Swati Agarwal

Swati Agarwal, MD

Associate Professor


About Swati Agarwal

Swati Agarwal, MD, graduated from the SMS Medical College in Jaipur, India, where she also completed a residency in ophthalmology. She then completed a clinical fellowship in vitreo retina at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India. After moving to the United States, Dr. Agarwal completed a retina research fellowship at the University of Florida, followed by a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and an internship in general surgery at Robert Pack Hospital in Pennsylvania.

Prior to joining the faculty of the UF College of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. Agarwal was a clinical instructor of pediatric ophthalmology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh as well as at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Agarwal also was a consultant ophthalmologist of pediatric and adult strabismus, retinopathy of prematurity and lasers, medial retina in Las Vegas.

Teaching Interests and Roles

As an academic physician, Dr Agarwal-Sinha provides training to resident-physicians, fellow physicians, medical students and staff; actively participate in teaching-conferences and grand-rounds; and perform all other educational and clinical duties as assigned by the department. She encourages students to develop, refine and apply clinical knowledge and surgical skills in a realistic clinical situation as they participate in interactive learning experiences in the clinics, operative rooms and emergent care to meet their educational needs.


Won FIRST PLACE on our research project “To study the minimum effective dose of Anti-VEGF (Eylea) in an OIR mouse model for ROP
2017 · Research Day, University of Florida, FL, June 23rd, 2017
Won FIRST PLACE on our research project “To study the minimum effective dose of Anti-VEGF (Eylea) in an OIR mouse model for ROP
2017 · Masters in Ophthalmology Meeting, Miami, FL
“Quality Award” from in recognition of having an outstanding quality index by PEDIG in Winter Tampa Meeting February 2017
2016 · Pediatric Eye disease Investigators Group
Resident Teaching Award
2011 · Valley Hospital, Las Vegas, Nevada
0000 · World Congress of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WCPOS)
0000 · European Society of Retina Specialists
0000 · American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)
0000 · American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
0000 · American Society of Retina Specialist (ASRS)
0000 · Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Clinical Profile

  • Ophthalmology
Areas of Interest
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Amblyopia
  • Diabetes and eye disease
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Refraction
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Strabismus

Research Profile

Dr. Agarwal’s research interests include retinopathy of prematurity, anti-angiogenesis treatments and retinal imaging (ocular coherence tomography, fluorescein angiography), pediatric strabismus, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. She is the Principal investigator for NIH funded PEDIG studies since 2014 and for cerebrotendinous xantomatosis (CTX) Prevalence study since 2016. She had previously worked on many multi-centric clinical trials conducted by Diabetic retinopathy clinical trial network (DRCR.net), Age related eye disease investigators group (AREDS) and Vertex pharmaceutical clinical study in patients with cystic fibrosis. She currently has multiple ongoing clinical and translational research projects in the department.


Apr 2018 ACTIVE
Binocular Dig Rush Game Treatment for Amblyopia (ATS20)
JAEB CTR FOR HLTH RES · Principal Investigator
Dec 2017 ACTIVE
INTERMITTENT EXOTROPIA STUDY 5 (IXT5) A Randomized Clinical Trial of Overminus Spectacle Therapy for Intermittent Exotropia
JAEB CTR FOR HLTH RES · Principal Investigator
Oct 2015 – Dec 2018
A Prospective Observational Study of Adult Strabismus
JAEB CTR FOR HLTH RES · Principal Investigator


Internship – Surgery
2010 · Robert Packer Hospital
Residency – Ophthalmology
1999 · Sawai Man Singh Medical College and Hospital
Internship – Transitional Year
1996 · Sawai Man Singh Medical College and Hospital
1995 · Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur, India