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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Hillcrest Ophthalmology
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Hillcrest Ophthalmology
Primary Location

Hillcrest Ophthalmology

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Evaluations
  • Cataract Implant Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Surgery
  • Corneal Transplant
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Pterygium Surgery
View all 11 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anterior Ocular Disease
  • Cataract and Intraocular Lens Implantation in Cataract Surgery
  • Cataracts
  • Cataracts and Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea Ulcer
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Disease
  • Corneal Scar
  • Dry Eyes
  • Herpetic Eye Disease
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Ocular Health
View all 12 Specialties +


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About Scott Wagenberg, MD

Scott A. Wagenberg, MD, is part of the Cole Eye Institute at Hillcrest Hospital.  He was in private practice at Hillcrest Hospital from 2000-2010.  He joined the Cole Eye Institute in 2010. 

Dr. Wagenberg earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan.  He did an ophthalmology residency at Case Western Reserve University.  He completed a fellowship in corneal and refractive surgery at the Corneal Consultants of Indianapolis.  He was board certified in Ophthalmology in 2001. 

Dr. Wagenberg specializes in diseases and surgery of the cornea.  He is at the leading edge of corneal transplantation including endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK and DSAEK), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), and penetrating keratoplasty.  He has helped to design a keratome for the purpose of preparing corneal tissue for endothelial keratoplasty.  He has lectured at regional, national and international corneal conferences.  He has performed live surgery at an international corneal conference.  In addition to his interest in corneal transplantation, he has an interest in ocular surface reconstruction including the use of amniotic membrane for the repair of the corneal surface.

In addition, to his interest in corneal diseases and surgery, Dr. Wagenberg also practices comprehensive ophthalmology including the treatment of cataracts and glaucoma, contact lens fitting, dry eye, and infections and inflammation of the eye.

Dr. Wagenberg is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Corneal Society.  He is listed in "The Best Doctors in America."
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Price Whitson Vision Group
Cornea and Refractive Surgery
Indianapolis, IN USA

Residency - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - William Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak
Royal Oak, MI USA

Medical Education - University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA


  • Ophthalmology
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 10/6/2021, Dr. Wagenberg 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

764 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 4.9

115 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Doctor W. Is the best in all regards.

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

He is the best doctor I have ever been to. His abilities to help me see again are like a gift from Jesus. I thank him for all his knowledge. Thank you

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

I really appreciated the care and professionalism of all personnel involved in my visit. Dr wagenberg is always very nice .

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Dr. Wagenberg is a excellent, caring and fabulous doctor. He listens to you and really cares about helping you in any way he can. I trust him because he is honest and trustworthy! Great doctor. So glad he is my doctor!!!!!

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Dr. W is always the best!

Reviewed on May 19, 2022


Reviewed on May 19, 2022


Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Dr. Wagenberg is a wonderful doctor. Very skilled, he did a fantastic job on my cataract.

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

The doctor dis a thorough job and put me at ease.

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

Truly a pleasant experience. Knowledgable techs and doctor taking time to explain everything.

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Dr. Wagenberg is a pleasure to deal with and a very good physician

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Dr. Wagenberg and his nurses are very kind and caring, He is thorough and patient friendly. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

Love this doctor , very nice staff . Very caring doctor and staff

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

Doctor seemed very hurried, didn't have time to introduce himself. But, I know he is very much in demand. I didn't take it personally.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

Dr. Wagenberg was very accommodating and took excellent care of me

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

There was no reason proposed treatment. Just continue as things are. I have told people In need of serious optical care that he is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Excellent nurses and doctor

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

The staff was excellent and Dr is excellent

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Dr Wagenberg Is great.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

My wife & I love *Dr. Wagenberg!

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

Dr Wagenberg was so great, that I had no worry going into this corneal transplant at all.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Scott Wagenberg, MD is the best !

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Great Job. Everyone is helpful. Dr. Is the best

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

From the technician to the doctor everyone was very professional and made me feel very comfortable

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

Dr Wagenburg is always personalable and discusses what is going on

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2022

Quick response to questions sent to Doctor with MyChart. Very pleased

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

Doctor and staff are awesome. Very professional and comforting

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

Dr. Wagenberg is genuinely a good guy. On at least 3 occasions I've seen him chip in as part of the staff to keep things moving for the patient. Extremely high workload and seems to be understaffed, but Dr. Wagenberg does what needs to be done.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Dr listens well

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

I've been going to this doctor for years. He told me to keep taking my eye drops, and gave me a new prescription for new glasses. He' A great eye doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Was really impressed with doctor & staff. Would highly recommend!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

Would always recommend, Dr.Wagenberg to anyone who needs eye surgery or care

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022

The best Doctor around!

