Aleksandra Rachitskaya, MD

Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Russian
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.2030
Desk:
216.445.9519
Fax:
216.445.2226

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Cystoid Macular Edema
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Eye Injuries
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Ocular Injuries
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
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Insurance

Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2014

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine
Vitreoretinal Surgery
Miami, FL USA
2014

Fellowship - Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine
Vitreoretinal Surgery
Miami, FL USA
2013

Residency - Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine
Ophthalmology
Miami, FL USA
2012

Residency - The George Washington University Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Washington, DC USA
2009

Medical School - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
2008

Undergraduate - John Carroll University
University Heights, OH USA
2003

Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Specialty Interests

Retinal detachment, macular holes, macular puckers and epiretinal membranes, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusions, retinal artery occlusions, eye injuries and ocular trauma, myopic degeneration, cystoid macular edema, choroidal neovascularization, retinal neovascularization, vitreomacular traction, vitreoretinal diseases, surgical and medical treatment of the retina

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/5/2016, Dr. Rachitskaya has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

280 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2017

I was not at all considered about decisions about my treatment. I felt I had no choice but to go along with 2 hours of tests and visits with other specialists that were totally unnecessary to the reason I was at appointment.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2017

Dr. Ratchitskaya is wondereful!! I wiish more Cleveland Clinic doctors were like her in every area

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2017

very thoughtful

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2017

PROVIDER SEEMED A LITTLE RUSHED BUT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT HAPPENED

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2017

very excellent dr. I would recommend her highly.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2017

Dr. Rachitskaya is the best retinal specialist we have ever gone to, and we have even tried ones that were out of the state!. She is educated,caring and works with us to find solutions to make my daughters problems livable. She makes us feel like we are friends or family. My daughter sees many specialists due to her condition and Dr. R is the only one that makes her feel special and cared for. NEVER LOSE HER!!!!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2016

excellent doctor- smart, caring and i like her alot

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2016

This Doctor was amazing.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2016

she is very thorough and explains my eye problem well. she is never in a hurry to get in and get out. very pleasant.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2016

Dr. Rachitskaya is the best! She knows her stuff yet can relate to my 14 yr. olds emotions. DO NOT LOSE HER! I will follow her wherever she goes!!

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2016

excellent

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2016

I like that Dr is able to see all my information including medications given from multiple doctors then make a decision based on all information.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2016

Very good

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