Comprehensive Ophthalmology 43 years of Experience
KMC Reg No.:
11059 (Karnataka medical council)
Started my clinical practice as a registrar in Miraj 1977 – 78. Then I moved to Kenya as a Consultant in Ministry Of Health from 1980 – 1985. Then I joined as junior consultant at Ministry of Health Saudi Arabia from 1985 -1996.
I started my private clinic at Hubli , Karnataka from 1996 -2010.
Joined as Senior Consultant at M M Joshi Eye Institute since 2010.
She has vast surgical experience in all forms of cataract surgery(FLACS, PHACOEMULSIFICATION, MSICS)
Complicated surgeries being her passion.
She is well versed with LASER VISION CORRECTION procedures (FEMTOLASIK, LASIK, TRANSPRK, ICL,C3R).
She has multiple corneal transplants to her credit(Penetrating and Lamellar).
She also manages ocular surface malignancies.
She was instrumental in setting up the short term surgical skill transfer programme in institute(till now trained 200 external candidates).
Dr. Sanjay Pachapure
Is the Glaucoma consultant, working in M M Joshi Eye Hospital Dharwad since 2019. He had been trained in Advanced Glaucoma and Phacoemulsification surgery in M M Joshi Eye hospital Hubli.
He has completed MS Ophthalmology from JSS Medical College Mysore. Then he worked in St. Johns Hospital Kerala from 2014 to 2018.
He has performed around 3000 SICS and 1000 PHACO surgery till now.
Dr. Arati Jain
Is Cornea phaco-Refractive working in M M Joshi since July 2019. She has completed M. S. Ophthalmology from GMC Surat in June 2017 and fellowship in cornea phacorefractive surgery in 2019 from M.M.Joshi Dharwad.
She is proficient in both manual and phacoemulsification technique of cataract surgery. She ia also specialised in dispensing contact lens and low vision aid. She is part of cornea department in `M M Joshi Dharwad.
Dr Deepti Joshi
Dr Deepti Joshi received her basic medical training from Bangalore Medical College and specialised in Ophthalmology from St. johns Medical College, Bangalore. She has been a gold medalist in MS Ophthalmology for prestigious Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences. She completed her fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology from M M Joshi eye institute followed by an elective fellowship at Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto.
She has presented papers in various national and international conferences. She received best paper award for her research on pediatric rubella cataract in All India Ophthalmology Conference 2018.
Her core clinical interests include adult and pediatric strabismus (squint), childhood cataract, childhood glaucoma, refractive errors, vision development in kids with other systemic disorders, lazy eye and neuro- ophthalmology disorders.
She heads the CVI (cortical visual impairment) clinic which aims to enhance vision in kids with neurological problems such as cerebral palsy. We are proud to be the only hospital to conduct such clinic in whole North Karnataka.
She is also actively involved in teaching and conducting various teaching programs for post graduate students across the nation.
Dr. Srinivas Joshi
DR. SRINIVAS JOSHI completed his M. S. Ophthalmology frorn 1N medical college, Belgaum. Later he received elective training in Vitreoretina from Steve Charles Retina Institute, Memphis, USA. He completed his Surgical Fellowship in Vitreoretina from University of Toronto, North America and was trained in pediatric retinal surgeries at Sick Kids hospital, Toronto.
His areas of interest is artificial retina “Argus 2” the first US FDA approved Bionic Eye. He is one of the first Indian to be trained for artificial retinal implantation surgery under Dr Robert Devenyi at Toronto Western Hospital.
He is recipient of Senior Honor Award by American Society of retina specialists, Boston 2017. He has been awarded prestigious Rhett Buckler Oscar award by American Society retina specialists at Boston, Vancouver and Chicago for three consecutive years, which is a record in itself.He has been honored with International Hero award by All India Ophthalmic Society in 2018 and 2019. He is a Peer reviewer for National and International journals including American journal of Ophthalmology, Asia Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology and Indian Journal of Ophthalmology.
