Prof. Dr. S. Natarajan

Head & Consultant, Vitreo-Retinal surgery Ophthalmology


Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Appointment on prior basis


Vitreo-Retinal surgery Ophthalmology


Padma Shri by The President of India

Prof. Dr. S. Natarajan

Prof. Dr. S. Natarajan

M.B.B.S., Madras Medical College (University of Madras), 1980, D.O. (University of Madras), F.I.C.O (UK), F.V.R.S (Madras)

Brief CV

Prof. Dr. S. Natarajan is a 3rd Generation Ophthalmologist, currently President of All Ocular Trauma Societies in the world, & “a pioneer in Vitreo – Retinal Surgery in India”. His Late father Prof.Dr. N. S. Sundaram & Grandfather Dr. Nataraja Pillai were respected ophthalmologists in Tamilnadu. Presently, he is The President-Elect of the All India Ophthalmological Society.

He is considered an authority in Vitreo Retinal Surgery in the world and is keenly involved in academics & research for prevention of blindness. Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital was established in 1990 by Prof. D. S. Natarajan at Dadar & has expanded into a Hospital at Wadala in the heart of Central Mumbai.

Dr. Kavita Rao

Dr. Kavita Rao is the Director, Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Centre.
Fellow Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Cullen Eye Institute, U.S.A,
Fellow Cornea and Anterior Segment, L.V.Prasad Eye Institute,
S.R.T.Fellow Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai,
D.O, D.O.M.S,(Gold Medalist), D.N.B Ophthalmology


Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

09:00am to 06.00pm

Dr.Kavita Rao

Brief CV

Dr. Kavita Rao is the Director, Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Centre at the Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, she is a part of the team since a decade and is one of the most senior surgeons of the institute. Having operated many VIP and Celebrities.

She has done a long-term fellowship in Cornea at the Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, U.S.A where she trained exclusively in the latest advances in Cornea, LASIK and Refractive Surgery.

Prior to that, she honed her skills with a long term fellowship in Cornea and Anterior Segment at the distinguished L.V.Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad. She has trained in advanced phaco and cataract surgery techniques at the Sankara Nethralaya Hospital, Chennai. She received the University Gold Medal for the best student in ophthalmology at the K.E.M hospital Mumbai.

She is a skilled surgeon proficient in Microphaco Phaco Surgery, Femto or Bladeless Cataract Surgery without stitches in routine and complex cataract surgery with premium intraocular lenses having performed thousands of cases successfully. She has performed a vast number of conventional corneal transplants as well as the sutureless corneal transplants (DSEK/DMEK) and lamellar DALK surgery.

She specializes in advanced Keratoconus management with corneal crosslinking, INTACS, Topo guided PRK having trained internationally for the procedure. She is proficient in all refractive surgeries namely, LASIK/ Bladeless or FEMTOLASIK/ SMILE/ PHAKIC IOL. A tailor-made, a bespoke approach is used by her while treating each patient to achieve optimum results. She has set up a state of the art Dry Eye Clinic at the hospital for Dry Eye patients. She is an expert in limbal stem cell transplants in patients with chemical injuries. She has published various papers in peer-reviewed journals international like American Journal of Ophthalmology British Journal of ophthalmology and national included. She is an invited expert speaker for various national and international ophthalmology conferences.

Dr. Vimal Fudnawala

Consultant, Neuro-Ophthalmology M. B. B. S., M.S.


Monday, Friday

01.00pm to 03:00pm

Keira Knightley

Brief CV

After completing his medical graduate and postgraduate study in Ophthalmology from Medical collage Baroda, Dr.Vimal Fudnawala has completed his fellowship in Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology from Sankara Netralay in 2009 and taking care of Neuro-Ophthalmology services at the institute since then.

Dr. Vimal is treating the spectrum of diseases of visual as well as ocular motility pathways. He has expertise in the management of diseases of optic nerve like inflammation, demyelination, ischemic, toxic, nutritional, hereditary, infiltrate, traumatic, compressive optic neuropathies. He also does the diagnosis of haemopathies, retrochiasmal visual pathway diseases of various etiological and manages those diseases in conjugation with Radiologist, Neurophysician and Neuro-Surgeon. He also manages problems of ocular motility like double vision, Ocular motor nerve Palsies, ocular myasthenia, blepherospasmsetc. He also aids in the diagnosis of diseases of ocular fixation like Nystagmus of various aetiology.He is actively involved in Multicentric studies have published articles in state, national and international journals and regularly participating in state and national conferences.

Dr. Akshay Gopinathan Nair

Head & Consultant, Oculoplasty


Tuesday & Friday

02:30pm to 5:00pm

Keira Knightley

Brief CV

He received his medical degree from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences in 2007. Following this, he completed his residency training in ophthalmology from SankaraNethralaya in Chennai, India. Dr. Akshay Nair underwent two fellowship training programs in Oculoplastic Surgery, ocular oncology and facial aesthetics at L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad and New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, USA.

