Manishi Desai, MD

Manishi Desai, MD is Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Boston University 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.

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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  1. 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;
  2. Fridman G, Sadlak N, Eliassi-Rad B, Desai MA. Real-World Clinical Impact of Netarsudil 0.02% at an Urban Safety-Net Hospital. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2021 Jul-Aug; 37(6):338-342.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33983847; PMCID: PMC8328041; DOI: 10.1089/jop.2020.0112;
  3. Song W, Shao W, Yi W, Liu R, Desai M, Ness S, Yi J. Visible light optical coherence tomography angiography (vis-OCTA) facilitates local microvascular oximetry in the human retina. Biomed Opt Express. 2020 Jul 01; 11(7):4037-4051.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33014584; PMCID: PMC7510897; DOI: 10.1364/BOE.395843;
  4. Waldman CW, Desai M, Rahman EZ, Eliassi-Rad B. Combined Endocyclophotocoagulation and Phacoemulsification in Patients with Glaucoma of African Descent. Med Hypothesis Discov Innov Ophthalmol. 2019; 8(4):257-265.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31788486; PMCID: PMC6778678
  5. Song W, Fu S, Song S, Zhang S, Zhang L, Ness S, Desai M, Yi J. Longitudinal detection of retinal alterations by visible and near-infrared optical coherence tomography in a dexamethasone-induced ocular hypertension mouse model. Neurophotonics. 2019 Oct; 6(4):041103.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31312670; PMCID: PMC6614697; DOI: 10.1117/1.NPh.6.4.041103;
  6. Wu K, Lee HJ, Desai MA. Risk factors for early onset elevated intraocular pressure after pterygium surgery. Clin Ophthalmol. 2018; 12:1539-1547.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30197500; PMCID: PMC6112787; DOI: 10.2147/OPTH.S159592;
  7. Song W, Zhou L, Zhang S, Ness S, Desai M, Yi J. Fiber-based visible and near infrared optical coherence tomography (vnOCT) enables quantitative elastic light scattering spectroscopy in human retina. Biomed Opt Express. 2018 Jul 01; 9(7):3464-3480.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29984110; PMCID: PMC6033571; DOI: 10.1364/BOE.9.003464;
  8. Zhang L, Song W, Shao D, Zhang S, Desai M, Ness S, Roy S, Yi J. Volumetric fluorescence retinal imaging in vivo over a 30-degree field of view by oblique scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (oSLO). Biomed Opt Express. 2018 01 01; 9(1):25-40.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29359085; PMCID: PMC5772579; DOI: 10.1364/BOE.9.000025;
  9. Park AJ, Eliassi-Rad B, Desai MA. Ptosis after glaucoma surgery. Clin Ophthalmol. 2017; 11:1483-1489.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28860697; PMCID: PMC5565377; DOI: 10.2147/OPTH.S134562;
  10. Wong, M, Chaku M, Desai MA. Aqueous Misdirection. 2017. View Publication
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