Tirth Shah, MD

Tirth Shah, MD received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He then completed his internship in Internal Medicine and residency training at one of the top ophthalmology training programs in the country – the University of Iowa. Dr. Shah enjoyed every minute of his experience in Iowa City and felt privileged to learn from some of the finest and most dedicated mentors. He served as Chief Resident in his final year.

He enjoys providing a variety of services to his patients, including cataract surgery and other lens implant surgeries, laser vision correction surgeries (e.g., LASIK, PRK, ICL), glaucoma care and surgeries, and ocular surface surgeries and reconstruction.

Dr. Shah is passionate about bringing the latest surgical techniques and technology to his patients. He has over 20 peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, and articles analyzing optimal techniques in cataract and refractive surgery, which includes studying the outcomes of the latest LASIK platforms, enhancement strategies after small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) and describing a new surgical technique to treat patients with hyperopia, amongst many others.

He is equally passionate about supporting his underserved community. Dr. Shah was one of the leaders of a free health clinic for the underserved population in Phoenix that helped bring care to more than a thousand patients, and he helped organize Operation HawkEyeSight in Iowa City – a mission to perform free cataract surgery and pan-retinal photocoagulation (preventative treatment for diabetic retinopathy) to those who cannot afford it.

Most importantly, Dr. Shah emphasizes treating every patient as though they were his loved ones. He is known by his peers as a driven and compassionate physician who strives to deliver at the highest level for his patients. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing sports, watching movies, and exploring different cuisines.


Georgia Eye Clinic


1620 Prince Avenue

Athens, GA 30606 USA

Telephone – 480-388-5763

Email – STirth8@Gmail.com

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