Pukhraj Rishi, MBBS, MS, FACS, FASRS

Associate ProfessorPukhraj Rishi MD

Board Certified in:

Retina (ASRS)

Clinic Locations:

Truhlsen Eye Institute



MBBS - BJ Medical College - Ahmedabad, India
Residency - BJ Medical College - Ahmedabad, India
Fellowship - Retina - Retina Foundation - Ahmedabad, India
Fellowship - Retina - Sankara Nethralva - Chennai, India
Fellowship - Retina - University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
Fellowship - Ocular Oncology - Wills Eye Hospital - Philadelphia, PA

Philosophy of Care:

As an ocular oncologist and vitreoretinal surgeon, I strive to provide the best care for those with complex eye conditions, to protect vision, and to enhance the quality of life for my patients.

Professional Interests:

Eye tumors (Retinoblastoma, melanoma, ocular surface tumors)
Retinal disease and surgery (Retinal detachment, Diabetic retinopathy, Macular degeneration)
Pediatric retinal disease (Retinopathy of Prematurity, FEVR, Coats' disease, others)
Ocular imaging, Permanent keratoprosthesis

Honors and Awards:

AIOS-IJO Gold Award - AIOC, India
Col Rangachari award - AIOC, India
AIOS CN Shroff award - AIOS, India
P. Hanumantha Reddy award - AIOS, India
Honor award - American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS)
Carl P Herbort Travel fellowship award - Uveitis society of India
Rhett Buckler award - American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS)
International Education award - American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
Prof MA Matin Memorial Oration - Bangladesh Academy of Ophthalmology
International Council of Ophthalmology - Helmerich Retina Research Foundation Fellowship grant

About Me:

After completing my Ophthalmology residency in India, I was fellowship trained at premier institutes like Sankara Nethralya, Chennai, India and Truhlsen Eye Institute/UNMC, Omaha in vitreoretinal surgery. A scholarship by the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) allowed me to pursue further training in Ocular Oncology (Eye tumors) at Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia.

Besides complex vitreoretinal surgery, I have been focussed on the care of eye tumors (retinoblastoma, melanoma, vitreoretinal lymphoma) and paediatric retinal disease. In the nearly 20 years of practice in a university teaching hospital in India, I was involved in training over 100 fellows, residents, medical students and Optometrists, including those from Nepal, Bangladesh, Kenya, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, and Malaysia.

At Omaha, I aim at developing a new service line for Ocular oncology and paediatric retinal care that serves the upper mid-west area.

In my spare time, I enjoy biking, swimming, and travelling, besides spending time with my family- Ekta and our two sons- Arnav and Arjun.  

Research and Publications