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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 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 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
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
View all 23 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Blepharospasm
  • Chalazia
  • Drooping Eyelid
  • Eyelid Tumors
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Lacrimal System Drainage
  • Orbital Diseases
  • Ptosis
  • Styes
  • Tear System
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
View all 11 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 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

323 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

53 Patient Comments

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 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 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.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

Dr. Perry always focuses on my concerns and gives attention to them.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

Dr. Perry and his entire staff were pleasant and professional. Highly recommend him to friends.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

To put it in a few words Dr. Perry is exceptional in everything he does. I was very lucky to have him solve my eye condition.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Dr. Perry is an excellent physician. He is kind, attentive, professional, and very skilled and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Dr. Perry and his staff are always so friendly and personable! Thank you!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Dr. Perry totally impressed me from the beginning of my visit. I look forward to have take care of me.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Dr. Perry is very attentive and address all of my concerns. He takes the extra step and goes above and beyond!

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

my experience was good everyone was kind considerate helpful and I will return again soon for another procedure at the doctor let me know that are insurance covered thank you

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Dr. Julian Perry provides quality care and is very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Doctor as well as tech that checked my vision was awesome

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Dr. Perry is wonderful. I wish there were more like him.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Dr. Perry is always receptive to my questions and very efficient. He is a great asset to the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

wonderful Doctor takes time answering questions. I have great confidence in him to do my procedures.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Dr. Perry was awesome answering my questions and taking the time to explain my options.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Because Dr. PERRY is in Beachwood infrequently I have a hard time scheduling

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Dr. Perry was very concerned and professional

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

In my opinion, I have the best care and trust my vision to Dr. Perry 110%! I have been seeing him for severe Blepharospasms since 2014-he gives me the care, direction, input, information, TLC and health care needed and beyond which has literally given me life back! he gives much more time to my individual care than ever expected of a physician of his callibar!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

I recommend Dr. Perry and Cole Eye to several friends and family in need and all have been quite impressed and I for one am beyond thankful to each and every one by most especially to Dr. Perry! Without him, I would be functionally blind and he has given me life back over the course of 6 long years. it took time for him to help get me to this point, and that is also after three surgeries but wi Th time, much patience, trial, error and trust, he has truly given me life back 100%! Thank you, Dr. Perry!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

listened intently and gave a referral to another doctor that he felt had more experience in the cosmetic procedure that I was looking for.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Dr. Perry was prompt, easy to understand, and I didn't feel rushed.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

From beginning to end, Dr. Julian Perry's office, skills, & organization has been top notch. I was impressed with all of the information that was provided to me in the process. The organization & tending to the patient is unlike any others. It is noticeable. Nurse Amy is very knowledgeable & caring and is proactive about the process. Further, the office is proactive in providing of everything that will occur before the surgery. To be sure, there is nothing that I could recommend to improved the patient care system that they have thought out. It seems to be very well thought out & reaches out to the patient in all ways.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

I have recommended Dr. Perry & staff and will continue to do so! Dr. Perry is very knowledgeable & caring. His surgical skills are superior. Because of recommendations from other friends & in general, I felt confident in getting the blepharoplasty. My anxiety and trepidation about the procedure was greatly reduced. Dr. Perry's experience contributes to superior outcomes and my improved vision was noticeable as soon as I got home. All through the process, my anxiety & uncertainty was reduced. I was able to pull the trigger on this surgery. I am extremely happy that I undertook this endeavor. I am also very impressed and thankful for the golden skills of Dr. Perry. What a asset to the Clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr. Perry is wonderful!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr. Perry answered all my questions and made me feel very comfortable with my decisions

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

dr Perry's surgical procedure and bedside manner is an 11 out of 10. I thank God he and Any are at the Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

my experience was excellent. dr perry was great.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr.Perry explained everything in Great detail

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

the visit was very good Doctor was very shore he could help me. looking forward to seeing him next scheduled visit.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

dr Perry and his staff have always exceeded my expectations and are the best!

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2020

Dr. Julian Perry M.D. he's the best no complaints, none what so ever.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2020

We love Dr. Perry. He listens to us, and he explains things in an easy-to-understand manner.

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