Our Team

Dr. Zain Khatib

Speciality :
Cataract, Refractive and Glaucoma surgeon
Qualification :
MBBS, MS(Oph), DNB(Oph), FICO(UK), MRCS(Edinburgh), FAICO(Cataract and Phaco), FCP
OPD Timing :
Charni Road: 11.30am to 2.30pm (except Wednesday)
Byculla: 5.30pm to 8.30pm (except Wednesday)

Dr. Zain Khatib has completed his medical graduation from the prestigious Seth GS Medical College and KEM hospital, Mumbai. He completed MS Ophthalmology from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences where he independently performed a large number of ophthalmic surgeries through high volume charitable surgical camps.

Following his residency, he did his fellowship in Phacoemulsification at Laxmi Eye Institute, Mumbai where has been mentored by Dr Suhas Haldipurkar, the medical director. He has worked as clinical assistant to medical director at Laxmi Eye Institute for one and half years, where he has mastered the fine art of phacoemulsification and has learnt to handle complicated anterior segment surgical procedures. To further his experience in advanced anterior segment surgery, he has visited the Moran Eye Centre, Utah (USA) for a short-term fellowship where he has worked under the late Dr Alan Crandall. Dr Zain is a Fellow of the International Council of Ophthalmology(FICO, UK) and a Fellow of the All India Ophthalmology Collegium (FAICO). He is also a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh (MRCS).

Dr. Zain an excellent clinician and a skilled surgeon. His areas of expertise include Phacoemulsification cataract surgery, Premium IOLs including Multifocal and Toric IOLs, LASIK, Contoura LASIK, ICL surgery, Pupilloplasty and Iris Reconstruction, Secondary IOLs, IOL exchange, Glaucoma and Neuro-Ophthalmology. Besides being a good clinician, Dr Zain is very passionate about teaching and is actively involved in teaching ophthalmology residents and student all over the world through his Youtube channel. He has numerous publications to his name and has give talks at various national and international conferences, including winning multiple awards at international conferences. He has been honored with the prestigious "International Ophthalmic Hero" award twice in row by the All India Ophthalmological Society.

Dr. Irfan Khatib

Speciality :
Cataract, Refractive and Glaucoma surgeon
Qualification :
MBBS, MS(Oph), DOMS(Oph)
OPD Timing :
Charni Road: 5.30pm to 8.00pm (except Wednesday)
Byculla: 10.00am to 2pm

Following the footsteps of his illustrious father, Dr. Z. K. Khatib, Dr Irfan joined medical college in the year 1977. He completed his undergraduate medical education (MBBS) from the prestigious Topiwala National Medical College and BYL Nair Hospital in Mumbai. He did his subsequent Post Graduation, Masters in Surgery (MS) from the same college. He also completed his D.O.M.S. in Ophthalmology from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai.

He has served as resident ophthalmologist for several years in leading hospitals in Mumbai.

Dr. Irfan Khatib started his private practice at KHATIB EYE CLINIC (KEC) as Consultant Ophthalmologist in the year 1986. He practice flourished as it echoed the same ethics, dedication and service to humanity as those of his father. Dr. Irfan envisioned a dream: that of placing premium eye care within easy reach without compromising quality or technique. Since then, KEC has been relentlessly striving towards the realization of this dream. He started his own LASIK Centre called PERFECT VISION LASER CENTRE (PVLC). Today KEC and PVLC are equipped with latest equipment, comparable to the best hospitals the world over.

In the course of his thirty years in practice, Dr Irfan khatib has actively participated in various national and international conferences where he has presented papers on various topics. He is an active member of the Bombay Ophthalmologist Association, The All India Ophthalmic Society, The Maharashtra Ophthalmologist Association, The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons among others.

