Dr Sonia Nankani completed her post-graduation in Ophthalmology from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. She did her Fellowship in Cornea and Microsurgery at L.V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India. She then gathered immense experience from TN Medical College, DY Patil Medical College and rose to the position of Head of Department at Rajawadi GMH, Ghatkopar. Presently she is Professor and HOD at Bombay Hospital and has been a PG guide to several students.
Her forte is corneal surgeries. She is a reputed corneal transplant surgeon and performs both penetrating and lamellar surgeries.
In 2008, she performed for the first time in Maharashtra, the tooth in eye surgery (Modified Osteo Odento Keratoprosthesis). Since then, more than 15 blind people with bilateral Corneal disease have benefitted from this surgery.
In 2009, she performed the first limbal stem cell transplant surgery in the city of Mumbai using autologous cultivated stem cells in a child.
She is also famous for the no-patch phaco-emulsification cataract surgery, is proficient in Lasik surgery, and has even trained in medical retina also at L.V Prasad Eye Institute to be able to treat the expanding population with Diabetic Retinopathy and Age Related Macular Degeneration.
She has now taken a rather keen interest in starting her new state-of-the-art centre in Parel, a unit for cosmetic Ophthalmology with a highly trained and specialized team.