Dr Nisha Sachdev

Dr Nisha Sachdev

MB ChB, PhD, FRANZCO

Nisha is a general ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in Paediatric Ophthalmology. Nisha graduated with the AR Moodie Prize in Ophthalmology from the University of Dundee, Scotland; where she also completed 3 research publications in conjunction with her degree. Following this, Nisha completed a PhD thesis in visual optics titled “Assessing and Correlating aspects of human cataract using Scheimpflug Photography and Wavefront Aberrometry”. Her research achieved worldwide academic recognition, which has been utilised in current cataract surgery techniques and IOL design.

Nisha completed her ophthalmic vocational training in New Zealand, and moved to Australia to pursue further subspeciality training in Paediatric Ophthalmology at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital. Nisha was offered multiple VMO positions at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and Western Hospital following her fellowship. During this time, Nisha was instrumental in enhancing and modifying the vocational training programme for Paediatric Ophthalmology for RANZCO. She was actively involved in the vocational training programme for adult cataract surgery at the RVEEH.

Nisha provides general adult and paediatric ophthalmic care and has further training in screening premature babies and neonatal ophthalmology. Nisha is active in RANZCO activities, being the immediate past chair of the Younger Fellows Advisory Group, an examiner for the Ophthalmic Basic Sciences for RANZCO, NSW Branch Treasurer and a Director on the Board of the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists. She is also on the Medicare Advisory Committee and External Investment Advisory Board for RANZCO. Nisha is an advocate for aid work in the developing world and is a visiting cataract surgeon for Vietnam Vision Project - providing cataract surgery to rural areas of Vietnam. She volunteers to Vietnam and Cambodia annually to provide this service.