Rohan Singh

Dr Rohan Singh

Visiting Lecturer

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Dr. Rohan Bir Singh is a visiting lecturer in the Discipline of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Adelaide Medical School and concurrently pursuing clinical and basic science research under the mentorship of Prof.Reza Dana, MD MSc MPH, Claes H. Dohlman Chair of Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Singh is pursuing his Ph.D. in ocular immunology at the Department of Ophthalmology, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands under the supervision of Dr. Dana and Dr. Martine J. Jager, Professor of Ophthalmology. He received his MD degree from Panjab University, Chandigarh.

His research focuses on the prevalence and pathogenesis of ocular graft-versus-host-disease in patients after bone marrow transplantation, factors modulating immunopathogenesis of acute and chronic dry eye disease, and epidemiology of corneal disorders in the United States. He has published his research in top ophthalmology journals and presented his basic science as well as clinical research at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, the Harvard Biennial Cornea Conference, American Society of Retina Specialists Annual Meeting, Cornea Society, and New England Ophthalmological Society.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Honorary Visiting Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2021 - ongoing PhD scholar Leiden University Medical Center
    2017 - ongoing Fellow Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2021 Award Cora Verhagen Award J. Wayne Streilein Foundation for Ocular Immunology United States
    2020 Nomination Nomination, Harvard Chapter Sigma Xi Honor Society United States
    2019 Award National Eye Institute Travel Grant Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology United States
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Hindi Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Panjabi; Punjabi Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2009 - 2016 Government Medical College and Hospital India MBBS
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Singh, R. B., Das, S., Chodosh, J., Sharma, N., Zegans, M. E., Kowalski, R. P., & Jhanji, V. (2022). Paradox of complex diversity: Challenges in the diagnosis and management of bacterial keratitis. Progress in Retinal and Eye Research, 101028.
    DOI Scopus1
    2022 Claessens, D., Ichhpujani, P., & Singh, R. B. (2022). MacuFix® versus Amsler grid for metamorphopsia categorization for macular diseases. International Ophthalmology, 42(1), 229-238.
    DOI Europe PMC1
    2022 Ichhpujani, P., Thakur, S., Singh, T., Singh, R. B., & Kumar, S. (2022). Effect of laser peripheral iridotomy on contrast sensitivity using Spaeth/Richman Contrast Sensitivity test.. Therapeutic advances in ophthalmology, 14, 25158414221078142.
    DOI
    2022 Dohlman, T. H., McSoley, M., Amparo, F., Carreno-Galeano, T., Wang, M., Dastjerdi, M., . . . Dana, R. (2022). Bevacizumab in High-Risk Corneal Transplantation: a Pilot Multi-Center Prospective Randomized Control Trial.. Ophthalmology.
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    2021 Nakagawa, H., Blanco, T., Kahale, F., Bir Singh, R., Dohlman, T. H., & Dana, R. (2021). Novel adaptation of a running suture technique in a mouse model of corneal transplantation.. Journal of biological methods, 8(4), e156.
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    2021 Singhal, S., Patel, G., Singh, R. B., & Potdar, R. (2021). Grade 3 Neuroendocrine Tumor (G3NET): An Unusual Tumor With A Histochemical Surprise.. Cureus, 13(10), e19103.
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    2021 Fan, N. W., Dohlman, T. H., Foulsham, W., McSoley, M., Singh, R. B., Chen, Y., & Dana, R. (2021). The role of Th17 immunity in chronic ocular surface disorders. Ocular Surface, 19, 157-168.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS9 Europe PMC7
    2021 Sinha, S., Singh, R. B., Dohlman, T. H., Taketani, Y., Yin, J., & Dana, R. (2021). Prevalence and Risk Factors Associated With Corneal Perforation in Chronic Ocular Graft-Versus-Host-Disease. Cornea, 40(7), 877-882.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2021 Singh, R. B., Gupta, P., Kartik, A., Farooqui, N., Singhal, S., Shergill, S., . . . Agarwal, A. (2021). Ocular Manifestations of Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses. Seminars in Ophthalmology, 36(7), 582-595.
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    2021 Singh, R. B., Liu, L., Anchouche, S., Yung, A., Mittal, S. K., Blanco, T., . . . Dana, R. (2021). Ocular redness – I: Etiology, pathogenesis, and assessment of conjunctival hyperemia. Ocular Surface, 21, 134-144.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS3 Europe PMC2
    2021 Sharma, V., Dhaliwal, S., & Singh, R. B. (2021). Psychological and Physical Implications of COVID-19 on School Children in India. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 33(5), 672-673.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2021 Singhal, S., Singh, R. B., & Potdar, R. (2021). Metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the colon: A conundrum in colorectal malignancies. BMJ Case Reports, 14(4), e240573.
