Pune, 2nd December 2023: Dr. Vardhaman Kankariya, the founder director of the globally acclaimed Asian Eye Hospital (Pune), has been awarded the prestigious ‘India’s Best Cataract and LASIK Surgeon’ accolade. The distinguished honor was presented by Cabinet Health Minister Dr. Bharati Pawar at a ceremony in Mumbai.
Asian Eye Hospital, recently ranked as Maharashtra’s and Pune’s best eye hospital in the Times Healthcare Survey 2023 for the third consecutive year, has been a trailblazer in super specialty eye care. Offering services in various specialties such as cataract, LASIK, retina, corneal transplants, squint, child eye care, oculoplasty, and glaucoma, the hospital has solidified its reputation as a globally renowned institution.
Dr. Vardhaman Kankariya expressed his gratitude, stating, “Asian Eye Hospital was founded with the vision of providing the world’s best technologies at affordable rates for Indian patients. This was a dream when me and my wife decided to return back to India from the USA. Credit goes to the entire team of dedicated doctors and staff for their hard work and passion.” The hospital boasts a team of 14 super-specialist eye doctors, alumni of prestigious institutions like Sankara Netralaya (Chennai) and LV Prasad Eye Hospital (Hyderabad), further trained in some of the best eye hospitals in the USA.
The hospital’s doctors have received numerous international awards, including the Asian Pacific Refractive Surgery Award, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Award, World Ophthalmology Grant, Yasuo Tano Award (Japan), among others. Asian Eye Hospital is one of the few in India to provide cutting-edge lasers (SMILE and Contoura Vision LASIK) for spectacle removal.
Known for treating influential personalities such as former President of India Mrs. Pratibhatai Patil, former Vice President of Maldives Mr. Ahmed Adeeb, Bollywood celebrities, industialists and common citizens, Asian Eye Hospital stands as a beacon of expertise and compassion.
Dr. Shrutika Kankariya, the founder director, highlighted the hospital’s commitment to serving the underprivileged through the Asian Eye Foundation, a charitable wing.
The hospital’s excellence extends to three centers of excellence departments: LASIK Surgery, Cataract Surgery, and Retina Services. Asian Eye Hospital was the first in India to introduce Robotic Precision Zepto Cataract Surgery and was among the pioneering centers to bring SMILE laser technology for safe spectacle correction.
Dr. Vardhaman Kankariya’s recent inclusion in the top 50 laser eye experts globally, along with his recognition in the Limca Book of Records for performing the maximum LASIK surgeries in India, solidifies the Kankariya family’s status as pioneers in LASIK procedures since 1985.