Dr. Mihir T. Kothari

Speciality: Ophthalmology

Designation: Consultant - Paediatric Ophthalmologist and Squint Specialist

  • Thane


Dr. Mihir T. Kothari practices as as Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist and Squint Specialist at Jupiter Hospital, Thane. Dr Mihir is a passionate innovator. Enthusiastic researcher and practices evidence based clinical medicine.

He is interested in Jainism and enjoys swimming. Administrator and fellowship program director – Group of Pediatric ophthalmologists and strabismologists, Mumbai.



Since 2003AD


Ophthalmology residency: CMC, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Paediatric ophthalmology, Strabismus:

  • Aravind Eye Instt., Madurai, India
  • Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, USA
  • Smith-Kettelwell Instt., Sanfrancisco, USA
  • Winner of the YKC Pandit overall Best Research Paper Award of Maharashtra Ophthalmic Society for the Year 2007.
  • Winner of the National Ophthalmic Quiz at AIOC, Feb 2007, Hyderabad
  • Long term visual outcome after primary intraocular lens implantation following Pediatric Penetrating Trauma. Best Research Paper in Trauma category. AIOS, 2002; New Delhi.
  • Can Bruckner Test Be Used As A Rapid Screening Test In Detecting The Amblyogenic Factors In India? Overall BEST PAPER at Maharashtra Ophthalmic Society meet, 2003, Jalna.
  • A Novel Technique of Assessing Distance Stereopsis Using TNO Test and Inverted Telescope System.Best Paper Award in Strabismus at Conference of the All India Ophthalmological Society, Bhuvneshwar, India (Jan, 2005).
  • Ultrarapid school vision screening using the Brückner test ASIA-ARVO 2009, January, Hyderabad, India (Best Poster Award).
  • Evaluation of TNO test, Titmus test and Lang test for assessment of stereoacuity. AIOC, 3rd-6th Feb, 2011, Ahmedabad. Best Poster – Squint.
  • Absence of retinal vasculature – did it disappear or never appeared? AIOC, 3rd-6th Feb, 2011, Ahmedabad. Best Poster – Pediatric.
  • Angle kappa measurement using a slit lamp. MOSCON 2011, JW Marriot, Pune, 21st Oct, 2011. Sante Vision - INNOVATION AWARD.
  • DLBS (Demonstration of loss of binocularity & stereo acuity) : A novel counseling technique to promote parental decision for an early surgical correction of the squint of their ward. Focus 2012, ITC Grand Maratha, Annual Conference of the BOA and Eye Advance, August, 2012 BEST PAPER AWARD.
  • A novel formula for simultaneous recession and resection of the same rectus muscle in the management of squint with near-distance in-comitance. Best Research by an Academic Private Practitioner Award.
  • Ultrarapid school vision screening using the Brückner test ASIAARVO 2009, January, Hyderabad, India (Best Poster Award).
  • Two novel uses of Direct ophthalmoscope. Hotel Center point, Nagpur. MOSCON 2013. Best Poster award.
  • Best Academic Private Practitioner award. MOSCON 2013, Nagpur, MOSCON, 2013.
  • Best paper award / Dr Prem Prakash Award for best research in Pediatric Ophthalmology. Higher order aberrations in amblyopia. AIOC 2014, 6-9th Feb, 2014, Agra, India
  • Innovation award, Converting a wired-halogen indirect ophthalmoscope to a wireless-LED indirect ophthalmoscope in < 1000 rupees. Moscon 2014 – Solapur
  • Best research in Neuroophthalmology award of All India Ophthalmological Society. 1m week magic of 1% Brinzolamide in nystagmus!. AIOC 2015, 5th-8th February, New Delhi, India.
  • Indian Journal of Ophthalmology – Silver Medal best research paper in the year 2015-16 for Quality of spectacles in school going children in urban India.
  • AIOS 2018 E T Selvam, best of the best poster award for the application of dichoptic therapy in eccentric fixation.
  • AIOS 2018 comprehensive ophthalmology (K Vengala Rao) best paper award for the measurement of distance stereopsis and its comparison with TNO-inverted telescope system and CP690 projector chart,
  • AIOS 2020 BPOS (best paper of optics session) award for theinvention of dynamic ophthalmoscopy for the objective, qualitative and quantitative assessment of accommodation in young or uncooperative children.
  • Peer Reviewed Indexed Publications
  • The Kariapatti pediatric eye evaluation project: baseline ophthalmic data of children aged 15 years or younger in Southern India. Am J Ophthalmol. 2003 Oct;136(4):703-9.
