Dr. Prashanthi Giridhar, MD graduated Magna Cum Laude in Bio-medical Engineering from Southern Methodist University and completed her medical degree at Texas Tech Medical Center in Lubbock, TX. Following medical school, she completed a residency in ophthalmology at Texas Tech where she served as chief resident. She finished fellowship training in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Giridhar is board certified in ophthalmology.
Dr. Prashanthi Giridhar is involved in clinical research, and has authored several articles. She is a member of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus as well as American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Giridhar enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children. They enjoy travelling and exploring new places as a family.
Pediatric Ophthalmologist and Strabismologist
ABC Eyes – Pediatric Ophthalmology Plano Office
6000 W Spring Creek Parkway, Suite 130
Plano, TX 75024
ABC Eyes – Pediatric Ophthalmology Dallas Office
7150 Greenville Avenue, Suite 305
Dallas, Texas 75231
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
- Dept. of Ophthalmology, Fellowship training in Pediatric Ophthalmology July 2014-15
Texas Tech University Health Science Center (TTUHSC), Lubbock, TX June 2013
- Dept of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Residency training in Ophthalmology
Texas Tech University Health Science Center (TTUHSC), Lubbock, TX June 2010
- Dept. of Internal Medicine, Internship in Internal Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Science Center (TTUHSC), Lubbock, TX May 2009
- Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Business Administration (MBA-HOM)
Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, Texas May 2002
- Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering
- Major: Bio-Medical Engineering
- Graduated: Cum Laude and Honors in Liberal Arts
Professional Experience & Memberships
Professional Experience & Memberships
Pediatric Eye Specialists, LLC, Fort Worth, TX, Associate Physician 09/15-01/20
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Texas Tech School of Medicine, Lubbock, TX, Faculty Instructor 07/13- 06/14
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Texas Tech School of Medicine, Lubbock, TX, Chief resident 06/12-06/13
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Texas Tech School of Medicine, Lubbock, TX, Summer MBA Internship 06/05-07/05
- Primary role in evaluating the relocation process of the department to a new facility
- Understand the operations of front-desk management and Electronic Medical Records
Ophthalmology Dept., UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX, Research Assistant for research on Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) 07/02-12/04
- Primary role in recruiting patients/families in the study on Genetics of Macular Degeneration.
- Investigate new methods for early detection of AMD using Infrared imaging
Honors & Awards
Honors and Awards
OKAP score award, 2012, Texas Tech Department of Ophthalmology
Title 7 Traineeship Scholarship in Health Care Administration for commitment to Rural Health, 2006
National Eye Institute Travel Grant for the Association for Vision and Research in Ophthalmology, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2004 (selected from over 1800 applicants)
Outstanding Senior Woman Award in School of Engineering, SMU, 2002
Giridhar, P; Bradley, J. The Effect of Second-eye Occlusion On Monocular Pupillometry. Association for Vision and Research in Ophthalmology, Ft. Lauderdale (2011) Abstract No. 2849/poster D698
Giridhar, P. Case report on “Blastomycosis” as a student representative from Texas Tech School of Medicine Texas Academy of Internal Medicine conference, Nov 15-16th 2008, Dallas, TX
Jagannathan P, BSEE, Kibel LB, MD, Edwards AO, MD, PhD. Longitudinal monitoring of drusen features using infrared reflectance imaging: analysis of drusen in the fellow eye with unilateral exudative age-related macular degeneration. Association for Vision and Research in Ophthalmology, Ft. Lauderdale (2004) Abstract No. 2986/B621.
Komaromy K, MD, Jagannathan P, BSEE, Ritter RIII, MS, Edwards AO, MD, PhD. Macular Dystrophy in a family of Native American Descent. Association for Vision and Research in Ophthalmology, Ft. Lauderdale (2004) Abstract No. 2473/B108.
Korotkin A, MD, Jagannathan P, BSEE, Edwards AO, MD, PhD, Srebro R, MD. Longitudinal monitoring of drusen in AMD: infrared reflectance imaging of drusen resorption induced by laser photocoagulation. Association for Vision and Research in Ophthalmology, Ft. Lauderdale (2004) Abstract No. 3111/B746.
Giridhar, P MD; Freedman, K MD, PhD. Non-Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy in a 35-year-old postpartum woman with recent preeclampsia. JAMA Ophthalmology (formerly Archives of ophthalmology), April 2013, 131(4)
Reed M Jost MS, Lindsey A Hudgins BA, Lori M Dao MD, David R Stager Jr MD, Becky Luu OD, Cynthia L Beauchamp MD, Jeffrey Hunter MD, Prashanthi Giridhar MD, Yi-Zhong Wang PhD, Eileen E Birch PhD Randomized clinical trial of streaming binocular contrast-rebalanced dichoptic movies versus patching for treatment of amblyopia in children aged 3 to 7 years. Retina Foundation of the Southwest. Dallas, TX, AAPOS, March 2022