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Dr. Gul J. Nankani

Dr. Gul J. Nankani

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MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


25 Years Experience Overall  (25 years as specialist)

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Dr. Gul Nankani passed his MBBS from Grant Medical College, Mumbai in 1989 and passed his Masters in Ophthalmology in 1992 from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. He trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and the Royal Free Hospital, London. Which he followed up with a fellowship in Anterior Segment Ophthalmology at L.V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India. Dr. Nankani established his private practice in 1995 at Krishna Eye Centre at Dadar. He set up the second branch of Krishna Eye Centre at Sion in 2007. Growth is the mantra of life and he has since, expanded his practice with a new state-of-the-art center at Parel. He was an honorary consultant at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai for 12 years. He is a visiting consultant at the Central Private Hospital, Sharjah, UAE.Dr. Nankani specializes in phacoemulsification cataract surgery by No Injection, No Stitch, and No Patch method. He is a pioneer in topical cataract surgery and has done more than 12,000 surgeries. By using his vast experience in implanting premium Intraocular lenses, he has been able to provide customized visual rehabilitation with spectacle-freedom to his cataract patients. Dr. Gul Nankani is an experienced Lasik Refractive surgeon, besides having in-depth knowledge in the management of glaucoma and other anterior segment disorders.

Parel, Mumbai

Krishna Eye Centre


2-A, Trust House, 2nd Floor, Global Hospital Annexe, Dr. E. Borges Road, Landmark: Global Hospital,Opposite To Sirodhkar High School., Mumbai

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05:00 - 07:00

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Sion East, Mumbai

Krishna Eye Centre

102, Maryland Corner, Sion Main Road, Landmark: Near HP Petrol Pump & Sion Circle, Mumbai

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10:00 - 02:00

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Common questions & answers

Q: Who is an Ophthalmologist?

A: An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor specialised in vision and eye care. Unlike other specialisations in eye care, ophthalmologists attend to almost all kinds of eye disorders and related issues. Since they are doctors, they can refer patients to other specialists even if the disease is not eye related.

Q: Is an Ophthalmologist different from an Optometrist?

A: Yes. Both of them are very much different. Although ophthalmologists and optometrists both provide vision and eye care, an optometrist attends to common eye disorders and certain chronic diseases like glaucoma, while an ophthalmologist, along with the common disorders, can take up more complex eye disorders that even require surgery.

Q: Can an Ophthalmologist perform surgery?

A: Yes, ophthalmologists can perform surgery as they tend to have years of training and experience. Many ophthalmologists obtain subspecialty training in areas like eyelid surgery, retinal surgery or pediatric surgery. Others perform surgery based on requirements of the local hospitals or surgical centres.

Q: How can an Ophthalmologist help for Cataract?

A: Ophthalmologists initially perform eye exams like slit-lamp exam, retinal exam, and visual acuity test. Once cataract is diagnosed, there are certain steps that the patient should follow. Cataract can be removed only with surgery. During surgery, the eye’s natural cloudy lens is replaced by an artificial lens by the surgeon, thus resolving the issue.

Q: Should one visit an Ophthalmologist for contact lenses?

A: An ophthalmologist can indeed prescribe contact lenses. Even optometrists can prescribe contact lenses and hence it is not necessary that one should visit an ophthalmologist only. Both of them can perform eye exams for the same and the patient can visit either of them

Awards and Recognitions

ASCRS - 2008


MS - Ophthalmology - Kasturba Medical College, 1992
MBBS - Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Hospital, Mumbai, 1988


All India Ophthalmological Society


1992 - 2017 Managing Director, Surgeon at Krishna Eye Centre


63857 Maharashtra Medical Council, 1990
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