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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Epiretinal Membrane Surgery
  • Intravitreal Injections For Retinal Disease
  • Laser Retinal Surgery
  • Laser Treatment Of Retinal Disease
  • Macular Degeneration Evaluations
  • Management Of Age Related Macular Degeneration (Amd)
  • Microincision Vitrectomy Surgery
  • Pars Plana Vitrectomy
  • Scleral Buckle
  • Surgical And Medical Treatment Of The Retina
  • Sutureless (Small Gauge) Retinal Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
View all 12 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acquired Vitreoretinal Diseases
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Cystoid Macular Edema
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diseases of the Retina
  • Diseases of the Vitreous
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Genetic Eye Diseases
  • Inherited Eye Disease
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Traumatic Retinal Detachment
View all 15 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Vitreoretinal Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA USA

Internship - Forest Park Hospital
Transitional Year
St. Louis, MO USA

Medical Education - Washington University School of Medicine
MD/PhD Neurosciences
St. Louis, MO USA

Undergraduate - Cornell University
Ithaca, NY USA


  • Ophthalmology

Specialty Interests

Regenerative and stem cell therapy, cell-based therapy, gene and drug delivery

Awards & Honors

  • Cole Eye Fellow Teaching Award 2012
  • Cole Eye Fellow Research Award 2012
  • Heed Fellowship Award 2010
  • Nesburn Research Award 2010
  • UCLA Excellence in Research Award 2007
  • Co-investigator NIH R21 Grant 2007
  • Oppenheimer Family Foundation Grant 2007
  • William Ellis Vision Research Prize 2004
  • Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellowship 2003
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Alex Yuan, MD, PhD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 9/27/2021, Dr. Yuan 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

260 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

I have had a good experience every time I had an appt with Dr Yuan. He is so considerate of people like me who is so nervous that I have someone hold my hand, even grabbing a nurse from the hallway to hold it when his regular tech wasn't available. It wouldn't matter how far I would have to go in order to have him treat my eyes.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Dr Juan is stellar! I feel that my eye health care is in excellent hands.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

My experience with Dr. Yuan and his assistant, Samatha, continue to be outstanding! I have always felt in the best of care each time I have connected with Dr. Yuan and Samantha. Both Dr. Yuan and Samantha, have always treated me with the utmost respect, care and compassion. They go above and beyond in the care they have given me, from the types of procedures that are considered to ways to assist in receiving treatments that are what is best for the problem, but priced in a manner that I can work with financially. I am so grateful to Dr. Yuan and Samantha for continuing to be a part of my healing journey. Thank you, Dr, Yuan and Samantha, for all you do!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Dr. Yuan is outstanding.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Great Doctor

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

only fair for getting appointments when I want is because the doctor has limited availability at that site. which is understandable

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Compassion was shown. It was also great to see Dr. Yuan helping someone else who wishes to go to med school. I appreciated that he was considering options for me.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

have had this eye problems for 3 years 8 different doctors and lots of discomfort until I came cole eye where I have a GREAT Dr

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr. Yuan is a blessing in my life! He has guided me through my AMD with expertise, care, and professionalism. Dr. Yuan always goes the extra "mile" for his patients!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr. Yuan really cares for me as a patient. He has even called me at home on weekends to check on how I am doing! Two thumbs up for him!

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Very pleased with dr. Yuan!

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Both of my visits were positive. The doctor and staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable. I would recommend him.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

I think the world of Dr. Yuan...He is so considerate even to the point of (when his nurse was out several months for foot surgery) asking me if I usually have someone hold my hand. When I said yes he went to find someone to do what his nurse always did!!

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

dr Yuan's office and s always accommodating

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

Dr. Yuan has a wonderful personality for his position. His positive attitude is greatly appreciated and admired. He always is careful to make sure the injection site is numb. I trust him.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Dr Than was busy with lots if patients but I never felt he was rushing me. He patiently listened and answered questions thoroughly.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

I really appreciate Dr. Yuan. He is extremely professional and very smart. He explained everything and was sincere about the decision making.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

good doctor and expreince

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Dr Yuan is an excellent physician. I thoroughly trust him.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

As usual, Dr. Yuan was helpful, informative, and concerned.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

dr yuan is the best

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Dr. Yuan and his staff do a great job every time I've been there. Always very thorough when explaining my eye care. Always has me at ease even through laser surgery. I was nervous and didn't know what to expect. Because of his demeanor I was able to relax and get through it.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

I have had many issues and Dr. Yuan has call me personally to assist me.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

I now only trust Dr yuan with my eyes

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

Dr Juan is superb!

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

Dr. Juan is very attentive and accurate with his diagnosis of the problem. He's a very good doctor and his associates!!!

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

It took over two months of waiting for an appointment with Dr. Yuan.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

I feel real comfortable with dr. yuan

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

Dr. Yuan is excellent!! He provides very specific explanations and instructions inan easy to understand manner.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

Dr. Yuan is knowledgeable and has a caring nature. He takes his time to answer my questions and concerns.

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