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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

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botulinum Toxin Administration for Hemifacial Spasm
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Brow Lift
  • Cheek Lift
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cosmetic Botox Injections
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Face
  • Dacryocystography
  • Eyebrow Surgery
  • Eyelid Deformity
  • Eyelid Lesion Removal
  • Eyelid Lifts
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Forehead Lift
  • Forehead Surgery
  • Injectables and Fillers for Facial Rejuvenation
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Oculoplastics
  • Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • Skin Tag Removal
View all 26 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharospasm
  • Drooping Eyelid
  • Ectropion
  • Entropion
  • Epiphora
  • Eyelid Tumors
  • Facial Aging
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Lacrimal System Drainage
  • Ptosis
  • Tear Duct Conditions
  • Tear System
View all 13 Specialties +


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About Julian Perry, MD

Julian Perry, MD, joined the Cleveland Clinic's Cole Eye Institute in 1999 after completing an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California Los Angeles, where he was a Heed Foundation AOS-Knapp Fellow.

Dr. Perry received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, where he was the McGraw-Hill Book Prize Winner, and elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.  Dr. Perry completed his residency at the Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, where he won the Shipman Prize for best research paper. He completed fellowships at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, and at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles where he won the Clinical Research Award. He is the Cole Eye Institute's senior surgeon trained through an American Society of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery approved fellowship. Dr. Perry was awarded the Marvin Quickert Thesis Award  upon his introduction to the Society.

His specialty interests involve aesthetic and reconstructive oculofacial surgery, including cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), cosmetic forehead and cheek lifting, cosmetic Botox® injections, cosmetic facial filler injections, cosmetic oculofacial surgery, and all aspects ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery.  He also specializes in lacrimal and orbital surgery. His clinical interests include all types of eyelid, eyebrow, forehead and cheek surgeries, including skin cancers, tumors, trauma and other conditions within these regions.

His research interests include new techniques, materials and devices in oculofacial surgery, novel surgeries for eyelid reconstruction and droopy eyelids, and new surgical techniques for orbital decompression .He has studied cosmetic upper facial surgery (blepharoplasty, midface lifting, forehead lifting, Botox®/neurtoxin injections, and facial filler injections) in Beverly Hills, California.

He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Oculfacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and the Cleveland Ophthalmological Society. He has participated on numerous committees for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, including its Annual Meeting Program Committee, and he has served as Sub-Specialty Day Chairman. He has participated on number committees for the American Society of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, including the Executive Committee while serving as Program Chairman.

He serves on the Editorial Boards of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Ocular Surgery News, and as an Executive Editor of American Journal of Ophthalmology. He has co-authored a text on ocular oncology, written approximately three-dozen book chapters and over one-hundred peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Perry is also a member of the United States Food and Drug Administration's Ophthalmic Devices Panel. He holds a patent on a novel lacrimal drainage manometer device.Dr. Perry is a Fellowship Preceptor of an American Society of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery approved fellowship. He received the Cole Eye Institute Resident Teacher of the Year Award in 2003, 2004, and 2009. He has been recognized by Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors®, Inc., and Best Doctors in Cleveland, Cleveland magazine. He was awarded the Lester Jones Surgical Anatomy Award in 2015 from the American Society of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.

Dr. Perry directs one of two-dozen fellowships approved by the American Society of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and he has trained surgeons working at the Cleveland Clinic and around the country. He has participated in many named lectureships, grand rounds and visiting professorships, and he lectures nationally and internationally.

