Manishi Desai, MD

Manishi Desai, MD is Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. She specializes in glaucoma. She earned her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. She went on to complete her ophthalmology residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL and then completed her fellowship in glaucoma at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL (affiliated with the University of Miami). She is board certified ophthalmologist at Boston University affiliated Boston Medical Center. She currently serves as the glaucoma fellowship director as well as director for international education. She has overseen the initiation of collaboration with the Lesotho Boston Health Alliance (LeBoHA) to work toward improving eye care. Research interests look at medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, compliance, improving health care access/operations, and resident education. She looks forward to collaborating with innovative approaches to improve patient care and compliance.

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  1. Hsu E, Desai M. Glaucoma and Systemic Disease. Life (Basel). 2023 Apr 15; 13(4). PMID: 37109547; PMCID: PMC10143901; DOI: 10.3390/life13041018;
  2. Rashad R, Zhu C, Kupcha AC, Distefano AG, Kefella H, Desai MA. Partial Stenosis and Complete Punctal Closure Following Topical Netarsudil Use for Glaucoma. J Glaucoma. 2022 Nov 01; 31(11):920-925.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36223296
  3. Song W, Zhang S, Kim YM, Sadlak N, Fiorello MG, Desai M, Yi J. Visible Light Optical Coherence Tomography of Peripapillary Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Reflectivity in Glaucoma. Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2022 Sep 01; 11(9):28.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36166221; PMCID: PMC9526364; DOI: 10.1167/tvst.11.9.28;
  4. Oke I, Badami A, Kosteva KL, Wu K, Desai MA. Systemic Barriers in Receiving Electronically Prescribed Glaucoma Medications. J Glaucoma. 2022 Oct 01; 31(10):812-815. PMID: 35980860; PMCID: PMC9530008; DOI: 10.1097/IJG.0000000000002100;
  5. Lee HJ, Desai MA, Sadlak N, Fiorello MG, Githere WG, Subramanian ML. Oral Sedation is Non-Inferior to Intravenous Sedation for Cornea and Glaucoma Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Clin Ophthalmol. 2022; 16:2105-2117.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35837489; PMCID: PMC9274777; DOI: 10.2147/OPTH.S354570;
  6. Xu J, Desai MA, Lee HJ. Corneal Endothelial Cell Density in Normal Tension Glaucoma Compared to Healthy Controls. J Clin Med. 2022 Jun 18; 11(12).View Related Profiles. PMID: 35743585; PMCID: PMC9225331; DOI: 10.3390/jcm11123515;
  7. Wang J, Song W, Sadlak N, Fiorello MG, Desai M, Yi J. A Baseline Study of Oxygen Saturation in Parafoveal Vessels Using Visible Light Optical Coherence Tomography. Front Med (Lausanne). 2022; 9:886576. PMID: 35646980; PMCID: PMC9133487; DOI: 10.3389/fmed.2022.886576;
  8. Sadlak N, Fiorello MG, Cabral HJ, Subramanian ML, Desai MA, Lee HJ. Poor Correlation of Provider and Patient Satisfaction with Anesthesia in Ophthalmic Surgeries: A Secondary Analysis of a Clinical Trial. Clin Ophthalmol. 2022; 16:677-683.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35282171; PMCID: PMC8910461; DOI: 10.2147/OPTH.S351010;
  9. Ponsetto MK, Siegel NH, Desai MA, LaMattina KC. Global Health Curricula in Ophthalmology Residency Programs in the United States. J Acad Ophthalmol (2017). 2021 Jul; 13(2):e183-e191.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37388839; PMCID: PMC9927997; DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1736434;
  10. Zhu CQ, Sadlak N, Fiorello MG, Lee D, Desai M. A Comparison of Patient Acceptance of 3 Eye Drop Instillation Aids. J Glaucoma. 2021 08 01; 30(8):725-731.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34049349; PMCID: PMC8366596; DOI: 10.1097/IJG.0000000000001891;
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2021-2022 Department of Ophthalmology, Boston University School of Medicine: M.D. Surgical Teaching Award
2020-2021 Department of Ophthalmology, Boston University School of Medicine: M.D. Surgical Teaching Award
2017 Department of Ophthalmology, Boston University School of Medicine: M.D. Surgical Teaching Award
2015 Department of Ophthalmology, Boston University School of Medicine: M.D. Resident Educator Award
1999 Northwestern University: Mortar Board Senior Honors Society
1999 Northwestern University: Magna Cum Laude
1998 Engineering Honors Society: Tau Beta Pi

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