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best eye specialist in Mumbai

Dr. Haresh Asnani M.B.B.S, DOMS, M.S (Ophthal)

Vitreoretinal Surgeon
Fellowship (Sankara Nethralaya)
Observer in Retinal Diseases and Surgery at Beaumont Hospital, Detroit and Washington State University Hospital, St. Louis, USA in 1996.
Every Tuesday & Thursday from 2:30 PM (Appointment only)

Dr. Haresh Asnani is a senior vireoretinal surgery, practicing in Mumbai for the past 20 years. After completing his medical education (MBBS) from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion, he went on to complete his Diploma in Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery (DOMS) from College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai and M.S. OPHTHALMOLOGY from Mumbai University. He, then, specialized in Vitreoretinal Surgery by completing a fellowship from Sankara Nethralaya, C.U. Shah Ophthalmic Post-Graduate training Center, Chennai, under the guidance of Padma Bhushan Dr. S.S. Badrinath After a few years in Clinical Practice in Mumbai, he went on to enhance his skills as an Observer in Retinal Diseases and Surgery at Beaumont Hospital, Detroit and Washington State University Hospital, St. Louis, USA in 1996.
He has extensive experience in the medical, laser and surgical management of the following Vitreo retinal disorders:
• Age Related Macular Degeneration
• Diabetic Retinopathy and its complications
• Retinal Detachments
• Epi-retinal membranes
• Macular holes
• Macular edema
• Giant Retinal tears
• Retinal vascular disorders
• Inflammatory vitreo retinal diseases
• Hereditary retinal disorders
• Endophthalmitis
• Retinal and other posterior segment complications of Cataract and IOL surgery
• Retinopathy of Prematurity
• Intra-vitreal AntiVEGF injections and intra-vitreal implants
• Neovascular Glaucoma
• Prophylactic laser for Retinal holes and degeneration

A dedicated Rotarian, he has been a member of Rotary International since 2001. He was selected to represent Rotary District 3140 for the Group Study Exchange (G.S.E.) Program to visit Rotary District 3640, Seoul, South Korea, in 2001. He is a Paul Harris Fellow +2, after having contributed generously to The Rotary Foundation Program Fund. He served as the President of the Rotary Club of Bombay Chembur West, 2009-10 and is currently the District Co-Chair Medical 1, Eye Care and Diabetes. He received the Rotary Foundation District Service Award 2013-14 for leading a team of Ophthalmologists to train the Ophthalmic Surgeons at Central University Hospital, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, in April 2014 as part of a Rotary Foundation Packaged Grant.
He has also been actively involved in serving the medical fraternity in Chembur, Mumbai, where he was a Managing Committee Member and then President of the Indian Medical Association, Chembur in 2003-04.
He loves travelling and exploring new places and countries and their cuisine, enjoys photography, drawing and painting, is a passionate listener of classic rock music, and is an avid sports fan especially Formula 1 and Cricket.

Dr. Nita Shanbhag

Dr. Nita Shanbhag M.S.,D.O.M.S

Specialist in Squint Surgery
Super Specialization (Sydney, Australia)
Every Tuesday from 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM & Every Wednesday from 12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM (Appointment only)

Dr. Nita Shanbhag is a practicing Squint surgeon since 1992 and an academician par excellence for the undergraduate & post graduate students. She is currently a professor & HOD at a Medical college of repute and has tutored and guided many aspiring ophthalmologists. She completed MBBS with Lokmanya Tilak Muncipal Medical College In 1991. She was awarded the Ramabai Aditiya Gold medal for ranking FIRST at her diploma from the college of Physicians & Surgeons Mumbai. She ranked SECOND in the Mumbai university at her Masters in Ophthalmology in 1992. She then moved on to too complete her super specialization from Sydney Eye Hospital AUSTRALIA...
She has various papers & posters at National & International conferences to her credit.
She has chapters to her credit like Mastering the Technique on IOL power calculation & Update on Phacochop Technique.
She received Best Poster presentation at many BOA & MOS conferences.
She received the best paper award from Professor Harminder Singh Dua, a cornea consultant of repute of the Nottingham University at Maharashtra Ophthalmology Society held in 2007 at Sholapur on Stem cell transplant & Amniotic membrane use in the Eye.
She has received the Bell Pharma Award for the best surgeon in category other than cataract from the MOS, consecutively for three years ( 2006 - 2008).
She has participated in various research activities contributing to judging the safety & efficacy of new drug molecules. She has various research projects to her credit contributing to the betterment of society precluding the safety & efficacy of any new drug introduced.
She has travelled to various places to participate in National & International Conferences, Paper presentation, Poster presentation as well as Live surgery.
She is a Painter of great artistic flair and has gone to complete her Visharad in classical Indian Music.
Patient care is at the core of her heart and she takes every effort to fulfill this aspiration of hers.

Dr. Akshay Nair

Dr. Akshay Nair MBBS, DNB (Sankar Nethralaya)

Fellow – LVPEI
Specialist in Facial Aesthetic and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
Ophthalmologist, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon, Ocular Oncology, Facial Aesthetics
Every Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 5.00 PM (Appointment only)

Dr Akshay Nair is fellowship-trained in Oculoplastics, Ocular Oncology and Oculo-facial Aesthetic Surgery. He has a strong academic background and expertise in performing basic and advanced lid, orbit and aesthetic oculoplastic surgeries. His area of special interest includes facial cosmetic procedures such as dermal fillers, botulinum toxin and blepharoplasty. He also has many publications and presentations to his credit and has received many awards at national and international forums.

