Our Panel of Doctors

Dr Kulin Kothari - Founder & Chairman

Dr Kulin Kothari
Founder & Chairman, Bombay City Eye Institute & Research Center

The Importance of Ethical treatment in Medicine can never be overemphasized. I feel very proud to mention that at Blink, all the procedures are done only when indicated. Whenever we foresee any risk to the eye sight, we do not perform the procedure. This enhances the safety and success rate to the highest possible level


Dr Kothari firmly believes in a good teamwork, which is one of the reasons he has created a wonderful team of young, energetic well trained army of doctors under his personal guidance and supervision over the past 10 years.

A renowned Ophthalmic Surgeon with unparalleled skills, recipient of several national & international awards & a distinguished academician, Dr. Kothari aspires beyond all of this to develop a truly world class multi-speciality eye care institute catering to all economic sections of the society.

Dr. Saumil Kothari - Medical Director

Dr. Saumil Kothari

Professional Occupation:

Dr. Saumil Kothari is:

  • Medical Director, Bombay City Eye Institute & Research Centre
  • Trustee, Vision Foundation of India (VFI)

Educational Qualifications:

  • Diplomate of the National Board (D.N.B.) in Ophthalmology, December 2008, Bombay City Eye Institute & Research Centre, Mumbai
  • Cleared International Council of Ophthalmology (I.C.O.) examination 2007, Basic & Clinical Sciences assessment
  • Diploma in Ophthalmology (D.O.), April 2006, Aravind Eye Hospital & Post-Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai
  • Bachelor’s degree (M.B.B.S.), December 2002, Grant Medical College & J.J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai

Academic Activities:

  • Has performed thousands of cataract and LASIK operations
  • Invited as faculty for national and international conferences
  • Conducted an Instruction Course on ‘Phacoemulsification in difficult situa-tions’ in World Ophthalmology Congress, Abu Dhabi 2012
  • Part of ‘Live surgery workshop’ in Gwalior 2014
  • Invited faculty for CMEs across the country
  • Involved in teaching post-graduate students, fellows and optometry interns
  • Member of many international, national and local ophthalmic associations
  • Won numerous ophthalmic quizzes at state and national level during resi-dency
  • Quizmaster at state level ophthalmic quiz at MOSCON, Maharashtra State Conference from 2013 onwards

Dr. Akash D. Shah

Dr. Akash D.Shah


Qualification Organization Year
M. B. B. S. Topiwala National Medical
December 2000
M.S. B. J. Medical College,
First in University
December 2005
D.N.B National Board of
January 2007
ICO Basic Assessment and Optics
and Refraction by
International Council of
June 2007
Short term Fellowship in
K.B.H Bachooali
Charitable Ophthalmic
and ENT Hospital
Long term Fellowship in Orbit,
Oculoplasty & Oncology
Aravind Eye Hospital
March 2008 -
August 2009
ICO international
fellowship in Orbit
and Oculoplasty
Ghent University Hospital,

Dr. Bindu Yadav

Dr. Bindu Yadav

Professional Occupation:

Dr. Bindu Yadav is DOMS, FCPS MS

Educational Qualifications:

  • Completed Diploma Ophthalmology from Mumbai Port Trust Hospital in 2006.
  • Completed FCPS (Ophthalmology) from Grant Medical College in 2007.
  • Worked as Medical Officer at Giridhar Eye Institute at Kochi in 2010-2011.
  • Short Term Certificate Course in Paediatric Ophthalmology from Aditjyot Eye Hospital.
  • Fellowship in Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery in 2013-2014.

Dr. Madhusudan Davda

Dr. Madhusudan Davda

Dr Madhusudan Davda is a post graduate in ophthalmology and specializes in diseases of the posterior segment of the eye.

He is a graduate (MBBS, 2003) from Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai and has done his post graduation in Ophthalmology (MD, 2006) from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS, New Delhi), the apex institute for ophthalmic training in India. He was one of the youngest in his batch to complete post graduation.

