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Dr. Somdutt Prasad's Journey


The Specialist

Dr Somdutt Prasad completed his post-graduation in Ophthalmology in India in 1993 before moving to the UK for advanced training. His journey in the UK was marked by extensive training in various ophthalmology units, culminating in Royal College-approved Retinal Fellowships in Medical and Surgical Retina at Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral. Along his career path, he acquired numerous qualifications, significantly enhancing his expertise.

Transitioning into academia, he served as a clinical lecturer at the University of Sheffield. After achieving his Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in Ophthalmology, he was appointed as a substantive consultant ophthalmologist in Wirral in 2001, a position he held until 2013. During this period, he worked in both the NHS and private sectors. Notably, he also served as the Clinical Director of the Special Surgery Directorate

 for five years and was honored with six Clinical Excellence Award points for his contributions as an NHS consultant.

In 2013, for family reasons, he returned to India and has since been practicing at two of Kolkata’s leading private hospitals. His clinical and surgical practice remains active, and he is deeply involved in supporting professional organizations. He is a regular speaker and educator at various local, regional, national, and international ophthalmology conferences, including the Asia Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (APACRS), the Asia Pacific Vitreo-retinal Society (APVRS), All India Ophthalmology Society (AIOS), Lebanese Ophthalmic Society, and the Joint Singapore-Malaysia Ophthalmic meeting, among others.








  • Appreciation Gold Plaque from the Association of Community Ophthalmologists of India (ACOIN) – Trichy, India, 2016
  • Honors award from the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) – Toronto, August 2013.
  • Gold Medal from the Intraocular Implant & Refractive Society India (IIRSI), Chennai 2013.
  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS)  film festival award – 1st prize, special cases category – Lens surgery in Marfan syndrome – Boston 2010
  • Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) – 2008.
  • International Ophthalmologist Education Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) – 2009.


  • Bimanual intraocular lens rescue with transconjunctival scleral fixation. Feistmann JA, Prasad S, Gentile RC, Kasuga DT, Bhullar SS, Joshi DD. Retina. 2014 Apr;34(4):812-5.
  • An effective programme to systematic diabetic retinopathy screening in order to reduce diabetic retinopathy blindness. Papavasileiou E, Dereklis D, Oikonomidis P, Grixti A, Vineeth Kumar B, Prasad S. Hell J Nucl Med. 2014 Jan-Apr;17 Suppl 1:30-4. 
  • Phacoemulsification surgery in eyes with neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Grixti A, Papavasileiou E, Cortis D, Kumar BV, Prasad S. ISRN Ophthalmol. 2014 Jan 22.
  • Prosthetic iris devices. Srinivasan S, Ting DS, Snyder ME, Prasad S, Koch HR. Can J Ophthalmol. 2014 Feb;49(1):6-17. Review.
  • A prospective and nationwide study investigating endophthalmitis following pars plana vitrectomy: clinical presentation, microbiology, management and outcome. Park JC, Ramasamy B, Shaw S, Ling RH, Prasad S. Br J Ophthalmol. 2014 Mar 31. 
  • A prospective and nationwide study investigating endophthalmitis following pars plana vitrectomy: incidence and risk factors. Park JC, Ramasamy B, Shaw S, Prasad S, Ling RH. Br J Ophthalmol. 2014 Jan 13.
  • Simultaneous correction of aniridia and aphakia. Prasad S, Snyder M, Srinivasan S. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2013 Oct;39(10):1625-6.


  • April 2001 to May 2013: Consultant Ophthalmologist Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Wirral, UK
  • June 1999 to February 2001: Clinical Lecturer, University of Sheffield & Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK
  • February 1997 to March 1999: Retinal Fellow, First year medical retina & second year vitreo-retinal surgery. Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral, UK
  • April 1995 to January 1997: Registrar in Ophthalmology Oxford Eye Hospital, Oxford, UK – 1 year Princess Margaret Hospital, Swindon, UK – 1 year 
  • June 1993 to March 1995: SHO (Senior House Officer) in Ophthalmology Peterborough District Hospital, UK – 1 year Royal Eye Infirmary, Dorchester, UK – 1 year
  • August 1989 to February 1993: Resident in Ophthalmology Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Calcutta