  • The incidence of vitreous loss and visual outcome in patients undergoing cataract surgery in a teaching hospital. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2003 Mar;51(1):45-52.
  • The Kariapatti pediatric eye evaluation project: baseline ophthalmic data of children aged 15 years or younger in Southern India. J Comm Eye Health 2003;16(48): 62.
  • Intracameral amphotericin B injection in the management of deep keratomycosis. Cornea. 2002 Oct;21(7):653-6.
  • Can Bruckner test be used as a Rapid Screening Test for the detection of amblyogenic factors in developing countries?. Am Orthopt J. 2003.
  • Pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus in India. J AAPOS. 2004 Feb;8(1):18-9. 
  • Can ocular torsion be measured using the slitlamp biomicroscope? Indian J Ophthalmol. 2005 Mar;53(1):43-7. 
  • Recurrence of bilateral herpes simplex virus keratitis following bimatoprost use. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2006 Mar;54(1):47-8. 
  • Giant corneal implantation cyst after the filtering surgery. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2006 Jun;54(2):117.
  • Clinical characteristics of spontaneous late-onset comitant acute nonaccommodative esotropia in children Indian J Ophthalmol. 2007 Mar-Apr;55(2):117-20.
  • Can the Bruckner test be used as a rapid screening test to detect significant refractive errors in children? Indian J Ophthalmol. 2007 May-Jun;55(3):213-5.
  • Primary superior oblique muscle-levator muscle synkinesis. J AAPOS. 2007 Apr;11(2):204-5.
  • Precaruncular approach for the periosteal transfixation of the globe in congenital third nerve palsy. J AAPOS. 2007 Apr;11(2):207-8.
  • A report on 65th Annual conference of All India Ophthalmic Society. Sunayana 2007 Expert Rev Ophthalmol 2(3). 341-342,2007.
  • Kothari M, Asnani P, Kothari K.  Anterior dislocation of a sulcus fixated posterior chamber intraocular lens in a high myope. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2008 January-February;56(1):78-80.
  • Kothari MT, Maiti A. Ophthalmic artery occlusion: a cause of unilateral visual loss following spine surgery. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2007 Sep-Oct;55(5):401-2. 
  • Fornix incision, hangback suture technique for squint surgery. Text book of Ophthalmology. Edited by H V Nema
  • Clinical characteristics of spontaneous late-onset comitant acute nonaccommodative esotropia in children. Letter to the Editor. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2007 Jul-Aug;55(3):319.
  • Spontaneous late-onset comitant acute nonaccommodative esotropia in children. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2008 Mar-Apr;56(2):168.
  • Paralysis of the near-vision triad in a child. J AAPOS. 2009 Apr;13(2):202-3. [cover page]
  • Evaluation of central, steady, maintained fixation grading for predicting inter-eye visual acuity difference to diagnose and treat amblyopia in strabismic patients. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2009;57(4):281-4.
  • Comparison of psychosocial and emotional consequences of childhood strabismus on the families from rural and urban India. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2009;57(4):285-8.
  • Psychosocial and emotional consequences of childhood strabismus in Rural and Urban India. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2009;57(4):288-10.
  • Status of pediatric eye care in India. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2009 Mar-Apr;57(2):162.
  • Excision of persistent pupillary membrane using a suction cutter. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2009 May-Jun;46(3):187.
  • Resolution of recurrent conjunctival papilloma after topical and intralesional interferon alpha2b with partial excision in a child. [cover page]. J AAPOS. 2009 Oct;13(5):523-5.
  • A novel method for management of conjunctival inclusion cysts following strabismus surgery using isopropyl alcohol with paired injection technique. J AAPOS. 2009 Oct;13(5):521-2.
  • Psychosocial consequences of childhood strabismus India. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2010 May-Jun;58(3): author reply 258-9.
