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 School - 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.

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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 10/22/2018, 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:

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

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

311 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
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

I arrived very early for my appointment and started the process before my actual appointment time. This was really nice since I live a fair distance from the Cleveland Clinic. The doctor was good, but really didn't offer any help for my problem other than refer me to somebody else. I can't fault the doctor, but it is a disappointment.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

Dr. Singh delivered an opinion. marginally in conflict with another opinion, I am following Dr. Singh's opinion... being sound and reasonable. Professional

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2018

Really pleased with Dr. Singh. My daughter and I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Singh.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2018

Dr. Singh is dedicated to fixing my sight as best he can. He shows concern and compassion.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2018

Dr. Rishi Singh is excellent! I have the utmost respect for him and his ability.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Dr Rishi Singh is the best

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

Thankful for a retina specialist at the Twinsburg location...hoping Dr.Singh will be seeing patients at this location more than 1 day per month

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

I am extremely pleased with Dr.Singh and I am grateful for his knowledge and competence

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

Dr Singh is a great kind caring doctor

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2018

very thankful that Dr R Singh is treating my eyes.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2018

I am tremendously impressed with Dr. Singh and his staff and fellows!! they are all courteous, kind, thoroughly professional and really excellent! I have had issue with my eyes since birth and I am so grateful to have access to all the doctors and staff at the Cole Eye Institute!

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018

I was very pleased with the professionalism of the Doctor and the Staff.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018

My experience has always been excellent seeing Dr. Singh, but whoever schedules his appointments should know he has office hours in Twinsburg. it was very inconvenient going to Cole Eye Center when we learned he still has office hours in Twinsburg where I had previously gone.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

Dr. Singh had written prescriptions in the past for Alphagan P as well as Lotamax. When I indicated that the most recent prescription for Alphagan P had expired, I requested a refill, plus the addition of Lotamax which had expired even earlier. He refilled the Lotamax, but not the Alphagan P without any explanation.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2018

doctor was over 45 minutes behind

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018

I love the Cole Eye center, all staffing are wonderful. And, I wouldn't change my doctor, Dr. Singh, for anything in the world. He knows me as a person, my history and he's positive in making me feel reassured that all will be okay when I have an eye issue and it always has been.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018

excellent doctor and great service from staff.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2018

provider should provide as much info as possible about condition

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2018

The only thing I would have preferred is if the provider(s) in the room would have introduced themselves to me prior to the examination. This always makes a person feel more at ease.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2018

follow up is in a couple of months. I can always see Dr Singh when ever I have an issue.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2018

Dr. Sighn Has always been very helpful for the many many years I've had him for my doctor

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