Manishi A. Desai, MD

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

Manishi Desai
85 E. Concord St


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.


  • Indiana University School of Medicine, MD
  • Northwestern University, BS


  • Published on 6/30/2020

    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. PMID: 33014584.

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  • Published on 10/1/2019

    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. PMID: 31788486.

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  • Published on 7/9/2019

    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. PMID: 31312670.

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  • Published on 8/23/2018

    Wu K, Lee HJ, Desai MA. Risk factors for early onset elevated intraocular pressure after pterygium surgery. Clin Ophthalmol. 2018; 12:1539-1547. PMID: 30197500.

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  • Published on 6/28/2018

    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. PMID: 29984110.

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  • Published on 12/4/2017

    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. PMID: 29359085.

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  • Published on 8/14/2017

    Park AJ, Eliassi-Rad B, Desai MA. Ptosis after glaucoma surgery. Clin Ophthalmol. 2017; 11:1483-1489. PMID: 28860697.

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  • Published on 1/1/2017

    Wong, M, Chaku M, Desai MA. Aqueous Misdirection. 2017.

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  • Published on 1/28/2016

    Bacon TS, Fan KC, Desai MA. Electronic medical record and glaucoma medications: connecting the medication reconciliation with adherence. Clin Ophthalmol. 2016; 10:221-5. PMID: 26869756.

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  • Published on 1/1/2015

    Stallwood CG, Chaku M, Desai MA. Plateau Iris. American Academy of Ophthalmology. San Francisco. 2015.

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