Yusrah Shweikh

All Disciplines Scholar Award, Harvard University - Ophthalmology

Yusrah Shweikh is a consultant ophthalmologist based at the Sussex Eye Hospital. She is the co-founder and director of Eye Heroes, which is an award-winning national initiative to raise awareness about eye health in the UK. She specialises in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma and has completed two surgical glaucoma subspecialist fellowships at the internationally renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. In addition to clinical work, Yusrah has active interests in research and training. Her major current interest is in avoidable blindness. In her spare time she enjoys volunteer work in West Africa where she recently delivered a trabeculectomy training course. Yusrah is looking forward to working with her collaborators at Harvard University on enhancing glaucoma risk prediction using genetic analysis and machine learning.