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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Evaluations
  • Cataract Implant Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Surgery
  • Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK)
  • Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK)
  • Descemet's Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK)
  • Intraocular Lens Implantation
  • Lamellar Keratoplasty
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Penetrating Corneal Transplant
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Pterygium Surgery
View all 16 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anterior Ocular Disease
  • Cataracts
  • Cornea Ulcer
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Disease
  • Corneal Scar
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Herpetic Eye Disease
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lens Dislocation
  • Ocular Allergies
View all 12 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

Residency - The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute
Baltimore, MD

Internship - Lenox Hill Hospital
Internal Medicine
New York, NY

Medical Education - Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
New York, NY United States

Undergraduate - Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN


  • Ophthalmology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/22/2023, 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

398 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

58 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2024

Dr. See explains what he plans to do, in my case, take out stitches. A bit stressful experience for me but it goes well.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2024

I waited to see the eye Dr.for a very long time.he did apologize for the wait but it was a long time I just had to be patient

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2024

I had cataract surgery for my both eyes in 1 week difference. The courtesy of staff and doctor in both locations (Independence and in Cleveland OH) is very commendable. I really thank Dr. See for his great treatment.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2024

Dr. See takes the time to listen to my concerns and answers all my questions in regard to my care.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2024

Making an appointment with Dr See went very smoothly.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2024

Dr See was straightforward in his explanations of the treatments for dry eye and cataract surgery. He answered my questions.

Reviewed on May 20, 2024

At this visit, and at all my visits with Dr. See, he is very thorough. He takes the time to answer my questions and explain everything in a clear and concise manner.

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

Dr See was professional and patient centered. Dr See explained the tests and addressed all my concerns. I felt relaxed and relieved while talking to Dr See.

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

The doctor is very kind and caring and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

It is a bit difficult to get an appointment when I need it. Also, changes in schedule has affected my ability to see the doctor on scheduled days.

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

I have recommended Dr See to individuals requiring his expertise. I highly recommend Dr See, because he stopped at nothing in an attempt to help regain better vision. Each attempt brought me closer to better sight, and for that I thank him. Such a brilliant young and talented professional. I am elated at being able to call Dr See my physician.

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

Dr. See answered all my questions and addressed my concerns

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

My doctor in Erie, PA recommended the Cole Center for my surgery. He said it was the best option for my surgery.

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

Dr See was professional and concise and answered all my questions in a timely manner during the appointment

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

Outstanding service, concise by Dr See

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Dr. See has always listened to my concerns and answers my questions thoroughly. He is an exceptional doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

Dr See answered ALL my questions.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

I had a local eye exam for glasses and was told I needed surgery. With that doctors local office, Dr. See and his associate assured me my eyes are wonderful. No problem. I will never take a small town doctor again for eye exam. I will always come back to Dr. See

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Dr see is spectacular. I'm happy he was able to see me my last appointment

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

My only complaint is that I sent a message to Dr. See as I am concerned with my eye sight since my surgery. He never returned my message. Very disappointing

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

I love Dr. See. My condition cant be "cured" but he is trying to make it comfortable.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

I have already recommended Dr See to someone

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

I had questions regarding my medication before surgery. He returned my call with the answer within an hour!!!! How fantastic for a DR. To be so responsive.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Doctor and assistant were extremely thorough and pleasant

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

I have see Dr Craig See several times. I have confidence in him.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

I have complete trust in Dr See's recommendations and decisions for my care.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

A truly fine doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr.c. See was very impressive & knowledgeable. I don't regret in having both corneas at the same time. Regardless of pain/discomfort, I (Thank him) totally.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr. See listened very carefully and responded to my concerns.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

Dr. See is one of the very best doctors I've seen at Cole. He is exceptional as a doctor and as a person who cares about others.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr See is an excellent physician who cares about my struggle as a visually impaired patient. I'm amazed at his expertise, and ability to perform techniques that no other could, and in my opinion each attempt was a success. My vision is greater, and I am amazed as are others that walked this journey with me. I highly recommend Dr See to anyone who is visually impaired, and/or like myself lost hope In the restoration of their vision. If perhaps the condition is not in his expertise he will recommend the patient to an expert he deems appropriate to manage their care. Thank you Dr See.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr See is an especial provider. He is professional, through and trustworthy. I am lucky that he is my eye doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023


Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Getting an appointment with Dr. See was very difficult. It required more than 5 calls, answering questions that had no impact on what I needed the appointment for. I finally got someone on the phone who was very helpful.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr See is Awesome always a excellent visit so concern about my ability to see very please with the surgery

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Doctor returned my phone call and personally resolved my questions and was very thorough at my appointment

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Doctor and staff knowlegable and professional

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr See always makes sure that we understand everything and provides reassurance about any concerns about his condition. We highly recommend the Cole Eye Institute at Clevelan Clinic

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Dr.See was my last hope after seeing many Doctors for a year. I dont know where I would be without him.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Dr See was everything that I was expecting

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Dr. CVee is an excellent physician and always answers all I of my concerns

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr. Craig See is an extremely knowledgeable physician who treats his patients with concern and compassion. I would definitely recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr C. See is an excellent doctor. I drove from Kentucky to get an appointment with him.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr Craig See is an excellent doctor. Drove from Kentucky to get an appointment with him.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr. See is obviously highly qualified. He is the second doctors I've seen for eye problems and I'm wholly confident he is the correct person to be addressing the issues/surgeries.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Crossing my fingers. The initial surgery by another surgeon (Roth) did not appear to go well and I would not want to have him do any additional surgeries. I would absolutely recommend Dr. See and his staff.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

I would rate the overall surgery and follow up appointment as excellent. I was somewhat nervous to have the cornea transplant but everyone, from the surgery registry person, to the nurses and Dr. And Dr. Shell made me feel comfortable and at ease. Everyone, from the valet parking attendants to the surgical staff, was friendly, informative and helpful.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

I appreciated Dr. See's honest assessment of the outcome of what would be my third cornea transplant. He said removing scar tissue and other grafts would help but the healing and hopefully gaining back vision would be a process and not an overnight event.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

My local eye care society, Dr. Nicholas Lawrence at Eye Care Associates, in Warren, Ohio, had recommended the procedure and Dr. See. From setting the surgery date with Dr. See's scheduler to the surgery, it was a positive process. I felt cared for.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Dr.See was kind, caring and thorough during my eye examination.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr See is a very respectful and caring provider

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

I had a wonderful experience with both the PA and Dr. See. Both were thorough and professional. I highly recommend the Cole Eye Institute and particularly Dr. See.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr See is a very good doctor and always respectful Friendly and kindPuts me at ease and listens to my questions And always answers the questions. I will miss him when I no longer need to be seen by him.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Doctor See is great

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

I had a fine experience with my provider. He seemed a bit distant and not totally engaged with the office visit, but provided the care needed for my condition. It would have been nice to have a bit more discussion about the situation or if he had asked if I had any questions once the exam was completed, but that unfortunately was not the experience I had.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr See is excellent communicator and diagnostician!

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Everything about this experience was great. The scheduling staff were kind and accommodating. The pre-op staff were kind and made me feel as though they had all the time in the world to spend with me! Then, due to a weather related snafu and an unforeseen issue, Dr. See suggested an alternative that saved the day!!

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Dr. See is amazing...he never made me feel as though he had better places to be or more important patients to help. He offered a solution the day of surgery for a dilemma I faced so we were able to continue with the surgery.

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