Noshir Minoo Shroff
Award Name : Padma Bhushan
Year of Award : 2010
Award for : Medical
Location : New Delhi, NCT, India
Dr. Noshir Minoo Shroff is an Indian ophthalmologist, known as a pioneer of intraocular lens implantation surgery in India and the Medical Director of Shroff Eye Centre, one of the first charitable eye hospitals in the country. The Government of India honoured him in 2010, with the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award, for his services to the field of medicine. He was born on 23 August 1951 in New Delhi, India. In 1978, Dr. Noshir Shroff joined Shroff Eye Centre as Medical Director & Partner, and started Cataract & Intraocular Lens (IOL) Implant services, as well as Refractive Surgery services. He has been a pioneer in the field of intraocular lens implantation surgery in India, having performed his first implant surgery in 1982. 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 thousands of surgical procedures including, PRK, LASIK, LASEK, Epi-LASIK and Intralase.
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. Dr. Shroff has won numerous awards and has held prominent positions in several medical societies. He has delivered many key note addresses and presentations at National and International conferences and published papers in journals and contributed chapters in Ophthalmic Texts. He is actively involved in the Diplomate National Board (DNB) programme for training young ophthalmologists. Dr. Noshir Shroff is also a Senior Consultant and Adviser as well as a trustee of the Shroff Charity Eye Hospital (SCEH), Daryaganj.