He was always inclined towards and fascinated by the posterior segment eye diseases and decided to pursue a full time fellowship in Clinical Retina from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai (2008).He simultaneously passed the Diplomate of National Board (DNB) examinations and the basic and clinical science courses of the International Council of Ophthalmology (FICO)

He has been in clinical practice for over 7 years and has a keen interest in the diagnosis and management of Diabetic eye diseases and Age Related macular Degeneration (ARMD). He has already performed over 3000 laser procedures and over 1000 intravitreal injections for the same. All the injections are done under topical anaesthesia and are absolutely pain free. He is also proficient in the management of surgical retinal conditions like retinal detachment, vitreous haemorrhage and macular surgeries. He also has a keen interest in Micro Incisional Vitreous Surgeries (MIVS)

Dr Madhusudan is a firm believer that medicine is an ever evolving branch and one needs to be constantly updated with current knowledge and management protocols. He is a member of most ophthalmic societies like the All India Ophthalmologic Society and Bombay Ophthalmic Association and an active participant at most annual meeting. He has also attended various international conferences like the World Ophthalmology Congress. He is also actively involved in ophthalmic research and has many publications in peer reviewed journals. He was also one of the select few to have been chosen as Principal Investigator for a large multicentric trial with participants all across the globe.

On a personal front he has an ear for good music and is a keen sports enthusiast. He is also interested in learning management skills and aspires to pursue a management course in future.

Dr. Shalini Kaul

Dr. Shalini Kaul

Educational qualifications:

Degree College Year
M.B.B.S. Govt. Medical College,
Dec 1992 - Dec 1998
D.N.B (Ophthalmology) Rotary Eye Institute,
Navsari, Guj.
Jun 2001 - May 2004

Ophthalmology Training :

Designation College Year
House Officer
Rotary Eye Institute,
Navsari, Guj.
Jun 2001 - Jan 2003
Senior Resident
Rotary Eye Institute,
Navsari, Guj.
Feb 2003 - May 2004
(Pediatric Ophthalmology)
Sankara Nethralaya,
Oct 2004 - Mar 2005
Ratan Tata Fellow
Sankara Nethralaya,
Aug 2005 - Sep 2005
(Pediatric Ophthalmology)
Sankara Nethralaya,
Nov 2005 - Oct 2006
PHACO Fellowship
(short term)
Laxmi Eye Institute,
Sep 2013 - Oct 2013

Dr. Shivani Shetty

Dr. Shivani Shetty

Educational Qualifications:

College Degree Year
Lotus Eye Charitable Hospital Glaucoma Fellowship Sept 2013 - Aug 2014
K.B.Haji Bachooali Ophthalmic Hospital Basic Phacoemulsification Training Sept 2014 - Oct 2014
Narayana Netharalaya Post Graduate Institute Diplomate National Board Feb 2010 - feb 2013
K.S.Hegde Medical Academy MBBS 2001-2007

Dr. Sonia Kothari

Dr. Sonia Kothari

Professional Objective:

  • To excel in field of ophthalmology and provide best eyecare to all my patients.
  • Remain updated with latest knowledge in the subject
  • Enhance my knowledge of clinical ophthalmology and apply the same in my practice.

Educational qualifications:

Degree College University Year of passing
M.B.B.S. Grant Medical College, Mumbai Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik 2004
Diploma in ophthalmology Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai 2006

Currently under ophthalmology training at Bombay City Eye Institute & Research Centre (BCEIRC) in Mumbai, India (August 2011 upto July 2014).


  • International Council of Ophthlmology (ICO): Passed part 1 and 2 and awarded ‘International Scholar’ in 2005 and 2007 respectively.
  • Short term (3-month) training in cornea and anterior segment at L.V.Prasad Eye Hospital, Hyderabad, India.
  • Won multiple ophthalmic quizzes at state level and national level.
    » Eye Advance (2008)- First prize
    » Allergen Post graduate quiz(2009)- Amongst first 100
    » Maharashtra Ophthalmic Society and Bombay Ophthalmic Society (2010)– First Runners up


  • To compare safety and efficacy of longitudinal Vs torsional mode of phacoemulsification. Completed in 2009 and accepted by the National Board.
  • To investigate dry eye in patients undergoing phacoemulsification catararct surgery. Presented as a free paper in Maharashtra Ophthalmic Society Conference in 2011.