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Excellent doctor and staff

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Dr. Wagenberg and staff are kind, caring, knowledgeable and concern for your well being. Very excellent care.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

I have already recommended a friend to Dr wage berg. Such an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr wagenberg provides excellent service

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

First time visit with Dr.Wagenberg. His social skills were amazing

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Highly recommend the doctor and staff.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Dr Wagenberg is very thorough and listens me.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Excellent eye Doctor

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

I have every confidence in Dr. Scott Wagenberg.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Dr. Wagenberg is very knowledgeable and personable. He is very thorough.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Dr. Wagenberg was very thorough and knowledgeable. He advised me of my needed cataract surgery.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

I saw Dr Wagenburg last week for a Irritated eye issue. I went on my portal today, and had a couple of questions regarding my matter. He was awesome in getting back to me promptly and answered my questions. They do care about you at the Cole Eye Institute to where he had performed a cornea transplant & cataract removal. I was rest assured that I'm doing good to give the prescribed drops a chance to work. Cannot thank their Professionalism enough. Thank you

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

I would give my over all experiences with Dr Wagenburg & staff a 10

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Dr. Wagenberg tested my eyesight personally

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Very pleased, prompt, in with Brook, within 5 minutes of my arrival. Dr. Wagenberg- very thorough, what to expect from surgery, and change of medication. Female who scheduled , very cordial, explained pre- op requirements. Whole experience, night and day difference from University Hospital.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

Dr. Wage berg and Callie and staff are wonderful. Thank you for your care

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

So thankful to Dr Wagonberg Kali and the rest of his staff to get me an appointment so quickly. Experiencing double vision and extremely concerned about my condition. They help me get an appt with Cole eye institute quickly. Your team is the best!! Thank you so much! Lorrie Vanloozen

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

Dr Wagonberg's team was exceptional. So glad I was able to be seen by them. Thank you all

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Everyone associated with Dr. Wagenberg are so nice and accommodating...I sometimes just want to feign an issue just to have an excuse to visit

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Dr. Wagenberg is my Hero. He corrected an eye problem from another doctor (not CC). I would want him to be my forever doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Dr. Wagonberg is always a pleasure & I will always return back to him for this reason.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

*Dr. Fuller is the best! *Dr. Wagenberg great!

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Liked humor of *Dr. Wagenberg.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2021

Dr. Wagenberg is excellent in explaining, care and kindness.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2021

Very knowledgeable and attentive doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2021

Very pleased with Dr Wagenberg's expertise and the results. I feel blessed.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2021

I would recommend Dr Wagenberg to family n friends

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2021


Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

Dr. Wagenberg's office are friendly and efficient

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

Very, very satisfied with Dr. Wagenberg and his staff.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

This office is a well oiled machine and the staff of Dr Wagenberg very competent. I have recommended Dr Wagenberg to many family and friends.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Dr. W is caring and attentive. It's a shame he is so pressured to run from one patient to nother so quicikly

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Dr Wagonberg is a great doctor but seems very rushed

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

Awesome job by Dr scott and the staff

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Dr. Wagon berg is a great doctor, heIs the only one I trust with my eye care.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

I love Dr Wagenberg! His bedside manner is great and his staff is awesome. They definitely care about you

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Dr Wagenberg is an excellent physician and a humble man as well

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Great doctor

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

The doctor is very thorough.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Dr. Wagenberg is fantastic.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

No problems experienced, everyone very pleasant , knowledgeable . Early Appointment - amazed I that I didn't wait Long to be seen , very thorough & Finished soon. Very prompt , Dr & staff very friendly.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

My doc referred me to this doc and he picked the perfect one for me.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Excellent physician

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Love the doctor

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Dr and staff are professional and excellent

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Dr wagonberg and staff have always treated me well, respectful, caring taking care of my eyes.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Every person that I dealt with at the Doctor's office was very professional and helpful

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Dr. Wagenberg & his staff have always been extremely friendly & helpful. I recommend them to anyone who ask for an eye doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Love doctor and ALL his staff

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Also already commented on Scott Wagenberg. He was wonderful. This was my first trip to CC in decades, and I was going for a second opinion. I am out of state (Louisiana) and wanted someone else to check things because my doctors here also had some questions. I had tried to schedule with Dr. Cee, but he wasn't available when I was in town. Dr. Wagenberg was also on my list, so I took the appointment with him. I'm so glad it worked out that way. I couldn't have asked for better care or reassurances. Outstanding.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Dr. Wagenberg has always delivered the highest professional service on all my visits. He updated me on the changes on my "Senile Cataract" for over a decade now, and gives me that time line for when I will need to do surgery. I am there now, and called his office today to schedule an appointment.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Dr. Wagenberg was extraordinarily attentive and responsive. As diagnostician and surgeon, he was also technically excellent. I presented with a lot of medical complications, which he respected and worked with very appropriately; he is an excellent problem solver. Thanks!