He is academically inclined and he serves as a reviewer for over 20 journals. Dr. Akshay Nair is a prolific author and has over 70 peer-reviewed publications in PubMed indexed journals; 10 book chapters and has over 100 presentations at various scientific meets and forums.

He has been awarded the best paper in Neuro-Ophthalmology at the All India Ophthalmological Conference in 2011; Kanthymathy Nathan Gold Medal for the best resident at Sankara Nethralaya in 2011. Other laurels include ‘Best Poster Award’ at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Meet in 2013 at New Orleans. His areas of special interest are ocular surface and eyelid tumours, ocular trauma, ophthalmic imaging and oculofacial aesthetics including dermal fillers and botulinum toxin. He loves the music of A R Rahman and relaxes by playing the tabla. He enjoys watching Formula-1 and has covered F-1 professionally for The Telegraph newspaper of Kolkata in the past. He is also affiliated with Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital in Wadala, Mumbai for the past 4 years.

Dr. Hemalatha Vidyashankar

Director Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus


Tuesday 9.30am to 2.00pm

Saturday 9.00am to 5.00pm


Brief CV

Dr.Hemalatha Vidyashankar is the director of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital. She pursued her MBBS from Stanley Medical College, Chennai, and her Post graduation from MGM Hospital, Navi Mumbai. She completed Sir Ratan Tata Fellowship Cataract Microsurgery: Basic and Advanced at the Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai. She further pursued her long-term Fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai.

She specializes in Paediatric Cataract surgery with IOL implantation and all types of Squint surgeries. She has performed a vast number of eye surgeries in children. Her special interests are in Amblyopic/lazy Eye Therapy and Binocular vision therapy and treatment of Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction. She has the keen interest in genetic diseases affecting the children’s eyes.

She is also proficient in Adult Microphaco Phaco Surgery in routine and complex cataract surgery with premium intraocular lenses and has trained several Postgraduate students in the art of cataract surgery.

She is an invited expert speaker for various national ophthalmology conferences and Postgraduate training Programmes. She has conducted several CMEs and Hospital-based training Programmes.

Dr. Anupam Deshpande


Fellowship in general ophthalmology and glaucoma at LNEH, MIRAJ

Fellowship in glaucoma at Aravind eye hospital,

Fellowship Of ICO in glaucoma at Jules stein eye institute, USA



09:00 am to 02:00 pm


Brief CV

He is a senior and experienced surgeon and has operated on many celebrities and VIP. He does cataract and glaucoma surgeries and has trained more than 100 ophthalmologists from 10 countries for phacoemulsification cataract surgery.

Dr. Sachin. S. Dharwadkar

Head & Consultant, Glaucoma D.O (Gold medal), D.N.B, I.C.O., F.R.C.S (Glasg), M.N.A.M.S Fellow L.V.P.E.I (Retinal Lasers), Fellow Glaucoma ( Belgium)


Monday & Wednesday

01:00pm to 3:00pm

Keira Knightley

Brief CV

Dr. Sachin Dharwardkar is a well-known glaucoma specialist in Mumbai And the head of glaucoma services at Aditya Jyot Eye hospital Mumbai.

He did his diploma in ophthalmology from the University of Pune and had the maximum marks in the said examination. Thereafter he pursued his Diplomate of National Board (DNB) in Ophthalmology and passed the FRCS (Glasgow) examination subsequently.

He has been the recipient of the ICO International fellowship in Glaucoma and has undergone specialised training in glaucoma drainage implants and deep sclerectomy.

He was the lecturer in ophthalmology at Rajawadi hospital in Mumbai and has guided many budding ophthalmologists in their career during his tenure. He is also credited with setting up an infrastructure for Glaucoma management and ROP screening in that time.

His passion is research on modulation of wound healing in glaucoma surgery and ophthalmic imaging related to glaucoma. He has published articles regarding appropriate usage of ophthalmic technology in peer-reviewed journals.

He has been an active office bearer in Bombay ophthalmologist Association and has actively organised the conference for the Glaucoma Society of India in 2015.

He is an ardent proponent of proper communication skills in patient care, its importance in Glaucoma management and has given talks, held meetings and taught eye surgeons pan India. His perfectionist and no-nonsense approach to patient care are well-known among his peers.

Dr. Nitesh Agrawal

M.S (Ophthalmology), FAEH (Glaucoma), ICO (UK).


Monday, Wednesday, Friday

04:00pm to 07:00pm


02:00pm to 05:00pm

Keira Knightley

Brief CV

Dr. Nitesh Agrawal is Glaucoma and Anterior segment Surgeon at Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital. He did his M.S Ophthalmology from prestigious MNJ western regional institute of ophthalmology, Ahmedabad. Then he pursued his long-term Glaucoma and anterior segment surgeon fellowship from prestigious Aravind eye hospital, Coimbatore.

