Manishi A. Desai, MD

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

Manishi Desai
85 E. Concord St


Manishi Desai, MD is Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Chobanian and Avedisian 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 2/13/2024

    Hsu E, Nguyen A, Sanjiv N, Desai M, Blaney D, Rowe SG. A case of accommodation-induced lens subluxation with iris displacement causing intermittent angle closure. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2024 Jun; 34:102014. PMID: 38389701.

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  • Published on 12/22/2023

    Wang J, Sadlak N, Fiorello MG, Desai M, Yi J. Macular Oxygen Saturation in Glaucoma Using Retinal Oximetry of Visible Light Optical Coherence Tomography. medRxiv. 2023 Dec 22. PMID: 38196641.

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  • Published on 11/1/2023

    Bains A, Osathanugrah P, Sanjiv N, Chiu C, Fiorello MG, Siegel NH, Peeler CE, Distefano AG, Lee HJ, Ness S, Desai MA, Titelbaum JR, Pira T, LaMattina KC, Christiansen SP, Cabral HJ, Subramanian ML. Diverse Research Teams and Underrepresented Groups in Clinical Studies. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2023 Nov 01; 141(11):1037-1044. PMID: 37856135.

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  • Published on 8/31/2023

    Dia M, Albrecht MM, Sanayei N, Cabral H, Martin DC, Subramanian ML, Ness S, Siegel NH, Desai M, Chen X. Patient Satisfaction with the Hybrid Telemedicine Model for Ophthalmology. Telemed J E Health. 2024 Feb; 30(2):499-508. PMID: 37651189.

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  • Published on 4/15/2023

    Hsu E, Desai M. Glaucoma and Systemic Disease. Life (Basel). 2023 Apr 15; 13(4). PMID: 37109547.

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  • Published on 9/6/2022

    Rashad R, Zhu C, Kupcha AC, Distefano AG, Kefella H, Desai MA. Partial Stenosis and Complete Punctal Closure Following Topical Netarsudil Use for Glaucoma. J Glaucoma. 2022 Nov 01; 31(11):920-925. PMID: 36223296.

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  • Published on 9/1/2022

    Song W, Zhang S, Kim YM, Sadlak N, Fiorello MG, Desai M, Yi J. Visible Light Optical Coherence Tomography of Peripapillary Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Reflectivity in Glaucoma. Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2022 Sep 01; 11(9):28. PMID: 36166221.

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  • Published on 8/10/2022

    Oke I, Badami A, Kosteva KL, Wu K, Desai MA. Systemic Barriers in Receiving Electronically Prescribed Glaucoma Medications. J Glaucoma. 2022 Oct 01; 31(10):812-815. PMID: 35980860.

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  • Published on 7/1/2022

    Lee HJ, Desai MA, Sadlak N, Fiorello MG, Githere WG, Subramanian ML. Oral Sedation is Non-Inferior to Intravenous Sedation for Cornea and Glaucoma Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Clin Ophthalmol. 2022; 16:2105-2117. PMID: 35837489.

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  • Published on 6/18/2022

    Xu J, Desai MA, Lee HJ. Corneal Endothelial Cell Density in Normal Tension Glaucoma Compared to Healthy Controls. J Clin Med. 2022 Jun 18; 11(12). PMID: 35743585.

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