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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Clinical Trials
  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Eye Examinations
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Intravitreal Injections For Retinal Disease
  • Laser For Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Laser Treatment Of Retinal Disease
  • Macular Degeneration Evaluations
  • Ophthalmology
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Pars Plana Vitrectomy
  • Scleral Buckle
View all 12 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Choroiditis
  • Cystoid Macular Edema
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diseases of the Retina
  • Diseases of the Vitreous
  • Eye Injuries
  • Floaters And Flashes
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Lens Dislocation
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Monitoring Drug/ocular Toxicity
  • Ocular Injuries
  • Ocular Manifestations Of Aids
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Pigment Epithelium-Choroid Complex
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Traumatic Retinal Detachment
View all 22 Specialties +


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About Rishi Singh, MD

Dr Rishi Singh MD is a staff surgeon at the Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Lerner College of Medicine in Cleveland Ohio.  He also currently serves as the medical director of informatics at the Cleveland Clinic.  He received his medical degree from Boston University in the prestigious accelerated medical program and completed his residency at the Massachusetts Eye and Infirmary Harvard Combined Program in Boston MA.  Dr. Singh then completed a medical and surgical fellowship at the Cole Eye Institute in Cleveland Ohio. 
He specializes in the treatment of medical and surgical retinal disease such as diabetic retinopathy and age related macular degeneration.  Dr. Singh has authored greater than 60 peer reviewed publications, books, and book chapters and serves as the principal investigator of numerous national clinical trials advancing the treatment of retinal disease.  He is a frequent invited speaker at national and international meeting as well as continuing medical education seminars.  Dr Singh is also a reviewer for various ophthalmology and diabetes medical publications, including Archives of Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, IOVS, and Ophthalmology. He maintains a strong relationship with drug development and commercial entities by serving on scientific advisory boards.  
Dr. Singh's current work focuses on the electronic medical records implementation, lean process improvement, and decision support modules for clinical practice.  He operates the Cleveland Clinic Electronic Health Record Consulting program.  He has been honored with several research recognitions such as the Alpha Omega Alpha Research Award and the American Society of Retina Specialists Senior Honor Award.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Boston, MA USA

Internship - Lemuel Shattuck Hospital
Boston, MA USA

Medical Education - Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA USA

Undergraduate - Boston University
Boston, MA USA


  • Ophthalmology

Specialty Interests

Diabetic retinopathy, emphasis on treating conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, macula and vitreous, Retinal Detachment, Surgical and medical treatment of the retina

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow Teaching Award
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Research Award
  • International Medical Congress Research Achievement Award
  • American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin Research Award
  • Research to Prevent Blindness Fellowship
  • National Institutes of Health/American Association of Medical Colleges Basic Science Research Award
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Rishi Singh, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 3/31/2021, Dr. Singh has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Singh receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Kala Pharmaceuticals
  • Alcon, Inc.
  • Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
  • Bausch and Lomb
  • Novartis International, AG
  • Genentech, Inc
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

400 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

46 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

Dr. Rishi Singh and his team provided excellent care in every way. They showed care and concern and gave clear explanations of my condition.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

I requested that Dr. Singh administer my shots and he agreed. I had a very bad experience last time with a fellow administering the injections.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

had only 2 appointments open and they were beyond the time that the doctor wanted to see him, so I had to choose one to get him in for his shot, even thought it was later than needed. Never had this happen before and I have been taking my husband there for years.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

I suffer from anxiety so my Doctor and all the associates made my experience very good. I knew I was in good hands. And with Dr. Singh.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

have been followed by Dr. Singh for a number of years--trusting of care he provides

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

I've already recommended Dr. Singh and his team.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

every person from scheduler, t o check-in, to medical assistant, nurse and physician were very welcoming and helpful

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Dr Singh explains all information and listens to questions. Never feel rushed

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

Dr. Singh is always very good and attentive/responsive to concerns/questions

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

Dr over road objection to injections. Haste in applying caused excessive discomfort and prolonged, sever, deep redness which is present long after the predicted week. This has not happened in past procedures.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

from my first visit through surgery to this appt Dr Singhe and his entire staff have been exceptional in all areas.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

DR Singh is awesome

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr. Rishi Singh and his staff have become our friends over the years. We have over an hour drive to get their, and we don't mind because of the staff, the care and Dr. Singh's talents.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Working with Dr. Singh and his staff has been very good.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Dr. Singh is very professional yet has handled each visit with personal care.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Dr Singh and his staff always provide the most appropriate care for the best possible patient experience

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

Rishi Singh is the BEST doctor I have ever experienced. He is the perfect combination of technical excellence and extraordinary human compassion.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

dr great but had to wait over an hour

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

The doctor took 2 seconds to look at scans, and spent maybe 15 seconds with me. I asked questions, because he didn't really explain much. While this was a followup, I still felt very rushed - since I drove 2 hours to get there, it would have been nice for him to take his time with me.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

he is a great doctor with an excellent, well trained staff!! You are lucky to have him!!

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

The Doctor was so very kind and explained everything thoroughly.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

Dr. Singh is a caring and extremely competent and true professional.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Dr. Singh is s very caring and competent doctor. he is the reason that my special needs son is able to see. The concern and the time that he devoted to my son was above and beong the duty of a doctor. I am very greatfull to him

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

dr Singh is excellent... in everything.. patient care, bedside manners and skill set off the charts...

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Dr. Singh and his staff are amazing. Everyone is professional, kind, patient and accommodating. Tom was wonderful for the first contact. Dr. Singh is wonderful and I feel very fortunate to live in Cleveland where such great medical care is available. Thank you.,

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

dr Singh's office answered all my questions when I called

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Dr. S is the best!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

excellent physicians, nurses, other personnel

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Dr. Singh is very knowlgable ability relating to makelt dgenratione

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

This visit to the Cole Eye Institute was related to my participation in the Derby study for macular degeneration . This was my 13th monthly visit where I get an injection in my left eye at the end of each visit. Dr. Kaakour made the injection. I believe that he did not communicate well with me and did not properly numb my eye before the injection. It was very painful and resulted in an abrasion to the cornea and blurred vision in that eye for two days. I have not had any such problems on any of my previous visits.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

great staff great Doctor

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Excellent. Dr. Singh always answers our questions and is a very caring Doctor. 5+ STAR!!!

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

DR Singh has done a great job of tracking the progression of my Macular Degeneration

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Compasionate service from Dr. Singh and his staff

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

The concern and the service that I received from Dr. Singh exceeded expectations

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

These questions are answered based on my experience with Dr. Singh and his immediate support staff. They treated me with respect and made me feel that it is more than worth the 2.5 hour trip to continue my treatment at the Cole Eye Institute.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

There were several people that were extraordinary, including the Doctor that came in for and prior to Dr. Singh, the technician in the testing lab on the lower level. They went out of their way to make my visit a comfortable experience.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

The doctor was exceptional, a great doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

I saw Dr. Singh at the end of the day for a few minutes. He seemed very busy.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

I feel so blessed to be in Dr. Singh's care!

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Dr. Singh is a thorough and capable physician. He is knowledgeable and caring.

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Dr. Singh is always professional and I will continue to schedule with him

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

I have recommended the Cole Eye institute and Dr. Singh

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Dr Singh is very good. I have to get eye shots but he is very good.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

very happy with doctor's

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

very grateful that the doctor could see me.

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