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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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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

181 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

19 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

very good visit. He answered all my questions and was very compassionate. I appreciate that in a doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

very good .dr is very friendly and helpful d

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

What can I say...Dr. Yuan saved my eyesight TWICE (once in each eye for different conditions!!)!!

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

Although hard to make follow-ups, Dr. Yuan is one of the best eye surgeons around!

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019

Very good experience with *Dr. Yuan and all the team of employees.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Dr. Yuan is extremely knowledgeable, caring and informed. He has improved my eyesight considerably. Would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

Dr Yuan, like all of the doctors I have met at the Clinic, do an excellent job of making me feel that I am important to them.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

My experience with Dr.Yuan was extremely positive and helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

A 86 year old woman should not be expected to wait 2-4 hours to be seen by the doctor. Also you should let the patients know that it will take this long so they can be prepared. It was really upsetting to hear that the appointment was going to take that long after arriving.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

I had a very good experience with Dr. Yuan. Everything was explained to me. Doctor took his time with me. I felt completely informed and satisfied with my treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

Dr. Alex Yuan seems to be very person oriented. Since I had concerns about my situation, Dr. Yuan personally called me during an evening and took approximately 35 to 45 minutes with me on the telephone answering concerns and alleviating my personal stress. He seems to be very concerned about person centered care and doctor patient relationship.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

had a good appointment with Dr. Yukon. very friendly and answered all questions.

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