Dr. Mahnaz Naveed Shah

Dr. Mahnaz Naveed Shah

Dr. Mahnaz Naveed Shah, MD, is Director, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma specialist at The Eye Center Dr. Mahnaz Naveed Shah & Associates at the South City Hospital, Karachi.

Dr. Mahnaz completed both her basic medical as well as her advanced postgraduate training in the United States. She graduated from medical college in the United States, earning a medical doctorate degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and continued on to complete her training in ophthalmology at the world famous Cullen Eye Institute at Baylor College of Medicine. She has trained in both adult and pediatric ophthalmology at The Methodist Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Ben Taub Hospital and Texas Children’s Hospital. At the completion of her training she was honoured with the Stephen Schindler Award by the Cullen Eye Institute, a recognition awarded only once annually to an outstanding graduating resident.

After completing her extensive ophthalmology training, Dr. Mahnaz completed an additional fellowship in Glaucoma and Anterior Segment Surgery in the United States. She was board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology subsequent to completion of her training and re certified again through a rigorous process in 2012 and again in 2019 to ensure the process of continuous  re-certification and ensure compliance with the highest standards in the provision of eye care. Dr. Mahnaz Naveed Shah is also an elected fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Ophthalmology. She maintains an unrestricted active medical license and board certification to practice ophthalmology in the United States as well as in Pakistan.

After completion of training and working as a qualified ophthalmologist in the United States, Dr. Mahnaz returned to Pakistan in 2002, when she joined the Aga Khan University Hospital as part of the full time medical faculty and as consultant eye surgeon.

In 2011, she established The Eye Center at South City Hospital, which has now grown to a full service Ophthalmology Unit that provides world class services of eight dedicated ophthalmologists, orthoptists and a team of extremely skilful technicians that help in the provision of world class eye care. The Eye Center delivers medical and surgical care over a range of sub-specialty interests including  glaucoma, anterior segment surgery, advanced catract surgery, corneal, refractive surgery, vitreo-retina, strabismus, pediatric ophthalmology and oculoplastics. The Eye Center has a fully staffed, state of art operating suite and dedicated eye day care surgery intake area providing surgical eye care at South City Hospital.

Dr. Mahnaz has very actively participated in teaching, has been involved in several research projects, publications and continues to participate widely in educational activities locally, nationally and internationally. She has also been one of the founding members of The Pakistan Glaucoma Association. Her main clinical interest is in adult and pediatric  medical and surgical glaucoma management in which she has extensive medical and surgical experience of over 20 years.

Dr. Mahnaz provides the most advanced treatment options in glaucoma diagnosis and treatment including  all standard and also newer minimally invasive glaucoma surgical procedures. At present, Dr. Mahnaz Naveed Shah is the only member of the prestigious American Glaucoma Society in all of Pakistan .

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