Neeru Vallabh is an ophthalmologist who specialises in glaucoma management (including glaucoma surgery and laser) and cataract surgery at St Paul’s Eye Unit at the Liverpool University Foundation Trust.
She went to medical school in the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. At the 2018 meeting for the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) she became an ARVO member in training Science Communication Fellow and received an ARVO Member in Training Outstanding Poster Award. She raises awareness of glaucoma through patient education and has previously hosted glaucoma education events.
Neeru completed her ophthalmology training in the Mersey region in 2020 and achieved a PhD in the Department of Eye and Vision Science at the University of Liverpool in 2021 titled "Mitochondrial dysfunction in glaucoma". This research was funded by the International Glaucoma Association, Fight for Sight and the St. Paul’s Foundation. She subsequently completed an 18 month clinical/surgical glaucoma fellowship at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.
Neeru commenced her role as clinical senior lecturer in the Department of Eye and Vision Science in 2021. Her roles include committee member for the UK Eye Genetics group, a section editor for the Eye Journal and is a next generation partner in the European Glaucoma Society. Neeru's research focuses on mitochondrial dysfunction and neuroprotection in glaucoma and she is working closely with other research groups interested in disc assessment in glaucoma, surgical outcomes in glaucoma and genetics in glaucoma.