Nirali Bhatt, MD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Director, Ocular Inflammation Service, Scheie Eye Institute
Assistant Chief of Ophthalmology, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center
Department: Ophthalmology

Contact information
Scheie Eye Institute
51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
BS (Biological Sciences)
The George Washington University Columbian College, 2004.
The George Washington University School of Medicine, 2009.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Bhatt cares for patients at the Scheie Eye Institute at Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. She specializes in the treatment of ocular inflammatory disorders and medical retinal disease, including scleritis, non-infectious uveitis, and infectious uveitis.

Key Words
Uveitis, intraocular inflammation, scleritis

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Bhatt is the primary investigator for the Macular Edema Treatment Trials associated with Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Trial (MUST). Her research is centered around targeting various intraocular therapies for the treatment of macular edema secondary to non-infectious uveitis.

Dr. Bhatt is also the primary investigator for the Systemic Immunosuppressive Therapy for Eye Disease Cohort Study (SITE), a large multi-center study conducting outcomes research regarding systemic immune suppressive and ocular inflammatory disease.

Selected Publications

Bhatt N: Retinal Pharmacotherapeutics. Developments in Ophthalmology. Nguyen DQ, Rodrigues EB, Farah ME, Mieler WF, Do DV (eds.). Basel, Karger, 55, 2016.

Bhatt Nirali, Dalal Monica, Tucker William, Obiyor Dominic, Nussenblatt Robert, Sen H Nida: Subconjunctival sirolimus in the treatment of autoimmune non-necrotizing anterior scleritis: results of a phase I/II clinical trial. Am J Ophthalmol 159(3): 601-6, Mar 2015.

Bhatt Nirali, Fox Austin, Chan Chi-Chao, Roschewski Mark, Sen H Nida: Intraocular (vitreoretinal) lymphoma with renal, pelvic, and central nervous system lesions. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie 49(4): e104-6, Aug 2014.

Bhatt Nirali P, Morales Robert E, Mathews Michaela K: MRI findings in Post-operative Bilateral Posterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy. Open Journal of Ophthalmology 3: 51-53, 2013.

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Last updated: 05/10/2024
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