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Very good experienced doctor

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Dr. Wagenberg and his staff are so accommodating, especially with his early morning hours.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Dr. Wagenberg listens to your concerns. He doesn't rush you through your appointment. Makes sure you have enough of your medication.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Dr. Wagenberg is an asset to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

No problems, which is why I continue to have Dr. Wagenberg as my Dr.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

The best Doctor and staff in The U.S.A.!

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Dr. Wagenberg is an extremely competent ophthalmologist (corneal specialist). He was able to help me maintain my recurrent corneal erosion--I was getting one a month before I saw him--with no recurrences. He also believes me when I tell him, for example, that I am having interior eye pain, one of the signs that a corneal abrasion is forming. He has told me to come in whenever this happens. He has also recommended other eye ophthalmic solutions when I tell him that one kind is stinging after insertion, (I have sensitive eyes!) Dr. Wagenberg answers all of my question and never makes me feel as though I am "bothering" him. He's calm and does not rush. Finally, when I email a question to him via MyChart, he answers promptly. Truly he is a caring, conscientious doctor, one who exemplifies the top quality of care and concern for patients that is a hallmark of the Clinic. I am very grateful to be a patient of Dr. Wagenberg's and to be associated with the Cole Eye Institute.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

I recommend Dr Wagenberg to everyone I know.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

This doctor and his staff are great . I was very pleased with it all

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

I already have recommended My friends to go to Dr Wagenberg

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Dr Wagenberg even wished me a happy birthday that is tomorrow, thank you Dr. Wagenberg !!

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Doctor is great. As are the others who looked at my eyes.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Dr. W and staff were competent, conscientious and personable.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Had problems getting in direct contact wth Dr Wagonburg's pffice to resolve prescription issue. (Not enogh to last until eye pressure check follow up)

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Making an appointment with Clinic doctors is difficult. I typically get transferred more than once and/or put on hold before speaking with the appropriate person. This has been the case for the several years that I have been seeing doctors there. It is not specific to any one doctor and is very frustrating. The people I speak to are always very courteous and try their best to help. It's just the system that doesn't seem to be well-organized. If I'm given a "direct number," it often leads to a series of transferred calls.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Dr. Wagenburg is very courteous and respectful and caring.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Dr. Wagenberg is great! He is so nice and friendly that he puts you at ease instantly. He is very thorough with his explanations and examinations. I will continue to be a patient of his for as long as he is in practice.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

I tell everyone about how good Dr. Wagenberg and his staff is. They have taken care of a lot of my friends and family members. I believe that this is one of the best medical practices at the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Very happy there was not a long wait like with other less highly rated doctors

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Was referred by a past patient of Dr Wagenberg because of the quality and care at CC

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Was called in to the examining room on time and nurse that did the preliminaries was very kind and pleasant. However, then had to wait 40 minutes for the Dr. To see me. But I am very happy with Dr. Wagenberg's. He has been extremely good to me.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

This Doctor seamed to be pressed for time. I had to wait for 20 minutes after seeing the nurse before the Doctor came in.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

I saw 3 doctors during the course of my Er and opthmology visit, and all were highly skilled, but all seemed rushed and I felt like I was being moved around as a condition' not as a person..' No one asked me my job, about my life, kids, etc. Told everyone that my eye problem could affect my job, but not one doctor asked what my job was. I think that a bit more interaction would have been more reassuring.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

Dr Wagenberg is very efficient

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

Dr. Wagenberg is seeing too many patients at the same time. He runs from room to room and I don't dnow how he keeps them all straight. He was busy last year, but this is worse.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

Once there all was fine but waited 20 minutes in exam room before seeing doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

The doctors and staff were very caring.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

dr Wagenberg and his staff are professional they provide excellent information and are concerned and caring. I would recommend Dr Wagenberg to others !

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

although very busy dr Wagenberg FaceTime it makes you feel like you really care about you

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

very good doctor

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