His areas of clinical interests include treating adult anci pediaric retinal pathologies like diabetic retinopathy, macular holes, retinal detachments, RetInopathy of prematurity,
Dr Vinay S Sultanpur
Shri B M Patil Med Col Bijapur
DNB from M M Joshi Eye Institution
Anterior Segment , Orbit , Oculoplasty
7 years of Experience
KMC Reg No.:
77160 dated 28/05/2007 (Karnataka medical council)
( FICO )
We provide comprehensive management of orbital disorders with full spectrum of tumors around the eye, on the eyelid, or in the orbit OF eye. We collaborates with medical and surgical oncologists to bring our patients the best and most comprehensive care. We provide treatment for pediatric and adult patients having disorders of the eyelids, eyelash abnormalities, sockets reconstruction, congenital malformations, trauma etc. We provide comprehensive evaluation and management of watering of eyes in pediatric and adult patients. We also offers service to Facial rejuvenation procedures for brow lifts , blepharospasms , hemifacial spasms with botox injections.
Dr. Renuka Rati Sultanpur
Cataract, Cornea & Refractive surgeon
Finished MBBS from J J M medical college davanagere. Diploma in ophthalmology from SDUMC kolar. DNB from M M JOSHI eye institute Hubli. Currently working as a consultant in cornea & refractive surgery department .
Have lot of experience in Lasik , phakic IOL, lamellar surgeries & in phacoemulsification
Dr. Guruprasad S.Ayachit
Is the Director clinical services and Head of Vitreoretinal services. He is the senior most member of the Institute working since 1985. He has had a brilliant academic record during MBBS and MS and has had specialized training in the field of Vitreoretina at Sankara Nethralay Chennai.
He started the Vitreoretina department in 1986, the first in north Karnataka. The department serves the vitreoretinal patients of the entire northern districts of the state besides Goa and neighbouring Maharashtra.
Dr.Guruprasad has performed over 25,000 Vitreoretinal surgeries besides several thousand cataract and other common anterior eye surgeries. His special areas of interest include, Complex Retinal detachment, Diabetic retinopathy, Retinopathy of prematurity, Eye injuries besides other common diseases.
Dr.Guruprasad has several research achievements to his credit which he has published and presented at various national and international conferences. His work has been recognized at national and international forums and duly awarded.
He is the program director for the DNB post graduate course under the National board of examinations and the vitreoretinal fellowship course affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.
Besides charitable services within the hospital, Dr.Guruprasad has reached out to the poor in the form of eye camps and has ensured quality service to everyone.
He has held several important posts as office bearer in both the Karnataka Ophthalmic society and the All India ophthalmic society.
Dr. Aniket N Shastri
Cornea, Phaco & Refractive Surgery
Is a Consultant in the Department of Cornea, Phaco & Refractive Surgery, an adept ophthalmologist with solid 8 years of experience.
He is a MBBS graduate from the prestigious Bangalore Medical College and completed his Masters in Ophthalmology from Safdarjung Hospital New Delhi, one of the largest tertiary level multi-disciplinary healthcare institutions.
He has performed more than 7000 Phacoemulsification (Cataract) surgeries under Topical anaesthesia.
He is well trained in the management of multiple corneal disorders and has performed many corneal transplants (penetrating keratoplasty and lamellar keratoplasty) successfully.
He is also an excellent refractive surgeon with interest in Femtolasik and Phakic IOLs.
Dr Aniket Shastri has supervised and mentored many medical students, fellows and residents and has been invited as a faculty at various national and state level conferences.
Dr. Anjana Kuri
Anterior Segment Surgeon and Pediatric Ophthalmologist
Is an anterior segment surgeon and pediatric ophthalmologist. she completed her pediatric ophthalmology training in M M Joshi Eye institute in 2013 and has continued serving in the parent institute since then.
she has good surgical experience in adult and paediatric cataract surgeries with a special interest in squint surgeries.
