Sanket U. Shah, M.D.


Sanket U. Shah, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist with a specialization in medical and surgical diseases of the retina and the vitreous. He received his medical degree from the Seth G. S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India. He completed research fellowships in Ocular Oncology at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, PA and in Retina at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA. His training includes an internship in internal medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Jacobi Medical Center in Bronx, NY, followed by residency in Ophthalmology at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN, where he served as the chief resident. He then completed his fellowship training in Vitreoretinal Surgery and Medical Diseases of the Retina at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Shah is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists. He has served as a co-investigator on several national clinical trials and is the recipient of the National Eye Institute travel grant to present his research. He has over 35 peer-reviewed publications in national and international journals, 1 book chapter, and several abstracts, oral, video and poster presentations to his credit. He has served as a reviewer for articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Ophthalmology and the American Journal of Ophthalmology. Dr. Shah has been providing retina care and is proudly serving patients of Ventura County since 2018.

Honors & Awards:

  • Sir J.R.D. Tata and Ratan Tata scholarships during medical school
  • Indian Council of Medical Research studentship awards 
  • Award for the best article on EyeWiki in the Retina and Vitreous category titled Vitreomacular Traction Syndrome
  • Best Resident Research Paper Award, Indiana University Department of Ophthalmology
  • Merrill Grayson Leadership Award, Indiana University Department of Ophthalmology
  • David May II Fellowship Award, UCLA Stein Eye Institute
  • Abe Meyer Memorial Fellowship Award, UCLA Stein Eye Institute

Services Dr. Shah provides include diagnosis and management of:

  • Macular degeneration 
  • Diabetic retinopathy 
  • Retinal detachment
  • Macular hole
  • Macular pucker (Epiretinal membrane) 
  • Retinal vein occlusion 
  • Vitreous hemorrhage
  • Retinal tears and holes
  • Retinal dystrophy and degeneration
  • Dislocated lens
  • Aphakia
  • Uveitis

Dr. Shah is an advocate of patient education and likes to explain the treatment options and the best recommendation that suits your needs. He provides the latest retina treatments including:

  • Medical treatment
  • Eye injections
  • Laser (including Retinopexy, Panretinal photocoagulation, YAG laser)
  • Surgery (including Vitrectomy, Scleral Buckle, Membrane Peel, Intraocular lens exchange)

Dr. Shah’s Hospital affiliations include:

  • Community Memorial Hospital, Ventura
  • Ventura County Medical Center, Ventura
  • Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, Thousand Oaks
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