  • Unilateral situs inversus of optic disc associated with reduced binocularity and stereoacuity resembling monofixation syndrome. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2010 May-Jun;58(3):241-2
  • Bilateral Staphylococcus aureus sub-Tenon's abscess following strabismus surgery in a child. J AAPOS. 2010 Apr;14(2):193-5. Epub 2010 Mar 20. 
  • Intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agents as an adjunct in the management of Coats' disease in children. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2010 Jan-Feb;58(1):76-8. 
  • Ultra-rapid school vision screening in developing nations using the Brückner test. Am Orthopt J. 2010;60:82-6. 
  • Natarajan S, Chakravarti A, Kothari M, Singh AP. Vitreoretinal surgery in pediatric cases. Retina. 2010 Oct;30(9):1554; author reply 1554. 
  • A survey of ophthalmology residents' attitudes toward pediatric ophthalmology. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2011 Mar-Apr;48(2):126.
  • Smart lacrimal probes assisted with Endoscope for probing in patients with CNLDO Indian J Ophthalmol. 2011 Jan-Feb;59(1):70-1. 
  • Book chapter: Jaypee Publications. Adjustable suture squint surgery. In Step by step Squint Surgery.
  • Inferior trabeculotomy and trabeculectomy for refractory pediatric glaucomas. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2011 Jul-Aug;59(4):323.
  • Research in private practice. POSTER. 2011:17(1):34-36.
  • Feed back of the parents and / or relatives witnessing a squint surgery of their ward in the operation theater Indian J Ophthalmol 2011;59:385-7.
  • Measurement of intraocular lens tilt with ultrasound biomicroscopy. Acta Ophthalmologica. Volume 89, Issue 5, page e477, August 2011. 
  • Limbal Approach Retropseudophakic Vitrectomy for management of pediatric cataract suergery. (JCEO, Volume 2, No 8, 2011, http://omicsonline.org/2155-9570/2155-9570-2-180.digital/2155-9570-2-180.html)
  • Book Chapter. Smart Lacrimal Probes Jaypee publication, editor Dr Suresh Isloor
  • Use of atropine to predict the accommodative component in esotropia with hypermetropia. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2011 Nov;59(6):487-90.
  • Transient superior oblique paresis after injection of Botulinum Toxin A for facial rejuvenation. Indian J Ophthalmol 2012;60:77-8. 
  • Dynamic distance direct ophthalmoscopy, a novel technique to assess accommodation in children. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2012 Mar;60(2):109-14.
  • Transillumination to secure IV line in children.  Authors' reply. Indian J Ophthalmol 2012;60:160-1
  • Feedback of the patients and/or relatives witnessing a squint surgery of their ward in operation theatre. Author reply. Indian J Ophthalmol 2012;60:162.
  • Comparison of lea gratings with cardiff acuity cards for vision testing of preverbal children. Indian J Ophthalmol 2012;60:541-3
  • Primary superior oblique muscle-levator muscle synkinesis. Authors’ reply. J AAPOS. 2012 Apr;16(2):215-6.
  • Parental perspectives on the cost of Pediatric Squint Surgery. Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology and Research - Jan-Apr 2014 - Volume 2 - Issue 1. Pages 19-23
  • Quality of spectacles in school going children in urban India. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2014 Feb;62(2):258-9.
  • Recurrent progressive anterior segment fibrosis syndrome following a descemet-stripping endothelial keratoplasty in an infant with congenital aniridia. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2014 Feb;62(2):246-8.
  • Personality traits of patients with squint. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2014 Jul;62(7):773-6. 
  • Kothari M. Occlusion-amblyopia following high dose oral levodopa combined with part time patching. Indian J Ophthalmol 2014;62:1163-5.
  • Converting a wired-Halogen indirect ophthalmoscope to wireless-LED IO. Indian J Ophthalmol 2015;63:42-45.
  • Is post mydriatic test necessary in children having compound myopic astigmatism?. J Clin Ophthalmol Res 2015;3:77-9.
  • Reliability of "Google" for obtaining medical information. Indian J Ophthalmol 2015;63:267-9.
  • Direct Ophthalmoscopic Indirect Ophthalmoscopy (DIDO) and Estimation Dynamic Distance Direct Ophthalmoscopy (E-DDDO). The Two Novel Uses of Direct Ophthalmoscope!. Adv Ophthalmol Vis Syst 2(6): 00068.