Dr. Sanjeev Kulkarni
Anterior Segment Surgeon
Mainly Anterior Segment Surgeon, with more than 30 years experience as Comprehensive Ophthalmologist.
Has been the Medical Director and Senior Consultant at Dharwad branch since its inception in 2012.
Heading the Departments of Special Contact Lenses, Low Vision Aids and ocular Aesthetics.
Dr. Priyanka Rane
Glaucoma and Anterior Segment Surgeon
Is a glaucoma and anterior segment surgeon.She has joined the institute in April 2019.
She has done her M.B.B.S from the prestigious Seth. G.S. Medical college and K.E.M hospital, Mumbai. Thereafter she persued her M.S ophthalmology from Shri M.P.Shah Medical college and Guru Gobind Singh hospital standing first in the Saurashtra University and securing a gold medal. She has done her glaucoma fellowship from H.V.Desai eye hospital, Pune.
She has worked as assistant professor in Rajiv Gandhi medical college, Thane. She has been associated as consultant with multiple private setups in Mumbai and Pune.
She has performed many cataract and common anterior segment surgeries but her keen interest is in glaucoma. She is passionate about teaching and research. She has many publications and presentations to her credit. She has recieved many acedemic awards like JRD TATA scholarship, ICMR research scholarship etc to name a few.
Dr. R. KrishnaPrasad
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Glaucoma services
Dr. R. Krishnaprasad is the head of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Glaucoma services in M.
M. Joshi Eye Institute, a premier superspeciality Institute of Southern India. He has been in the forefront of Ophthalmic Education and has been spearheading the efforts of Post-Graduation Education and skill enhancement. Being the Best outgoing University student with 8 Gold Medals in Medical Graduation, he has completed his M. D. (Ophthalmology) from prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi with honors. He is the Director of Post Graduate Training and Fellowship programmes at M. M. Joshi Eye Institute, a niche area very close to his heart. He is the Deputy Director of Community services and has been working tirelessly on pediatric community ophthalmology projects.
Dr. Krishnaprasad has undergone a fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology at Storm Eye Institute, Medical University of South Carolina USA. He has three International publications and Eight National publications in peer renewed journals.
Dr. Krishnaprasad R. has held many positions of responsibility in local, State and National Ophthalmic Associations. He is the member of South Zone in Academic and Research Committee of All India Ophthalmic Society for South India.
Post-graduation Education has been the passion of Dr. Krishnaprasad. He has been a Post Graduate Teacher for last 23 years. His flagship PG program – ‘Eye to Eye with Examinations’ has been highly successful in orienting the exam going post graduates for the ordeal of PG exams. He has been a member of National Post Graduate Education Committee in the past and has been a regular Guest Faculty in all the National Level and State level post graduate orientation programs. He has been awarded “Distinguished NBE Teachers” from ANBAI. He has more than 200 scientific presentations as lectures and panel Discussions in various National & State conferences.
Dr. Apoorva Ayachit Nadkarni
Dr Apoorva Ayachit is a consultant in the department of vitreoretina services at M. M. Joshi Eye institute. She got her ophthalmology training from Maulana Azad Medical college, New Delhi. After MS ophthalmology, she completed her fellowship in vitreoretina at M. M. Joshi eye institute and was mentored by Dr. Guruprasad A S and Dr. Shrinivas Joshi.
She has obtained additional degrees like diplomate of national board (DNB); fellowship of international council of Ophthalmology (FICO), ICO- London 2016; Fellow of All India collegium of ophthalmologists in Vitreoretina (FAICO- VR) apart from MS ophthalmology and fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery (FVRS)
Apart from a being a passionate clinician, she is a keen researcher and has over 25 publications and 8 book chapters to her credit. Her publications have been featured in prestigious international journals.
