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Top eye specialists in Mumbai, Dombivli, Kharghar & Panvel at India's renowned eye hospital.

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

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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


Dr Devendra

Dr. Devendra Venkatramani

Vitreo-retinal surgeon

Dr. Devendra Venkatramani graduated from Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College, Pune, and was conferred the Best Outgoing Student of the college. He also topped the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences and received the Anandrao Bhauji Saindane Gold Medal and the Vice-Chancellor’s Certificate of Merit for the same.

He completed his DNB in ophthalmology from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, where he was adjudged the Best Outgoing Student, and also won the prestigious Dr. S. Kanthimathynathan Endowment and Gold Medal in neuro ophthalmology.

He did his fellowship training in retinal and vitreous surgery at L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad.

He has been awarded the FRCS (Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, UK) and the MRCS (Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK) degrees.

He has also cleared the Advanced ICO (International Council of Ophthalmology) examination.

Dr. Devendra was a project consultant at the IIT, Madras. He also has numerous book-chapters to his name and has presented papers at various national and international conferences.

Dr. Devendra works as consultant vitreo-retinal surgeon at LEI, focusing on management of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity, and retinal detachment.


Eye specialist in Navi Mumbai

Dr. Vijay Shetty

General Ophthalmology

Dr. Vijay Shetty is a consultant in General Ophthalmology at LEI, handling common eye diseases and managing glaucoma patients.

MS in Ophthalmology, he completed his MBBS from JJM Medical College, Davangere and his post-graduation from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli. He also holds a DNB in ophthalmology.

Dr. Shetty has been awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in Ophthalmology by Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (UK). He has also been awarded the Fellow All India Collegium of Ophthalmology (FAICO) in Glaucoma by All India Ophthalmological Society.

He has undergone intensive surgical training in advanced cataract surgery at Arasan Eye Hospital, Tamil Nadu.

Besides excelling at his job, he is also involved in phaco training for Indian and international students and clinical teaching for post graduate DNB and DOMS programs.

OPD consultation days
Panvel Branch: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 to 06:00 PM, Friday 9:00 to 12:30
Dombivali Branch: Saturday

Eye specialist in Navi Mumbai

Dr. Tanvi Haldipurkar

Cataract & Refractive Surgery Specialist

Dr. Tanvi Haldipurkar is a medicine graduate from Padmashree Dr. D.Y Patil Medical College, Navi Mumbai and holds a distinction in the subject of Ophthalmology. She also topped the ophthalmology department during her post-graduation from Pravara Medical College, Loni. She then successfully cleared the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) exams.

She has been trained in advanced cataract and refractive surgery at Nethradhama Super speciality Hospital, Bangalore and at Laxmi Eye Institute under Dr. Suhas Haldipukar.

Dr. Tanvi has to her credit many presentations at national & international conferences as well as publications in peer reviewed journals of ophthalmology. She has also received the prestigious “Best Video Award” at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) conference, which was held in Barcelona.


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Dr. Monica Samant

Paediatric, squint & Neuro Ophthalmology consultant

A post-graduate from Mumbai, Dr. Monica Samant has done her fellowship training in general ophthalmology at LEI under Dr. Haldipurkar. She has also trained at L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad in paediatric, squint and neuro ophthalmology.

She has addressed several conferences and has an award winning poster at American Academy of Ophthalmology as her one of her achievements. She also has many publications in national and international peer reviewed journals to her credit.

Dr. Samant is associated with LEI as Paediatric, Squint and Neuro Ophthalmology consultant and is the academic in-charge at Laxmi College of Optometry.

OPD consultation days
Panvel Branch: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Dombivli Branch: 1st and 3rd Wednesday 02:30 PM to 05:30 PM


 

Eye Specialist

Dr. Prakash Chipade

General Ophthalmology

Dr. Prakash Chipade completed his basic medical education from M.G.M. Medical College, Navi Mumbai and his M.S. in Ophthalmology from J.N.Medical College, Wardha.

He has undergone intensive surgical training in Advance Cataract Surgery and Glued IOL at Dr. Agarwal Eye Institute at Chennai and Madurai as well as at Shivanand Eye Hospital, Rajkot.

Dr. Chipade works as a consultant in General Ophthalmology at LEI.

OPD consultations days
Panvel Branch: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM to 01:30 PM


Eye Specialist

Dr. Seema Bhosale

General Ophthalmologist

Dr. Seema Bhosale completed her MBBS from Dr. Vaishampayan Memorial Government Medical College, Solapur and did her post-graduation from Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune.

Dr. Bhosale is a consultant in General Ophthalmology at LEI.

