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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

  • Epiretinal Membrane Surgery
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Intravitreal Injections For Retinal Disease
  • Laser For Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Laser Retinal Surgery
  • Laser Treatment Of Retinal Disease
  • Lens-sparing Vitrectomy
  • Macular Degeneration Evaluations
  • Management Of Age Related Macular Degeneration (Amd)
  • Microincision Vitrectomy Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Outpatient Consultation For Diseases Of The Retina
  • Pars Plana Vitrectomy
  • Scleral Buckle
  • Surgical And Medical Treatment Of The Retina
  • Sutureless (Small Gauge) Retinal Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
View all 19 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acquired Vitreoretinal Diseases
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Cystoid Macular Edema
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diseases of the Retina
  • Diseases of the Vitreous
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Infectious Diseases of the Retina
  • Lens Dislocation
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Ocular Injuries
  • Retinal Degenerations
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Traumatic Retinal Detachment
View all 18 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Wills Eye Hospital / Mid Atlantic Retina
Vitreoretinal Surgery and Diseases
Philadelphia, PA USA

Residency - Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Department of Ophthalmology
Boston, MA USA

Internship - Brigham and Women's Hospital
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA

Medical Education - University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA USA

Undergraduate - Harvard College
History and Science
Cambridge, MA USA


  • Ophthalmology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Katherine Talcott, 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 9/6/2022, Dr. Talcott 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. Talcott receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Genentech, 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

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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

Dr Talcott is always focused, professional, warm and very competent.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Dr Talcott and team are always professional, considerate, qualified, easy to deal with

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Good ,She is considerate,kind and nice doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Great Doctors

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Everyone at the Cole Eye Institute is exceptional in customer service. Dr. Talcott is just wonderful filled with patience, understanding, and her particular expertise! Just love her!!!

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

You were Fantastic, thanks so much to Dr.Talkott and her Fellow!!

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Its was Dr.Talkott and her Fellow that examined me, thanks so much to you all your fantastic

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Nurse, both doctors were excellent.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Dr. Talcott is helping me retain my vision while dealing with wet macular degeneration plus CSR from 20+ years ago.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

I really like my doctor. She shows respect and concern when talking with me about my care. She shows true passion and listens to how I feel and answers all my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Dr. Talcott is always reassuring, even on s busy day. She had another doctor do the actual injection.which was okay.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

Very satisfied with my visit to see Dr. Talcott

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

I cannot thank Dr. Talcott enough. She is brilliant. She is an excellent diagnostician. Thank you

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Dr talcott is top notch

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Dr Talcott spent less than 5 minutes with me; acted like she was just going through the motions and I was bothering her when I asked questions, and had no follow up suggestions.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Dr.Talcott is great

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

No issues with this office, everyone is very professional. Dr. Talcott is an amazing person and I trust her advice.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

Doctor is excellent in informing you of the conditions and recommended treatment.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

K talcot very nice hate to see her leave the

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

Dr. Talcott was very professional in her demeanor

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Dr.provided me with a helpful second opinion but was brusque and dismissive of my condition.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

DR. Talcott always pleasant and willing to answer questions.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

My physical issue necessitated urgent care. I felt that access was very timely. I commend Dr. Talcott for fitting me in to her schedule and I appreciate her flexibility and due diligence.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Dr. Talcott is extremely professional, kind, caring, and courteous. She provided proposed treatment options and listened to my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

I could not be more pleased with the entire procedure. Dr. Talcott and staff are absolutely wonderful, courteous and professional.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Dr. Talcott is great but she spends zero time with my Mom. She zooms into the room, gives the shots then zooms out. She is overscheduled! Very kind lady but super busy.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Dr Talcott is very caring and professional

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Dr. Talbots was very rushed. She didn't seem to have time to discuss anything. She came in the room, looked at my test results on the laptop and injected my eyes.

Reviewed on May 18, 2022

Dr. Talcott is great. She will always go over the results of the visit and is always glad to answer any questions I may have.

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

My experience with the Cleveland Clinic has been exceptional. Dr. Talcott is such a talented surgeon and caring professional!! Her Team is amazing!

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

I would strongly recommend Dr. Talcott to any one considering eye surgery!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

It appears she is so busy she can't spend any time with a patient

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

Dr. Talcott seemed to be distracted during my visit. I have retinal concerns and she did not look at my eyes at all or check that two repaired retinal tears were still holding. She looked at my pictures, commented on no change and abruptly left without a word. This was a yearly appointment. I will consider changing retinologists.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

I am very happy with Dr Talcotts care . I have recommended her already

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

Dr. Talcott is exceptional. She answers all of my questions, and she shows me the progress of my scans from one time to the next. I cannot say enough about her care.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

I will always recommend Dr. Katharine Talcott as a retina specialist at CCF Cole Eye Institute to anyone in need of eye care!

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