Dr. Kshipra R. Aphale
M S (Ophthalmology), LL. B.
A very passionate doctor where “patient comes first” and “service from the bottom of the heart” is the spirit.
Dr. Mrs. Kshipra Aphale is senior and renowned eye surgeon in Thane-Mumbai area. She is Director of Dr. Aphale’s Eye Hospital & Aphale’s Eye Clinic. She is specialized and trained in most advanced phaco cataract surgery and complicated cataract surgery.

» Master of Surgery (M. S.) in Ophthalmology 1994 From Government Medical College Miraj, Maharashtra
» Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.), 1990 from Government Medical College − Miraj, under Shivaji University Kolhapur
» Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) 2005 From University of Mumbai
» Diploma in Yog Education (Dip. Y. Ed.) 2007 Ghantali Mandal Thane

Special Training
Dr. Kshipra has done special courses in
» Retinal Laser for Diabetic Retinopathy
» Observer for Phaco Training
» Keratoplasty
» Contact lens fitting

Dr. Kshipra is practicing since 13 years, and in her own hospital since 12 years. She is doing phaco since 11 years, retinal lasers since 4 years and LASIK since last 7 years. Most of phaco surgeries are done without anesthetics injection, so that the patient does not need patch on eye after cataract surgery.

She also performs corneal transplant, squint, DCR and other eye surgeries.
She is practicing at Ram Maruti Road and Castle Mill, Thane at her own hospital.

Kshipra likes to write, mostly about ophthalmology and spirituality. She wrote several columns in Loksatta, the most popular Marathi newspaper.
She is a regular speaker at the Rotarian and other forums.

Dr. Aphale's Eye Hospital is situated at Thakkar house, castle mill naka, near minatai thakare chauk,where ghodbandar road starts.its just opposite holycross convent school, Thane west. The consulting office is at ground floor, easy access for senior citizens. The operation theatre and admissions are upstairs. Our second clinic, Dr. Aphales Eye Clinic, is at heart of city,ie,new saraswati sadan, opposite new English school, above new Celebration showroom. Rammaruti road. Thane west.

Facilities available
Apart from routine eye examination, some patients need special eye check-up and treatment.
Dr. Aphale's Eye Hospital also provides following facilities.
» Gonioscopy
» Indirect ophthalmoscopy
» A Scan
» Fundus examination with fundus contact lenses
» Pachymetry to measure thickness of cornea
» YAG laser
» Retinal laser etc

Operations performed at Dr. Aphale's Eye Hospital
Cataract surgery with Phacoemulsification method, with world class phaco machine, that is, INFINITY, Alcon. The latest OZIL technology is used. Cataract is removed through a very small, just 2.2 mm cut. No injection, no eye pad, no anesthesia, no stitch is needed. There is no bleeding! This is the most recent method used for cataract surgery and up till now cataract cannot be removed with any laser, though some of the steps can be done with it.
Imported, high quality foldable permanent lens is inserted, at the time of operation so that patient can see without spectacles after the operation.

Other surgeries
» Secondary lens implantation
» Lens exchange operation for high plus or minus number where lasik is not possible.
» Lasik operation
» Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) for constant watering of eye
» Dacryocystectomy
» Entropion
» Lid tear repair
» Chalazion or cyst of the eye
» Lid tumour removal
» Pterigium excision ie removal of growing flesh on eye with conjuctival transplant
» Trabeculectomy for uncontrolled glaucoma
» Anterior vitrectomy
» Retinal laser
» YAG laser
» Repair of eye injury
» Squint correction surgery
» Ptosis surgery for drooping eyelid
» Others