She has won several national and international awards for her research. She is also on the team of editors for the Indian journal of ophthalmology and serves as academic in- charge for the national young ophthalmologists’ forum.
Dr. Abhishek Bawdekar
Cornea, Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
Dr Abhishek Bawdekar .Completed his MS from Regional Institute of Ophthalmology Guwahati. Following this he Joined the prestigious LV Prasad Eye Institute for his specialisation in Cornea, Uveitis and Ocular Immunology Fellowship. After working as a Faculty in The GMR Varahalaxmi Campus Vishakahapatnam of LVPEI he moved down to the MM Joshi Eye Institute, the Premier Eye Institute in Hubbali.
He has numerous published articles and presentations to his credit. His areas of interest include eye infections and inflammation, ocular surface disorders, allergic eye disease,refractive surgery and keratoconus.
Dr. Suresh Babu N
Dr. Suresh Babu N is currently working at MMJEI, Hubli. He is trained as a VR surgeon is an amalgamation of work experience across various places in India such as Bangalore & Shimoga(Karnataka), Anand (Gujarat) and Kanpur(UP). He is Known for his hard working, disciplined, committed and efficient at his work. I take a keen interest in ocular oncology, ROP and staying updated about the trends in surgical and medical aspects of ophthalmology.
M.S.Ramaiah Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University of health sciences, 2000-06
Bangalore Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University of health sciences, 2008-10
Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University, 2012-2014
National Board of Examinations, 2015
Sankara Academy of Vision, 2015-16
2013 Member – All India Ophthalmic Society (B15803)
2013 Member – Delhi ophthalmic society (N-5532)
2018 Member – Karnataka Ophthalmic Society (2527)
2018 Member – VRSI (S-920)
Dr.Abdul Rahman khan D.H (MBBS,MS,DNB,FIGO)
Cataract, Glaucoma and Corneal Surgeries
Currently deputed at Bagalkot branch of MMJEI.Is working since April-2018,designated as consultant in advanced cataract surgeries, glaucoma and Corneal diseases.
Completed his masters in ophthalmology(MS) in the year 2016 from prestigious Father Muller medical college.There after underwent 1 year extensive training Under Dr.K.V.Sathyamurthy as fellow in phaco –refractive surgeries, at MMJEI Dharwad from 2017-2018.
He has been active in academic since PG day and has won quiz competitions, paper presentation and research activities.
His passionate field has been Cataract, refractive and glaucoma surgeries. He has passed DNB in the year 2017.
Providing quality surgeries even for camp patients, maintaining best patient Friendly environment with good ambiance at hospital has been his prime motto.
Dr. Shivakumar Hiremath
Vitreo Retinal Surgery
Dr.Shivakumar Hiremath is the Medical director of M.M.Joshi eye institute, Bagalkot. He is been working in M.M.Joshi eye institute since 2013.
He has completed his MBBS & MS in J.N .Medical college Belagavi & did his specialization in Vitreo Retinal surgery at prestigious Aravind eye hospital Pondicherry
He was brilliant in his academic endeavors. He is first vitreo retinal surgeon in Bagalkot district.
He has special interest in area of Retinopathy of prematurity in premature babies.
He has presented & published many articles in national conferences. He has meticulous surgical skills and has operated on wide vitreoretinal diseases.
He has conducted enthusiastically many free eye camps, diabetic retinopathy awareness camps & providing quality service in Bagalkot district.
He is very sincere, dedicated and passionate towards his work.
Completed her M B B S from Navodaya Medical College, Raichur.
Thereafter pursued her D O M S from prestigious Jagadguru Jayadeva Murugharajendra Medical College, Davangere standing first in the Rajiv Gandhi University and securing Gold medal. Following which she did D N B and Fellowship in Glaucoma from prestigious M M Joshi Eye Institute, Hubli.
She is well versed in Cataract and many Anterior segment surgeries. She is very passionate about teaching n research programs. Received many awards regarding the same.
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