Sunil M. Malkani, M.D. Founder & Director, Malkani Retina Center
Vitreoretinal Diseases & Surgery

Retinal Surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and all retinal diseases.


Education & Training

– Assistant Professor, Univ. of Florida, Dept. of Ophthalmology
– Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery
– University of Florida
– Residency, University of South Carolina
– Internship, University of South Carolina
– Doctor of Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
– Bachelor of Arts, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Honors & Awards

  • Chief Resident, Univ. of South Carolina Dept. of Ophthalmology
  • Honors in Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Professional Affiliations

  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Lee County Medical Association
  • Collier County Medical Association
  • Florida Medical Association

Research & Publications

  • Investigator for rhuFab V2 (Genentech) in the treatment of macular degeneration.
  • Investigator for Immusol Phase II Clinical Trial of VIT 100 in the prevention of PVR following retinal detachment surgery.
  • Numerous presentations and exhibits at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the International Society of Ocular Toxicology.


Sunil M. Malkani, M.D., renowned vitreoretinal specialist, is a graduate of the Wake Forest School of Medicine and a former Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Florida. He is a talented surgeon with particular expertise in treating diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, epiretinal membranes, retinal detachments, macular holes, and other diseases of the retina. Currently involved in macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy research, Dr. Malkani has published his work in ophthalmic journals and presented his work at national conferences. Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Malkani enjoys playing tennis and spending time with his wife and son.



Testimonials From our Patients

“I had Yag surgery on Monday! My vision is wonderful now! Clarity colors so vivid. Thank you so much for the work you do and the professional manner in which you do it! The gift of sight is amazing. God bless you all and Thank you again!!!!!!!!!”

– N.C.


“Dr. Malkani is an asset to the people that need his professional help. It is always a pleasure and comfort to have an office visit as Dr. Malkani and his staff show caring and teamwork.”

– RB, LaBelle

“I would recommend Dr. Malkani for eye care to anyone who has vision problems. The office personnel are all very helpful and they answer the phone in person.. Thanks!”

– JJ, Ft Myers

“Very thorough, very personable, very professional. He is the Man!”

– BWF, Ft Myers

“Dr. Malkani has been helping my family members and friends for several years. His gentle, kind nature has endeared him to us. He is the best physician we have had the pleasure of dealing with.”

– CV, Ft Myers

“Great doctor ! Professional, experienced, he is great. I had a clear explanation of all his procedures. The equipment and staff are First Class.”

– MR, N. Ft Myers