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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 9/12/2021, Dr. Talcott 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

445 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

47 Patient Comments

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 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!

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

Dr. Talcott is awesome. Really. Very pleasant, thorough, and patient with patient questions. And we laugh. It's always a good appointment when the patient and the doctors, nurses, and assistants can laugh. The techs and medical students in this department are also really awesome. Dare I say that it's even fun to have an appointment?

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

This was an emergency visit because my Dr. Kkauser could not see me.She was kind, considerate and most of all very knowledgeable.Definitely would feel confident entrusting her with care for my eye.0

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

The doctor was marvelous

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Dr Talcott is special.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

If there was a degree higher than "very good" I would have picked it. Dr Talcott is spectacular,

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Dr Talcott was really good excellent. My mind was at ease when I left.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2022

Dr. Talcott is always professional yet very personable. She will gladly take time to answer any questions I may have.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

Dr. Talcott is an excellent Physican with a kind and gracious demeanor.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Dr. Talcott and her staff have a very efficient, well-run operation. Everything is explained. Staff are friendly and helpful. In the year + I've been undergoing these treatments, I have no complaints and only praise for the doctor and her staff.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

always a good experience for me Dr Talcott is a very caring person

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

The communications link performed by Dr Junkin at Dr Steigemeier's Beachwood office was outstanding and helped a lot. Dr Junkin made it easy by setting up my appointment with Dr Talcott.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Dr. Talcott is very kind and I feel very blessed to be her patient. I eas misdiagnosed before I came to Cole Eye Institute. I have complete confidence in her!!

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2021

Dr. Talcott is very professional and a great listener

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2021

Excellent care by Dr Talcott. Mary Ann her assistant was extremely helpful and easy to get response to all my questions. Thank you CCF.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

As always Dr Talcott and staff are a 10 +

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

Dr. Dr. Talcott Is a great person who I feel really cares about her patients. She makes It alot easier to get those Injections and I do appreciate It so much

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Dr. TALCOTT Is a gem. Caromed, thoughtful, precise and well educated. Just what I would expect for a major medical center physician.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Excellent professional AND personal service (from one experienced physician to another)

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

First Class caring physician in my opinion as an experienced physician.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

Wonderful caring doctor! She went beyond to help with a difficult situation. THANK YOU!

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

Dr. Talcott is excellent. I have an eye condition that requires special treatment / monitoring, and she always explains my progress and ongoing course of treatment. I also feel she genuinely cares for me as a patient.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Dr. Talcott is very knowledgeable, courteous and professional.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

I was referred to Dr. Talcott for a 'vitreous hemorrhage' of my left eye. Her explanations about possible cause and course of treatment were at all times clear and reassuring.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

I cannot praise, commend, recommend Dr. Talcott and the staff at the Clinic's Cole Eye Institute enough for the good care I received. Dr. Talcott is the consummate good physician and gifted surgeon and, at the same time, a lovely, kind and compassionate person.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

All of my experience was good....the wait to get to see the Dr. Was too long.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

As soon as I reported symptoms of macular degeneration, I was given an appointment very promptly. Dr. Talcott was obviously very competent and concerned for my well-being.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Very satisfied with all aspects of Cleveland Clinics services and Dr.'s that I have had with this summer. Dr. Talcutt was especially good. Explained all procedures before applying them. Listened and answered all my questions.1 definitely will be back next spring for my follow up services.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Dr Talcott also was mentoring a young Dr, who also examined my eyes.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

My doctor is GREAT !!

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Dr explained the situation in understandable language and was most patient but also kept moving thanks

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Dr. Talcott was excellent. Explained things clearly, and listened very well.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

I had my bother in law to see Dr. Talcott. He thought she was very professional and honest with him. He has another appointment with her.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Dr Talcot is excellent

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021


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