ABOUT US

ABOUT US

DOCTORS @ LEI


Dr. Suhas Haldipurkar

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


Dr. Rita Dhamankar

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. Vijay Shetty

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


Dr. Devendra Venkatramani

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.


Dr. Tanvi Haldipurkar

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.


Dr. Hrishikesh Tadwalkar

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


Dr. Mrudula Bhave

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


Dr. Atul Seth

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


Dr. Monica Samant

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


Dr. Hetal Shah

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


Dr. Sudha Seetharam

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


Dr. Seema Bhosale

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


Dr. Prakash Chipade

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


Dr. Kunal Shah

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.



 
 
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