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    2021 Singh, R. B., Blanco, T., Mittal, S. K., Alemi, H., Chauhan, S. K., Chen, Y., & Dana, R. (2021). Pigment Epithelium–Derived Factor Enhances the Suppressive Phenotype of Regulatory T Cells in a Murine Model of Dry Eye Disease. American Journal of Pathology, 191(4), 720-729.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2021 Dohlman, T. H., Singh, R. B., & Dana, R. (2021). Advances in the Medical Management of Neurotrophic Keratitis. Seminars in Ophthalmology, 36(4), 335-340.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2021 Tahvildari, M., Singh, R. B., & Saeed, H. N. (2021). Application of Artificial Intelligence in the Diagnosis and Management of Corneal Diseases. Seminars in Ophthalmology, 36(8), 641-648.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2021 Singh, R. B., Liu, L., Yung, A., Anchouche, S., Mittal, S. K., Blanco, T., . . . Dana, R. (2021). Ocular redness – II: Progress in development of therapeutics for the management of conjunctival hyperemia. Ocular Surface, 21, 66-77.
    DOI Scopus1
    2021 Singh, R. B., Khera, T., Ly, V., Saini, C., Cho, W., Shergill, S., . . . Agarwal, A. (2021). Ocular complications of perioperative anesthesia: a review. Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 259(8), 2069-2083.
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    2021 Wang, Y., Carreno-Galeano, J. T., Singh, R. B., Dana, R., & Yin, J. (2021). Long-term Outcomes of Punctal Cauterization in the Management of Ocular Surface Diseases. Cornea, 40(2), 168-171.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
    2021 Singh, T., Ichhpujani, P., & Singh, R. B. (2021). First Line of Defense in COVID-19: Masks in Clinical Practice. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 33(1), 147-149.
    DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
    2021 Kalra, G., Ichhpujani, P., Thakur, S., Singh, R. B., Sharma, U., & Kumar, S. (2021). A pilot study for smartphone photography to assess bleb morphology and vasculature post-trabeculectomy. International Ophthalmology, 41(2), 483-490.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS4 Europe PMC2
    2021 Muralidharan, S., Ichhpujani, P., Bhartiya, S., & Singh, R. B. (2021). Eye-tunes: role of music in ophthalmology and vision sciences.. Therapeutic advances in ophthalmology, 13, 25158414211040890.
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    2020 Ichhpujani, P., Singh, T., Thakur, S., Singh, R. B., & Kumar, S. (2020). Assessing glaucoma deterioration using Spaeth/Richman contrast sensitivity test.. Therapeutic advances in ophthalmology, 12, 2515841420977412.
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    2020 Singh, R. B., Ichhpujani, P., Thakur, S., & Jindal, S. (2020). Promising therapeutic drug delivery systems for glaucoma: a comprehensive review.. Therapeutic advances in ophthalmology, 12, 2515841420905740.
    DOI Europe PMC10
    2020 Vira, J., Marchese, A., Singh, R. B., & Agarwal, A. (2020). Swept-source optical coherence tomography imaging of the retinochoroid and beyond. Expert Review of Medical Devices, 17(5), 413-426.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS6 Europe PMC3
    2020 Singh, R. B., Zhu, S., Yung, A., Dohlman, T. H., Dana, R., & Yin, J. (2020). Efficacy of cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive in the management of corneal thinning and perforation due to microbial keratitis. Ocular Surface, 18(4), 795-800.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS3 Europe PMC2
    2020 Sinha, S., Singh, R. B., Dohlman, T. H., Wang, M., Taketani, Y., Yin, J., & Dana, R. (2020). Prevalence of Persistent Corneal Epithelial Defects in Chronic Ocular Graft-Versus-Host Disease. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 218, 296-303.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5 Europe PMC2
    2020 Singh, R. B., Yung, A., Coco, G., Sinha, S., Dohlman, T. H., Yin, J., & Dana, R. (2020). Efficacy and retention of silicone punctal plugs for treatment of dry eye in patients with and without ocular graft-versus-host-disease. Ocular Surface, 18(4), 731-735.
