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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
  • 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
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Scleral Buckle
  • Surgical and Medical Treatment of the Retina
  • Sutureless (Small Gauge) Retinal Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
View all 18 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acquired Vitreoretinal Diseases
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Cystoid Macular Edema
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diseases of the Vitreous
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Infectious Diseases of the Retina
  • Lens Dislocation
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Ocular Injuries
  • Retinal Degenerations
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Diseases
  • 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 8/24/2023, 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:

  • Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 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

479 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 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

48 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Great experience. Dr Talcott is personable, knowledgeable and follows through on her patients. I would recommend her to any of my friends and family that need eye help

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

She's a great doctor

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

See seemed knowledgeable and competent. It just seemed like she was a little rushed, no time to have conversation. But my main concerns were addressed.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

There was little to no discussion of dry MD treatments to prevent it getting worse. I plan to switch to University Hospital for all further treatment. I still don't know why preventative injections weren't recommended.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr. Talcott was attentive to my questions and concerns. Results of studies were explained fully. I did not feel rushed through the appointment. Very kind and trustworthy physician.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Care provider is courteous and respectful. My condition is stable, and there was little that needed to be discussed

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

My overall experience with Dr. Talcott & her staff was beyond excellent. However, the personnel at the check-in desk were testy & curt. I don't expect an over the top welcome, but they left me feeling like I was a bother to them.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

I feel very confident that my vision care is in the "right hands" with Dr. Talcott.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Once again, the respect, friendliness & welcome from Dr. Talcott & her staff redeemed my experience at Cole.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Felt my time with Dr Talcott was rushed I was told my vision was the same It is not the same. It has deteriorated

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Dr. Talcott is the best. I came to Cleveland just for her. She is thorough, kind, and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

When I first met Dr. Talcott I was less than pleasant with her. I was very overwhelmed as I am in my 30s and have a long family history of retinal detachment, blindness, and cataracts. When I presented to her I already had laser intervention to correct retinal detachment on the right eye. The right eye still has the detachment and it is stable from the laser treatment. I reached out to Cleveland Clinic as I was having chronic floaters, flashers, and a black smokey colored curtain that would come and go after the laser intervention. Dr. Talcott assured me everything was okay in the eye and that the laser was doing what it was meant to by holding the fluid in place with the barrier and the detachment was stable. I unfortunately became escalated and voiced my concerns in a manner that was far from pleasant. She then assertively advised me that everything was stable and she would have me back in a week to check. Honestly, the way she handled thar interaction with me was what I needed because I was so incredibly scared that I needed a strong blunt reassurance. She was professional during the interaction. Then when I seen her the second visit I immediately apologized to her when she walked in the room for my actions and she was incredibly kind and empathic. I apologized to all her staff as well. Dr. Talcott has been very thorough when explaining everything to me. She ensures my treatment is presented in a way I can understand and my husband can. She will show me my images of my retinas on the screen and will walk us through verbally what she is looking for while doing so and move the cursor to show us what she is looking at. I am very particular about my eye care and drive almost an hour and half away to see Dr. Talcott because I have 1000 percent confidence in her. I appreciate her honesty, professionalism, but most of all her knowledge. I have recommended her to everyone I know in need of eye care. She is the only doctor I explicitly trust with the care of my eyes and it is a relief to find a doctor since my former eye doctor Kong T OH retired almost twenty years ago.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Only good experiences,! Doctor and her staff were very professional , curteous and tried to make you feel that you were in a place where you were going to get the best care possible. .

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr. Talcott and her team are the best. Professional, engaging and so concern for me as a patient.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

My continued improvement is a result of the care Dr. Talcott and he team gives me. Thank you!

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Too much pressure put on dr. not enough time too spend with patient lucky if she has time to say hello!!!!!

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr. Talcott was very busy this day. Normally she takes her time. However, this time she was in and out so fast. Like 5 minutes. I was shocked.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

I'm very happy with Dr.Talacot

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr. Talcott is outstanding! She is always pleasant, shares information freely and addresses all my questions with patience and a caring spirit.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr Talcott has been helping me maintain my vision during the past few years. I truly value her knowledge.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr. Talcott is very knowledgeable but I feel like she could have spent more time with me. She looked at the images and looked in my eyes which was probably less than 5 minutes spent with me.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Excellent care. Dr. Talcott is very approachable and conveys her professionalism and care.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2023

Everybody who helped me was fantastic. Dr. Singh and Dr. Talcott are the finest.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2023

Dr Talcott was extremely professional and went to great lengths to see me and perform surgery the same day.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr Talcott , Mary & all staff were excellent

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

No bad experiences! Only good experiences from the time I made the appointment to the time my appointment was over. All the people who provided care of me were kind , friendly and very knowledgeable about the job they were doing. Love Dr. Talcutt couldn't ask for a better doctor!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

I feel well cared for by this team. I will miss Dr. Talcott's Fellow.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

No compassion my going blind.Felt rushed. She needs more time with pt. Felt like I was on a conveyor belt.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Her exam was not thorough enough.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

I was so fortunate to get into see Dr. Talcott! She is the best!

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Dr. Talcott is very good

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Your motto-"Patient First" was very evident during this visitDr.Talcott listened to & answered my questions & comments without rushing me.super experience!

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Dr Talcott is helping me keep my vision. I appreciate her thoughtfulness and her expertise.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Great experience Great team working with Dr Talcott

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

It was a female nurse doing all the prep eye drops prepareing for Dr Talcott to give injection. She was very efficient.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

I feel very well cared for by Dr. Talcott.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Dr. Talbots speaks directly to me, always explains what she's doing. I feel like she knows me and my condition.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

Dr talcott is the best

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2023

*Dr. Talcott and staff have been so professional and outstanding.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Excellent Doctor and staff.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Very fast visit w the Dr!! All of her assistants were very efficient and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

I love Cleveland Clinic. I have been happy with every physician I have seen.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

The care provider was great. She listened very well to me, explained what tests she would be ordering and why, and ordered one test to be given while I was still at the Clinic. She was also very professional.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

Always feel well informed and safe with Dr. Talcott

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2023

Dr. Talcott is the best! Very kind, honest, and professional. I appreciate her opinion and she listens. She's an expert in her specialty and has a great rapport with doctors in other areas of the eye,,as needed I feel safe and comfortable when I receive a shot in my eye and especially when Dr. Talcott gives my shoulder a little squeeze and says I did good!!! She's very calm and encouraging during that possible "scary" procedure. She's wonderful!

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.

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