Dr. Charuta J Puranik

Consultant – Ophthalmologist, Cornea and Anterior Segment Specialist
MBBS, DNB(Ophth), Fellowship LVPEI
Department – Ophthalmology
Dr Charuta J Puranik is the founder of Oculus Regenerus Eye Care and Research Centre. She is a Cornea and Ocular Surface specialist, an expert in the surgical and medical management of corneal, ocular surface and immune diseases of the eye, and simple & complex cataracts.

Dr Charuta received her degree in Ophthalmology from the renowned Aravind Eye Hospital and postgraduate institute of Ophthalmology. She completed advanced training in the treatment of Cornea at the L V Prasad Eye Institute, consistently ranked as one of the top eye hospitals in India where she was also a Clinical and Surgical trainer. 

Thereafter she was trained at renowned Department of Frontier Medical Science and Technology for Ophthalmology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan under Dr Sotozono and Dr Kinoshita in Regenerative Medicine solutions on Ocular Surface disorders namely Steven Johnson Syndrome, Chemical injuries and others. 

Dr Charuta is highly skilled in performing all kinds of Cataract surgeries including complicated difficult cataracts, lamellar and full thickness corneal transplants (DSAEK, DMEK, DALK), mucous membrane and amniotic membrane grafts, minor salivary gland transplants, refractive surgeries PRK, LASIK, ICLs. She is dedicated to the health and function of ocular surface and is experienced in all the latest technological advancements. 

Her special interests include management of Corneal Scars, Dry eyes, acute and chronic ocular manifestations of Steven Johnson Syndrome, Cicatricial Pemphigoid and Chemical and Thermal injuries to the eye. She also devotes her time towards research in cell culture laboratory. She has several ongoing projects with scientists from IIT Hyderabad and NIMS institute.

She is Life member of Asia Cornea Society (ACS), American Society for Cataract and Refractive surgeons, Cornea Society of India (CSI). 

Her favourite recreations are listening to music, reading and gardening. 

  • MBBS – Maharshtra University of Health Sciences, 2004
  • DNB – Ophthalmology – Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, 2009
  • Fellowship in Cornea and Anterior Segment – L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, 2012
  • Ocular Surface – Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, 2018
  • Champalimaud award for research in Ophthalmology – 2009
  • Medical Council of India (MCI)
  • Life Member All India Ophthalmic Society
  • Association Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Asia Cornea Society (ACS)
  • Telangana State Ophthalmic Society