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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Westlake Medical Campus Building A
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon Yes
Westlake Medical Campus Building A
Primary Location

Westlake Medical Campus Building A

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Evaluations
  • Cataract Implant Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking
  • Corneal Surgery
  • Corneal Transplant (Penetrating and Lamellar Keratoplasty and DSAEK)
  • Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK)
  • Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK)
  • Descemet's Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK)
  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Eye Examinations
  • Femtosecond Cataract Surgery
  • Intraocular Lens Implantation
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Multifocal Intraocular Lenses
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Outpatient Eye Surgery
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Cataract Surgery
View all 23 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aging and Your Eyes
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ocular Disease
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataracts
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Cornea Ulcer
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Disease
  • Corneal Scar
  • Diabetic Eye
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Care Facts for Older Americans
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Herpetic Eye Disease
  • Keratoconus
  • Lens Dislocation
  • Monitoring Drug/Ocular Toxicity
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Ocular Health
  • Ocular Injuries
  • Presbyopia
  • Red Eye
  • Refractive Errors
  • Vision Problems in Aging Adults
View all 28 Specialties +


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About Claudia Perez-Straziota, MD

Dr. Perez Straziota was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, where she completed her medical school at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. After finishing medical school and providing primary care attention in rural communities in the Amazon Rainforest and Margarita Island, she moved to Atlanta, GA for ophthalmology residency, followed by cornea, cataract and refractive surgery training at Emory University. After her training she worked for 3 years providing ophthalmology care to a medically underserved community in Gainesville, GA, followed by a year of surgical practice and clinical research in a well known cornea practice in Beverly Hills: The Cornea Eye Institute, where she provided specialized cornea and cataract surgical care, and participated in clinical research on the newest treatment modality for Keratoconus: corneal cross linking. She then focused her surgical scope on corneal transplants and premium cataract surgery in a high volume cataract surgery practice, also in Los Angeles: Shammas Eye Medical Center.

In 2019 Dr. Perez joined us at The Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, where she currently provides subspecialized cornea and premium cataract surgery care. She is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the Pan-American Society of Ophthalmologists (PAAO). She shares her surgical knowledge with young eye surgeons from all over the world through the ASCRS Young Eye Surgeons and the PAAO Young Ophthalmologists committees. She has written multiple book chapters and given lectures on Premium Cataract Surgery and Endothelial Keratoplasty in numerous national and international meetings throughout the years.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Emory Eye Center
Cornea External Disease and Refractive Surgery
Atlanta, GA USA

Residency - Emory Eye Center
Atlanta, GA USA

Internship - Emory University Hospitals and School of Medicine
Transitional Year
Atlanta, GA USA

Medical Education - Universidad Central de Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela

Additional Training

  • Endothelial Keratoplasty surgical training. Devers Eye Institute, 2015


  • Ophthalmology

Awards & Honors

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, 2020
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 7/5/2023, Dr. Perez-Straziota 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

140 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr. Perez is a very good listener, and explains things well. I appreciated not feeling hurried.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr Perez listen to my questions and answer them all and was polite. She gave me options and ask for my opinion she was respectful.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr. Perez is the best. A friend of mine had her cataracts done at the same time, at a different hospital and she's having issues. I'm not!

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Being a Diabetic , I see lots of Drs , and I was grateful with every aspect of my experience at the Cole Institute! Dr was very thorough, and really took time to explain every possibility. Her optometrists was great as well!

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

Dr. Perez is the best

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

I'm very impressed with Dr. Perez. She took the time to explain all of the aspects of the surgical procedure. She even took me out to meet the surgical scheduler to make sure that we would be in touch.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Dr. Was very empathetic. Answered all my questions, and was very professional.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2022

Dr. Perez was very transparent in the potential outcomes of a revision surgery. I was included in the decision making process every step of the way!

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

Everyone made me feel welcome and at home. Dr. Claudio Perez had great bedside manners. The staff made me feel welcome. Thank you!!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

She is a superb doctor-professional and caring.

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