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Dr. Mahipal S. Sachdeva




36+ Years of Experience


New Delhi

About Doctor

Dr. Mahipal Sachdev, with over 36 years of experience, is an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon. SMILE Eye Surgery, LASIK & Refractive Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Services, Ocular Surface & Dry Eyes Disorders, Keratoconus Treatment, Computer Vision Syndrome, and many other procedures are among his specialties.

At the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, he earned his medical education (AIIMS). In 1984, while pursuing his postgraduate studies in ophthalmology at AIIMS' Rajendra Prasad Center, he received the Best Resident Award and placed first overall (1982-1984).

He returned to his alma mater for the following ten years after finishing his senior residency (1985–1987), first as an assistant professor (1988–1991 and subsequently as an associate professor) (1991-96).

With more than 94 articles published in reputable journals and the author of more than ten well-regarded books and manuals, including A Practical Guide to Phacoemulsification, one of the first books on the topic published in 1996, Dr. Mahipal is a recognized expert in cataract and refractive surgery worldwide.

He has presented more than 495 academic papers at conferences held in the state, the country, and the world.

Dr. Mahipal Sachdev, MD, is a native Hindi and English speaker. 

Medical Qualifications

  • M.B.B.S. (AIIMS)
  • M.D. (AIIMS)
  • Fellowship in Cornea (Georgetown University, Washington D.C., USA)
  • Honorary Professor at T.S. Mishra Medical College, Lucknow 

Clinical Expertise

Special Interest

  • SMILE Eye Surgery
  • Lasik and Refractive Surgery
  • Cataract Eye Surgery
  • Cornea Services
  • Ocular Surface & Dry Eyes Disorders
  • Keratoconus Treatment
  • Computer Vision Syndrome (Digital Eye Strain)

All Treatments

  • Eye Check-Up
  • Treatment of Squint
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Treatment
  • Lasik Surgery Treatment
  • Vertigo Treatment
  • Routine Eye Checkup
  • Vitreo-Retinal Surgery
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Reduced Vision Treatment
  • Visual Field Testing
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Retina And Lasik Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Endoscopic Dcr Procedure
  • Eye Muscle Surgeries
  • Otoplasty Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty Procedure
  • Corneal Surgery

Professional Work Experience

  • As of June 1987, he held the position of assistant professor at AIIMS.
  • He spent the years 1991–1996 as an associate professor at AIIMS.
  • At the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, he served as a senior consultant (1996).
  • He has served as Chairman and Medical Director of the Centre For Sight Group of Eye Hospitals. 

Career Highlights

  • Dr. Mahipal Sachdev, an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon, has been practicing for over 36 years.
  • He specializes in a wide range of eye care services, including SMILE eye surgery, LASIK and refractive surgery, cataract surgery, cornea services, ocular surface and dry eye disorders, keratoconus treatment, and computer vision syndrome.
  • While completing his residency in ophthalmology at AIIMS' Rajendra Prasad Center in 1984, he won the Best Resident Award and came first (1982-1984). 

Research and Fellowships

  • Dr. Mahipal is widely regarded as a pioneer in the field of cataract and refractive surgery. He has published more than ninety-four articles in peer-reviewed journals and written more than ten books and manuals on the subject, including the seminal A Practical Guide to Phacoemulsification.
  • He has presented over 495 scholarly articles at local, national, and international conventions. 

Awards and Recoginition

  • Padma Shree Awardee in 2007
  • In 2020, AIOS bestowed upon him the title of Honorary FAICO.
  • Recently, Centre for Sight won "The Best Single Specialty Hospital- Ophthalmology" at the Times Health Care Achievers Awards.
  • His "Life Time Achievement Award- Ophthalmology" was presented to him at the Times Health care Achievers program in Delhi.
  • On the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak Ji's birth, he was recognized as a "Prominent Sikh of India."

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