Dr. Irfan Khatib (Surgeon), is known as much for his surgical expertise as for his humane and personal touch to each and every one of his patients irrespective of caste, creed and financial status. He is attached to various charitable centres in Mumbai as well as rural Maharashtra. With an innate desire to reach out to a larger section of the society, he has passionately involved himself with providing eye care to rural areas. He is the founder trustee of Kalsekar Hospital in Mumbra on the outskirts of Mumbai which provides world class services to patients at charitable rates.

Dr. Sandeep Asher

Speciality :
Vitreo-Retina Surgeon
Qualification :
MBBS, MS(Oph), FVRS
OPD Timing :
Byculla: Tuesday and Friday, 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Dr Sandeep Asher completed M.B.B.S. from Grant Medical College and J.J. Hospital in 1996 and M.S. (Ophthalmology) from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore in 2000. He has done fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases from Aravind Eye Hospital, Madhurai with Dr. P.Namperumalsamy in 2002-03. He was consultant and department in charge at Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli, 2005-2007.

Dr Sandeep has been a reviewer of 2 peer reviewed journals- Archives of Ophthalmology and

Journal of Retina. . He has been investigator for pharmacological trials of new drugs for Diabetic Retinopathy. He is associated with Jupiter Hospital, Thane for Retinopathy of Prematurity. He is a visiting consultant in Rajas Eye Hospital, Indore since 2007. He is associated with Sadguru Seve Sangh Trust, Chitrakoot for Charitable activities and training fellow for Vitreoretinal Diseases.

Dr. Swapna Parekh

Speciality :
Oculoplasty and Facial Aesthetics Surgeon
Qualification :
MBBS, MS(Oph), FICO(UK)
OPD Timing :
Byculla: Monday, 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Dr. Swapna completed her graduation (MBBS) in 2004 from Lokmanya Tilak Medical College and Sion Hospital in Mumbai. She did her post-graduation in Ophthalmology (M.S. Ophthalmology) from the prestigious Topiwala National Medical College and Nair Hospital, Mumbai in 2009. She also passed her DNB in Ophthalmology in the year 2010. She also passed her DOMS examination where she secured a gold medal.She also passed her International Council of Ophthalmology Examination (FICO, UK).

After this she joined Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi for two years as Senior Registrar, where she worked and trained under the leaders in the field and obtained extensive experience in Orbit and Oculoplasty surgeries. She then joined a long term fellowship program in Orbit, Oculoplasty and Ocular oncology at the world renowned Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai where she honed her technical skills under the guidance of Dr. Usha Kim, a stalwart in the field.

At present Dr. Swapna is a practicing Orbit and Oculoplasty Consultant specializing in plastic surgery of the eyelids, eye socket reconstruction, lacrimal surgeries, pediatrics oculoplastics, cosmetic eyelid and brow surgery, non-surgical facial cosmetic treatments (Botox and fillers).

She has over ten years’ experience in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Paediatric Oculoplastics, Facial aesthetics – Cosmetic eyelid and brow surgeries, non-surgical facial cosmetic treatments (Botox and fillers), Orbital disorders/tumors and Ocular oncology.

Dr. Priyanka Vora Bapat

Speciality :
Paediatric Ophthalmologist and Squint Surgeon
Qualification :
MBBS, MS(Oph), FPOS
OPD Timing :
Byculla: Thursday, 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Dr. Priyanka Vora Bapat completed her medical graduation from the second largest government facility in Gujarat, Shri M.P. Shah govt. medical college, Jamnagar. She completed her MS Ophthalmology with Distinction from Government medical college, Rajkot. Here she independently performed over 450 surgeries in her three-year tenure.

Following her residency, she immediately got selected for fellowship at Asia’s largest eye hospital, the Aravind Eye Hospitals, Madurai where she was mentored by Dr P.Vijayalakshmi, the pioneer of Paediatric Ophthalmology in India. Here she chiseled her surgical and clinical skills to

become competent in wholistic paediatric eye care.

