Dr. Sapna Kini

Cornea Specialist


  • 6 ½ years experience in ophthalmology.
  • Long Term Fellowship in Cornea and External eye disorders at the distinguished Aravind Eye Hospital & P.G. Institute, Madurai.
  • Trained for Phacoemulsification and advanced cataract surgical techniques at the prestigious Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelvelli.
  • Blend of working in a multispeciality tertiary care centre like Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre with exposure to the application of high tech instruments and recent advances in ophthalmology
  • Active participation in Community out reach Programmes while working in Tulsi Eye Hospital, Nasik (Sight Savers: Mission for Vision), Dr. R.N. Cooper Hospital, Municipal Corporation Hospital, Mumbai and in Government set up in E.S.I.C. Hospital, Andheri, Mumbai.
  • Honed my skills while working in the largest and most productive eye care system, Aravind Eye Hospital, which has full fledged ophthalmic super-specialty clinics.


  • To work with best of the eye institutes with special interest in Cornea & Refractive Surgery & Phacoemulsification.
  • To develop the specialty department (CORNEA & EYE BANK), if opportunity given.
  • Special interest in teaching activities.


Cornea Fellowship & Phacoemulsification training April 2009 - October 2010Aravind Eye Institute, MaduraiN.AN.A
D.N.B.Dec. 2007Bhagwati hospital,Jaslok Hospital and
Research Centre, MumbaiMumbai
III-M.B.B.S.Dec. 2001G.M.C. Aurangabad, Dr. Babasaheb
Ambedkar Marathwada University
60.91%1st Div.
II-M.B.B.S.May 2000G.M.C. Aurangabad, Dr. Babasaheb
Ambedkar Marathwada University
62.37%1st Div.
I-M.B.B.S.Nov. 1998G.M.C. Aurangabad, Dr. Babasaheb
Ambedkar Marathwada University
60.10%1st Div.
H.S.C.March 1997Maharashtra State Board90.83%Distinction
S.S.C.March 1995Maharashtra State Board 92.57%Merit


  • Presently working as a Consultant in BhaktiVedanta Hospital, Mira road since Jan.2011.
  • Honarary Cornea Consultant in Divya Drashti Eye Clinic since Jan.2011.
  • Phacoemulsification training in Aravind Eye Institute, Tirunelveli in October 2010.
  • Fellowship in CORNEA in Aravind Eye Institute, Madurai from April 2009 – September 2010.
  • Worked as Senior Registrar in S.I.C Hospital, Andheri, Mumbai, from September 2008- February 2009.
  • Worked as Registrar in Dr. R.N. Cooper Municipal Hospital, Mumbai from February, 20008- August 2008.
  • Worked as Senior Fellow in Tulsi Eye Hospital Nasik (Sight Savers) from March 2007 to August 2007.
  • Worked as Ophthalmology Post Graduate resident in Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai from 1st March 2004 to 28th February, 2007.
  • Worked in Community out Reach Programme under Rotary Club of Mumbai in Hassanali Tobaccowala Eye Centre, Talwada during residency.


  • OPD Procedures – Well versed with all OPD procedures diagnostic as well as therapeutic.
  • Surgeries Performed independently
  • Cataract surgeries: Extracapsular cataract surgery, Small incision cataract surgery (Manual phaco), Phacoemulsification.
  • Corneal surgeries: Penetrating keratoplasties, Therapeutic keratoplasties, Amniotic membrane transplants, Pterygium surgeries with conjunctival autograft (with glue also), Excision biopsies, Ocular surface surgeries including limbal stem cell transplant & COMET, PTK.

Lamellar keratoplasty: DALK  :  Done on human corneas.

DSAEK: Good exposure for surgical procedure & management of the     complications.

  • Refractive Surgeries: Well versed with refractive procedures like PRK, LASIK and Zyoptix. Performed LASIK on human corneas.
  • Ocular Trauma Management: Managed all forms of ocular trauma. Performed Lid tear repair, Scleral, Corneal and cojunctival tear repair surgeries.
  • Other anterior segment surgeries: Trabeculectomy, Evisceration, Enucleation, Chalazion, Dacryocystectomy, Tarsorrhapy.
  • Surgeries Assisted:
  • Retinal detachment surgeries,
  • Complex Vitreoretinal surgeries,
  • Ptosis surgery,
  • Orbitotomy and orbital floor reconstruction surgery,
  • Lid surgeries (entropion & ectropion correction).


  • Second Prize in Quiz in BOA Annual Conference Focus – 2007.
  • Best speaker prize for topic of ‘Pharmacology of Ocular Lubricants’ in Dry Eye Symposium in Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre.


  • An Unusual Mass of the Orbit – BOA Journal – 2005 edition.


  • Various Journal clubs, case presentations & Grand Round presentation in Aravind eye hospital, Madurai.
  • Various case presentations in Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai & Tulsi Eye Hospital, Nasik.


  • Lecturing Post graduate students in Aravind Eye Hospital during fellowship.


Date of birth14th Feb 1980
Languages known English, Hindi, Marathi, Konkani, Kannada & Tamil
Marital StatusMarried


  1. Kanti Mody FRCS, DO, FRCOphth (UK), Hon. Ophthalmic Surgeon, Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai.
  1. N. Venkatesh Prajna, DO, DNB, FCOphth, Chief of Medical Education & Chief of Cornea Services, Aravind Eye Institute, Madurai.
  1. M.Srinivasan, M.S.,D.O. ,Director, Aravind Eye Institute, Madurai.