OPD consultation days
Panvel Branch: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM


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Dr. Sudha Seetharam

General Ophthalmology

Dr. Sudha Seetharam graduated from the Medical College, Kolkata and didher M.S. in Ophthalmology at the Guru Nanak Eye Centre, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi.

She has presented papers at various national and international conferences, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She has also authored “Self-Assessment and Review of Ophthalmology”, a book for students who are preparing for post-graduate medical entrance examination.

She works as a consultant in General Ophthalmology at LEI and is also involved in the training of students at the Laxmi College of Optometry.

OPD Consultation days:
Panvel Branch:Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 AM to 05:00 PM


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Dr. Hetal Shah

General Ophthalmology

Dr. Hetal Shah has done his specialisation in General Ophthalmology and Phacoemulsification. He has also completed his DNB in Ophthalmology from Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai and cleared FRCS (Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, UK) and FICO (Fellow of International Council of Ophthalmology, Regensburg, Germany) examinations.

Besides, he has done his fellowship training in phacoemulsification surgery from Shankar Nethralaya, Chennai.

He works as General Ophthalmology consultant at LEI and specialises in phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery, trabeculectomy, combined surgery, pterygium with autograft, and anterior segment lasers.
Memberships

  • All India Ophthalmic Society
  • Maharashtra Ophthalmic Society
  • Bombay Ophthalmic Society
  • Member of National Academy Of Medical Sciences (MNAMS)
  • Member of International Medical Science Academy (MIMSA)

OPD consultations days:
LCT Branch: Monday to Saturday 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM


Eye Specialist

Dr. Kunal Shah

Vitreo-Retinal surgeon

Dr. Kunal Shah graduated from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai. His keen interest in ophthalmology was evident by the distinction he obtained in the subject.
He completed his DNB Ophthalmology from Lions NAB Eye Hospital, Miraj.
After post-graduation he went on to pursue fellowship in surgical VitreoRetina from the prestigious Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai.
He has also cleared the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) examinations.
Presently working as a VitreoRetina Surgeon at Laxmi eye institute, his special interests include retinal detachment, retinal vascular diseases, retinopathy of prematurity, endophthalmitis, and various macular pathologies.

Eye Specialist

Dr. Bhupesh Jain

Consultant - Cornea, Ocular surface and Uvea

Dr. Bhupesh Jain is a graduate from Dr. Punjabrao Deshmukh Medical College and Post-graduate (DNB) from Mumbai.

He has done his long term advanced clinical training in Cornea and Ocular surface from Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai. He is a prolific corneal transplant (PK, DALK, DSEK) and cataract surgeon. His surgical expertise includes corneal transplant, corneal trauma and ocular surface surgeries.

He heads the department of Cornea, Ocular surface and Uvea at LEI and he is Incharge of Laxmi Eye bank.

His special interest is in the various corneal and ocular surface disorders, dry eye disease, ectasias (Keratoconus), chemical burns and ocular infections/inflammations.


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Dr. Mrudula Bhave

Visiting Consultant Refractive Surgery Specialist

Dr. Mrudula Bhave is an MBBS from Shivaji University, and has done her DOMS from Pune University. She has also trained in Excimer Laser procedures in Pune.

Dr. Bhave is a visiting consultant refractive surgeon at LEI.

OPD consultation days
Panvel Branch: Saturday 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Eye Specialist

Dr Ravish Vaishnav

Visiting Consultant

Dr Ravish Vaishnav has done his MBBS from MGM Medical College, Navi Mumbai (MUHS Nashik University) and MS from Pondicherry University where he stood 2nd in the University.

He has also done Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology –under Dr Suhas Haldipurkar and
Fellowship in Refractive Surgery from Narayana Nethralaya, Bangalore under Dr Rohit Shetty.
He has had presentations at numerous national and international conferences.

His expertise are Cataract and Refractive (Lasik) Surgery and works as a visiting Consultant at Laxmi Eye Institute.

Dr. Ravish Vaishanav: Monday and Thursday: 9am to 6pm


Eye Specialist

Dr.Anjana Ramanathan

Consultant - General Ophthalmology

Dr.Anjana Ramanathan graduated from Govt.Stanley Medical college, Chennai and completed her MS in Ophthalmology from the Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Chennai.

She has done a short term fellowship in Advanced cataract surgeries from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai.

She has cleared the Advanced ICO (International Council of Ophthalmology) exams and also the Diplomate of National Board exams, New Delhi.

She works as a consultant in General Ophthalmology at Laxmi Eye Clinic, Kharghar and is also involved in teaching at the Laxmi College of Optometry.


