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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 P. Singh MD is a staff surgeon at the Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic and 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 bachelors and medical degrees from Boston University and completed his residency at the Massachusetts Eye and Infirmary Harvard Combined Program in Boston, Massachusetts. 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, retinal detachment, and age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Singh has authored more than 180 peer reviewed publications, books, and book chapters and serves as the principal investigator of numerous national clinical trials advancing the treatment of retinal disease. Dr. Singh is the former president on the Retina World Congress and is on the board of the American Society of Retina Specialists.

Dr. Singh has been honored with several research recognitions such as the Alpha Omega Alpha Research Award and 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


  • 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

  • Research to Prevent Blindness Fellowship - 1998
  • National Institute of Health/American Association of Medical Colleges Basic Science Research Award - 1998
  • International Medical Congress Research Achievement Award - 1999
  • American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin Research Award - 1999
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Research Award – 2000
  • Cleveland Clinic Fellow Teaching Award – 2006
  • Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award – 2008, 2010
  • Product Development Fund Award – 2009, 2010
  • American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) Honor Award – 2010
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons – Best Paper – 2011
  • American Society of Retina Specialist (ASRS) Honor Award – 2012
  • Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award – 2012
  • Best Poster Award – American Academy of Ophthalmology – 2013
  • American Society of Retina Specialist (ASRS) Senior Honor Award – 2013
  • Early Career Innovation Award – Cleveland Clinic – 2013
  • American Society of Retina Specialists Young Investigator Award – 2018
  • J. Donald Gass Beacon of Sight Award - 2019

Innovations & Patents

  • Patent Title: Chemical Compound Delivery Device and Method Patent Number: US 2008/0146986 A1, Filed: June 19, 2008
  • Patent Title: Apparatus and Method for Delivering Drug to Ocular Tissue: Patent Number: 61/100,464, Filed: September 26, 2008
  • Patient Title: Electrode assembly for delivery a therapeutic agent into ocular tissue: Patient number: PCT/US2011036495, Filed: January 16, 2013
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 11/20/2021, 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:

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

Donation of Financial Interest. Dr. Singh has consulted for, received compensation for serving as a fiduciary from, or received royalties from the following companies but instructed them to donate all compensation to not-for-profit causes or to the Cleveland Clinic to support research and education:

  • Ocular Therapeutix, 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

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

I know that I have checked very good to all responses but my experience with checking in, the nurse, technicians, and doctor was outstanding.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Dr singh was a very good doctor, he explained how my eyes are doing and what needed to be done to keep them healthy. And thanked me for doing a good job at keeping healthy as much as I can with my eyes.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Excellent exam by Retina Fellow followed by Dr. Singh.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

I have been a patient of Dr. R. Sighn for 12 plus years. I would of given him a10 plus if I could if. Very satisfied with the care he has given me over the years!

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Dr. Singh always treats you as if you are a member of his family. He explains everything very clearly and always answers all of my questions. He is wonderful.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

My care provider was Dr. Rishi Singh. He performed surgery almost ten years ago for a hole in my retina. He is an outstanding surgeon and a compassionate care giver. It is a joy to see him each year and I always feel remembered and well taken care of.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Thank you Dr. Singh.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Dr. Rishi Singh provides phenomenal access and clinical care. He's always very kind to me.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

We came for a second opinion and we were impressed by the professionalism and thoroughness of our visit . We were relieved and confident in the results Dr. Singh and his colleague discussed with us.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Resident told me my eyes were worse then said at least I didn't need eye injection. Told me there was nothing that could be done foe my eyes. Dr. IdD not talk like this. Dr. Singh has always been caring.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr Singh was outstanding. I was impressed with his instant knowledge of my problem. He's terrific. !!!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Cleveland Clinic is an amazing place. I'm so glad I chose the clinic for my problem. I'm extremely confident Dr Singh will fix it.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Excellent doctor and staff.

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

The care & treatment from Dr. Singh and his staff has been excellent.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

when Dr. Singh administers my eye injection. I never feel it or have soreness or other symptoms afterwards.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Dr Singh is excellent. He listens to myconcerns and explains situation andtreatment. Very pleased with him.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

The staff , each made me at ease, I thought they cared. No one was nasty which thought Was par the course wth retinal Drs.Kindness appeared to be important no one made feel no hope! I'm end of rope , caused by a doctor very negative.

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

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