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

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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 6/12/2019, 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:

  • Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Roche (Hoffman-La Roche, Ltd.)
  • Optos plc
  • Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
  • Genentech, Inc
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Novartis International, AG
  • Bayer AG
  • Alcon, Inc.
  • Bausch and Lomb

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

393 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

32 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

the doctor was very responsible and respectful really made me feel comfortable

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

Dr Singh has an extraordinary combination of expertise and empathy. So very grateful for him.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

Quick and efficient appointment. Dr. Singh is caring, amazing and very efficient. Testing was minimal and the complete appointment was 30 minutes.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

I felt as if Dr. Singh was " bothered" by me being there. As if I was wasting his time. My husband was with me and said the same thing. I went to him for a second opinion and I don't know if I will go back to see him again.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

second time visiting with this doctor. I highly recommend him. great bedside manner and great sense of humor.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

Rishi Singh is a very knowledgeable and caring physician.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

Very well satisfied . Dr Rishi was extremely professional and helped me alot. Excellent service

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Dr. Singh was wonderful. He explained the procedure in an unhurried way and performed it himself.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Super experience. Dr. Singh is an outstanding physician and I am fortunate to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Dr. R. Singh is very caring and treats you as if you were family.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Good experience however, not clear on preoperative physical to be oerformed by my family doctor!

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Dr. Singh is extremely professional and caring. An asset to Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

Dr Singh and the fellow who preceded him were both professional and informative. And I liked there interaction. I would not go anywhere else and would certainly recommend them to others (I have already).

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr.Singh was obviously pressed for time. He spent at the most 5 mins. with me, which included the time he looked at the retinal images. He and two fellows were out the door as soon as possible. My husband asked a question about the monitoring machine for my Macular Degeneration which Dr. Singh hurriedly answered. He must have been running late since I was taken about 15 mins. late. Dr.Singh's rushed presentation may have more to do with Clinic policy and number of patients he must see, rather than his choice.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Dr. Singh, and all the staff could not have been friendlier or more professional. They were great!

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Dr. Singh is great, and so is each member of his staff!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Dr. R . Singh was excellent and now I can see out of my left eye!! I am grateful for his seeing me!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

I definitely recommend Dr. R. Singh!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

dr Singh has always been kind and helpful

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Dr. Rishi Singh is personable and always very attentive to my eye-related issues.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

I've been an ongoing long-term patient of Dr. Singh.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Dr. Singh had visiting doctors and asked permission if he could bring them into the room to view, rather than just doing it. That's very respectful.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Great Doctor and very pleased the care I received

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

The provider was rude to me about my condition and referred care. I did not feel compassion as I have in the past.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

I have been a patient of Dr. Singh for a number of years. Return visits are scheduled for every eight weeks. There has never been a need to contact the office in between. If the scheduled appointment has to be changed because Dr. Singh will not be available, I have been contacted about has replacement for that date, or, if necessary another date will be set.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

Dr Singh was superb - warm, thorough, thoughtful, excellent communicator.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018

Dr R. Singh is a credit to the Cleveland Clinic, and I appreciate his kindness and expert medical knowledge.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018

Wish Dr R Sing was at the Twinsburg more than one (1) day per month.

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.

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