Eye Department visiting consultants
Mrs Archana Kulkarni
Archana Kulkarni is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at South Warwickshire NHS Trust and Birmingham Children’s Hospital since 2014.
Mrs Kulkarni completed her graduation and masters in Ophthalmology from Pune University, India, followed by ophthalmology training in the West Midlands and paediatric ophthalmology fellowship at Birmingham Children's Hospital and a combined paediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at Leicester Royal Infirmary.
She leads the paediatric ophthalmology and adult ocular motility service at Warwick Hospital. At Birmingham Children's Hospital, she contributes to the rare diabetes service.
Archana has an active research interest with several contributions to scientific publications. She has an interest in childhood visual impairment and has founded the Warwickshire I-Sight Support (WISS) group to integrate support for children and young adults with visual impairment and also is actively involved with similar international projects.
Professor Sunil Shah
Professor Sunil Shah qualified from St. Georges Hospital Medical School and completed his post-graduate training in Torquay, Exeter, Manchester and Nottingham. He has been a Consultant at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre since 2000 where he runs a cornea and cataract service.
Professor Shah is a Section Editor for the British Journal of Ophthalmology and a reviewer for a number of other journals. He is also an honorary Professor at the University of Ulster and a Visiting Professor at Aston University. Professor Shah also provides specialist advice to NICE and is a representative for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists to the British Standards Institute. He is the Principle Editor and E-Tutor for the e-learning course in refractive surgery for the University of Ulster.
He represents the Royal College of Ophthalmologists on its refractive sub-committee and on its academic committee and he is a past president of the British Society for Refractive Surgery and a past council member for the British Contact Lens Association.
Mrs Purnima Mehta
Purnima Mehta is a Consultant Oculoplastic and Ophthalmic Surgeon at the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW) and a visiting consultant at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Mrs Mehta graduated from Kasturba Medical College, India and trained in Ophthalmology at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield and later at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre where she also subspecialised in the field of oculoplastic surgery.
She specialises in eyelid and lacrimal surgery including Oculoplastic reconstructive and lacrimal surgery (eyelid abnormalities including injuries, tumours, drooping lids, inward or outward turning lids, watering eye problems and eye socket reconstruction) and also runs specialised joint Thyroid clinics at the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS trust.