and photography. I have recently also started to learn and enjoy astronomy and astrophotography. I enjoy music and play the violin, Indian classical music.
South West Thames Regional Audit Meeting at Worthing Hospital
13th May 2009
Presented an Audit on Central Retinal Venous Occlusion management and won a joint prize for best audit.
All India Ophthalmology Conference , 2002
Awarded Best paper in External eye diseases session- Presented paper on Autoserum and severe dry eye , Shroff Eye Hospital, Navsari India
Schwenn O, Shah B, Vogel A, Yun SH. Nd- YAG laser iridotomy in pigment dispersion syndrome and pigment dispersion glaucoma. ( Article in German) Ophthalmologe. 2003 May;100(5):406-10
Shah B, Campbell P, Ford C, Goyal S, Lim KS. Re: The Portsmouth-based refinement scheme: a role for virtual clinics in the future? Eye (Lond). 2013 Apr 19. Doi; 10.1038/eye.2013.67. [Epub ahead of print]
Donor pericardium graft repair of traumatic globe rupture at previous trabeculectomy site. Digital Journal of Ophthalmology 2014. Vol 20, Number 3, August 31,2014. DOI: 10.5693/djo.02.2013.09.003
Case report- A 35-year-old woman presenting with pain, reduced right-eye vision, and headache . Digital journal of Ophthalmology 2015. Vol 21, number 2, May 13,2015
Isolated extraocular muscle abscess presenting 40 years after squint surgery. Kim WS, Aclimandos W, Pringle E, Shah B
Gonioscopically Guided Nonpenetrating Cyclodialysis Cleft Repair: A Novel Surgical Technique. Rodrigues IA1, Shah B2, Goyal S2, Lim KS2. J Curr Glaucoma Pract. 2017 Jan-Apr;11(1):31-34. doi: 10.5005/jp-journals-10008-1218. Epub 2017 Jan 18
Donor pericardium graft repair of traumatic globe rupture at previous trabeculectomy site. Shah BP1, Clarke JC . Digit J Ophthalmol. 2014 Aug 31;20(3):48-50. eCollection 2014.
Courses offered to GPs
GP training Yeovil district hospital June 2017 and 2015
Optometrists GAT accreditation and Glaucoma update for local LOC March 2017
IP training mentorship for several local optometrists provided through YDH NHS.
The infection rate is 0 and PC rupture rate is 0.54%. 91% patients achieved better that 6/12 visual acuity. These statistics are well within the nationally published outcomes.
- FRCOphth Royal college of Ophthalmology 2010
- Glaucoma and A&E fellowship Moorfields Eye Hospital,London 2011
- Glaucoma Research fellowhsip St Thomas hospital, London 2012
- ICO glaucoma fellowship International council of Ophthalmology 2002
Reference number 6142634
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC specialist registration, 2012
Affiliations / memberships
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.