Specialities: Vitreo-Retinal Surgery Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery (Stitch-less and Without injection) Medical Retina and Uvea Dr. Veer Singh MBBS, MS, FVRS, FMRF (Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai), FICO (Retina, London, U.K.) is the great-grandson of late Padma Shri Dr. Sohan Singh after whom S.B. Dr. Sohan Singh Eye Hospital is named. He is the son of Dr. Preetam Singh, grandson of late Dr. Ranbir Singh (Bapu ji) and nephew of Dr. Rajbir Singh. Adding to the family legacy, he and his younger brother Dr. Arjan Singh (currently doing Vitreo-Retina Fellowship from Sankara, Nethralaya, Chennai) are the 4th generation of Ophthalmologists. Dr. Veer Singh is a Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon and Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgeon at S.B. Dr. Sohan Singh Eye Hospital, Amritsar. He did his MBBS from KLE Society’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum in 2011 and MS Ophthalmology from SMC, Meerut in 2015 where he topped his batch in the MS exam. He then joined S.B. Dr. Sohan Singh Eye Hospital, Amritsar as a Vitreo-Retina fellow, where he was introduced to Retinal surgery by his father Dr. Preetam Singh. In September 2015, he went on to do a surgical fellowship in Phacoemulsification Cataract surgery from Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, New Delhi under the guidance of Dr. Umang Mathur. Soon after that in April 2016 he was awarded a 2 year Surgical Fellowship in Vitreo-Retinal diseases at India’s best Eye Institute, Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai (SN, Chennai), which is also the only eye hospital from India to make it to the Newsweek Best 100 Speciality Hospitals of the World 2020. His formal training in Vitreo-Retinal surgery and diseases was at this Institution (SN, Chennai) under such stalwarts as Dr. Lingam Gopal, Dr. Tarun Sharma, Dr. Pramod Bhende, Dr. Muna Bhende, Dr. Parveen Sen and others. His rigorous training at this premier institute helped him gain experience with the latest technology, equipment, techniques and methodology used in surgical and medical retina today. After finishing his Vitreo-Retinal fellowship, he went on to do an observership in Uveitic diseases from the same institute under the guidance of none other than Dr. Jyotirmay Biswas (Head of Dept., Uvea services, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai). He then went on to do an Advanced Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery fellowship from Sushrut Eye Hospital, Kolkata followed by an Advanved Vitreo-Retinal development programme at Aravind Eye Hospital, Coimbatore under Dr. V.R. Sarvanan (Head of Dept., Vitreo-Retina services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Coimbatore). Dr. Veer Singh cleared the International Council of Ophthalmology-International Retina Examination, London, U.K. in 2018 which is the highest possible test of up-to-date knowledge and signifies a high level of competence in the field of Surgical and Medical Retina. After returning home from Chennai, he joined S.B. Dr. Sohan Singh Eye Hospital, Amritsar as a Vitreo-Retinal and Uvea specialist in 2018. His expertise lies in 23G, 25G, 27G (Stitch-less) Micro-Incision Vitrectomy Surgery (MIVS) for Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment, Diabetic Tractional and Combined Retinal Detachment, Vitreous Haemorrhage, Macular Hole, Epiretinal membrane, Endophthalmitis, Ocular Trauma/injury, Giant Retinal tears and Scleral Buckling. Apart from Retinal surgery he also specialises in Phacoemulsification Cataract surgery (Stitch-less) under topical anaesthesia (without injection). Apart from surgery, his areas of interest include diagnosis and management of various Medical Retinal and Uveitic diseases such as Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD), Retinal Vein and Artery Occlusions, Hypertensive Retinopathy, Diabetic Retinopathy, Central Serous Retinopathy, Hereditary Retinal Diseases, Myopic Eye problems and various kinds of ocular infectious and inflammatory diseases including Ocular Tuberculosis. He is a life member of: All India Ophthalmological Society (AOIS) Vitreo Retina Society of India (VRSI) Punjab Ophthalmological Society (POS) North Zone Ophthalmological Society (NZOS) Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS) He has several publications in various peer-reviewed journals to his credit and is himself a reviewer. He has also contributed chapters in Ophthalmology text books. He has had the privilege of presenting scientific presentations and has been invited as a guest speaker at several state and national conferences and has won several awards. Apart from participating in conferences, in 2019 he organised one of the biggest and the first of its kind retina conference in Amritsar by the name Amritsar Retina Meet which had eminent faculty invited all the way from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, PGI, Chandigarh and other parts of the country. The meeting was a grand success and saw an attendance of around 500 ophthalmologists from all over the country.
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Awards & Honors
- Fellow of International Council of Ophthalmology
- AIOS, VRSI, POS, NZOS, DOS
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