He is a specialist in Topical Cataract Phaco emulsification surgeries. He is proficient in all types of premium lenses surgeries like Multifocal, Toric and Toric multifocal.

He has a special interest in Medical and Surgical Glaucoma. Specialist in Glaucoma lasers like YAG PI, SLT, CPC Diode. Specialist in Congenital Glaucoma surgeries and Glaucoma valve surgeries like Ahmed valve.

Dr. Kiran Shah

M.B.B.S from Grant Medical College and Sir J.J Group of Hospitals (1999)
Diploma in Diabetes from Department of Endocrinology Seth G.S.Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital recognized by Medical Council of India (University of Mumbai) (2002)
F.C.P.S Medicine from College of Physician and Surgeon Bombay recognized by Medical Council of India. (2003)


Monday, Wednesday, Friday

03:00pm to 05:00pm

Tuesday and Thursday

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Keira Knightley

Brief CV

Dr. Kiran Shah is the Director - Physician and Diabetologist at Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital Pvt Ltd Diabetes Canter.

He is an invited expert speaker and faculty for various national and international Diabetes conferences.

He has Numerous presentations in both National and International Conferences and has published various papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Astha Jain

Consultant Vitreoretina MBBS, MS, FVRS (Pune)


Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

09:00am to 05.00pm

Dr. Astha Jain

Brief CV

Dr. Astha Jain, M.S. is a specialist in Vitreo Retina and ROP. She completed her MBBS in 2010 from Lokmanya Tilak Medical College, Mumbai where she has been bestowed with JRD Tata Scholarship and Ratan Tata Scholarship. She did her M.S. from King George’s Medical University, Lucknow post which she completed her fellowship in Vitreo Retina from H.V. Desai Eye Hospital, Pune. She is also a recipient of Prof. Yasuo Tano Travel Grant in APAO-AIOS 2013. She previously worked in St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore and Narayana Nethralaya, Bangalore.

Her main areas of interest include Retinal Detachment, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Retinal Vein Occlusions and ARMD. She is also well versed with all the latest imaging modalities in retina including Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), OCT Angiography(OCTA), fundus angiography (FFA & ICG) and ultrasonography of the eye.

She has several publications in international journals as well as a book chapter to her credit. Her main work is on diabetic retinopathy as well as OCT features in various retinal disorders. She has also presented Papers and Posters in various conferences.

Dr. Satyanarayanamurthy S. Ayyori

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) with one-year compulsory rotatory internship from Topiwala National Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital

Master of Surgery (MS) in Ophthalmology from Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical college and hospital, Sangli, Maharashtra (Gold Medal in MS Ophthalmology)


Monday To Saturday

09:00am to 02.00pm

Dr. Satyanarayana Murthy Shankarayya AyyoriAstha Jain

Brief CV

One year senior residentship at Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical college and hospital, Sangli (including Phacoemulsification training under Dr.Anil Kulkarni & Dr.Ameya Kulkarni). Performed around 1100 SICS and 300 Phacoemulsification surgeries till date. He has vast experience as a Phacoemulsification and SICS trainer.

Dr. Hitesh R Sharma

Consultant Ophthalmologist,
Uvea and Intraocular Inflammation,
Cataract Surgeon,
Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, Mumbai.

M.S.(Ophthalmology - Banaras Hindu University; Varanasi)
F.M.R.F.(Sankara Nethralaya; Chennai)
F.A.I.C.O. (Uvea)


Tuesdays, Thursdays

04:00pm To 07:00pm

Dr.Kavita Rao

Brief CV

Dr. Hitesh R Sharma has done his M.S. in Ophthalmology from Institute of Medical Sciences at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He has done his fellowship in Medical retina and Uvea from the prestigious SankaraNethralaya, Chennai under the guidance of world-renowned Uvea specialists like Prof. Jyotirmay Biswas. He has some good publications to his credit and has written many chapters in national and international Ophthalmology textbooks. He has presented various papers and posters at various conferences.

His clinical practice includes various uveitic conditions like anterior, intermediate, posterior uveitis, panuveitis, ocular tuberculosis, retinal vasculitis/eale’s disease, retinitis, sarcoidosis, VKH, ocular conditions related to juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), scleritis/episcleritis and ocular conditions related to HIV/AIDS. He has a special interest in ocular tuberculosis and Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease.

He is an excellent cataract surgeon and has special interest and expertise in managing uveitic cataracts.

For patients, he comes across as a young, easy to approach and an extremely compassionate doctor who would go to any length to see his patients get the best treatment.

