Dr Eli Pradhan, MD, MRCSEd (UK) is currently working as a Consultant Ophthalmologist in Medical Retina in Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology (TIO), Kathmandu Nepal. She completed her MBBS from Dhaka University in 1996 and earned Post graduation in Ophthalmology from Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Nepal with her thesis on “Prospective study of Ocular Trauma in Nepal”, which led her to be awarded with the Gold Medal. She received Membership in Ophthalmology from Royal college of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2009. She continued her career in ophthalmology in the UK with observer-ship in different prestigious hospitals and began her work in the University hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, UK since 2006 and similarly as a registrar in medical retina since 2008. She also completed one year Fellowship in Medical Retina. Upon return to own soil after 10 years of stay in the UK, she joined TIO to serve her own keen. She has participated in Pan European Clinical Trials in the UK, in five different studies as a co- investigator. At present, she is a lead investigator of “Visual Function and Vision related quality of life in Sight threatening Diabetic Retinopathy”. As a main clinical team in “Diabetic Retinopathy Project in Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology” funded by Fred Hollows, Australia, which is an ongoing project. She is also working as a main team leader of formulating “National Diabetic Retinopathy Guidelines”, under TIO and Nepal Ophthalmic Society. She has many oral and poster presentations both in Nepal and abroad. She is an executive editor of the Nepalese Journal of Ophthalmology and is also a Cochrane and eye and vision reviewer and published online a Systematic Review on as E Pradhan et al. Cochrane systematic review: (RUGI01) Antibiotics versus no treatment for toxoplasma retinochoroiditis, May 2016. Besides, she has many publications in national and international journals. She loves painting and sketching and manages to take time out for artworks with her girls. She also works as a freelance writer with many articles in different newspapers and magazines focusing mainly on eyes and psychosocial aspects. Being a devoted Rotarian, she believes in bringing smiles amongst the poor and deprived population of the society.
Diabetic Retinopathy, ARMD, Uveitis, Vein Occlusions, Ocular Trauma