Rahul Pandit, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Associate Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Biography

Dr. Pandit received his undergraduate degree from Yale University. After completing medical school at Rush University in his home town of Chicago, Dr. Pandit attended the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. In 2002, he pursued a fellowship in Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery. He has been practicing in Houston since 2003, and was a partner at Medical Center Ophthalmology prior to joining the Methodist Hospital.

He has acted as principal investigator for clinical research trials as well as retrospective studies evaluating ophthalmology surgery outcomes and diagnostic equipment. He has regularly presented his research at the annual meetings of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Dr. Pandit was named one the 250 top innovators in premium IOL implant surgery in 2010 by Premier Surgeon Magazine.

Description of Research

Dr. Pandit's research interests include dry eye and other ocular surface diseases, corneal diseases and cataract surgical outcomes.

Areas Of Expertise

Dry eye Ocular allergy Cornea Cataract
Education & Training

MD, Rush University
Residency, University of Iowa
Clinical Fellowship, University of Iowa
Internship, West Suburban Hospital & Medical Ctr
Publications

Retained lens nuclear fragment presenting years after phacoemulsification
Nair, M & Pandit, RT 2014, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, vol. 40, no. 10. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2014.08.013

Comparison of anterior chamber depth measurements from the galilei dual scheimpflug analyzer with IOLmaster
Patel, RP & Pandit, RT 2012, Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 2012, 430249. DOI: 10.1155/2012/430249

Use of the breathe right external nasal dilator strip as temporary eyelid splint
Pandit, RT 2012, Cornea, vol. 31, no. 6, pp. 720-721. DOI: 10.1097/ICO.0b013e318242fd28

Brevundimonas diminuta keratitis
Pandit, RT 2012, Eye and Contact Lens, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 63-65. DOI: 10.1097/ICL.0b013e31821c04f7

Reply
Pandit, RT 2011, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, vol. 37, no. 11. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2011.09.010

Sudden corneal edema due to retained lens nuclear fragment presenting 8.5 years after cataract surgery
Pandit, RT & Coburn, AG 2011, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, vol. 37, no. 6, pp. 1165-1167. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2011.03.026

Primary neisseria meningitidis keratitis
Elias, JA & Pandit, RT 2009, Cornea, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 714-715. DOI: 10.1097/ICO.0b013e3181901ebb

Dendriform filamentary keratopathy
Pandit, RT 2009, Cornea, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 123-125. DOI: 10.1097/ICO.0b013e318182ed19

Combo-chop nuclear disassembly
Pandit, RT 2007, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, vol. 33, no. 12. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2007.07.045

Tent-shaped retinal detachments in retinopathy of prematurity
Shapiro, MJ, Alpert, J & Pandit, RT 2006, Retina, vol. 26, no. 7 SUPPL.. DOI: 10.1097/01.iae.0000244284.79004.af

Pop-and-chop nucleofractis
Pandit, RT & Oetting, TA 2003, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, vol. 29, no. 11, pp. 2054-2056. DOI: 10.1016/S0886-3350(03)00339-0

Comments on Analyzing Refractive Data [2] (multiple letters)
Pandit, RT, Brown, CK, Farjo, AA, Kaye, SB & Harris, WH 2003, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, vol. 29, no. 10.

Iatrogenic corneal and conjunctival toxic reaction from hydrogen peroxide disinfection
Pandit, RT, Farjo, AA & Sutphin, JE 2003, Archives of Ophthalmology, vol. 121, no. 6, pp. 904-906. DOI: 10.1001/archopht.121.6.904

Antifungal effects of cyclosporine A [3]
Pandit, RT 2003, Cornea, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 92-93.

Triple anterior stromal ring infiltrate associated with presumed HSV keratitis [2]
Pandit, RT, Halgren, JT, Sutphin, JE & Wagoner, MD 2001, Cornea, vol. 20, no. 8, pp. 904-905.