Emergency icon Important Updates
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
  • Macular Degeneration Evaluations
  • Management of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
  • Microincision Vitrectomy Surgery
  • Pars Plana Vitrectomy
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Scleral Buckle
  • Surgical and Medical Treatment of the Retina
  • Sutureless (Small Gauge) Retinal Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
View all 11 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acquired Vitreoretinal Diseases
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Cystoid Macular Edema
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diseases of the Vitreous
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Genetic Eye Diseases
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Diseases
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Traumatic Retinal Detachment
View all 14 Specialties +


Is Cleveland Clinic Part of Your Insurance?

Review a list of accepted insurance plans for our Northeast Ohio locations or learn more about purchasing a contracted managed care plan.

View All Plans
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 7/27/2023, 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

367 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

48 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Love Dr. Yuan. He is one of the very best doctors I've ever been to!

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

I always have a very good experience with this office and Dr. Yuan.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Dr. Yuan is very personable. He listens, asks all the right questions, and gives excellent analysis of the problem. He then gives thorough advice about treatments and any future actions.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Dr yuan didn't have time or it appeared that he didn't want to take time to go in depth with me about my concerns.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023


Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

This doctor is so busy he doesn't have time to listen to any concerns. He is in and out of the room so fast. Just in the room a minute or two.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

The care from dr yuan and his staff has been perfect.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr. Yuan is fantastic!

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr Yuan is very personable keeping you informed as far as diagnosis and treatment, he keeps everything on a level you can understand, it was a pleasure to have as my Dr.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr. Yuan is exceptional due to the following: caring, listens well to all fears re my eyesight and healing process.He is just great !!

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr.yuan is so awesome he keeps me up to date on what's going on with my eyes.i really appreciate his concern

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr. Yuan and his staff are always attentive and personable. The whole team, from front desk to exit, is a fine example of how all CCF facilities should keep the patient as the focus of healthcare. Technology is not the answer to healthcare's problems. People (employees) are the best investment.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

I would recommend Dr. Yuan and his Streetsboro (human) team to anyone.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

I would definitely recommend the Clinic to others. (By the way, my son had cancer as a teenager but the Clinic Doctors saved his life and leg.)

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr Yuan is pleasant. He looks at you when you are talking to him or is explaining condition & upcoming treatment

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Dr. Yuan is outstanding and we are fortunate to have such an exceptional Retinologist in our area. I'm so thankful that we do!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Dr.Yuan was so kind and patient with me. I could tell he was truly concerned about my anxiety concerning the problem with my eyesight. I feel blessed to have him as my doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

I like Dr. Yuan a good bit. He is a good guy

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr. Yuan is a caring, professional and great physician.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr pleasant and gentle

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr Yuan is a fantastic doctor. He takes the time to explain what would happen during my surgery and ihis deminer is VERY comforting.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr. YUAN is wonderful. He is kind and compassionate

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr. Yuan is very good.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Doctor Gupta is very good about what he can do for my eyes and also how he is going to do it

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Poor for the availability of appointments is only because of the availability of the Doctor. He is there a limited number of days/month. It is understandable and this is not a complaint, just the reality of the logistics. My experience with this practice is outstanding.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

Highly recommend the physicians I have seen. Great care. Very informative.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Really appreciated the time and expertise of Dr. Yuan and staff. Made my visit this month great!!

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

*Dr. Yuan is very good + very nice, but his schedule is so packed, he must rush.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr. Yun was very easy to deal with in explaining and reason for the problem I was having

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Experience was good, Doctor excellent, staff very good, but the time scheduled for the appt. Means little once You arrive at the office. Pardon the capital letters, the computed decided they were needed. Not sure how to solve your problem or mine. Agian, good Dr. And staff.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Dr Yung is very good at answering any questions and also explains what he doing to me

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Dr. Yuan is very patient & personable

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Dr. Alex Yuan took considerable time with me and explained my condition as no one had ever taken the time to do this before !

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Dr Yuan is an outstanding surgeon.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Dr. Yuan is awesome I wish more are like him.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

Alex Yuan is an excellent doctor and patient advocate. He is caring and takes time with patients to ensure an understanding of the care provided. Trust me. Trust Alex Yuan.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Dr Yuan is a very caring individual. I feel that I can trust his decisions

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Dr Alex Yuan provides excellent care.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

We love the care and compassion DR. Yuan has. I will have my daughter drive me 45 minutes just to have him care for me.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

I would recommend Dr. Yuan to anyone who has eye concerns. He's an expert in his field and I trust him whole heartedly. He certainly has helped me with the eye Issues that I have and I'm very grateful to have a physician of his expertise.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

Dr Yuan explained my condition plainly & cared About how I felt about further treatment

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

Doctor Yuan is the kindest man. I never mind going to his visits. And he's "easy on the eyes"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

*Dr. Yuan is always too patient, kind, and listens to me. He always gives me eye contact when he talks to me.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

Fantastic Doctor

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

Dr. Yuan answered all questions thoroughly and took his time.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Doctor is a great guy. Knows how to make procedure painless!!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Not only would I recommend Dr. Yuan, I already have recommended him to my uncle who is now a patient.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Doctor is the best !

Back to Top