Shilpi Pradhan, M.D.

Dr. Pradhan specializes in Ophthalmology, Cornea and External Diseases. She is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.


Dr. Pradhan received her bachelor’s degree from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia with a major in Biology and minor in English. She completed her M.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed a transitional internship at Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, Virginia and her Ophthalmology residency at Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. She was a clinical instructor and completed her Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Dr. Pradhan is an experienced physician. After completing her training, she worked at Surevision Eye Centers in St. Louis, Missouri. She was an Assistant Professor at Saint Louis University in 2012, teaching Ophthalmology residents in clinic and in the operating room. She returned to Richmond with her family and worked for Everhart Eye Associates in Ashland, Virginia for two years prior to starting her own practice, “Eye Doctor, MD, PC” in Glen Allen, Virginia in October 2015. Her practice is open to new patients for both medical and surgical care. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.


She practices comprehensive ophthalmology with an emphasis on Cornea and External Disease. Her practice includes cataract surgery, laser surgery, treatment of dry eye syndrome, glaucoma, diabetic eye exam and macular degeneration as well as many other conditions.

Personal Profile

Dr. Pradhan and her husband, Dr. Kumar Abhishek, a hematologist/oncologist, live in Glen Allen, Virginia with their two children.


The following procedures are performed by this doctor.

Cataract surgery

Your eye works like a camera, with a transparent lens located behind your iris (the colored part of the eye) to help focus light onto your retina. With age or trauma, the lens can change, becoming less transparent. When the cornea is abnormal, misshaped, damaged or no longer clear, transplanting a donor cornea is a well-known and time-tested treatment.

Corneal transplant

When the cornea is abnormal, misshaped, damaged or no longer clear, transplanting a donor cornea is a well-known and time-tested treatment. Corneal donation is the most common form of organ donation and has saved the sight of thousands of people world-wide.

Dry eye/tear solutions

Tears lubricate and protect your eyes and help maintain clear vision. When too few or poor quality tears are produced, dry eye occurs, causing a gritty, uncomfortable feeling, with blurriness and a feeling of something lodged in the eye.


Glaucoma damages the optic nerve, which is responsible for sending the images from the eye to the brain. Glaucoma occurs when the aqueous humor, or a clear fluid in the eye, does not flow out of the eye properly. The build up of fluid pressure causes glaucoma.

Removal of cyst/pimple on or in eyelid

Cysts, pimples, or sties are caused by bacteria that get into the oil glands in the eyelids.

Removal of growth on conjunctiva

These growths are thought to be caused by UV light exposure, such as sunlight. The growth typically occurs from the nasal side of the sclera, or the white part of your eye.