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

Treatment & Services

  • Cataract Evaluations
  • Corneal Transplant
  • Eye Examinations
  • Multifocal Intraocular Lenses
  • Pterygium Surgery
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cataracts
  • Corneal Disease
  • Dry Eyes
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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 6/9/2021, 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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* 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

119 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

the appt was good and the doctor was good however the office called me to change my appt to an earlier time just to keep me waiting fot over an hour.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

dr. Perez is awesome! She's also very friendly, knowledgeable, and very thorough.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr Perez was excellent! she want assurance that I understood my condition and seriousness of it. And she called me with the results of my blood work and next steps! I was quite impressed with her the care she provided.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

Dr. Perez Strasiota is Very professional, listens, makes suggestions, and helps me make my own decisions,

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

very caring doctor. I'm glad she's my doctor

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

thedr put me at ease during my whole appt

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

Physician explained procedures and all options in detail.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

After visit info and instructions were clear and spoke to my issue clearly. I felt that the Doctor had understood and explained what my options where.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

great care and respect shown by the doctor

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Excellent experience from start to finish....I watched the video that was available when selecting my new really helped me to make my decision....Dr. Perez Straziota is AWESOME!

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

Dr. Perez Straziota is very complete and professional in her explanations. She is very prompt and efficient, and she does a quick overview of what the procedures will involve

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

I have already recommended this physician to other potential patients

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

The doctor was extremely helpful in trying to diagnose my problem, she was patient & listened to all my concerns. I never felt rushed with her.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

Excellent patient care! Right from scheduling spot. to Dr. visit!

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

I had a very good experience with the care provider.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

Dr. Perez was awesome. She has clearly explained all steps of my cornea transplant throughout the process for my first eye in terms I can understand. She has always taken time to answer my questions. Dr. Perez is very personable and respectful, while staying focused on my treatment. You can tell she truly cares about my outcome. Most important, the procedure on my first eye has been successful. I would strongly recommend Dr. Perez.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Dr. Perez was very personable. I felt she really cared. She will be my new eye doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

She is the only Dr. who succeeded in persuading me of the seriousness of the condition of my eye, and also she convinced me that before doing anything drastic let's plug the tear ducts in both eyes, and start me two kinds of eye drops, one by prescription, and one off counter, and both preservative free. I am happy that it's working.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Dr Perez, was very patient and explained what happens, mostly likely reason & next step(s)

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

I've already recommended Dr. Perez Straziota to my son.

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

I had never been to that clinic before and every one was very pleasant the doctor was nice on down to desk clerk I have a problem with my eyes she offer to walk me to my ride which made a very good impression on me

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