Dr. Unni Nair has been a physician at Ophthalmology Associates since 2010. He is committed to delivering excellence in glaucoma care for his patients in Fort Worth and Weatherford. Dr. Nair's family moved around when he was a child. He grew up in a wide range of cities including Detroit, Waco, and Montgomery AL. He also spent part of his childhood in south India. He attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine, where he was inspired by a wonderful mentor to join the field of ophthalmology. Upon graduation from medical school, he pursued his ophthalmology residency at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. He had the privilege of being trained there by many distinguished leaders in ophthalmology. He also had the privilege of treating a very diverse patient population with a variety of ophthalmic health issues. Practicing in this region also gave Dr. Nair a good grounding in medical Spanish. After his general training, he completed a glaucoma subspecialty fellowship under Dr. Jon Ruderman and Dr Lisa Rosenberg at a busy private practice in downtown Chicago. Ophthalmology Associates has a 40 year rich history of excellence in eye care in the Fort Worth region. Dr Nair is proud to be a provider for this practice. He sees a variety of glaucoma and general ophthalmology patients. He offers the latest in medical, laser and surgical treatment for glaucoma. He is proficient in cataract/ lens implant surgery, offering toric and multifocal lens implants for patients motivated to reduce their dependence on glasses. "Glaucoma is a poorly understood disease; my goal is to educate my patients and provide them with the best care to defend against blindness. Every year we learn something new about glaucoma and it is an exciting time to practice in this field." Patients consistently appreciate Dr Nair's attention to detail, his demeanor and his thoughtful explanations that simplify complex ocular issues for patients. Dr. Nair is board certified with the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is active with the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Glaucoma Society. Dr Nair volunteers as Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where he has given lectures at the John Lynn Glaucoma Symposium. He is also involved with glaucoma surgical training at John Peter Smith Hospital. He enjoys clinical research and is currently a sub-investigator as part of the ongoing glaucoma clinical trials at Ophthalmology Associates. He has also authored and co-authored publications ranging from clinical book chapters in Ophthalmology to presentations at AAO and ARVO meetings. In his spare time, Dr Nair enjoys spending time with his wife and 6-month old daughter. He volunteers at vision screenings for BAPS charities in Irving. He enjoys playing basketball with friends and is avid sports fan. Being from Alabama, Dr Nair enjoys discussing college football events with his patients. His favorite sports memory? Being able to attend Game 4 of the 2011 NBA Championships and witness the Dallas Mavericks defeat the Miami Heat.
At Ophthalmology Associates, we offer a wide range of eye care services, allowing our practice to cater to the needs of all our patients. Our experienced and compassionate doctors have the skills to help you with all your eye related problems. We specialize in many types of treatments and surgeries, especially cataract, retina, glaucoma, and LASIK surgery.
Dr. Nair's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Board certified in Ophthalmology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Nair's Board Certifications
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Visual Field Defects
Cataract Removal Surgery
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Texas.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Univ Of South Alabama
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
University Of Alabama At Birmingham
Medical School | Graduated 2004
Carraway Medthodist Med Ctr
Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
California Pacific Medical Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
U Eye Specialists
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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