Bengaluru: DR. Rohit Shetty, cornea-refractive surgeon and a translational scientist, has been named as one of the top 100 most inspiring and influential ophthalmologists of the world by the respected and widely read ‘The Ophthalmologist’ magazine.
The Ophthalmologist Power List 2022 is a roll call of giants in clinical practice and vision research. The list is prepared from the mammoth lineup of 450 names by an international panel of 20 judges. “I am humbled and honored to be amongst the top brilliant minds in eye care” said Dr. Shetty , who is the Vice Chairman of Narayana Nethralaya. Dr. Shetty has been passionate about personalized eye care that is backed by Narayana Nethralaya’s research laboratory, state-of-the-art technology as well as artificial intelligence. “The biggest need in the field is to quickly adapt to the rapidly changing technology and therapeutics,” he said.
Dr. Shetty is in the company of stalwarts such as Pearse A. Keane (Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Professor of Artificial Medical Intelligence at University College London); Alan C. Bird (Emeritus Professor and Consultant at Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, UK); Stephanie Watson (Professor & Head of Corneal Research Group at University of Sydney) and Caroline Klaver (Professor of Ophthalmology and Epidemiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands).
The Vice Chairman of Narayana Nethralaya has been practicing high volume refractive surgery for over 20 years with a keen interest in keratoconus and ectatic corneal disorders. He is the Chief Mentor for the Dual Academic Program (Ph.D. & Clinical Fellowship) at Narayana Nethralaya Eye Institute, Bangalore, and Maastricht University.
Dr. Shetty’s work on pain management after photorefractive keratectomy, the influence of stromal molecular markers on corneal ectasia and risk scoring systems to predict ectasia after refractive surgery has been well received in the world of ophthalmology. He has over 300 peer-reviewed publications in national and international journals and is a reviewer for many indexed journals for this specialty. He is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Refractive Surgery. Dr. Shetty completed his residency in ophthalmology from the St. Johns Medical College for the Diplomate of the National Board. Dr. Shetty obtained his FRCS in Glasgow, Scotland, the United Kingdom in 2006 and is currently an FRCS examiner.
The Ophthalmologist Power List 2022 honour is one of the many recognitions conferred on Dr Shetty. In the All India Ophthalmological Society’s 2015 annual conference, Dr Shetty won the prestigious Col. Rangachari Award for the overall best paper of the conference for his work on “Is Inflammation Driving Keratoconus? A Holistic Study of Molecular Pathways”. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recently conferred an achievement award to Dr. Rohit Shetty for the distinguished services he has rendered over the years to the programs of the society. He has also been awarded the Casebeer Award for outstanding contribution to refractive surgery by the ISRS in the year 2019.
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