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

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Retinal Disorders
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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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 9/22/2019, 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.

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* 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

184 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

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

I am very impressed by Dr Yuan and the staff at the eye clinic

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

I had a detached retina 1&1/2 years ago. Dr Yuan did the surgery to correct it. I trust him respect his ability and trust him completely. plus he has a very caring personality

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dr Juan is consistently professional, smart, and kind.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Dr Yuan is very thorough, thoughtful, and never seems rushed or distracted. I felt like I was his only concern. he is friendly and engaging. I like him very much. I trust his diagnosis.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

I found Dr Haun to be very helpful in helping me understand my AMD. He took the time to explain my current condition and future treatment.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Dr. yuan is wonderful. he gives me all the time I need, and explains in terms I can understand.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Excellent service. Dr. Yuan is very friendly and professional. He is very experience. I am very glad he is my eye doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Doctor was extremely nice and explained everything very well.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Dr. Yuan is a superior physician and I have recommended him to other people. He is patient and helpful. He has my full confidence and trust. I can still see because of his expertise.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Dr was ery aware of extenuating circumstances

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Dr. Alex Yuan and his team inspired trust and confidence in me. I felt that they had my best interest at heart. Their caring attitude, explanation of my condition and test results, and recommendations is an experience I would like to find in all my caretakers.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2020

dr Yuan is so nice and one of my favorites

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

dr.yuan is a very caring provider. I trust him with my care.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Great experience! very courteous and professional. Everyone was extremely friendly and good at what they did. support staff was great! Dr Yuan was very patient in doing a somewhat difficult procedure. He answered all my questions and was very attentive. Thank you to all.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Great doctor! Very skilled and professional. Also very friendly. Answered all my questions

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr. Juan and his staff are always kind, answer all my questions and reassuring about my eye condition

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

The doctor is always very nice and informative.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr. Yuan is probably the best doctor who has ever treated me. His credentials are impressive as is his treatment of my condition. Before I came to the Clinic, I could not read, sew or drive. Now I can do all three. Not only would I recommend Dr. Yuan to someone else; I have already done so.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

I have nothing but accolades for Dr. Yuan and the staff.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Nice, friendly doctor. Despite being extremely busy he took the time I needed.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr. Yuan goes beyond expectations of good patient care and professional skill: when he personally called to check on my concerns, I was humbled by his commitment to my well being.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Dr Yuan is the most considerate, caring doctor and the Clinic is fortunate to have him on their staff. The rest of the folks at Strongsville are also wonderful. I'm glad we were able to ge on his schedule.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Dr. Yuan has been a wonderful doctor. He has great bedside manners, is very pleasant, and he is very knowledgeable in his field. I'm glad he's my eye specialist.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Dr. Yuan is very forthcoming and explained the pros and cons of all surgeries I had.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

the provider took the time to explained everything to me and answered all my questions. He didn't try to brush me off and explained everything to me.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

Dr Yuan is the absolute best

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Dr.Yuan was very thorough, friendly, professional.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Dr. Yuan was friendly, professional and through.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Dr Yuan is very good at taking the time to explain any questions I have had and I have already recommended a new patient to him. A really good doctor in my opinion.

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