Research interests:
Particularly intereted in diseases of cornea, ocular surface, cataract and refractive surgery.

Teaching Experience:

  • Surgical training in ECCE, Small- Incision Cataract Surgery and Phacoemulsification to postgraduate students of BCEIRC
  • General ophthalmology training to undergraduate students
  • Optometrists in basics of refraction and contact lens care and dispensing
  • Nursing staff of BCEIRC regarding sterilization and disinfection

Specialized Skills:

  • Lamellar keratoplasty
  • Use of RoseK contact lenses in management of irregular corneas
  • Attended Keratoprosthesis workshop with Prof. Falcinelli

Publications & Presentations:

  • Role of anterior segment optical coherence tomogram in Descemet's membrane detachment. Sonia Kothari, Kulin Kothari, Rajul S Parikh. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, Year 2011, Volume 59, Issue 4 [p. 303-305]
  • Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society of India (IIRSI) meeting in July 2011 at Chennai: ‘Understanding Corneal Topography’
  • IIRSI meeting in August 2011 at New Delhi: ‘Corneal tear repair: principles’ and ‘Pearls in therapeutic keratoplasty’
  • Maharashtra Ophthalmic Society Conference in October 2011 at Pune: Free Paper ‘Dry eye after cataract surgery’


  • Life member of All India Ophthalmic Society, Maharashtra Ophthalmic Society, Bombay Ophthalmic Society and Delhi Ophthalmic Society


  • Active member of Vision Foundation of India, a non profit charitable organization.
  • Conducted and actively participated in more than 200 screening camps in rural India.
  • Taken multiple lectures on ‘eye donation’ for general public and family physicians.

Dr. Vaishali Jadhav

Dr Vaishali Jadhav
  • Completed MBBS from B J Medical College, Pune in 1997 followed by MS Ophthalmology from B J Medical College and Sassoon Hospital in 2001.
  • Worked at Tulsi eye hospital, Nasik for 5 years. It is a high volume cataract surgery hospital with an extensive community outreach program.
  • Has done a one year Fellowship in Glaucoma at the Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai: trained in clinical diagnosis & medical/surgical management of glaucoma and trained in phacoemulsification under the Alcon Phaco development program. Also has done a short term fellowship in Glaucoma Diagnosis and Therapy at Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai.
  • Completed an ICO Fellowship in Glaucoma from Berne Switzerland in 2013.
  • Currently is an assistant professor at Nair hospital, Mumbai and Glaucoma consultant at the Bombay city Eye Institute.
  • My areas of interest are congenital glaucoma and angle closure glaucoma.

Dr. Neha Jain

Dr. Neha Jain

Dr. Neha Jain is an MBBS graduate from Padmashri Dr. D Y Patil Medical College, Nerul (2007 MUHS batch) with a distinction in Ophthalmology. She did her internship at Rajawadi Hospital, Vidyavihar. She then did her DNB in Opthalmology from K J Somaiya Medical College and Research Center, Mumbai which she completed in 2011. To gain further clinical and surgical experience she worked as a senior registrar at Nair Hospital and Jaslok Hospital. Developing a keen interest in retina she pursued a year long medical retina fellowship at Hinduja Hospital under Dr. Preetam Samant in 2013 and then went on to do a long term Surgical vitreoretina fellowship from Shri Ganpati Netralaya, Jalna which she completed in 2015. She has also done a short term fellowship in pediatric retina with an emphasis on retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) from Arvind Eye Hospital, Coimbatore. She has worked in the department of retina at J J Hospital prior to joining Bombay City Eye Institute and Research Center as a retina consultant in September 2017.

Dr. Soumya Kurup

Dr. Soumya Kurup
Qualification Organization Year
M.B.B.S. Krishna Institute Of Medical
Sciences and Research Centre
D.N.B.(Ophthalmology) Jubilee Mission Medical College
and Research Institute
ICO(Basic Sciences and Optics
and Refraction Assessment)
International Council
of Ophthalmology
CU Shah Ophthalmic Fellowship
in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
& Phacoemulsification
Bombay City Eye Institute
& Research Centre