Eye Specialist

Dr Shruti Mittal

Consultant - Paediatrics, Squint and Neuro Ophthalmology

Dr Shruti Mittal has trained extensively in the field of Paediatric ophthalmology, Strabismus and Neuroophthalmology from some of the best institutes in India. She has an overall experience of 10 years in this field, during which she handled simple and complex squint procedures and other paediatric eye disorders.

Dr Shruti Mittal completed her graduation from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences. Following this she did her residency programme in Ophthalmology for 3 years from the prestigious Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai. Sankara Nethralaya is one of the few tertiary eye care institutes in India providing state-of-the-art treatment for various eye diseases and a pioneer in training some of the best surgeons in the country. She then did her fellowship training in paediatric ophthalmology, strabismus and neuro ophthalmology, from Sankara Nathralaya for duration of 1.5 years. She was then appointed as faculty at the same institute, where she continued to provide services for 5 years as a Consultant. She now practices in Mumbai at Laxmi eye institute, while she also visits other eye hospitals in the city as a specialist in her field. She has been awarded Fellowship of Royal college of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow.

Dr Shruti is academically inclined and is actively involved in training of postgraduate students and subspeciality fellows. She has coordinated national level postgraduate teaching programmes in India. She has numerous paper and poster presentations in national and international conferences. Also she has published papers in various peer reviewed journal, and is involved in research projects.

Dr Shruti’s field of expertise includes paediatric cataract surgeries, squint correction in children and adults, surgery for nystagmus.


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Dr. Hrishikesh Tadwalkar

Visiting Consultant Oculoplastics Specialist

Dr. Hrishikesh Tadwalkar is an MBBS and gold medalist in Internal Medicine. He also topped University, during his MS in Ophthalmology.

He did his fellowship training in Oculoplasty at Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai and in orbital diseases from the University of British Colombia.

OPD consultation days
Panvel Branch: Tuesday 10:30 AM to 02:00 PM

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Dr. Atul Seth

Visiting Consultant Squint and Neuro-ophthalmology Specialist

Dr. Atul Seth has trained in squint and orthoptics extensively at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and at L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad.

He is a visiting consultant Squint and Neuro-ophthalmology specialist.

OPD consultation days
Panvel Branch: Fridays 02:30 PM to 4:00 PM


Eye Specialist

Dr. Anjali Ankur Bamne

Consultant – Anaesthetist

Dr. Anjali grew up in Pune, where she received her MBBS degree in 2008 from the prestigious B.J. Medical College. The following year she enrolled for DNB in Anesthesiology and completed the course in 2012. She has been trained in regional anesthesia at Ganga hospital in Coimbatore. She successfully completed a fellowship in regional anesthesia at Seoul National University, South Korea in 2014.

Thereafter she relocated to Panvel and primarily practiced orthopedic anesthesia. She has currently works at Laxmi Eye Institute, Panvel as an anesthetist. However, she continues to pursue her interest in regional anesthesia.

Anjali enjoys spending time reading, painting, travelling and mentoring her daughter. She currently resides in New Panvel with her husband.


Eye Specialist

Dr. Prajakta Paritekar

Clinical Assistant to Medical Director

Dr. Prajakta Paritekar has done her MBBS from MIMER Medical college, Talegaon (MUHS University) and MS Ophthalmology from MGM Medical college, Navi Mumbai.

She has done IOL Fellowship from Sankara Eye Hospital, Bangalore followed by Phaco and Refractive Fellowship from Narayana Nethralaya, Bangalore under Dr. Rohit Shetty. She has also received DNB Ophthalmology degree from the National Board of Examinations, Delhi.

She has done numerous presentations at National and International podiums. Her expertise are in Cataract, Refractive Surgery (LASIK, SMILE, PRK, ICL) Keratoconus and Dry Eye. She is currently working as Clinical Assistant to Dr. Suhas Haldipurkar at Laxmi Eye Institute.


Eye Specialist

Ms. Darshana Bhagat

Optometrist

Ms. Darshana Bhagat has done her Diploma in Ophthalmic Techniques (FOREC) in 2005 from Laxmi College of Optometry. She is also a graduate in Optometry from ITM – Institute of Health Sciences, Navi Mumbai.

Ms. Bhagat was earlier associated with Surya Netralay, Navi Mumbai as Clinical Optometrist. Post that, she has been with Laxmi Eye Institute as Clinical Optometrist since April 2010.

Eye Specialist

Ms. Reshma Taware

Optometrist

Ms.Reshma Taware has completed her Diploma in Ophthalmic Techniques (FOREC) in 2007 from Laxmi School of Optometry.At present, she is pursuing graduation in clinical optometry from ITM – Institute of Health Sciences, Navi Mumbai.

