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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.2020
Desk:
216.444.5898
Fax:
216.445.2226

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Evaluations
  • Cataract Implant Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Surgery
  • Corneal Transplant
  • Corneal Transplantation (penetrating And Lamellar Keratoplasty And Dsaek)
  • Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK)
  • Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK)
  • Descemet's Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK)
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Pterygium Surgery
View all 15 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
  • Eye Infections
  • Herpetic Eye Disease
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lens Dislocation
  • Ocular Allergies
View all 14 Specialties +
Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2017

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of California at San Diego School of Medicine
Cornea and External Disease
LaJolla, CA USA
2017

Residency - The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute
Ophthalmology
Baltimore, MD USA
2016

Internship - Lenox Hill Hospital
Internal Medicine
New York, NY USA
2013

Medical Education - Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
New York, NY USA
2012

Undergraduate - Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN USA
2006

Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Craig See, MD.

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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 9/7/2021, Dr. See 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

328 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 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

52 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Dr. See and his staff made me feel very comfortable. Dr See was very comforting in doing my cornea and transplant and cataract surgery I felt very at ease. I'm very happy I found him

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Very please to have Dr See and will recommend him to other and continue with him as long as I need him

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

Dr See is a great physician, and takes good care of my eyesI wish he had office hours at the Greene location so he could continue my care. Distance is a challenge so I will be back in the care of Dr Jeffrey Congeni who is local, and familiar with my care. I'm sure they will collaborate, and am confident that I will get the best care possible. I highly recommend Dr Craig See to anyone needing his expertise in Ophthalmological Care.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Can say nothing bad about Dr See Usually look forward to seeking him

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Dr See took all the time needed with me. He explained everything that I needed to know. I felt very relaxed while I was with him. Some doctors seem rushed. He did not.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2021

Dr See us awesome he already did one surgery on my daughter and is doing another in Nov and he is so professional and on point. Would recommend him to anyone. He has brought my daughters vison to see. So awesome

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2021

Absolutely the best doctors.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Very conscientious and practical! I do thank God for this doctor!!!

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

There is a long wait to get an appointment to see a doctor and an even longer time to get an appointment for the surgeries (4 months).

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021

Dr. See and other professionals in the Cole Eye Institute were exceptional. The only reason I didn't rate item 4 as high is that while the date of the partial corona transplant was scheduled 3 months in advance, I could not be informed as to the time of the procedure until the day before the actual,time of the surGery. For an out of town patient, this meant arriving in Cleveland a day in advance to ensure that I would be available in the scheduled time slot.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Dr See is the best! He immediately sent me for an updated scan and when I came back up he didn't make me wait for long

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Dr. See is a great doc and I appreciate him for all the problems I've had with my eye. His patience and concern is very much appreciated. I have come along way with with eye thanks to doc see

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Dr. See was polite and thorough but clearly rushed that day with a packed schedule. His pacing made it harder to connect on an interpersonal level, although we accomplished all of our goals in that meeting.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Very long wait to see doctor

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

I really like Dr. See. I rarely say that about any doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Office seems very nice and Dr See was very good anout answering questions I had

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

While only seen briefly by the doctor, who was wonderful, the resident who attended me could have been a little more personable.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

I really did enjoy my experience there atmosphere was just wonderful and my doctor was crate

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

I like Dr. See. GOOD experience. No complaint what so ever.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Dr. See listens to his patients concerns. He offers multiple options, he is very thorough and knowledgeable regarding my diagnosis. Dr. See explains everything as he moves through your scheduled appointment and/or office procedure. Dr. See takes his time and makes sure he has answered any questions or concerns I may have.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

I would recommend Cleveland Clinic to others. Specifically Dr. See for ophthalmology. He is awesome and I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Dr See was fantastic, explaining my situation and treatment options and helping me work through my choices

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Dr. See was very thorough and professional.

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

The assistant was very respectful, & was concerned about my Glaucoma level in my right eye which was a forty! She moved me to the head of the line. I didn't see her after that. Dr.See came in & checkout my eyes. I asked why did this surgery go worse then the first one? He said its different all the time. He said he was Donna put drops in my right & it would help for the high level to go down. He told me to continue to use the eye drops he prescribed, & he'd see me on June 4th. He left the room! I wanted know if I should leave? No one was there so I left.

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

I called in & spoke with a man from Dr. See's office explaining that I gave a bad head & need to come in today. I was told I would get a call back from the Doctor on call. The time was 2:42pm!! I waited no call. I felt bad & like I'm not worthy of care.

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

I would say the Dr was very behind because as a nurse I noted several very complicated patients prior to me taking very long amounts of time.would be good to let patients waiting for more than 2 hours or even an hour what the delay is caused by - ie low staffing - complicated patients etc. we do not question the skills needed- to perform needed surgery.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Dr See and his staff are very helpful and kind.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Dr See is a kind doctor with empathy for his patients.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

dr see is a awesome dr and brought my daughters vision to see better and is super thorough couldn't say enough and her surgery went well

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr. C. See is in the vanguard of his profession.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Dr See provided pertinent information about eyewear for after the procedure. He told me about getting bifocal sunglasses online. good info which saved me time and money.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

I have recommended Dr. See already!

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

I consider Dr Craig See a truly outstanding doctor - he does an excellent job in each area rated above. After many appointments and two surgeries, I have come away each time with a deep sense of gratitude for his knowledge, skill and professionalism.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

Dr.See has a great staff that enables me to have confidence in the care I receive.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

Dr.See and his staff are wonderful. I have and will continue to send people theirr way

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

Loved Dr. See. would definitely recommend to others.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

I was very pleased with Dr See and his kindness to me It was not a seriour problem and he was very understanding at my concern.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

I felt that Doctor See picked up that I was a little anxious during the procedure . I asked what he was doing at a certain point and then fave me a step by step of what he did. that helped me get through it easier.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

excellent doctor. explains

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

I already did recommend my wife to Dr. See, and he recently operated on her eye.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

I would definitely recommend Dr. See. he has been very understanding about my apprehensions for the surgery and has explained it in length.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Dr Craig See is fabulous!!!

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

I HAD NO PROBLEM WITH APPOINTMENTS OR ACCESS IN REGARD TO MY APPOINTMENT WITH DR. SEE. HOWEVER, THE CLINIC PHONE SYSTEM IS ERRATIC, TAKES TOO LONG TO CONNECT AND OFTEN RESULTS IN LONG DELAYS AND WRONG CONNECTIONS.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Best Dr ever

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

I have been very pleased with Dr. See at the cole eye institute. I live in Central Pennsylvania eye and I have no problem driving the 5 Hour Dr. to Cleveland as long as I'm being seen by a very good, very competent surgeon. Thank you

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

wonderful experience Dr See weals very kind and explained everything. His staff was also very kind

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

dr and staff made me feel at easestaff work well together. I would highly recommend Dr See

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Both Dr. Craig See and his nurse were exceptional.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr. See is an excellent Doctor> He is very kind, patient and very pleased with his care

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr See is completely wonderful! He and his direct staff are invaluable associates of the Cole Eye Institute.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

I have already referred Dr See to numerous family and friends and will continue to do so.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Moved from Florida & my daughter is vision impaired. *Dr. See was awesome. He even called another specialist down to look at my daughter & they worked together on the best way to handle the appt. That speaks volume. Just outstanding.

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