    DOI Scopus3
    2020 Singh, R. B., Marmalidou, A., Amouzegar, A., Chen, Y., & Dana, R. (2020). Animal models of high-risk corneal transplantation: A comprehensive review. Experimental Eye Research, 198, 9 pages.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2 Europe PMC2
    2020 Singh, R. B., Sinha, S., Saini, C., Elbasiony, E., Thakur, S., & Agarwal, A. (2020). Recent advances in the management of non-infectious posterior uveitis. International Ophthalmology, 40(11), 3187-3207.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2020 Zheng, Q., Jones, F. K., Leavitt, S. V., Ung, L., Labrique, A. B., Peters, D. H., . . . Saini, J. (2020). HIT-COVID, a global database tracking public health interventions to COVID-19. Scientific Data, 7(1), 8 pages.
    DOI Scopus32 WoS30 Europe PMC31
    2020 Kartik, A., Garg, D., & Singh, R. B. (2020). Implications of Reduced Health Care Services for Cancer Patients in India and Similar Resource-Limited Health Care Systems During COVID-19 Pandemic. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 32(5), 287-288.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2020 Taketani, Y., Marmalidou, A., Dohlman, T. H., Singh, R. B., Amouzegar, A., Chauhan, S. K., . . . Dana, R. (2020). Restoration of Regulatory T-Cell Function in Dry Eye Disease by Antagonizing Substance P/Neurokinin-1 Receptor. American Journal of Pathology, 190(9), 1859-1866.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS9 Europe PMC5
    2020 Singh, R. B., Saini, C., Shergill, S., & Agarwal, A. (2020). Window to the circulatory system: Ocular manifestations of cardiovascular diseases. European Journal of Ophthalmology, 30(6), 1207-1219.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2 Europe PMC2
    2020 Singh, R. B., Blanco, T., Mittal, S. K., Taketani, Y., Chauhan, S. K., Chen, Y., & Dana, R. (2020). Pigment Epithelium-derived Factor secreted by corneal epithelial cells regulates dendritic cell maturation in dry eye disease. Ocular Surface, 18(3), 460-469.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS6 Europe PMC3
    2020 Singh, R. B., & Thakur, S. (2020). Nightclub Photokeratitis. Ophthalmology, 127(2), 239.
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    2019 Singh, R. B., Shergill, S., Singh, K. P., & Thakur, S. (2019). Down and out: Acquired oculomotor nerve palsy. BMJ Case Reports, 12(8), e231485.
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    2019 Foulsham, W., Dohlman, T. H., Mittal, S. K., Taketani, Y., Singh, R. B., Masli, S., & Dana, R. (2019). Thrombospondin-1 in ocular surface health and disease. Ocular Surface, 17(3), 374-383.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS14 Europe PMC9
    2019 Yin, J., Singh, R. B., Al Karmi, R., Yung, A., Yu, M., & Dana, R. (2019). Outcomes of Cyanoacrylate Tissue Adhesive Application in Corneal Thinning and Perforation. Cornea, 38(6), 668-673.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS15 Europe PMC8
    2019 Ichhpujani, P., Singh, R. B., Foulsham, W., Thakur, S., & Lamba, A. S. (2019). Visual implications of digital device usage in school children: A cross-sectional study. BMC Ophthalmology, 19(1), 8 pages.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS16 Europe PMC7
    2018 Singh, R. B., Thakur, S., & Ichhpujani, P. (2018). Traumatic rosette cataract. BMJ Case Reports, 11(1), e227465.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
    2018 Kumar, S., Ichhpujani, P., Thakur, S., & Singh, R. B. (2018). Traumatic corneal perforation with exteriorisation of Ahmed glaucoma valve tube. BMJ case reports, 2018.
    DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
    2018 Agarwal, A., Invernizzi, A., Singh, R. B., Foulsham, W., Aggarwal, K., Handa, S., . . . Gupta, V. (2018). An update on inflammatory choroidal neovascularization: epidemiology, multimodal imaging, and management. Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection, 8(1), 13.
    DOI Scopus39 Europe PMC17
    2018 Ichhpujani, P., Thakur, S., Kumar, S., & Singh, R. B. (2018). Juvenile Open Angle Glaucoma with Nonbullous Congenital Ichthyosiform Erythroderma. Journal of Glaucoma, 27(11), E180-E182.
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    2018 Singh, R. B., Thakur, S., Ichhpujani, P., & Kumar, S. (2018). Ethics of a therapeutic trial: Addressing limitations of an active intervention in optic nerve lymphoma. BMJ Case Reports, 2018.
