Dr. Sandip Mitra

HOD & Consultant Ophthalmology

Specialty: Ophthalmology

Practice Locations: NMC Royal Hospital Sharjah, Sharjah

Dr. Mitra graduated from the Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research in India and went on to specialize in Ophthalmology from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He was awarded the Bodhraj Gold medal for the best postgraduate student in ophthalmology, and subsequently obtained his Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and London with distinction in Ophthalmology. He also did a short training in Vitreo-retinal Surgery at Moorefield Hospital, UK.

Continuing further in his area of special interest, Dr. Mitra obtained his Fellowship in Corneal & Refractive Surgery from the largest eye hospital in Australia, The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital at the University of Melbourne. He recently got his training in DSEAK procedure from University Eye Hospital in Fort Mayers, US.

Dr. Mitra is Consultant and Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at Al Zahra Hospital Sharjah. He has performed more than 10000 refractive procedures, 30000 cataract surgeries, and 10000 corneal grafts. In the year 1995, he left All India Institute of Medical Sciences to join as a lecturer and later became Head of the Department of the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital in Oman.

While in Australia, he was also involved in various multi-centric research projects at CERA (The Centre for Eye Research, Australia). He specialized in the "Big bubble technique for lamellar keratoplasty" and performed a series of successful corneal graft for keratoconus.

He left Oman in 2001 to start his cornea fellowship in Australia where he worked as a senior fellow and was associate researcher at CERA. In 2003, he joined the Al Zahra Hospital Sharjah and Al Zahra Medical Centre in Dubai. He has developed his personal website dedicated to patient information which is www.sandipmitra.com

Dr. Mitra speaks English, Urdu, Bengali and Arabic.

His area of expertise are:

  • Refractive procedures, cataract surgeries, and corneal grafts.

  • Big bubble technique for lamellar keratoplasty.


  • Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and London.

  • Fellowship in Corneal & Refractive Surgery.

Practice Locations

NMC Royal Hospital Sharjah, Sharjah
NMC Royal Hospital Sharjah, Sharjah

Al Zahra St., Near Clock Tower, Al Musalla, P.O. Box: 3499, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

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