Pukhraj Rishi, MS, DO, FRCS

Pukhraj Rishi, MS, DO, FRCS

Contact information

  • India
    Sankara Nethralya, 18 College Road, Chennai, TN 600006
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Ophthalmic Oncologist

Education and Fellowships

Wills Eye Institute, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Sankara Nethralya, 18 College Road, Chennai, India.
Retina Foundation, Old RajBhavan Road, Shahibaug, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
M & J Instiute of Ophthalmology, B.J.Medical College, Ahmedaba, Gujarat, India.

Current Positions

Senior Consultant
Sankara Nethralya
18 College Road
TamilNadu. India


Dr Pukhraj Rishi has graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, India with top honours in Ophthalmology. He underwent Vitreo-retinal fellowship training at Retina Foundation, Ahmedabad, India (2002) and another Vitreo-retinal fellowship at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India (2003). He trained in Ocular Oncology from Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, USA (2012). He has been on the faculty at Sankara Nethralya, Chennai, India since 2003. Currently, he is Senior Consultant in the Vitreo-Retinal department at the same institute. He has over 110 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is a contributing author for several text books. He has edited the second edition of ‘Sankara Nethralya fundus fluorescein angiography Atlas (2012). He is a reviewer for 20 Ophthalmology journals. He has won the ‘Late Nataraj Pillai Best Free Paper Award’ in 2004 and 2014. He has been awarded the prestigious 'Helmerich Retina Research Fellowship' by the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) in 2012 and 'Carl P Herbot travel fellowship award' in 2014 by Uveitis Society of India. His areas of interest include Macular diseases, Retinal vascular diseases, Keratoprosthesis, Ocular Oncology and Vitreoretinal surgery. He has been a co-Investigator in clinical trials. He is a member of All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS), International Society of Ocular Oncology (ISOO), Vitreo-Retina Society of India (VRSI) and founding member of Asia-Pacific Society of Ocular Oncology and Pathology (APSOOP).

Selected publications

  • Intra-arterial chemotherapy for retinoblastoma: First Indian report.
    Rishi P, Sharma T, Koundanya V, Bansal N, Saravanan M, Ravikumar R, et al. Indian J Ophthalmol 2015;63:331-4.
  • Analysis of Potential Ischemic Effect of Intravitreal Bevacizumab on Unaffected Retina in Treatment-Naïve Macular Edema Due to Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion: A Prospective, Interventional Case-Series
    Rishi P, Raka N, Rishi E. PLoS ONE 11(9): e0162533. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0162533
  • Coats disease: An Indian Perspective
    Rishi P, Rishi E, Uparkar M, et al. Indian J Ophthalmol 2010; 58:119-124
  • Comparison of photodynamic therapy, ranibizumab/ bevacizumab or combination in the treatment of myopic choroidal neovascularisation: a 9-year-study from a single centre
    Rishi P, Rishi E, Bhende M, et al. Br J Ophthalmol Published Online First: doi:10.1136/bjophthalmol- 2015-307802

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