Mrs. Aishwarya Amol potnis-juvekar

B. Optom, BCO Ocularist & contact lens specialist


Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10:00am To 04:00pm

Dr.Kavita Rao

Brief CV

Mrs Aishwarya potnis- juvekar is handling the prosthesis & contact lens department at Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital. After finishing graduation in optometry from Aditya Jyot Institute of Optometry, she decides to pursue specialization in fabrication and fitting of custom-made ocular prosthesis and fitting of all types of contact lenses. She worked as an optometrist in some renowned eye institutes for a couple of years.

An ocularist who is proficient in fabrication & fitting of a custom-made ocular prosthesis. Also looks after fitting of all types of contact lenses. She feels it is her duty to give her best possible to provide better cosmesis and confidence in the person who has unfortunately lost his/her eye in case of injury, infections or by birth defects. She is doing research for developing a more précised custom-made ocular prosthesis, for example, lightweight custom made ocular prosthesis.

Dr. M.M. Sharma

Director & Chief Anaesthesiologist AJEH

MBBS, DA (Bom Uni), DACPS, Cert Cardiac Anae (Holland)


Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (optional)


Brief CV

  • Special interest in Ophthalmic Regional / General & Cardiac Anaesthesia.
  • President-Elect (2018-19) Association of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Anaesthesia, Mumbai.


  • 28 yrs in Ophthalmic Anaesthesia
  • 38 yrs in Cardiac and General Anaesthesia.

Dr. Radhika Krishnan

Consultant Anaesthetist & CEO, Aditya Jyot Foundation for Twinkling Little Eyes


Special interest in Ophthalmic Regional & Paediatric Anaesthesia.


20 yrs in Anaesthesia, 11 years in Hospital Administration

Dr.Radhika Krishnan

Dr. Kruti Mody Doshi

Areas of special interest: Trauma, Socket and Reconstructive Surgeries

DNB Ophthalmology (Mumbai), Fellow LVPEI, FICO (UK) Orbit and Oculoplasty Surgeon



10:30am To 12pm

Dr. Kruti Mody Doshi

Brief CV

Dr. Kruti Mody has done her post-graduation in Ophthalmology (DNB) from Mumbai and then pursued Oculoplasty as her sub-speciality at the world recognised institute, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad.

At present, she is a practising Oculoplasty Consultant in Mumbai. She has worked as an honorary consultant at KEM hospital and medical college and LTMGH (Sion hospital). She has over 10 publications in peer-reviewed national and international journals and to her credit she has presented her work at over 30 national and international conferences.

Dr. Govindasamy Kumaramanickavel

Ophthalmic Geneticist – Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital

MBBS, Madras Medical College, University of Madras, India. MD, in Medical Physiology at Madras Medical College, University of Madras, India.

Dr. govindasamy

Brief CV

Prof Kumaramanickavel works on ocular genomics - primarily involved in gene mapping, mutational screening and association studies including genomewide in complex and Mendelian ophthalmic diseases. Was involved in glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and pediatric epidemiological and genetic projects comprising of 35,000 subjects. He Was a key member of a successful ocular gene mapping team at New Zealand. As Fogarty Visiting Associate, Dr.James Fielding Hejtmancik trained him in the Ophthalmic Genetics & Clinical Services Branch, National Eye Institute, National Institute of Health, USA. He was Research Fellow, Ocular Gene Mapping Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago, New Zealand, where Dr. Michael John Denton trained him. During the same period at Otago, Dr. Robert F Mueller trained him in genetic couseling.He has over 110 peer-reviewed publications including articles in Nature Genetics. He is a recognized Ph.D. guide in various universities in India and across the world. He has been involved in genetic couseling of patients with inherited eye diseases and has experience in bringing bedside-to-bench-to-bedside practice. He has done genetic couseling for over 10,000 patients. Teaches human genetics for ophthalmologists and para-ophthalmologists and has taken several human genetics and gene mapping classes for research students at the division of ophthalmology and visual sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong and Shantou Eye Hospital, China.

Dr. Sapna Wadhwani

MBBS (Mum), MD (ANAES) Nair hospital(Mum)

Special Interest

Paediatric Anaesthesia

Ophthalmic Anaesthesia

Orthopaedic Anaesthesia


10 years in GA

9 Years in ophthalmic

Consulting Hours

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Dr.Radhika Krishnan
  • Congratulations Dr. Natarajan for the eye hospital. This is great service to the mankind. We will support him in his endeavour to service the people. His fight against the blindness is appreciative. My best wishes.

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    • Late.Shri.Vilasrao Deshmukh
    • former cm-government of maharashtra
  • God Bless You! All on this noble cause and wishing you all the very best. Congratulations Dr. Natarajan and the entire team! I am glad to belong to your team and thank you for your warm welcome!. God Bless and Love.

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    • film actress
  • The most beautiful gift you can give someone is the gift of eyes… Dr. Natarajan and Aditya Jyot has done that. Am Happy to be a part of this endeavour.

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