About Surgeon

Dr PanditRahul T. Pandit, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Houston Methodist Eye Associates

Dr. Pandit is an Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and practices at Houston Methodist Eye Associates within the Blanton Eye Institute, Houston, Texas. He serves as medical director of the Houston Methodist Hospital Ophthalmology Operating Room.

Dr. Pandit grew up in suburban Chicago and received his undergraduate degree at Yale University. After completing medical school at Rush University, he attended one of the top ophthalmology programs in the country, the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

In 2003, he completed a subspecialty fellowship at the University of Iowa in Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery, obtaining advanced training in many types of surgery, including complex cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, LASIK and other forms of refractive surgery. He has been in practice in Houston since 2003.

Dr. Pandit actively participates in teaching at all levels. He is an instructor for courses at international, national, and local meetings on cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, and MIGS or micro-invasive glaucoma surgery.

He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), and Cornea Society, and for a decade served as a subcommittee member and content contributor to the AAO’s Ophthalmic News and Education (O.N.E.) Network. Dr. Pandit serves as a principal investigator for clinical research trials, has authored several papers, and lectures locally, nationally, and internationally. He has been recognized as one of the top cataract surgeons in the country by Ocular Surgery News and Premier Surgeon magazine.

He has published techniques for cataract and intraocular lens surgery in peer-reviewed medical journals, and has been featured on Houston’s ABC, CBS, and Fox News channels.

Dr. Pandit has volunteered with non-profit organizations to teach courses internationally on corneal transplantation techniques (past photos).

In his spare time, Dr. Pandit enjoys nothing more than being with his wife and children, and engages in a wide range of hobbies and activities. He is a fitness advocate who enjoys running and holds a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, performs a musical instrument, has helped coach and manage his children’s youth soccer teams, and volunteers with various non-profit groups.

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