Dr. Keiki R. Mehta, the Surgical Chief and Director of the Mehta International Eye Institute, graduated from
Christian Medical College and completed his post graduation at the PGI Chandigarh. He then went to
London and joined the prestigious Moorefield’s Eye Hospitals and institute of Ophthalmology completing his
DO (London) with top honors. He then graduated from Dublin passing the DO (Ireland) with acclaim and to
New York, USA for further advanced Training.
Dr. Keiki Mehta felt that there was a great need in India for a world where optimal levels of eye care, clinical
as well as diagnostic, coupled with the finest surgical treatment would be available.
Returning to Bombay, he commenced the Colaba Eye Hospital outfitting it with the finest equipment available, from Zeiss (Germany)
and set up Bombay’ s first superlative eye clinic and hospital on par with the best institutes abroad.
Dr. Keiki R. Mehta, at Colaba eye hospital has many firsts’ to his credit.
Dr. Keiki R. Mehta a pioneer in the field of intraocular implants had a special training for implanting lances following contract surgery and
brought this technology to India.
He is the first to implant IOL lenses in India, in regular practice, and started the IOL revolution
which has saved so many eyes and resulted good vision to many.
Dr. Keiki R. Mehta developed the world’s first soft foldable intraocular implant and presented it at
the world renowned American Implant society at San Francisco in U.S.A. for which he was
awarded its Prestigious Appreciation award.
He developed the first foldable HEMA disc lens and implanted. Now all lenses are foldable.
He then turned to Refractive Surgery (decrease spectacle num) and pioneered the use of Radical
keratomy, wrote the only text book on the subject.
He pioneered the advent of Excimer surgery (now known as LASIK).
The Mehta International Institute has now acquired the worlds’ foremost Safest, Superfast and Most Accurate Excimer LASIK Laser, the
German "AMARIS" Schwind system, with the revolutionary new Carriazo Pendular Microkeratome, for the first time not only in India but
also for the first time in South East Asia and is considered by many the Rolls-Royce of laser systems, to give superlative optical correction.
Phacoemulsifcation (Laser cataract surgery) was introduced once again by Dr. Mehta at the Colaba Eye Hospital, for the first time in
regular practice in India and presented his first papers at the AIOS the next
year. He is recognized as the Father of Phacoemulsification Surgery in India.
True to its international caliber the institute has imported the most advance cataract surgery machine
in the world from Alcon USA, the Infiniti with its revolutionary new Aqualase system for the first time in
India. With this new machine.
He showed how effective the surgery was in the rural milieu and is credited with saving lakhs of eyes
with the application of this technique in our rural areas. He is the FIRST and ONLY Indian Surgeon to
have been Invited to operate LIVE at Video Cataract, In Milan, Italy. This is Europe's biggest LIVE
SURGERY CONFERENCE, broadcast LIVE to 23 cities in Europe. This is an honor given only to the world's
Dr. Mehta remains on the forefront of cataract surgery.
The Mehta International Eye Hospital is known all over India for its excellence of treatment and surgery, making the hospital a Mecca for
The genesis of the institute was conceived in 1998 in response to a growing need to have a world class institute in Mumbai, having access
to the most advanced and latest equipment, in one coordinated institution. The patient is thus assured of a full fledged examination of
all the various facets of the human eye. Here diagnosis can be carried out quickly, and treatment applied in the fastest possible time.
Dr. Keiki R. Mehta, India’s foremost ophthalmic surgeon prolific writer and teacher who has many ophthalmic text books to his credit.
Having won several Gold Medals both, abroad and here, numerous awards, with
his super surgical skills and excellent diagnostic ability Dr. Keiki R. Mehta is ranked among the leading
surgeons in the world. His exemplary surgical performance has earned him invitations all over the world
not only to present lectures on the latest innovative surgical techniques but also to perform Live Surgical
Demonstrations at all the top most International Ophthalmic Congresses.
He is Honorary Ophthalmologist at the ONO Eye Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland.
He is also the Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon to the Governor of Maharashtra, The Armed
Forces - Government of India and to the Maharashtra Police.
He has recently received the Padmashree Award this year by the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Patil for his meritorious and exemplary
surgical skills and his intensive contribution to Global Ophthalmology.
The institute offers, for difficult cases, the consultation with on the Tele Net with world class leading surgeons of the world thanks to its
affiliation with the World Class Swiss ONO Eye Hospital and with the St. Luke Institute, Texas, USA.