Ms. Taware has been associated with Laxmi Eye Institute and Laxmi College of Optometry in various roles like clinical optometrist and counsellor since December 2006.


Eye Specialist

Ms. Amita Saraf

Optometrist

Ms. Amita Saraf is a graduate from the College of Optometry and Ophthalmic Sciences, Nashik and has trained at K. K. Eye Institute, Pune.

She was earlier associated as a Clinical Optometrist at Bramha LASER Centre, Nashik and Netrajyot Eye Hospital, Navi Mumbai.

Ms. Saraf is currently working as Clinical Optometrist at Laxmi Eye Institute since January 2012.


Eye Specialist

Mr. Soumik Dey

Optometrist

Mr. Soumik Dey is a graduate in Optometry fromNSHM Knowledge Campus, Durgapur. He then trained at the Aditya Jyot Eye Institute, Mumbai.

He hasattended many training programs and conferences related to contact lens, low vision, and sports injuries.

Mr. Dey has been associated with Laxmi Eye Institute since 2008. He is currently a clinical optometrist and his areas of interest are sports vision, paedriatic optometry and orthoptics. He is also a lecturer at Laxmi College of Optometry and heading the Low Vision Aids department.


Eye Specialist

Ms. Sarita Deshpande

Optometrist

Ms. Sarita Deshpande has graduated from Lotus College of Optometry, Mumbai and is a fellow of L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad.

She is skilled in refraction, orthoptic evaluation and ophthalmic evaluation and diagnostics.

Ms. Deshpande is an Associate Member of ASCO.


Eye Specialist

Ms. Prafulla Kuthe

Optometrist and Contact Lens Specialist

Ms. Prafulla Kuthehas done her graduation in optometry from Laxmi Eye Institute in 2010. She then did her fellowship training in contact lens from Shankara Nethralaya, Chennai.

She has participated in various conferences and training programs on contact lens, low vision and orthoptics. She has also presented papers at various scientific meets.

Earlier, she was a Clinical Optometrist and Contact Lens Department In-charge at Surya Netralaya, Navi Mumbai and Ojas Laser Eye Surgery Centre, Mumbai. She also was visiting faculty with various optometry colleges like Wavikar College of Optometry and ITM- Institute of Health Sciences at Navi Mumbai.

Ms. Kuthe is presently working with Laxmi Eye Instituteas Optometrist and Contact Lens Department In-charge.


Eye Specialist

Mr. Jayesh Limaye

Senior Optometrist and Center In-charge, Dombivali

Mr. Jayesh Limaye has completed his Diploma in Ophthalmic Techniques (FOREC) from Laxmi College of Optometryin 2007 and is also an MBA in Hospital and Healthcare Management from Ural Federation, Russia.

He has 8 years of experience as an optometrist and has worked at Lawrence and Mayo optical showroom, Perfect Vision LLC, Dubai and Vasan Eye Care Hospital.

Mr. Limaye is now working with Laxmi Eye InstituteasSenior Optometrist and Center In-charge, Dombivali.


Eye Specialist

Mr. Paresh Mhatre

Optometrist

Mr. Paresh Mhatre has graduated from Laxmi College of Optometryin 2013 and subsequently did one year clinical internship at Laxmi Eye Institute and he has also completed post graduation in optometry from ITM- Institute of Health Sciences, Navi Mumbai in 2017.

Mr. Mhatre is a Clinical Optometrist at Laxmi Eye Institute since July 2013.


Eye Specialist

Mr. Satyendra Upadhyay

Optometrist

Mr. Satyendra Upadhyay has done his Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology from Shri Vaishnav Polytechnic College (RGTU), Indore in 2011 and Bachelor in Optometry from ITM- Institute of Health Sciences, Navi Mumbai in 2015.

He has earlier worked as a Clinical Optometrist at Choithram Netralaya, Indoreand Dhrushti Eye Clinic, Navi Mumbai.

Mr. Upadhyay is presently with Laxmi Eye Institute as a Clinical Optometrist.


eye specialist in Panvel

Ms. Snehal Borate

Optometrist

Ms. Snehal Borate is a graduate in optometry from the Laxmi College of Optometry.

Presently, she is working as Clinical Optometrist at Laxmi Eye Institute.

Eye Doctor in Dombivli

Ms. Varsha Patil

Optometrist

Ms. Varsha Patil has done her graduation from the Laxmi College of Optometry in 2014.

Ms. Patil is now a Clinical Optometrist at Laxmi Eye Institute.