Dr. Nitin S Shetty

Consultant and Head – Retina Services, Ophthalmology


MBBS – Byramjee Jeejeeboy Medical College, Pune,MS (Ophthalmology) – Sassoon General Hospital and Byramjee Jeejeeboy Medical College, Pune,Fellowship in Vitreo Retinal Surgery at Sankara Nethralaya, Medical Retina Foundation, Chennai

Fellowship & Membership

  • Vitreo-Retina Fellowship – Sankara Nethralaya
  • Medical Research Foundation, Chennai – 1993-94
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • American Society of Retina Surgeons (ASRS)
  • Vitreo Retina Society of India (VRSI)
  • Uveitis Society of India (USI),ROP (Retinopathy of Prematurity) Society of India
  • All India Ophthalmology Society (AIOS)
  • Karnataka Ophthalmology Society
  • Bangalore Ophthalmology Society

Field of Expertise

  • Medical Retina including diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases affecting the retina including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusions, retinal drug toxicity, etc
  • Surgical Retina – Vitreo-Retinal surgeries for varied retinal problems like retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, vitreous hemorrhage, intraocular foreign bodies, eye injuries, etc,Uveitis –
  • Worked as a Uveitis Consultant at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai and trained in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of uveitis cases including anterior, intermediate and posterior uveitis. Works in close association with the pulmonologist and the rheumatologist for the management of these cases – working in a multi-specialty hospital which offers these specialties under the same roof, helps in this close association
  • ROP – Retinopathy of Prematurity. Includes a retinal examination of neonatal children usually in the neonatal ICU
  • Trained in screening, laser and surgical treatment of retinopathy of prematurity cases,
  • Special interest in Ocular Electrodiagnostics and Hereditary Retinal Diseases

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Kannada
  • Hindi
  • Marathi
  • Tulu

Awards & Achievements

  • Worked as a Vitreo-Retina and Uveitis Consultant at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai from 1994 - 2003
  • Distinction in Ophthalmology – MBBS
  • VT Joshi Award for Best Outgoing Fellow – Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai
  • Published books on Fluorescein Angiography (JAYPEE BROTHERS) and contributed to chapters in several publications
  • Invited guest speaker at several State, National and International Conferences
  • Visiting Scholar at the Chinese University of Hong Kong – 1999-2000
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