10 Best Ophthalmologists in India

ByMartha R. Camara

Jun 20, 2022

India is a center of excellence, with a pantheon of highly qualified and experienced doctors equipped with state-of-the-art eye centers. Many factors should be considered before consulting an ophthalmologist. Qualifications and experience are the first essential thing you should look for in an eye doctor. He/She should be well qualified and experienced in the disease he/she is managing. Second, you need to make sure that the clinic you visit has the right equipment and technology, and it needs to have a full team of professionals.

A good doctor discusses your fears and aspirations and explains the clinical decision-making process. Check that they adapt the treatment plan to your needs and aspirations. Finally, look for eye care that’s affordable, easy to carry, and provides you with the best medical advice.
Based on the above factors, below is the list of top 10 eye doctors in India that you can search for.

1. Dr. Rahil Chaudhary
Dr. Rahil Chaudhary is the extremely accomplished and proficient Director of Eye7 Group of Eye Hospitals in Delhi-NCR. He has several accolades to his name and specializes in laser vision correction for spec removal, refractive surgeries, as well as cataract surgery. He has been a dynamic pioneer in various surgical and technological advancements in the field of eye care. A prolific and efficient surgeon, he has the highest number of LASIK spec removals in the country and is also the first to introduce AI-enabled bladeless cataract surgery in India. He has been praised for his achievements both domestically and abroad. Hugely popular for his social media presence, Dr. Rahil is known for his compassion, dedication to patient-centered care, and charming attitude.

2. Dr. Atul Kumar
Dr. Atul Kumar previously held the position of Head of Dr. RP Center for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS. He specializes in vitreoretinal surgery and is the founder of AK Institute of Ophthalmology in New Delhi.

3. Dr Lingam Gopal
Dr. Lingam Gopal is one of the most experienced vitreoretinal surgeons in the country and has vast experience and expertise. He is currently working at Medical Research Foundation, a unit of Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai as a Senior Vitreoretinal Consultant.

4 . Dr Santosh Honavar
Dr. Santosh Honavar is currently working at the Center for Sight, Hyderabad. He previously held the position of Head of Department of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Orbital and Ocular Oncology, Associate Director, Policy and Patient Care Planning at LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad. He is believed to be the authority on ocular oncology, oculoplastic and facial aesthetics.

5. Dr. Sanjay Chaudhary
Dr. Sanjay Chaudhary is the Founder and Director of Eye7-Chaudhary Eye Center Group of Hospitals in Delhi-NCR. One of the region’s most skilled and prolific cataract and refractive eye surgeons, he has over three decades of experience and has trained a generation of ophthalmologists in the region.

6. Dr Ramanjit Sihota
Dr. Ramanjit Sihota works as Head of Glaucoma Services at Shroff Eye Center, New Delhi. With over three decades of experience in the field, she specializes in glaucoma and optic nerve diseases. She was previously Head of Glaucoma Unit at Dr. RP Center for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi.

7. Dr. Sundaram Natarajan
Dr. Sundaram Natarajan is the head of Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital in Wadala, Mumbai. He is also known for his work in ocular epidemiology and is a vitreoretinal surgeon with a special interest in diabetic eye disease.

8. Dr Partha Biswas
Dr. Partha Biswas is the Director of BB Eye Foundation, Kolkata and BB Eye Foundation, VIP. A prolific cataract surgeon, he is well known in the region for his expertise.

9. Dr. M Srinivasan
Dr. M Srinivasan is the Director Emeritus of Aravind Eye Care System and also the Director of Integrated Services of Aravind Eye Bank. He is one of the pioneers of affordable eye care services, as well as one of the top cornea specialists in the country.

10. Dr. Rohit Shetty
Dr. Rohit Shetty is a clinician-scientist with a keen interest in corneal diseases, including keratoconus and other ectatic disorders. He is Vice President of Narayana Nethralaya Eye Institute, Bangalore and is also affiliated with Maastricht University.