Dr. Perry also specializes in blepharoplasty eyelid surgery, cosmetic eyelid and facial surgery, cosmetic neurotoxin and filler injections, and forehead brow lift treatments.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California School of Medicine
Orbital & Ophthalmic Plastic S
Los Angeles, CA USA

Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Wilmer Eye Institute
Baltimore, MD USA

Residency - Wills Eye Hospital
Philadelphia, PA USA

Internship - California Pacific Medical Center
Internal Medicine
San Francisco, CA USA

Medical Education - Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons at Harlem Hospital Center
New York, NY USA

Undergraduate - Northwestern University
Biomedical Engineering
Evanston, IL USA

Additional Training

  • Fellow, American Society of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Professional Highlights

  • Program Chairman, American Society of Ophthalmic and Reconstructive Surgery 2011
  • Sub-Specialty Day Chairman American Academy of Ophthalmology 2012
  • Editorial Board, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Editorial Board, Executive Editor, American Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Editorial Board, Ocular Surgery News
  • United States Food and Drug Administration, Ophthalmic Devices Panel
  • Fellowship Preceptor, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • AAO Senior Achievement Award
  • Secretary of Meetings American Society of Oculofacial Plastic Surgery 2017


  • Ophthalmology

Specialty Interests

Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, blepharoplasty, cosmetic botox injections, cosmetic facial fillers, cosmetic eyelid and facial surgery, reconstructive eyelid, cheek and forehead surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Tau Beta Pi, Northwestern University 1987
  • McGraw-Hill Book Prize, Columbia University College of P&S 1989
  • ARVO Travel Fellowship Award 1992
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Columbia University College of P&S 1993
  • Shipman Award, Wills Eye Hospital 1997
  • AOS-Herman Knapp Testimonial Fund Fellow 1998
  • Clinical Research Award, Jules Stein Eye Institute 1999
  • Marvin Quickert Thesis Award 2000
  • America’s Top Ophthalmologists, Consumers’ Research Council of America
  • Resident Teacher of the Year Award, Cole Eye Institute, 2002-2004, 2009
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors®, Inc.
  • Best Doctors in Cleveland, Cleveland magazine
  • America's Top Cosmetic Doctors and Dentists, Castle Connoly Medical Ltd.
  • Cambridge Who's Who, 'Honors Edition'
  • Top Ophthalmologist, International Association of Ophthalmologists
  • Cleveland Super Doctors®
  • Top 100 Health Professionals, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England
  • AAO Achievement Award 2009
  • ASOPRS Lester Jones Surgical Anatomy Award 2015
  • AAO Senior Achievement Award 2016

Innovations & Patents

  • First Named Inventor, Lacrimal Drainage Manometer and Method of Use, Serial No. 13/234,242
  • Cleveland Clinic 2010, 2013 Innovator Award


  • American Society of Oculfacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology 
  • Cleveland Ophthalmological Society
  • Orbit Society
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 7/20/2023, Dr. Perry 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

397 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

52 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr. Perry has a warm and wonderful personality! He gives personable care and is highly knowledgeable even about matters outside of his speciality. That is the mark of a top of the line doctor. I have recommended him to many friends and they will be going to see Dr. Perry soon. To be sure, Dr. Perry is an asset to the Clinic and serves his patients very well. Dr. Perry is golden!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

My visit with Dr. Perry and his team was excellent. Everyone I interacted with was friendly, courteous and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr Perry was fantastic. I wouldn't use anyone else ever

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

I have been a caregiver at CCF as well as patient, for over 19 years. Dr Julian Perry's office/practice Is by far one of the BEST RUN medical offices I have ever had been a patient of/interacted with. Dr Perry's practice Is a well-oiled machine. There are always prompt answers, no hold times, no wait times, respectful, courteous office staff, and reasonable appointment accessibility.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr Perry is extremely knowledgeable, skilled physician - I have complete and total trust and confidence in all his suggestions. Besides being the best-of-the-best in his field, he is also a great listener and a truly caring person. He truly has personal pride and care in making sure his patient looks and feels their best - this is very clear. He is incredibly efficient but never hurried. He listens thoughtfully. I have referred many people to his amazing care and will continue to do so.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

DR. Julian Perry is a very good and attentive Dr. He makes sure you are comfortable with the situation and what He is doing, and explains everything well. He has a very good manor...as all Dr.s should.....BUT A LOT DO NOT. DR. PERRY is a good doctor, and lives up to his reputation.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Very nice Doctor!

