Noshir M. Shroff Indian ophthalmologist

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Noshir M. Shroff
Born (1951-08-23) 23 August 1951 (age 69)
New Delhi, India
AwardsPadma Bhushan
Dr. Krishna Sohan Singh Trophy
G. K. Panthaki Award
Bharat Jyoti Award
Nargis Adi Gandhi Memorial Award
WebsiteOfficial web site of Shroff Eye Centre

Noshir Minoo Shroff is an Indian ophthalmologist, known as a pioneer of intraocular lens implantation surgery in India and a medical director of the Shroff Eye Centre. The Government of India honoured him in 2010, with the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award, for his services in the field of medicine.[1]


Slit lamp photo of Pseudophakia: Posterior chamber Intraocular lens

Noshir M. Shroff was born on 23 August 1951, in a family of ophthalmologists,[2] in the Indian capital of New Delhi. His grand father, S. P. Shroff, an ophthalmologist and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, was the founder of Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital, a charitable eye hospital in the city,[3] and his father, Minoo Shroff, was also an ophthalmologist. After early schooling at Modern School, New Delhi, Noshir carried out his graduate studies in ophthalmology at the Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University in 1973, and post-graduate studies at the same college in 1978.[4] He earned a master's degree in Minimal Access Surgery (MMAS).[5][6] In 1978, Shroff joined the family clinic, Shroff Eye Centre[5][6] where he initiated cataract, intraocular lens and refractive surgery.[6]

Career highlights and legacy

Video of a complete LASIK-treatment
Cataract surgery recently performed, foldable IOL inserted. Note small incision and very slight haemorrhage to the right of the still dilated pupil.

Shroff was a pioneer of Intraocular Lens implantation surgery in India and has performed over 30,000 surgeries. He was also one of the first ophthalmologists in India to launch Phacoemulsification (microincision sutureless cataract surgery), in 1992.[5][6] He introduced keratorefractive surgery in India, and has carried out over 5000 photorefractive keratectomy, LASIK, LASEK, Epi-LASIK and intralase (bladeless lasik surgery) procedures.[4][5][6] Shroff is credited with a number of innovations in cataract surgery such as improved design of instruments, techniques and protocols. A drip controlling device used in Immersion A-scan Biometry is one such device, which helps the surgeon to get more accurate eye measurements for calculating intraocular lens power.[4]

Shroff has opened a training centre at Shroff Eye Centre for post graduate degree in ophthalmology. The centre has been recognised by the National Board of Examinations.[4][6]

Shroff Charity Eye Hospital has opened centres at various remote areas in Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Shroff is also associated with Project Prakash, an initiative aimed at providing medical assistance to disabled children and understanding learning and plasticity in the brain.[7] The project is conducted in association with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.[4][8] Shroff has also carried out charitable work with Orbis International, medical centres in Zamrudpur village with the Delhi Commonwealth Women's Association (DCWA),[9] and in Srinivaspuri with Savera India.[4][10]

Shroff Eye Centre

Cataract in the human eye

Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital was established in 1914 and made into a full-fledged eye hospital in 1926, by S. P. Shroff, the grandfather of Noshir Shroff [11]>. In 1972, Minoo Shroff, Noshir's father, expanded the practice with a new clinic in the Surya Kiran building in CP and in Kailash colony in 1973 under the name of Shroff Eye Centre.[11]

Shroff has treated dignitaries such as Dalai Lama and the President of India in the capacity of the honorary ophthalmologist to the President of India.[4]

Medical positions

  • Honorary ophthalmologist to the President of India[4]
  • Trustee, Senior Consultant and Advisor – Shroff Charity Eye Hospital, New Delhi[5][6]
  • Medical Director – Shroff Eye Centre[5]
  • Trainer – Diplomate National Board (DNB) program for training young ophthalmologists[6]
  • Patron – R. K. Devi Eye Research Institute, Kanpur[5]

Social positions

  • President – Ophthalmological Society of India, Delhi[4]
  • Secretary General – II International Congress of Intraocular Implant Society – New Delhi – 1992[4]
  • Member, Executive Committee – Intraocular Lens Implant and Refractive Society – India – 1990–98[4]

Awards and recognitions

  • Padma Bhushan – 2010[1][5]
  • Dr. Krishna Sohan Singh Trophy for Best Clinical Talk – 1983–84 – Ophthalmological Society of India, Delhi>[4][5]
  • Dr. Krishna Sohan Singh Trophy for Best Clinical Talk – 1986–87 – Ophthalmological Society of India, Delhi>[4][5]
  • G. K. Panthaki Award – 1997 – Federation of Parsi Zoroastrian Anjumans of India[4][5]
  • Bharat Jyoti Award and Certificate of Excellence – 2003 – India International Friendship Society[4][5]
  • Nargis Adi Gandhi Memorial Award – Federation of Parsi Zoroastrian Anjumans of India[4]

Keynote addresses

  • Dr. P. N. Sinha Oration – 36th annual conference of Bihar Ophthalmological Society of India, Gaya – 28–29 November 1998 on Evolution of Cataract Surgery – The Quest for Excellence[4][5]
  • Oration – Federation of Ophthalmic Research and Education Centre, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi – 19 November 2005 on Advances in Phaco-emulsification[4][5]
  • Dr. C. Shekhar Grover Oration – Uttara Eyecon 2006, Dehradun – 7–8 October 2006 on From Couching to Today's Cataract Refractive Surgery – A Giant Leap[4][5]


  1. ^ a b "Padma announcement". Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Times of India bio". Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Shroff Eye Centre". Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "ND TV". Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "My Doc Advisor". Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "Sehat". Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Project Prakash". Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  8. ^ "MIT". Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  9. ^ "DCWA". Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Savera". Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  11. ^ a b "About us".

External links

  1. ^ "YouTube". Retrieved 9 August 2014.
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