Dr Sonal Kaizad Farzavandi 

Singapore National Eye Centre
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service
Senior Consultant
MBBS(Bombay), MS(Bombay), DO(Ire), FRCS(Ed) 

Adj. Assistant Professor
Duke - National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School 

Ex-Head, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service
National University Hospital, Singapore


Dr Sonal Farzavandi (Gandhi) is a Senior Consultant at the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Department. She attained her MBBS degree from King Edward Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India as a gold medalist with numerous gold medals and scholarships to her credit.
She acquired the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1992.  

Dr. Sonal is the President of the International Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Council (IPOSC), Council member of the International Strabismological Association and Council member of the Asia Pacific Society of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (APSPOS).

In addition, Dr Sonal is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, European Strabismological Association and International Thyroid Eye Disease Society.

Her clinic and research interests include pediatric strabismus and adult strabismus secondary to thyroid eye disease, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, trauma and vascular diseases. She has been invited to speak and conduct instruction courses on strabismus surgery both regionally and internationally.

Her surgery is demonstrated in a surgical DVD included with the Color Atlas of Strabismus Surgery Strategies and Techniques by Dr, Kenneth Wright. In terms of surgical prowess she has performed live surgery in Singapore and presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology – Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Sub-Specialty day.  

Dr Sonal has written book chapters and edited textbooks as listed below :-

Book Chapter:

1. Strabismus in Graves’ Orbitopathy by Farzavandi S. in ‘Clinical Ophthalmology – An Asian Perspective’ Pg. 671-676. Elsevier Publishing 2005.

2. Editor for Color Atlas of Strabismus Surgery Strategies and Techniques by Dr. Kenneth Wright. Third edition, Publisher: Springer Verlag Publishers 2006, New York, USA. Accompanying DVD with surgery including ‘Topical Anesthesia for Strabismus Surgery’ by Sonal Farzavandi.

3. Section Editor for the Strabismus section of the Paediatric Knowledge Center on the American Academy of Ophthalmology ONE Network