Mr Pari Shah has been a consultant ophthalmologist at Yeovil District Hospital since 2014.
He specialises in retinal conditions such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, besides cataract surgery and other ophthalmic conditions. He has set up the retinal service at Yeovil Hospital and streamlined the pathway for injection treatments for macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusions and diabetic macular oedema.
Having completed several training fellowships at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, Mainz University, Germany, and L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India, Mr Shah has a wide experience in dealing with medical and surgical vitreoretinal conditions. As an undergraduate, Mr Shah won the Gold medal for MBBS and Pharmacology and went on to complete a Masters degree in Ophthalmology in 2000.
He is the clinical lead for ophthalmology at Yeovil District Hospital and also works closely with the Somerset Diabetic Eye Screening Programme. He was the principal investigator at Yeovil Hospital for the CANDLE trial investigating new treatment options for diabetic macular oedema.
Currently, he is involved in a large international trial (FOCUS) looking at the eye changes in diabetic patients on semaglutide. He is also an investigator for Yeovil for the STAR trial which is investigating the effects of radiotherapy for wet macular degeneration.
He strongly believes in involving patients in their care, so supports local patient focus groups for macular conditions and diabetic retinopathy.
He has been actively involved with teaching and training throughout his career and went on to attain a Post graduate certificate in health education from Herefordshire University in 2013.
Mr Shah is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, and is on the specialist register of the General Medical Council, UK.