Dr. Rohit is a cornea-refractive surgeon and a clinician scientist with a keen interest in keratoconus and corneal ectatic disorders. He has been practicing high volume refractive surgery for 14 years now. Dr. Rohit Shetty completed his residency in ophthalmology at the St. Johns Medical College for the Diplomate of the National Board. Dr. Shetty obtained his FRCS Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom in 2006 and is currently an FRCS examiner. He is the Chief Mentor for the Dual Academic Program (PhD & Clinical Fellowship) at Narayana Nethralaya Eye Institute, Bangalore and Maastricht University.
Dr. Rohit has over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals and is a reviewer for many indexed journals in the specialty. He is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Refractive surgery. Dr. Shetty’s work on pain management after photorefractive keratectomy, influence of stromal molecular markers on corneal ectasia and risk scoring systems to predict ectasia after refractive surgery has been well received. With a keen interest in imaging, some of his research includes, waveform analysis of deformation and deflection amplitude in keratoconus, influence of ocular spherical aberration on near and intermediate visual acuity in presbyopic eyes, biomechanics of LASIK Flap and SMILE Cap and corneal tomography in post-refractive surgery ectasia.
In the 2015 annual conference of the All India Ophthalmological Society, Dr. Rohit 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 was awarded the Casebeer Award for outstanding contribution to refractive surgery by the ISRS in 2019.