DR. SANDIP MITRA, MD, FRCS (Edinburg)

CONSULTANT OPHTHALMOLOGIST
Al Zahra Pvt. Hospital Sharjah UAE and Emirates Hospital Dubai, UAE

Dr. Mitra graduated from the Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research in India and went on to specialize in Ophthalmology from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He was awarded the Bodhraj Goldmedal for the best post graduate student in ophthalmology. He subsequently obtained his Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and London with distinction in Ophthalmology, and also did a short training in Vitreo-retinal Surgery at Moorefield Hospital, London, UK. Continuing further in his area of special interest, Dr. Mitra obtained his Fellowship in Corneal & Refractive Surgery from the largest eye hospital in Australia - The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital, University of Melbourne. While in Australia, he was also involved in various multi-centric research projects at CERA (The Centre for Eye Research, Australia). He specialized in the ‘Big bubble technique for lamellar keratoplasty’ and performed series of successful corneal graft for keratoconus. Recently he got his training in DSEAK procedure from University eye hospital in Fort Mayers US from Dr. Gorovoe

Prior to joining Al Zahra, Dr. Mitra served as a faculty member at the prestigious Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Sultanate of Oman, for about 7 years rising to head the Department of Ophthalmology. He has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented more than 50 papers in various international conferences. He is also an International Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmologists.

Dr. Mitra has performed more than 6000 Excimer laser surgery (LASIK, EPI_LASIK and PTK) at the excellent laser centre (Melbourne Excimer Laser Group, Australia). He has performed more than 10000 cataract surgery (Cold Phaco-‘no stitch surgery’), 500-vitreoretinal surgery and other complicated eye procedures. He also performs phakic ICL implantations and refractive IOL exchange surgeries on a regular basis.

Dr. Mitra holds Lasik specialist certification of the Ministry of health, Government of Dubai, Mel 80 Excimer Laser (Carl Zeiss) training certificate from the London Vision clinic, UK and Fellowship certification on Excimer laser surgery (LASIK, LASEK & PRK) from the Melbourne Excimer laser group and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, University of Melbourne, Australia. He is the member of the Zeiss research team for improvement in refractive surgery techniques.

 
Qualification:
  • MD, FRCS (Edinburg)
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery Fellow (The Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital, Australia)
  • International Member of American College of Ophthalmology
Certifications:
  • BLS and ACLS certified
  • Diplomate of National Board of Examinations, 1993
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS), 2000.