  • Kothari M, Shah K,Singhania R, Shikhangi K, Chavan S (2016) Safety and Efficacy of Oral Triclofos in the Evaluation of Young and Uncooperative Children in Pediatric Ophthalmology Clinic. Adv Ophthalmol Vis Syst 5(3): 00159.
  • White coat phobia in pediatric ophthalmology clinics (In Print, IJO)
  • The opportunistic screening of refractive errors in school-going children by pediatrician using enhanced Brückner test. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. 2016;64(10):733-736. 
  • Book chapter. Management of Nystagmus.Recent advances in Ophthalmology, Vol 13, Ed. HV Nema, Nitin Nema; Jaypee publishers (New Delhi), 2017. P230-254.
  • Nonpreference for the white coat in Pediatric Ophthalmology Department. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2017 Jan;65(1):72-73.
  • Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction: Should we continue lacrimal massage till 1 year or perform an office probing at 6 months? A clinical decision analysis approach. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2017 Feb;65(2):167-169.
  • Book chapter. Video nystagmography (in print) 2017
  • Book chapter. A ready reckoner on nystagmus (for All India Ophthalmological Society) – 2017
  • Kothari M (2017) A Novel Technique of Measuring Distance Stereo-Acuity Using TNO Chart and Inverted Telescope. Adv Ophthalmol Vis Syst 7(1): 00207.
  • Kothari Mihir., et al. “Outcome of New Computer Based Binocular Vision Therapy in Residual Amblyopia – A Pilot Study”. EC Ophthalmology 7.1 (2017): 22-27.
  • Kothari M, Rathod V. Efficacy of 1% atropine eye drops in retarding progressive axial myopia in Indian eyes. Indian J Ophthalmol 2017;65:1178-81.
  • Kothary AS, Kothari M, Parab S. A double-masked randomized trial of postoperative local anesthetic for pain control in pediatric strabismus surgery. J AAPOS. 2017 Aug;21(4):346-347.
  • Kothari MT, Parab SG. Increasing the reliability of health information on internet. Indian J Ophthalmol 2018;66:339-41
  • Kothari M, Jain R, Khadse N, Rathod V, Mutha S. Allergic reactions to atropine eye drops for retardation of progressive myopia in children. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018;66:1446-1450.
  • Kothari M, Bhat D, Khadse N, Jain R, Rathod V, Aru P. Changes in pattern electroretinogram after application of 0.01% atropine eye drops. Indian J Ophthalmol 2019;67:309-10.
  • Kothari M, Jain Y, Verma D, Rathod V, Jain R, Khadse N. Estimation Dynamic Distance Direct Ophthalmoscopy (eDDDO): A novel, objective method for the quantitative assessment of accommodation in young children. Indian J Ophthalmol 2019;67:1564-9.
  • Kothari M, Jahan S, Solanki M. Comments on: Using Brückner's test for gross keratometry screening. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020 Jan;68(1):262. 
  • Kothari M, Bhat D, Khadse N, Jain R, Rathod V. Response to comments on: Changes in pattern electroretinogram after application of 0.01% atropine eye drops. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020 Jan;68(1):261
  • Bhombal F, Kothari M, Abdal MO, Lad S, Nankani G. Effectiveness of combined dichoptic therapy, binocular vision therapy, and part-time patching for the management of amblyopia in adults. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020 Jan;68(1):257-258.
  • Kothari M, Modak M, Khan H, Jahan S, Solanki M, Rathod V. Convergence excess consecutive esotropia associated with 0.01% atropine eye drops usage in patients operated for intermittent exotropia. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020 Apr;68(4):653-656. 
  • Kothari M, Rathod V, Sugathan S, Kothari MM. A pilot study on the perspectives of pediatric ophthalmologists and their patients towards online consultation during COVID-19 lockdown in India. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020;68(7):1494-1495. 
  • Treatment of 0.01% atropine eye drops induced convergence excess esotropia and rebound myopia managed with 1% atropine eye drops. Indian J Ophthalmol (in print)
  • Comparison of higher order aberrations in amblyopic and non-amblyopic eyes in pediatric patients with anisometropia. Indian J Ophthalmol (in print)
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