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

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

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

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

Undergraduate - Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN USA


  • Ophthalmology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 10/7/2020, 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

273 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

56 Patient Comments

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


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.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

Dr See was fantastic

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Dr See was a great doctor, very professional with a personable attitude. I would gladly schedule another appointment with him if it's necessary.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

I truly appreciate the care and the service that I receive at each visit Dr. See Is very thorough in my treatment

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Dr. See is amazing

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Dr. See was very dismissive and I felt that he did not address my concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

I would recommend the CCF, but not Dr See

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

the position was very kind and caring immediately took action found the problem and my pain level decreased by that evening I had no more pain and the doctor told me if it didn't improve to make sure I would call him back which I did not need to the doctor was phenomenal

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

dr see takes his time listening to my questions. He is very informative.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

In each experience with Dr See for all the pre-op appointments, surgeries and post op appointments for two cornea transplants, I find him to be an outstanding doctor and am very thankful I was referred to him!!

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Both Dr. See and the scheduler were very accommodating of my scheduling challenges.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

This appointment for a post op check up was very brief as there were no concerns. During my pre op visit with Dr.See, he explained everything thoroughly.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

the Cole Eye Is. is top notch service. Dr. See is one of the best!!

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Dr was very pleasant and new his stuff, He realized what I needed and brought in a specialist that explained my problem and options to correct the eye

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

the doctors explained in detail the problem with the eye. Recommended the plan of attack and the pros and cons of the proceedurs.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

I receive great care at the Clinic, and appreciate the responsiveness and professionalism of Dr. See and the entire staff.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

very good doc has a good repore with his patience very understanding and nice to see hes not just by the book doc very outstanding bed manner during surgery

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

dr. See Is an excellent physician. I can't thank him enough for everything that he has done for me

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Excellent physician!!

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Dr. and staff very pleasant, informative, and helpful

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr.See showed care and concern and attention during the entire exam.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Dr. See helped me understand everything related to my experience with Shingles in my eye, as well as treatment options.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

I was very pleased with both Dr. See and his assistant.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Dr. See is absolutely amazing, including the staff at the main campus and the Independence office.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

dr. See made me feel much more comfortable with deciding with my future surgery of a cornea transplant. He took the time and the patience to answer each and everyone of my questions; even if I asked him to clarify what he had stated. One of the items that I really appreciate it was his Constant attention to my case. The doctor that I went to in Hershey Pennsylvania, was in and out of the office numerous times. And appeared to be annoyed when I asked him questions that he thought I should have already known. Coming from a small town and never having to go through a transplant I was very hesitant. After talking to the doctor, I am absolutely ready for this surgery. Thank God for the Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

I am very grateful that I was referred to Dr. See because he has successfully treated my condition so that I can manage it going forward. He is extremely knowledgeable. He takes the time to answer my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

No return call was needed. Experience was amazing! Dr. See and his team were awesome and very professional and kind

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr. See made me feel so comfortable and explained everything completely

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Dr. See is excellent

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Dr.see is super

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