Core Competencies

  • a. Oculoplastic Surgeries : Has independently performed and assisted over 1,000 complex oculoplastic and orbital surgeries. Well acquainted with clinical examination techniques and surgically, well equipped to independently perform:
    • Lid surgeries: Ptosis surgeries: Tarso-frontalis Sling, Levator Resection, Levator Recession; Entropion and Ectropion
    • Orbital Surgeries: Orbitotomy, Orbital decompression, Fracture repair
    • Reconstructive surgeries: Post trauma repair, enucleation, evisceration
    • Lacrimal Surgeries: Pediatric and adult Dacryocystorhinostomy (External), Endonasal Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy, dacryocystectomy, pediatric syringing and probing and canalicular trephining
    • Ocular Oncology: Lid and conjunctival tumour resection and advanced reconstruction, treatment and medical management of Retinoblastoma; Myoconjunctival Enucleation and Orbital exenteration.
    • Aesthetic and adjunctive procedures: Skin grafting, Lower and upper lid cosmetic blepharoplasty, BOTOX® injections for aesthetic and functional purposes; dermal filler injections
  • b. Special interest in Neuro-ophthalmic disorders and Neuroimaging
  • b. Diagnostic Procedures:
    • Fully conversant with slit lamp examination techniques, applications tonometry, gonioscopy, indirect ophthalmoscopy and stereo-biomicroscopic examination of fundus.
    • Trained in performing B-Scan Ultrasonography of the eye and orbit, fundus fluorescein angiography, automated perimetry, microbiological scrapings and examination; as well as interpretation of imaging studies, namely C.T. and M.R.I. scans (Brain & Orbit)
Dr. Mitesh Jain

Dr. Mitesh Jain MBBS, DNB, FLVPE

Cornea Specialist, Fellow LVPEI (LV Prasad Eye Institute)
Specialist in Facial Aesthetic and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
Every Thursday from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Dr.Mitesh Jain specializes in Cornea and has completed a fellowship from LV Prasad Eye Institute.

His expertise in different types of corneal transplants include DMEK, DSAEK, DALK and PK. He is proficient in managing acute and chronic chemical injuries with Amniotic membrane graft, Stem cell transplants and Keratprosthesis.

Dr Sneha Kankaria

Dr Sneha Kankaria MBBS, FCPS, FLEH

Glaucoma Specialist, Fellowship in Glaucoma

Core competencies : Lasers in glaucoma- Peripheral laser iridotomy, micro pulse cyclo G 6 laser, Iridoplasty.


  1. Trabeculectomy with Mitomycin with releasable sutures.
  2. Ahmed glaucoma valve surgery.
  3. Bleb revision with conjunctival advancment, scleral patch graft.
  4. Trabecuectomy with trabeculotomy.
  5. Goniotomy.

Special interest in Congenital glaucoma. And secondary glaucoma ( post corneal / retinal surgery, aphakic, traumatic).


Zaif Ansari

Zaif Ansari

Bacheolor in Optometry, College of Optometry and
Ophthalmic Sciences, Nasik-Maharashtra

Zaif is working as an optometrist as well as spectacles and contact lenses sales executive in Aayush Eye Clinic / Mes Lunettes at Chembur (Mumbai) since Jan 2008. Prior to this, he worked at several renowned institutions for more than two years.

Zaif’s technical skills include the following :

  • Scientific refraction
  • Perimetry
  • Contact Lenses Fitting
  • Synaptophore
  • Biometry
  • Sac Syringing
  • Corneal Topography
  • Handling Spectacles Counter
  • Tonometry
  • Spectacle Lens Advisor

He has attended Optometric conferences from 2003 to 2007 and Contact lens fitting assessment program in the year 2006 and 2010.
He is a very hardworking and helpful person with good communication skills. He is very passionate about his work and always willing to learn and explore latest innovations in the field of optometry.

Vijay Dahiwalkar

Vijay Dahiwalkar

Vijay is currently the overall manager for OPD, OT and Mes Lunettes at Aayush Eye Clinic. He started working as Operation Theatre assistant with Aayush Eye in 1999 and then also began contributing as an OPD assistant from 2002. In 2006, he started handling the sales at the Optical Counter Mes Lunettes.

His Clinical Skills include:

  • Vision
  • Auto-refraction
  • Perimetry etc.

Komal Jaiswal

Komal Jaiswal

Komal Jaiswal is Chief operation theatre Nurse at Aayush Eye Clinic. She started her career in nursing in 1998 as a operation theatre nurse and joined Aayush Children and eye Hospital in 2003. She is a graduate in Arts and then went on to attain a diploma in Nursing. Komal is a very diligent and hard worker who gets a lot of job satisfaction out of her day-to-day work and never misses a day at the clinic. She is one of the most dependable and sincere staff members at Aayush Eye Clinic.

Sandeep Chadanshive

Sandeep Chadanshive

He has been associated with Aayush Eye Clinic since 2001 as an office assistant as well as OPD Assistant