Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University of Cincinnati Medical Center/University Hospital
Cincinnati, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Vanderbilt University College of Medicine
Nashville, TN USA

Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA


  • Ophthalmology

Specialty Interests

Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Medical/Laser/Surgical Eye Care, Cataract Surgery

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for James Scott Lane, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/17/2019, Dr. Lane 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

307 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.4
Time Spent with Patient 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

very pleased with Dr Lane

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

Excellent customer service. My appointment was scheduled within 6 days. Which I thought was absolutely excellent. Great office staff. Dr. Lane is the best.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Dr. Lane was very personable and put us at ease. I also felt he was really honest and professional.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

2 hour wait after appointment time to see doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

dr Lang and staff were very good , I found out I need cataract surgery and it was scheduled prompt great job

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

I did not know what to expect. Dr Lane said things look ok, will send info to primary, come annually. I asked about eye exam, which he does do. Escorted me to desk to give car of optometrist.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

While I am normally under the care of other providers for my condition, this provider understood my history from records he consulted, and, as well, he understood the reasons for my concerns, which he clearly addressed. He his assessments were informative and reassuring.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

I really like Dr. Lane and his staff. They are always very helpful on answering questions. I have been with them several years and am always happy the service.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

I have already recommended Dr. lane to friends.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

Dr. Lane listen to my concerns and answer all of my questions.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

Dr. Lane is a professional in every sense and a caring provider.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

Dr. Lane has been my doctor for a long time. I followed him here.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Dr. Lane has been exceptional.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

Dr and assistant were wonderful.Wait time was not acceptable.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

experience was comfortable Dr.Scott and his staff where nice understanding and willing to answer any questions I may have had

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

This was my first time meeting with Dr. Lane...he is qualified, polite and informative. This office ranks high in client/patient care/concern

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Dr Lane is awesome! As a first time patient I really appreciate his manner.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

dr Lane was thorough yet quick. He answered my questions. I did not feel rushed

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019

Dr Lane has been my eye doctor for years. I have NEVER had a bad experience in his care. I rate him and his assistant TOPS

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

Dr. James Lane was very nice.He was very pleasant and seemed interested in what I had to say and helped answer all my questions.The nurse and receptionist were both very nice too.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

very helpful service by Dr Lane. kind and thoughtful.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2018

I was able to get appointments on my first try and sooner than I expected The technician did a great job of testing my eyes and answering any questions I had. The doctor was prompt, always friendly, and answered any questions we had that day. The location is ok, but somewhat overwhelming in size. We didn't get lost though.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

Dr. Lane was very knowledge and I felt very confident about all his remarks concerning my eye condition with the absent of my regular doctor.

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