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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cataract Evaluations
  • Cataract Implant Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Glaucoma Evaluations
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cataract and Intraocular Lens Implantation in Cataract Surgery
  • Cataracts
  • Cataracts and Cataract Surgery
  • Diabetes
  • Glaucoma
View all 5 Specialties +


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About Richard Gans, MD

Richard E Gans, M.D., FACS  joined The Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute in 2004.  In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Gans is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Ophthalmology at The Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.  He is an accomplished surgeon and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  Dr. Gans is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with specialty interests in cataracts, glaucoma and diabetes.

Dr. Gans has been an ophthalmologist in the Cleveland area for 20 years. Prior to his coming to the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Gans was on staff at University Hospitals of Cleveland and at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland.

He completed his bachelor's degree at Emory University in Atlanta. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Case Western Reserve University, as well.

Dr. Gans is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Emory University
Atlanta, GA USA


  • Ophthalmology

Specialty Interests

comprehensive ophthalmology including cataracts, glaucoma and diabetes, cataract surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
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 9/3/2020, Dr. Gans 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

222 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

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Dr. Gans is outstanding on all fronts.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Dr. Gans has been my ophthalmologist for years and he has always been helpful, professional, & caring. I cannot say enough positive things about him and my experiences at the Cole Eye Institute.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Dr.Gans is a wonderful practitioner.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Dr Gans is very caring

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Dr Gans is a wonder professional.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

Dr. Gans is an amazing cataract surgeon with the ability to achieve excellent results in both eyes, when the astigmatisms are not able to be corrected by laser.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Dr Gans is my go to ophthalmologist

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Dr Gans is wonderful!

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

Dr Gans is awesome. I would not go to anyone else .

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

dr. Ganz has always been respectful and cared about my eyecare. There are no complaints whatsoever.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Dr. Gans provides excellent care.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

I always have a positive experience when I have my yearly appointment with Dr. Gans.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

Dr. Gans is a very good doctor & I would certainly recommend him to family & friendsfor ophthalmology concerns

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Wonderful experience by a highly qualified doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Excellent care provider!

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

fabulous doctor and facility

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Dr. Gans is an excellent doctor, has taken care of me for at least 8-10 years, I have the utmost confidence in his care and treatment.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

I have vision in only one eye so I must feel confident and able to ask questions to my ophthalmologist. Dr. Ganz is that person. He was kind and respectful.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Great Doctor

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

good experience. Dr Gans is very efficient and knowledgeable. staff is helpful too

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Dr. Gans and his team are excellent as well as all the support staff that I met along the way.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

There are no words to say how kind, caring and competent Dr. Richard Gans is. Cleveland Clinic is very fortunate to him.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Dr. Gans is phenomenal. He is knowledgeable and skilled professional who delivers care with courtesy and compassion. I have been his patient for many years and he is consistently exceptional. Thank you Dr. Gans

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

I have already recommended Dr. Gans to multiple people

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Great Physician

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr Richard Gans is the BEST and I am a physician

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr. Gans is exceptional. He takes time to address all your questions and needs. His kindness and expertise are appreciated.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Dr. Gans gave clear and helpful answers and was extremely professional and pleasant

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

dr. gans always answers my questions.and he has a very upbeat personality and he explains the exam very well.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Dr. Ganz and the Cole Eye Institute are the best in the world. Period.

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

staff and Dr.Ganz were fabulous

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