• Medicine and Surgery (MB BCh) University of Oxford, 2000
  • Masters degree in Physiological Sciences (MA) University of Oxford, 1997
  • Fellowship of Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth) London, 2012
  • Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training, 2012
  • Membership of Royal College of Ophthalmologists (MRCOphth) London 2004

I studied for a PhD entitled "Modulation of Conjunctival Scarring following Glaucoma Filtration Surgery" at the Institute of Ophthalmology, UCL London and am currently completing the writing of the thesis.


  • International Glaucoma Association Research award (Microarray study of conjunctival scarring following glaucoma surgery) £26,000 (2010-2013)
  • Fight for Sight Clinical Fellowship Award (To research the use of inhibiting enzymes, including matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors, to reduce scarring caused by glaucoma surgery) £180,000 (2009-2013)
  • Duke-Elder Ophthalmology Commendation (1999)
  • Vaughan Williams Undergraduate Prize, University of Oxford (1996)

Sumit Dhingra

"Thank you for your exquisite care when my doctor referred me for your opinion. Your careful and unhurried assessment and thoughtful advice were exemplary. You relieved my anxiety, explaining carefully the significance of the episode, and gave confidence on the action to take should similar problems recur."