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    2018 Singh, R. B., Thakur, S., & Singh, K. P. (2018). Blueberry eye: Acquired total anterior staphyloma. BMJ Case Reports, 2018.
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    2018 Singh, R. B., & Batta, P. (2018). Herpes simplex virus keratitis mimicking Acanthamoeba keratitis: A clinicopathological correlation. BMJ Case Reports, 2018.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
    2014 Ichhpujani, P., & Singh, R. B. (2014). Pediatric genetic diseases causing glaucoma.. Journal of pediatric genetics, 3(4), 209-218.
    DOI Europe PMC1
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2020 Alemi, H., Blanco, T., Singh, R. B., Nakagawa, H., Luznik, Z., Yin, J., . . . Dana, R. (2020). 1 alpha,25-dihydroxy vitamin D3 has a cytoprotective effect against inflammatory stress-induced corneal endothelial cell death. In INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE Vol. 61 (pp. 3 pages). ELECTR NETWORK: ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC.
    2020 Blanco, T., Nakagawa, H., Singh, R. B., Taketani, Y., Ge, H. Y., Fan, N. -W., . . . Dana, R. (2020). CD103(+) Conventional Dendritic Cells Are Critical for Corneal Allograft Survival. In INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE Vol. 61 (pp. 3 pages). ELECTR NETWORK: ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC.
    2020 Singh, R. B., Blanco, T., Alemi, H., Chen, Y., Chauhan, S., & Dana, R. (2020). Pigment Epithelial Derived Factor ameliorates dry eye disease by promoting regulatory T-cell mediated suppression of Th17 immune response. In INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE Vol. 61 (pp. 3 pages). ELECTR NETWORK: ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC.
    2020 Nakagawa, H., Blanco, T., Anchouche, S., Singh, R. B., Alemi, H., Yin, J., & Dana, R. (2020). The effect of the diabetic state in donors on resident corneal immune cells and graft survival. In INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE Vol. 61 (pp. 3 pages). ELECTR NETWORK: ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC.
    2020 Yung, A., Singh, R. B., Qin, H., Sinha, S., Dohlman, T. H., Yin, J., & Dana, R. (2020). Retention Rates and Efficacy of Silicone Punctal Plugs for the Treatment of Dry Eye in Ocular Graft-Versus-Host-Disease. In INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE Vol. 61 (pp. 3 pages). ELECTR NETWORK: ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC.
    2020 Yuksel, E., Hall, N. E., Singh, R. B., Yin, J., Elze, T., Sobrin, L., . . . Dana, R. (2020). Corneal Opacity in The United States: An Epidemiological Study from the IRIS Registry. In INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE Vol. 61 (pp. 3 pages). ELECTR NETWORK: ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC.
    2019 Zhu, S., Yin, J., Singh, R. B., Al Karmi, R., Yung, A., Yu, M., & Dana, R. (2019). Use of cyanoacrylate glue in corneal thinning and perforation associated with infectious keratitis. In INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE Vol. 60 (pp. 3 pages). Vancouver, CANADA: ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC.
    2019 Singh, R. B., Jha, P., Blanco, T., Amouzegar, A., & Dana, R. (2019). Pigment Epithelium Derived Factor Secreted by Corneal Epithelial Cells Regulates Dendritic Cell Maturation in Dry Eye Disease. In INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE Vol. 60 (pp. 2 pages). Vancouver, CANADA: ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC.
    2018 Singh, R. B., Al Karmi, R., Yu, M., Yin, J., & Dana, R. (2018). Outcomes of Cyanoacrylate Glue Application for Corneal Perforation. In INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE Vol. 59 (pp. 2 pages). Honolulu, HI: ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC.
    2017 Singh, R. B., Ichhpujani, P., & Thakur, S. (2017). OPTIC NERVE LYMPHOMA: ADDRESSING LIMITATIONS OF AN ACTIVE INTERVENTION. In INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE Vol. 58 (pp. 4 pages). Baltimore, MD: ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC.
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2022 - ongoing Board Member BMC Ophthalmology BMC Ophthalmology United States
    2022 - ongoing Board Member Therapeutic Advances in Ophthalmology SAGE Publications Inc. United Kingdom
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Clinical and Translational Science Awards External Reviewers Exchange Consortium Grant Assessment University of California, Irvine United States
    2020 - ongoing Harvard Catalyst Sight & Science Pilot Grant Program Grant Assessment Harvard Medical School United States

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