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Dr. Shashi Kapoor

Dr. Shashi Kapoor

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MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


36 Years Experience Overall  (35 years as specialist)

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Dr. Shashi Kapoor is a well experienced Ophthalmologist in Mumbai, director at Kapoor Eye Center. Dr. Shashi kapoor has pioneered excimer laser refractive surgery for myopia, in India, in 1991. He performs over 1000 excimer laser procedures a year (Lasik & surface ablation).Dr. Kapoor has started his distinguished career at the LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, where he completed his extensive corneal training. He has pioneered over 30 live surgical workshops across India, and he was among the earliest to use Phacoemulsification for removal of cataracts.

Kemps Corner, Mumbai

Kapoor Eye Centre

409, 4th Floor, Om Chambers, Kemps Corner, Landmark: Above Inter Shoppe & Above China Garden Hospital & Opposite India Home., Mumbai

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Mon - Sat

03:00 - 06:00


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


Pioneer of Lasik

Awards and Recognitions

Dr. Kapoor published a book on lasik-2007 - co - edited with -Dr. Pallikaris - inventor of Lasik, in the world
He has edited many books as well as contributed chapters to the several books and periodicals
He authored Practical Ophthalmology for undergraduates Shashi Kapoor's. P. Publishers September - 1992
He wrote Clinical Ophthalmology Shashi Kapoor's. P. Publishers April - 1993


MBBS - University Of Bombay, 1983
MS - Ophthalmology - University Of Bombay, 1985


Bombay Ophthalmologists' Association (BOA)
Indian Implant and Refractive Society
Editorial Board of Journal of Maharashtra Ophthalmological Board


51561 Maharashtra Medical Council, 1984
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