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Dr. Pragnya Rathod Pediatric Ophthalmology and Squint Surgery

Pediatric Ophthalmologist and Squint Surgeon

Dr Pragya Rathod (Fellow Pediatric Ophthalmology, DNB (Ophth), MBBS is a Paediatric Ophthalmologist at Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute, Vashi, India. She has vast experience in dealing with child eye problems like Cataracts in children, Strabismus, Retinopathy of Prematurity-ROP, Ptosis. Dr Pragya Rathod completed her fellowship in Phacoemulsification and Cataract surgery from Aravind Eye Hospital, one of the most reputed eye hospitals in India and further went to complete her fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus from Narayana Netralaya – prestigious eye care centre in India. Dr Rathod has achieved tremendous expertise in performing surgeries like Paediatric Cataract Surgery, Squint Surgery, Blocked tear duct surgery, Chalazion removal and Ptosis Repair Surgery. 


Research Papers Published

Thesis Topic - “Comparative study of Central Corneal Thickness measured using Visante Anterior segment optical coherence tomography, Orbscan & Ultrasound pachymetry”

  •  AIOS 2016: E-Poster presentation on “Ocular manifestations of psychosocial disturbances in Children”.
  •  Karnataka ophthalmology society conference 2015:
  • Paper presentation: “Can Higher order Aberrations prognosticate the outcome of amblyopia treatment?”
  • Paper presentation: “Downbeat nystagmus: sole presenting sign in Arnold Chiari I malformation”.
  • ASCRS (American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery) 2015:
  • Paper presentation: “Role of non-contact pachymetry systems in measurement of central corneal thickness”.
  • Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress 2013
  • E-Poster presentation on “Response of early and prompt initiation of steroids and immunosuppressants in a case of paedriatic vogt koyanagi harada syndrome”.
  • Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress 2013


E-Poster presentation on “Retained prolene suture as a cause of recurrent dacryocystitis”



  • Kemmanu V, Rathod P, Anaspure H, Yadav NK. Unilateral anterior persistent fetal vasculature in a child with blepharophimosis-ptosis-epicanthus inversus syndrome: A surgical challenge. Indian J Ophthalmol 2016;64:469-71
Top Most Surgeries Performed
  • Pediatric Cataract Surgery
  • Squint surgery
  • Blocked Tear Duct Surgery
  • ROP Laser Treatment
  • Chalazion Removal
  • Ptosis repair surgery
Top Most Diseases Treated
  • Childhood Cataract
  • Squint
  • Ptosis
Present and Past Affiliations


  • Consultant, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Squint Surgery; Advanced Eye Hospital, Vashi


  • Consultant, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Squint and Cataract Surgery; Thakkar Eye Care, Tilak Nagar 
  • Consultant, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Squint and Cataract Surgery, Surana Sethia Hospital, Chembur.


Education and Training

Medical school:

  • MBBS: Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion, Mumbai.


  • DNB (Ophth): National Board of Education, Aravind Eye Hospital and Post-Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Pondicherry.

Super Specialization:

  • Fellowship in phacoemulsification and cataract surgery, Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry.
  • Long term Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Narayana Nethralaya (Narayana Health City), Bangalore.
  • Fellow of International Council of Ophthalmology (FICO) – October 2014