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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

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botulinum Toxin Administration for Hemifacial Spasm
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Brow Lift
  • Cheek Lift
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cosmetic Botox Injections
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Face
  • Dacryocystography
  • EyeLid and Brow Lifts
  • Eyelid And Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Eyelid Deformity
  • Eyelid Lesion Removal
  • Forehead & Eyebrow Surgery
  • Forehead Lift
  • Injectables And Fillers For Facial Rejuvenation
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Oculoplastics
  • Ophthalmic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Opthalmic Plastic Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • Skin Tag Removal
View all 25 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

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 10/3/2020, 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

359 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

68 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Again, I made all ( 4 ) appointments driving from Rochester, New York. Speaking for me - " That's a long way to travel for a bad experience ". Personally, I don't care how many timesI had to be driven to the Cleveland Clinic. The procedure was a SUCCESS!!! Thank You Dr. Perry along with your staff.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

PA Justine working with Dr Perry fabulous in responding to my needs and getting us on Dr Perry schedule for this visit

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Dr Perry is awesome. Listened with compassion and empathetic for my desire for quicker healing. Explained things to me and I now have better understanding. I have confidence in Dr Perry and his care for me. Out my mind at ease relative for concerns I had prior to appointment.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Great doctor, registration team could use some work

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Dr Perry put my fears at ease about what could be done for my condition. This is the third place I had been referred to. Dr Perry assured me he can and will handle my needed procedure. He answered all of my questions and with great patience!

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Dr. Perry was so knowledgeable. Answered my questions.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Dr Perry always takes his time and listens to the pt.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Dr. Perry was patient in listening to my concerns, concise but thorough in his explanations, comforting and confidence-inspiring in his manner. He made sure he had answered all my questions and addressed all my concerns. I would feel both confident and comfortable under his care.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Dr Perry is excellent. Have already recommended two women tohim.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr. Perry is very professional and kind

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

My experience has basically been good and I would definitely recommend Dr. Perry

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Excellent doctor and staff; very responsive, pre and post op

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Dr. Perry was very attentive to my problem, showed concern and explained everything very well.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Dr. Perry is kind and empathetic. Thank you!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Dr Perry was very helpful and I felt very confident that I had picked the right doctor. He answered all my questions and was very through in his explanations.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Dr. Perry has excellent expertise, concern, friendly and gentle technic in administering my Botex shoes needed every 3 months.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

It did not matter what time it was when I scheduled the appt. to see Dr. Perry. Day, Night, Even the early morning hours, I received prompt service. The appt. was scheduled between 1am - 4am. For me, this is a first. Thank You!!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

always excellent and I've been coming to see dr. Perry since 2014

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Dr. Perry is always, always, ALWAYS kind, efficient, an excellent listener describing my Blepharospasms and needs, concerns or areas giving me problems with spasms. He is the best!

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Dr. Perry is very professional, attentive & gentle with his cosmetic procedures.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr. Perry always is very attentive and understanding.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

I am referring to Dr. Perry himself

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Considering the office was extremely busy and the field test machine was overbooked and broke Dr. Perry listened to my concerns and made suggestions. I felt at ease with Dr. Perry and will continue the plan for my case.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

I believe my first experience with Dr. Perry's office went fine. I believe there was a back up and patients were waiting together for tests. I do wish it was explained to me that for my individual concern there would be a few tests done. My fault I assumed since my eye doctor sent over my file the 2-4 hour tests weren't meant for me. I learned otherwise. It was just a bit confusing as a first time patient.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Dr Perry is an excellent caring doctor

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Dr Perry is a wonderful doctor

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Was disappointed because they told me initially I could see the doctor for three issues when I saw the doctor he said I can only see him for one

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Dr. Perry did a fabulous job of explaining why surgical treatment was not my best option. It makes me feel very comfortable when a surgeon realizes that surgery is not always the best treatment. He was honest and straightforward and I really enjoyed my visit.

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

I liked Dr Perry. He was warm, knowledgeable and professional.

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

I do not expect to get an appointment exactly when I'd like it. Dr Perry is a busy professional. Wait times are not unreasonably long in any case.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

My consultation with Dr. Perry was an excellent and positive experience! He is extremely personable, displaying warmth, compassion, caring, and a wonderful bedside manner. Dr. Perry is not the least bit pretentious. He explained my procedure and answered my questions thoroughly and with patience. I feel very comfortable with Dr. Perry performing my surgery. He represents the kind of doctor every patient would wish to have as their doctor! He has an excellent staff as well.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

I was very impressed with Dr Perry. he listened to my concerns

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Dr. Perry was great!

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

very impressed with Dr. Perry and the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

im very impressed with my visit with dr perry. got appointment fast. check in was great and fast assistant and the dr came in right away. dr perry is very knowledgeable in his field.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

dr perry is very knowledgeable and told me what my condition was and how to proceed with getting it resolved. very prompt no waiting hours in exam room.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

Dr. Perry was excellent on all counts.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

The doctor explained everything very well I was satisfied For what he had to say

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

I am very pleased with Dr Perry and his staff.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

I was extremely impressed with Dr. Parry and am going to proceed with him after the summer. He was kind, caring, patient, conscientious and genuine. He absolutely lived up to his reputation of being one of the best!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

Dr. Perry is very thoughtful and takes the time to troubleshoot problems and plan for resolution.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr. Perry is excellent.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

I honestly can't say enough good about Dr. Perry. He is thorough, professional, and helpful. He takes time to explain and to answer questions. I am completely satisfied and highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

Dr. Julian Perry, and his assistant, were amazing! They talked me through every step, asked how I was doing & made me feel very at ease.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

Dr. Perry is very thorough, attentive, gentle and professional!

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

dr. Perry is a fine physician and I am happy to be a patient

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

the doctor is very professional and very kind

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

I am not what you would call a calm person when it comes to any procedure, but the provider did a good job of making me feel more at ease.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

The doctor was the best. Very personable.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

everyone was incredibly helpful and I appreciate everyone's help including Dr. Perry's

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

excellent staff and doctor

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Dr Perry is an amazing doctor

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Doctor was prepared, attended to my issues and addressed them. Questions about other issues not related to my treatment with suggestion and referral to another physician to consult.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Dr. Perry was thorough and really helped me understand the problem and what I needed to do to solve it. He also went through the options in a very objective and in-depth way.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Dr Perry was excellent. He assessed my condition and gave me options and recommendations for treatment. I came from another state to obtain an opinion on what to do about a surgery from another provider that did not have good results.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Loved Dr. Perry

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

I was completely satisfied and extremely pleased with Dr. Perry in every way. I'd heard that he was an excellent, highly recommended doctor and he actually exceeded my expectations. He was thorough, answered all my questions, gave me all relevant information and all in a caring, professional manner.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

Wonderful experience. Dr. Perry was very knowledgeable and explained everything in detail about my eye(tear duct) problems.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

Dr. Perry explained my problem and treatment with very clear and precise detail that was easy for a lay person to understand.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

I was very impressed by Dr. Perry's knowledge, communicative skills , politeness and thoroughness and willingness to spend the time with me that I needed and to answer all my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

very good experience/treatment by Dr. Perry

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

everyone was terrific! will be recommending Dr. Perry & his staff to my family

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

I really appreciate the excellent service that Dr. Perry and the others provided.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

From my first appointment to currently, it has always been a professional and pleasant experience with Dr. Perry.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

I liked Dr. Perry. He is very knowledgeable and addressed my concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Dr. Perry is very professional and Courteous and polite

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Dr. Perry is wonderful.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

Dr. Perry was very informative as to what my condition was,. my treatment options and the steps that I should take to cure my issue.

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