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

A fantastic Dr.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr. Perry was very good. Everything else was okay.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr Parry was efficient and listen to my concerns very helpful

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr Perry's staff is wonderful and caring. I was able to get an appointment with him very quickly for my eye health condition.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

I saw Dr Perry for the first time several years ago upon the recommendation of one of my friends. His manner is friendly, respectful, and pragmatic. He is an expert in ophthalmology but he has no ego. I have recommended him to others and will see him again when necessary.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Very hood experience. Dr Perry and his staff were wonderful.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr. Perry is excellent. He spent much time reviewing diagnoses, options, and genuine care with me. I greatly appreciated his bedside manner and sincerity.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr. Perry is the best.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr. Perry is a wonderful physician. A nurse friend of mine (also operated on by Dr. Perry) is who referred me to him. I also have recommended/referred a friend/neighbor to Dr. Perry and is scheduled to see him in September.I am quite pleased with my surgical results. I had an excellent experience with Dr. Perry and his team.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr. Perry learned about my problems that day, and solved them. For my situation it's never going to be a 100% solution, but the first steps we took solved 90% of the issue on day one. For the first time in 15 years of having this issue, I have hope. I couldn't be more grateful.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr Perry was great. He explained everything very clearly and thoroughly. Also he made me feel confident about him and the procedure we discussed. He was very nice.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr is kind, caring and helped me understand my problem

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr Perry is an excellent doctor who explains very well and clearly

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr Perry is very kind and gentle.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr Perry was very nice explained everything would recommend him

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr Perry was my doctor

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr Perry is a caring physician

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Recommend Dr. Julian Perry to everyone I know.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr. Perry is the best!

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Dr. Perry was awesome!

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

We were very impressed. Dr. Julian Perry listened, took time to review our paperwork, and asked questions to verify my condition. His recommendations were well thought out and professionally communicated.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Again the entire medical staff was great. Dr, Perry's bedside manner is wonderful. I never felt rushed and he answered all my questions as we talked through my surgical options. We even had some non medical conversation. I mentioned to the PA how great he was. The PA was also kind, compassionate, and caring. Overall it was a great experience.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Very good experience. Was promptly greeted and taken to the room for info gathering and tests. Dr.Perry was thorough and reassuring.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Dr Perry is a wonderful and caring physician

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

I would highly recommend Dr Perry! He was great! He answered every question I had and put me at ease. He took the time to listen!

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

Dr Perry is the best.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

Would definitely recommend him to others!

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

The staff at Cole Eye is exceptional, Dr. Perry is better than exceptional.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

I had an issue that went beyond my visit. Dr. Perry addressed my concerns and gave me a direct response and clear direction on how to fix my concern.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

Dr. Perry diagnosed my problem easily - I believe this was due to his vast experience in his specialty. His explanations of the cause of the problem and possible treatments were very easy for me to understand. Risks and benefits of surgical options were also very well presented.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Dr Perry is always mannerly, pleasant, and has a bright mood. He is detailed in his explanations for his patients, and answers all questions with details. He takes his time with his patients and instills confidence in them. Further, Dr. Perry is highly skilled at what he does. It is very much appreciated!

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

I feel very confident in the care I was given by this doctor, and he was very kind and thoroughly explained my care, moving forward and alleviated any concerns

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

Would recommend Dr Perry

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Dr perry gave me hope that no one else has been able to do

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Sad I did not go to dr perry sooner

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

I am very pleased with Dr Perry

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Dr. Perry showed great care especially on this visit and even gave some other recommendations on something on my face that was not related to this visit.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Love dr Perry. Have been a patient for years

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Really impressed with Dr. Perry

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

All the staff & Dr. Perry were friendly & kind. Evaluation & suggested procedure was explained well.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Dr Perry is very attentive, asks about tolerance of prior treatment, reactions or concerns. He really listens and cares.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

I've been seeing *Dr. Perry for a chronic eye condition for over 4 yrs. He's done 2 surgeries & I get infections of 8 wks. He & his staff are ALWAYS kind, professional, & caring. I would never go anywhere else!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

I drive 2 hrs. to see *Dr. Perry - he is TOTALLY worth it!

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Dr. Perry was very good at explaining the procedure and giving me all of the variables involved. He was very professional

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

I have every confidence in Dr Perry's care.

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