Dr. Priyanka is a zealous clinician and surgeon and is into private practice since 2015 in Mumbai. She has performed innumerable surgeries in squint correction, paediatric cataracts and paediatric eye disorders. She has many presentations in various conferences to her name, most notably being her paper at “The World conference of Paediatric ophthalmology and Strabismus”, 2020. She remains continually updated with the most recent advances in her sub- speciality and has a scientific and ethical temperament for her patients.

Dr Zelda V. Dadachanji

Speciality :
Cornea, Keratoconus and Dry Eye Specialist
Qualification :
MBBS, MS(Oph), DNB(Oph), FICO(UK), MRCS(Ed), FCRS
OPD Timing :
Charni Road: Wednesday, 11.00am to 1.00pm

Dr. Zelda is presently practicing in Mumbai as a Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery specialist. She completed her MS Ophthalmology with a Gold Medal from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences & as an alumnus of the prestigious Nair Hospital (Topiwala National Medical College) in Mumbai. She holds an MBBS degree from the equally prestigious Sion Hospital in Mumbai. She has successfully completed a long term fellowship in Cornea, Ocular Surface & Refractive Surgery from Narayana Nethralaya, Bangalore. She is a fellow of the International Council of Ophthalmology & also a member of the Royal College of Surgeons

Surgeons (Edinburgh). She has published various research articles in both International and National journals including Asia Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, Journal of Refractive Surgery etc & is an active reviewer for the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology.

Her main area of interest is the diagnosis & management of the entire spectrum of Corneal & Ocular Surface diseases with key areas being Corneal Infections, Keratoconus, Corneal Degenerations & Dystrophies, Corneal Transplantation- both full thickness & the more advanced lamellar transplants - DALK & DSEK. She also diagnoses & treats a variety of Ocular Surface disorders like Tumors, Ocular Burns, Steven Johnson Syndrome etc. She is well versed with the latest advances in the diagnosis & treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome. She has presented talks and papers in the said specialties in various national and international conferences.

Dr. Pooja Bandivadekar

Speciality :
Cornea Surgeon
Qualification :
MBBS, MD(Oph), Ex-SR Cornea
OPD Timing :
Charni Road: Friday, 11.00am to 1.00pm

Dr. Pooja Bandivadekar has completed her graduation from LTMMC, Sion Hospital, Mumbai. She completed her post-graduation from India’s premier training institute, The All India Institute of Medical Science(AIIMS).

She further trained for 3 years in Corneal and Ocular Surface Transplant. She has performed large volume of corneal grafting procedures including sutureless corneal grafts (DSEK), complex anterior segment reconstruction surgeries, STEM cell grafting in chemical injuries, amongst others.

She further visited Basco Palmer Eye Center, Miami, (USA’s number 1 Eye Center) to minutely observe their protocols. Dr. Pooja has a number of international publications to her name. She has been an invited faculty at various Opthalmic Conferences. She has also been associated with WHO- funded project on eye banking. Dr Pooja is a compassionate doctor who believes in ethical, holistic and customized treatment for each patient.

Dr. Neetu Asher

Speciality :
Glaucoma Surgeon
Qualification :
MBBS, MS(Oph), Glaucoma Fellow
OPD Timing :
Charni Road: Monday, 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Dr Neetu Asher has done her MBBS from Govt Medical College, Jabalpur and her subsequent post graduate degree MS in Ophthalmology from GR Medical College, Gwalior in 2001. She did her senior residency at Chitrakoot. She later completed her Long Term Fellowship in Glaucoma from the prestigious Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai.

She has worked as a Glaucoma Consultant in reputed Eye Institutes like Bombay City Eye Institute, Mumbai and Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli where she was actively involved in clinical, academic and outreach activities of the institution including surgical training for post

graduate students and fellows.

She has been practicing in Mumbai since 2008. At present, she is attached to major Eye Hospitals in Mumbai and is a visiting Glaucoma Surgeon at Khatib Eye Clinic. She has over 17 years post fellowship experience in management of glaucoma including peadiatric and complicated glaucomas.