Dr. Anuja Desai


Dr. Anuja Desai

Executive Director, KD Hospital

Head of Ophthalmology Department Cornea & Refractive Surgeon

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Educational Qualifications

  • FMRF Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • MS Ophthalmology

  • 11+ years of Experience
  • Completed 15000+ LASIK procedures
  • Completed 40+ Cornea Transplants

Technical Skills

  • Her specialty lies in laser refractive surgery, corneal infectious diseases, corneal transplant, ocular surface disorders, and traumatic cases.
  • Her prominent areas of expertise include Minimally Invasive Procedures, treatment of Cataract and Glaucoma, Healthcare Management, etc.


  • Dr Anuja Desai is currently working as the Head of the Ophthalmology Department at KD Hospital, Ahmedabad.
  • As an Executive Director, she also established KD Institute of Allied Health Sciences.
  • She has completed 15000+ LASIK procedures in the last 4 years at KD Hospital’s Ophthalmology Department.
  • As a proficient Cornea & Refractive surgeon, she has completed more than 40 Cornea Transplants.
  • Introduced more than 50 healthsciences academic programs (including 17 paramedical) for the benefit of Healthcare professionals at KD Hospital. Some of these Prominent programs are Fellowhsip in Arthroplasty, DNB (ER & Critical care) and Internships for students in different hospital departments.

Fellowship and Achievements

  • Received a special “Appreciation award” from IMA on Doctors Day (1st July’22) for her contribution towards the healthcare sector.
  • Fellowship in Cornea, Anterior Segment, and Refractive Surgery from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai.
  • Won the title of Eye Health heroes, 2021 from the International Agency for prevention of Blindness (IAPB), London.
  • Graced by the Times Power Women 2021 Award, Ahmedabad.
  • Awarded the “Dr. K.J. Ganatra rotating trophy for Ophthalmologist of the year by IMA (Indian Medical Association), Gujarat State Branch.
  • Winner of the Cataract & Refractive Society’s 2021 Photo Contest for her Photo-op about “Traumatic flap dislocation post LASIK surgery”.
  • Received a special mention with a Full-page article titled “Dr. Anuja Desai: Leading Ophthalmologist with the Vision to provide affordable eye-care for all” in the Brand Connect Section of Forbes India Magazine, Feb 11, 2022 edition.
  • Her Survey to assess the awareness of Eye Donation amongst healthcare professionals got published in the prestigious Open Journal of Ophthalmology, an international peer-reviewed journal.
  • Started the “Donate your Spectacles” campaign at KD Hospital. The aim of this campaign is to motivate people towards donating their old spectacles & help people get the much needed eyewear (especially Rural population).
  • Launched ‘Project Disha’ to provide Eyecare services to the needy, in order to prevent avoidable blindness. A mobile eyecare unit will enable this project to provide Eyecare services at people’s doorstep, especially those who live in rural areas.