Dr. Shashi Dharma, MD

Dr. Shashi Dharma, MD

Ophthalmology | Female | 59 years old

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6500 Sierra Dr # 170
Irving, TX 75039 Get Directions
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Dr. Dharma specializes in Ophthalmology and practices in Irving, TX. She practices at 2 locations.

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2.8
based on 19 total surveys (5 with reviews)
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    31 – 45 minutes (18)
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Irving, TX |
NO way will I recommend this doctor. We've been taking my 83-year-old brother once a month to Dr. Dharma. Yesterday (10/26/16), My brother's appointment was 2:00p. We arrived there at 1:30 and he was called into the doctor's area about 1:50. We were still waiting for him 2 hours later. He finally gave up waiting for the doctor. He said someone dilated his eyes, told him he would need an injection in his arm, had all the tools ready on the table, then left. He had to sit there for almost 2 hours.
in Dallas, tx |
It is common to wait 2 hours to see her. She takes other patients ahead of you because you can hear what she is saying to everyone. I had the first appointment after lunch and still waited an hour hour to see her because she took a later patient before me. Go figure. Oh and one of her staff told me she has preference to whom she will see.
The Colony |
It's difficult to assess the doctor when one becomes so frustrated after being kept waiting for over an hour for EVERY appointment. I have yet to be seen in a timely fashion and have been late for other obligations on more than one occasion. I do not appreciate the lack of respect for my time. Once in with the doctor,it feels rushed and I leave with more confusion regarding my condition and next steps.
Krugerville |
She has a very heavy schedule but when she comes into the exam room she has all the time you need. Very calm & personable.
in Irving, TX |
Dr. Dharma has been treating my 90 year old mother for years. Dr. Dharma ALWAYS provides a very understanding and very gentle approach with my mother, who has the beginnings of dementia; So with this illness comes much confusion and memory loss for my mother. Words are not enough to express our sincere gratitude for Dr. Dharma and her entire staff. Such a beautiful and caring facility. God bless each of you and your staff!
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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroiditis
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetes-Like Retinal Edema
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Acquired Secondary to Intraocular Neoplasm
  • Glaucoma Associated With Systemic Abnormalities
  • Glaucoma Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Glaucoma in Intra Ocular Tumours
  • Glaucoma, Normal Tension, Susceptibility to
  • Hazy Vision
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Nerve Disorder
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Scarring
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Illinois

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Ochsner Med Institute

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    L.S.U.

    Completed in 1990

    Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary: Harvard Medical School

    Completed in 1992

    Sw Med School

    Completed in 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Argon Laser Surgery
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cryosurgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Laser Surgery
  • Macugen® Injection
  • Macular Pucker Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Photocoagulation
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Shunts
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Surgery
  • YAG Laser Surgery