Professor named in top 100 power list

Professor Sunil Shah recognised 

Professor Sunil Shah

Ophthalmic surgeon Professor Sunil Shah has been included in a top 100 power list that recognises the most influential people in ophthalmology.

Published by The Ophthalmologist magazine, the list is compiled annually and features surgeons, scientists, engineers and CEOs.

Professor Shah is a co-founder of Midland Eye in Solihull and pioneered Lasek laser eye surgery in 1996. The ophthalmologist is also international medical chair of the Khmer Sight Foundation, a charity that was established to offer eye surgery to people who cannot afford the sight-saving treatment in Cambodia.

Commenting on being featured in the power list, Professor Shah, said: “Whilst it is nice to be recognised for my research, teaching and clinical work, my passion for helping make life better for the 28,000 Cambodians who go blind each year is uppermost in my thoughts.”

In 2016, Professor Shah launched an appeal for volunteers to the charity via Facebook and consequently a large team of volunteers, including 90 ophthalmologists, completed more than 3000 sight-saving operations over three months.