Dr. Shekhawat’s research interests include ocular infectious disease, eye disease epidemiology, international ophthalmology, and improving outcomes for patients undergoing cataract and corneal surgery. He is particularly interested in improving diagnosis and outcomes for infectious keratitis (corneal ulceration), a leading cause of corneal blindness worldwide.
Dr. Shekhawat’s research has been recognized by awards and grants from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Research to Prevent Blindness, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, American Ophthalmological Society, Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology, Eversight Eye Bank. His research has been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, and the U.S. News and World Report.
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Nakul Shekhawat, Harran Mkocha, Beatriz Munoz, Charlotte Gaydos, Laura Dize, Thomas Quinn, Sheila West. Cohort and age effects of mass drug administration on prevalence of trachoma: a longitudinal study in rural Tanzania. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 2014;55(4): 2307-2314
Joshua D. Stein, Nakul Shekhawat, Nidhi Talwar, Rajesh Balkrishnan. Impact of the Introduction of Generic Latanoprost on Glaucoma Medication Adherence. Ophthalmology 2015;122(4):738-47
Nakul S. Shekhawat, Michael V. Stock, Elizabeth F. Baze, Mary K. Daly, David E. Vollman, Mary G. Lawrence, Amy S. Chomsky. Impact of First Eye versus Second Eye Cataract Surgery on Visual Function and Quality of Life. Ophthalmology 2017;124:1496-1503
Nakul S. Shekhawat, Roni M. Shtein, Taylor S. Blachley, Joshua D. Stein. Antibiotic Prescription Fills for Acute Conjunctivitis among Enrollees in a Large United States Managed Care Network. Ophthalmology 2017; 124(8): 1099-1107
Nakul S. Shekhawat, Leslie M. Niziol, Sankalp S. Sharma, Sanil Joseph, Alan L. Robin, Brenda W. Gillespie, David C. Musch, Maria A. Woodward, Rengaraj Venkatesh. The Utility of Routine Fundus Photography Screening for Posterior Segment Disease: A Stepped-wedge, Cluster-randomized Trial in South India. Ophthalmology 2020 Nov 27;S0161-6420(20)31120-9