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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.2030
Desk:
216.445.9519
Fax:
216.445.2226

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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Insurance

Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2014

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine
Vitreoretinal Surgery
Miami, FL USA
2014

Fellowship - Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine
Vitreoretinal Surgery
Miami, FL USA
2013

Residency - Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine
Ophthalmology
Miami, FL USA
2012

Residency - The George Washington University Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Washington, DC USA
2009

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
2008

Undergraduate - John Carroll University
University Heights, OH USA
2003

Certifications

  • 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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As of 5/30/2019, Dr. Rachitskaya 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

343 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

39 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

Dr was excellent in involving me in the analysis and treatment options for my condition.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

I can not say enough about Dr Rachitskaya, she is wonderful. When I had some difficulty with my eye Dr Rachitskaya was kind and yet the ultimate professional. Explains thing clearly and takes all the necessary time I needed to clearly understand medical situations and treatment.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

Dr Rachitskaya worked very hard and SUCCESSFULLY to save my left eye. Dr Rachitskaya made time for me for several days (including a weekend) and met with me daily. Dr Rachitskaya's calm, knowledgeable, and always confident and considerate manner was a blessing. The ultimate Professional who welcomes you back as a most important friend. Love Dr Rachitskaya!

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

Very pleased like always with Dr. Rachitskaya and her staff.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

Dr. Rachitskaya is a wonderful PERSON, so warm and sincere.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

will surest recommend Dr. Rachitskaya to anyone who is need of her services.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

staff people and Dr are so comforting and pleasant.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

This was my first visit with Dr. Rachitskaya, after being a patient of Ryan Deasy, MD (a truly outstanding doctor!). After researching Dr. Rachitskaya's credentials, reputation, and patient satisfaction ratings, I finally got an appointment with her--and was not disappointed in the least. She is outstanding as well

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

My care provider was amazing !

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Dr Rachitskaya is an outstanding retina specialist doctor. She answers all my questions and explains test results. She makes her patients her priority and their recovery is monitored closely. She has not only communicated her medical advice but has contacted me at home to answer questions about my surgery. I highly recommend her

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Dr Rachitskaya is a professional in every way. She is an awesome communicator

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

love the doctor very kind, caring,and easy to talk to

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

This was our first visit with her. She interacts well with the patient. Her exam was very detailed. Her explanation on what she wanted me to do was very clear. She is an awesome dr and we wull return to see her after our cataract surgery. Really liked her.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

Dr. Rachitskaya is a healer. She is so professional, skilled, kind and caring. It is difficult to put into words how much I respect, like, and appreciate having her in charge of my eye care

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

When appropriate, I tell everyone NOT to go to the Retina Center in Columbus. To call the Cleveland Clinic for a second opinion immediately. I so very much wish that is what I had done! If I had, I might have real vision in my eye. Thanks to Dr. Rachitskaya I still have my eye. Without her and Cleveland Clinic, I refuse to ponder where I might be today.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

Dr. Rachiskaya was excellent and very efficient. Great experience, especially on a Friday.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

the Dr. is always very attentive and respectful. she takes time to listen to my concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Dr Grissom was vwery professional and knowledgeable of my medical needs

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Dr Rachitskaya is a gem for CCF. she thoroughly explained what was going on with my eye and demonstrated concern . She is cheerful and put me at ease

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

I have recommend my Doctor many times.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

I have all positive feeling for Dr.Rachitskaya.I hope to remain her patient always.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr. R and her team!

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

Dr Rachiskya is an incredible physician. She is s healer. She is compassionate along with being a world class retina specialist.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Dr. Rachitskaya was excellent in her Dalic and care of me. She was a very competent very clear and concise in examining me and discussing the plan for continued treatment.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr. R Is extremely knowledgeable and caring. she explained everything in a manner that was easy to understand & made me feel very comfortable.

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".

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