Dr. Noshir M. Shroff is a medical director of Shroff Eye Centre and Honorary Consultant and Advisor (Anterior Segment) at Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, Daryaganj, New Delhi. He is also a trustee of this hospital which was founded in 1914 by his grandfather Dr. S.P. Shroff as one of the first charitable eye hospitals in Northern India and which continues to provide quality eye care especially to the weaker sections of society, using the latest technology and equipment.
Born on 23rd August 1951, Dr Noshir Shroff went to Modern School, New Delhi. He did his graduation & post graduation from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University in 1973 and 1978 respectively.
Dr Noshir Shroff went on to become a pioneer in the field of intraocular lens implantation surgery and did his first implant surgery in 1982 when this surgery was in its infancy, with ophthalmic surgeons critical and patients apprehensive about the results of this surgery. Against all odds he persisted in this work and perfected the techniques. He has over 30,000 implant surgeries to his credit.
Dr. Noshir Shroff was also one of the first in the country to start Phacoemulsification, in 1992. He is also a pioneer amongst the keratorefractive surgeons, having performed over 5000 refractive surgical procedures including, PRK, LASIK, LASEK, Epi-LASIK and Intralase (Bladeless Lasik surgery).
Dr. Noshir Shroff takes great interest not only in improving techniques and protocols of ophthalmic practices but even in the actual design of the instruments for better performance. Some of his ideas have lead to innovations which have facilitated cataract surgery. A Special drip controlling device to aid in Immersion A-scan Biometry was designed by him which provides the user a practical methodology to get accurate eye measurements for intraocular lens power calculations.
Dr. Noshir Shroff has ensured that Continuing Medical Education is an integral component of the various subspecialties functioning at Shroff Eye Centre. This centre has been recognized by the National board of Examinations to provide post-graduate training in ophthalmology leading to the degrees of Diplomate National Board. Dr Noshir Shroff has also been responsible for sharing his expertise and training budding Ophthalmologists from India and abroad.
Dr Noshir Shroff is committed to the service of the community and the underprivileged. Dr Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital has centers in remote areas in Rajasthan, Haryana and UP and is working closely with ORBIS International and with MIT, USA (Project Prakash).Besides being associated with the Dr Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, Dr Noshir Shroff is also involved with charitable medical centers in Zamrudpur village (DCWA) and Srinivaspuri (SAVERA). In 2008-2009 around 1,35,000 patients were treated at these three organizations and around 10,000 surgeries were performed out of which more than 50% were totally free or highly subsidized. He is the Patron of R.K. Devi Eye Research Institute, Kanpur.
Dr Noshir Shroff has been Honorary Ophthalmic Surgeon to the President of India. In addition he is privileged to treat His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. Dr Noshir Shroff has been the president of Delhi Ophthalmological Society of India. He was the Secretary General of 2nd International Congress of Intraocular Implant Society – India, New Delhi (1992) and Member Executive Committee Intraocular Lens Implant and Refractive Society, India (1990-1998). He was awarded the Dr. Krishna Sohan Singh Trophy for Best Clinical Talk in 1983-84 and 1986-87 by Delhi Ophthalmological Society. In 1997, he received the Nargis Adi Gandhi Memorial Award for Professional Competence from the Federation of Parsi Zoroastrian Anjumans of India and the Bharat Jyoti Award by India International Friendship Society. He has been invited to deliver various Orations including the Dr. P.N. Sinha Oration, and the Dr C. Shekhar Grover Oration at the annual conferences at Gaya and Dehradun respectively. He has delivered numerous key note addresses and presentations at National and International conferences and published papers in journals and contributed chapters in Ophthalmic Texts.