Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Russian
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Cystoid Macular Edema
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Eye Injuries
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Ocular Injuries
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine
Vitreoretinal Surgery
Miami, FL USA

Fellowship - Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine
Vitreoretinal Surgery
Miami, FL USA

Residency - Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine
Miami, FL USA

Residency - The George Washington University Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Washington, DC USA

Medical School - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - John Carroll University
University Heights, OH USA


  • Ophthalmology

Specialty Interests

Retinal detachment, macular holes, macular puckers and epiretinal membranes, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusions, retinal artery occlusions, eye injuries and ocular trauma, myopic degeneration, cystoid macular edema, choroidal neovascularization, retinal neovascularization, vitreomacular traction, vitreoretinal diseases, surgical and medical treatment of the retina

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 10/17/2018, Dr. Rachitskaya has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Rachitskaya receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Alcon, Inc.

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

322 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 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2018

Dr. Rachitskaya is a wonderful physician. She explains everythingvery clearly. I feel that I am very fortuaate that I have her as my provider.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2018

Dr. Rachitskaya called me personally on the phone to explain a concern I had from a My Chart report.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

Dr. Rachiskaya seems like a very caring person......

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

usually I do not wait this long for Dr ratchtskaya

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2018

Dr Rachitskaya is great! Very concerned and informative. Clear and concise plan and instructions. Doctors could learn a lot watching her!

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018

The dr. I saw is very good. Very nice, courteous and knowledgeable. I feel very comfortable with her.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018

she is such a phenominal doctor makes me feel so comfortable and so informative! Cole beachwood the best!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018

Dr Rachitskaya is providing me with excellent care.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2018

Dr. Rachitskaya is hands down the best physician I have ever seen - knowledgeable, patient, kind, understanding, and always pleasant. I truly wish more physicians of all types were like her.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2018

the Doctor is fantastic!I feel very lucky to have her on my team!may God continue to guide and sustain her as she works as a healer.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

wait time to actually see doctor is to long

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

good doctor very polite/no problem with doctor

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018

always enjoy my visit. n love the location ample parking don't have to pay for parking easy access to the freeway Dr R very good Dr. very informative. friendly very pleasant to meet all to she's not intimidating like other Dr. am very happy w Dr R. thank u Dr R.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

Your Cole Eye Institute has a serious scheduling and patient logistics problem. I waited 3.25 hours to get a 15 minute follow up retinal exam. Atrocious timing! And then you herd waiting people after dilation into this congested "holding pen" that simply had no room for people to sit. Way too busy, backed up, no communications... I had to ask if you / the Doctors just wanted me to "go away".

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018

I love this doctor, saved my vision and is very caring about her patients.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2018

my doctor is very competent articulate understanding and very thorough. She listens well and explain things clearly. She's also very personable and kind. I appreciate her greatly

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2018

A very good experience, no complaints, except the distance to the facility. would prefer Marymount medical building. ... Dr. Alexandra R. is Beautiful!

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

My overall experience with Dr. Rachitskaya was outstanding. I would highly recommend her to anybody.

Reviewed on May 14, 2018

Dr. Agarwal explained everything to me in clear terms and actually performed the injection. I was disappointed that I did not receive a set of post procedure instructions. I was told to call if I had any questions but wasn't given a number to call. I am still unclear as to how to present myself to another doctor when I am on vacation. How will know when I am finished? Successful?

Reviewed on May 9, 2018

I had a good visit with a doctor who has a excellent demeanor. She explained the problems I was experiencing in a manner that was easily understood. Each time that I have had an appointment with Dr. A R I am left with the feeling that she genuinely cares and is interested in my well being.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018

really like the eye doctor

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