Dr. Shashi Dharma, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 60
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Dr. Shashi Dharma, MD
Dr. Shashi Dharma, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Irving, TX. She is 60 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Dharma is affiliated with Baylor Surgical Hospital at Las Colinas and Medical City Denton.

Retina & Advanced Glaucoma

6500 Sierra Dr # 170

Irving, TX 75039

Contact Information
Dr. Shashi Dharma, MD

Dr. Shashi Dharma, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Dharma's Experience

Dr. Dharma's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of 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


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  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Illinois
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Ochsner Med Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • L.S.U.
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary: Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Sw Med School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dharma has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dharma's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dharma to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Dharma's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Irving, TX |
I have been a patient of Dr. Dharma for several years for both eyes bleeding. She and her staff are very compassionate, understanding, caring and explains in detail what the problem is and the best treatment plan should be followed. Just one instance I personally experienced of how awesome Dr Dharma and the staff will go for you,,,I had an emergency arise on Saturday, went there, no appointment, was seen immediately, determine the issue, contacted insurance company for immediate approval.
Austin, TX |
Very Knowledgeable, works with her patients to get their needs taken care of quickly and efficiently. Great sense of humor which is great and makes it easier to address scary issues.
I have seen Dr. Dharma only once because I needed to see an ophthalmologist who I can trust and she is by far the best doctor I have been to. The staffs are very friendly and professional and makes you comfortable during your whole visit. Highly recommended!
Coppell, TX |
Following surgery done by Dr. Dharma in 2014, I was seen by doctors at UTSW who stated that my eye was in bad shape and they were going to do everything they could to save it, but there were no guarantees. Fortunately, they did save my eye.
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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Dr. Dharma accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Dharma has admitting privileges

Baylor Surgical Hospital at Las Colinas
400 W Lyndon B Johnson Fwy
Irving, TX 75063
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Medical City Denton
3535 South I35 East
Denton, TX 76210
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