Eye specialist in India

Dr. Suhas Haldipurkar

Medical Director

Founder Director of LEI and Chief Trustee of Laxmi Charitable Trust, Dr. Suhas Haldipurkar is among the pioneers of the phaco technique for cataract surgery in India and a recognised phaco teacher as well. In fact his name has become synonymous with world class cataract surgery.

A medical graduate from Karnataka Medical College at Hubli, Dr. Haldipurkar completed his post-graduation in Ophthalmology from Mumbai. In 1989, he travelled to Japan for his Fellowship in Anterior Segment Surgeries under Dr. Akira Momose and subsequently, to Germany for a Fellowship in Advanced Cataract Surgery and Phacoemulsification under Dr. Fredrick Rentsch. Dr. Haldipurkar has also undergone intensive training in Refractive Surgery in USA.

Dr. Haldipurkar is an active participant and contributor to ophthalmic discussions globally and has numerous scientific papers, posters and surgical videos to his credit.

OPD consultation days
Panvel Branch: Monday, Thursday, 3:30 PM onwards
Dombivali Branch: Every Tuesday

Eye specialist in Navi Mumbai

Mrs. Jayanti Haldipurkar


Ms. Jayanti Suhas Haldipurkar is a founder trustee of Laxmi Charitable Trust. She has been instrumental in the formation and growth of the trust to its current stature.

Though a commercial artist by profession, Ms. Haldipurkar is deeply involved in the administration of Laxmi Eye Institute and Laxmi Charitable Trust.

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Dr. Rita Dhamankar

Chief Medical Officer

With 26 years of a formidable career behind her, Dr. Rita Dhamankar heads the Glaucoma department at LEI.

She is an alumnus of the Grant Medical College, Mumbai and had topped the Master’s program at Mumbai University as well as Diploma in Ophthalmic Medicine & Surgery, winning Dr. Dastoor’s Gold Medal during her graduation and post-graduation tenure there.

She has trained with Dr. G. Chandrashekhar at the L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad & Dr. Ravi Thomas at the Christian Medical College, Vellore as well as travelled to USA on Rotary Scholarship for international exposure.

Dr. Dhamankar did her fellowship training in Glaucoma under Dr. Paul Palmberg at the The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami in 2004.

She is frequently invited as a speaker and contributor at key ophthalmic meets on glaucoma at national and international forums. She is also actively involved in various drug trials for glaucoma for national and multinational companies. In fact Dr. Dhamankar is one of the first ophthalmologists in India to start using the Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty.

She also heads the Laxmi College of Optometry.

Professional Memberships

  • Bombay Ophthalmology Association
  • Maharashtra Ophthalmology Society
  • All India Ophthalmology Society
  • Glaucoma Society of India
  • South East Asia Glaucoma Interest Group
  • Navi Mumbai Raigad Ophthalmology Association
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Raigad Medical Association
  • Indian Medical Association, Alibag

OPD consultation days
Panvel Branch: Thursday, Friday 9:00 to 04:00 PM

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Mr. Satish Charkha

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Satish Charkha, after graduating in commerce stream, he completed his articleship with Chartered Accountants M/S Dalal and Shah, Mumbai. Unfortunately he could not clear group 2 of final year of CA.

He then took up assignment with Kalyani Group in Accounts department. His astute learning of each and every function of management, he was given responsibility as Plant Head for Jalgaon plant. After spending 25 years with Kalyani Group, Mr. Charkha moved to Dhoot Motors (Honda Cars dealership). He was responsible for overall management of this agency at Jalgaon.

He then moved to Tulsi Extrusions Ltd., where he was overall in charge for all the functions except Marketing. Before joining Laxmi Eye Institute, he was working as a Sr. Manager – Admin with Jain group. With his over 35 years of rich experience, he has gained very high expertise in senior management.

Apart from his professional excellence, he is very much active in other social field. He is past District Governor of Lions International. He has been working as a Treasurer for Red Cross Jalgaon for over 10 years. He is active at National level in Maheshwari Community.

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Mr. Jayprakash Kabra

HR Consultant

LLB and Masters in Labour studies, Mr. Jayprakash Kabra has also holds a Diploma in Training and Development.

He has an experience of over 17 years in Human Resources and was earlier associated with Krishna Glass Ltd., Ion Exchange (INDIA) Ltd. and Polychem Ltd.

He co-founded Mind Movers Management Consultants, a leading training and management consultancy in April 1997. Under its banner, Mr. Kabra has conducted more than 2900 workshops for 180 corporate clientsacross the country.


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Mr. Mohan Hindupur

Management Consultant

Mr. Mohan Hindupuris a qualified optometrist andhas been a part of Laxmi since 1989, holding varied roles.

He initially handled the various Optometry departments like contact lenses and low vision. In 1998, he moved to the role of Administrator.

Mr. Hindupur has been instrumental in registration of the Laxmi Charitable Trust, beginning the Laxmi College of Optometry, introducing the DNB program at Laxmi and many more key initiatives.

He is presently associated with Laxmi Eye Institute as AGM and is also involved in the activities of the Trust.


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Sachin K. Bhumkar

Assistant General Manager (PR & Mktg, TPA, Gen Admin, Outreach Activities)

Sachin K. Bhumkar completed his Graduation (B.Sc.) from Marathwada University, Aurangabad. During this time he also completed a Craftsmanship Course in Hotel Reception & Book Keeping from the Indian Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM), a concern of the Taj Group of Hotels.

He worked with various star graded hotels for 8 years where he learned professionalism, and came in contact with many well-known personalities of various sectors. After gaining exposure in the service industry, he decided to serve community at large and joined Dr. Hedgewar Rugnalaya, Aurangabad. There he used to monitor the OPD of 500 patients a day. At the Rugnalaya, he pioneered the concept of Health Checkup schemes for corporate industries of Aurangabad. After serving for four years with Rugnalaya, he got a break in an IT MNC based at Software Technology Parks of India, Aurangabad and worked with them for 4 years in General Administration.

Since the last 11 years, he is working with Laxmi Eye Institute and Laxmi Charitable Trust. He has played various roles, including Front Office Manager, Chief Office Operations for Charity Functions, Manager – Public Relations & Marketing and Senior Manager – Public Relations & Marketing (Group Activities), AGM (Operations )