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Pradeep Yammanuru Ramulu, MD PhD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Centers & Institutes

  • Wilmer Eye Institute


Cataracts, Glaucoma, Ophthalmology, Pediatric Glaucoma

Research Interests

Visual Disability and Rehabilitation; Dry Eye; Glaucoma


Dr. Ramulu grew up in suburban Chicago, and became interested in the eye during medical school, during which time he studied the genes and proteins of the eye with Dr. Jeremy Nathans. After pursuing a residency in ophthalmology and fellowship training in glaucoma, he joined the Wilmer glaucoma faculty in 2006, where he specializes in caring for both routine and complex glaucomas, including glaucomas requiring repeat operations, glaucoma occurring in the context of corneal or retinal disease and glaucoma occurring in newborns and young children.

Dr. Ramulu's research focuses primarily on how glaucoma affects the individual. Specifically, he has studied the types of difficulties that glaucoma patients experience with regards to reading, walking, falling, driving and traveling outside the home. His long-term interests are to understand when and how glaucoma should be treated based on a more complete understanding of how patients are affected by their disease. Additionally, his work is geared toward developing rehabilitative strategies for individuals with severe vision loss from glaucoma and in developing recommendations to increase the safety and quality of life of all individuals with glaucoma.


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Telugu


2003-Present American Academy of Ophthalmology
2002-Present Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO)
2007-Present American Glaucoma Society

Additional Resources

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  • Education +


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine ( Baltimore MD ) (2002)


    • The Johns Hopkins Hospital/Ophthalmology ( Baltimore MD ) (2006)


    • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Glaucoma ( Miami FL ) (2007)


    • Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology (2008)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Ramulu PY, Parrish RK. III. Asking the right question in laser trabeculoplasty: Which patient? not Which laser?. Surveys of Ophthalmology. 2008 Nov;53(6):652-4.

    Ramulu, PY. Glaucoma and Disability: Which tasks are affected, and at what stage of disease? Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2009 Mar;20(2):92-8.

    Ramulu P, Corcoran KJ, Corcoran SL, Robin AL. Utilization of various glaucoma surgeries and procedures in Medicare Benefiaries from 1995 to 2004. Ophthalmology. 2007 December;114(12):2265-70.
    Ramulu PY, West SK, Munoz B, Jampel HD, Friedman DS. Glaucoma and Reading Ability: The Salisbury Eye Evaluation Project. Archives of Ophthalmology. 2009 Jan;127(1):82-7.

    Quigley HA, Silver DM, Friedman DS, He M, Jasti S, Plyler RJ, Jampel HD, Ramulu PY. Iris Cross-Sectional Area Decreases With Pupil Dilation and Its Dynamic Behavior Is a Risk Factor in Angle Closure. J Glaucoma. 2009 Mar;18(2):173-9.

    Ramulu PY, West SK, Munoz B, Jampel HD, Friedman DS. Driving Cessation and Driving Limitation in Glaucoma: The Salisbury Eye Evaluation Project. Ophthalmology. In Press.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    2009 Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development Scholars Award

    2008 American Glaucoma Society Career Development Award

    2008 Secretariat Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology

    2006 Heed Fellowship in Ophthalmology

    2006 Outstanding Senior Resident, Wilmer Eye Institute / Greater Baltimore Medical Center

    Professional Activities

    Dr. Ramulu has authored over 15 articles and book chapters, spoken at numerous national and international Ophthalmology and vision research meetings, and has reviewed articles for numerous journals.

    He has received grant support through the Wilmer K12 Career Development Program, as well as through numerous agencies including the American Glaucoma Society and the American Geriatrics Society.
  • Videos & Media +


    Meet Dr. Ramulu

    Dr. Pradeep Ramulu is an ophthalmologist specializing in both routine and complex glaucoma, including glaucoma occurring in the context of corneal or retinal disease and glaucoma in children. Visit

    Decreasing Glaucoma's Impact

    Dr. Pradeep Ramulu talks about the work the Wilmer Eye Institute is doing to study and improve the reading and physical activity of patients suffering from glaucoma. For more information:

    International Research: Angle-Closure Glaucoma in Asia

    Wilmer Eye Institute professors discuss their research on angle-closure glaucoma in China, Singapore and India. For more information:

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  • Contact & Locations +


    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Maumenee Room B110
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-6052
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-6052
    Fax: 410-955-1985
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