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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
  • 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 +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Vitreoretinal Surgery
Cleveland, OH

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

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

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

Undergraduate - Cornell University
Ithaca, NY


  • 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.

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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

393 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

51 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 30, 2024

Amazing doctor and staff

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Dr Yuan is one great Doctor. He is caring, listens, takes time to explain and does his best to help patients feel at ease about their situation.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

I have never had a problem with the staff or the doctor. Every visit has been a positive experience.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

I have already recommended Dr. Yuan to several people for advanced eye issues.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr. Yuan is an outstanding doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr. Yuan is a remarkable physician and I have all my respect and trust in him. I am comforted in knowing that I am in his care.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr Yuan is terrific

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Very competent nurses and Dr. Yuan...

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr. Yuan and staff are awesome

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

I just wish the wait wasn't so long to see Dr. Yuan. I was in that last waiting room for a solid hour.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Doctor Yuan is always in a hurry, does not go into detail about my issues

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Dr. J. Is the best.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Dr. Yuan is one of the most knowledgeable, respectful, and compassionate doctor that I have ever had!

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

I absolutely love and so respect Dr. Yuan. He is the utmost professional, caring, & brilliant eye physician! Grateful to have him as my doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Although I was there to see Dr.Yuan. My appointment was with him and I care for him and his concern very much. But at this visit I was seen mostly by a young doctor that was shadowing him that day. He was very kind and answered questions. And then I got to see Dr. Yuan for just a very short period. I guess not really a problem, but kind of felt slighted.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Can't say anything negative about Dr Yuan and the entire team at Cole Eye Institute

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2024

Dr Yuvan as well as other staffs who attended me were very courteous and efficient in their roles.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Dr Yuan explained all aspects of the problem that I presented with.

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

Dr. Yuan has to see a lot of patients. Him and his staff work as quickly and efficiently as they can to take care of everyone.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

I have found Dr. Yuan to be a great caregiver. He is extremely knowledgeable and competent. He is very approachable when it comes to my questions and concerns. I feel very fortunate to have found him.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Traveling to Ashland is a 2 hr drive and getting to the Cleveland Clinic is an additional hour. I feel the care I receive from Dr. Yuan and staff is worth the drive.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Absolutely love Dr. Y, never get rid of him, best shot giver I've ever had! So happy with him and staff!!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

I recommend Cleveland Clinic to all my family and friends and after this visit I am even more convinced that there is no other hospital that can compare to Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Yuan EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT. Very thorough, listens very well and educates you so that you feel safe with the decisions you have to make concerning your health. I am so grateful to have Dr. Yuan as my new doctor. I trust his advice and he gives me hope. He makes me feel like we are partners in this process of getting healthy. Thank you Dr. Yuan.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr. Yuan has always listened to me and explained proposed treatment ahead of time. One of the best doctors ever in this regard.

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!!

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