Treatment & Services
- Diabetic Eye Examinations
- Laser For Diabetic Retinopathy
- Laser Treatment Of Retinal Disease
- Macular Degeneration Evaluations
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Hole
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Wills Eye Hospital
Philadelphia, PA USA
Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD USA
Medical School - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA
Undergraduate - Princeton University
Princeton, NJ USA
- Editor, Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Editor, Medical Retina and Oncology volumes, Ryan's Retina, 4th Ed., Mosby, 2006
- Past Secretary for Quality of Care, American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Past Chair, Preferred Practice Panel Committee, American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Past Chair, Retina Panel, Preferred Practice Panel Committee, AAO
age-related macular degeneration, clinical trials, Diabetic retinopathy
Awards & Honors
- Former Karl Hagen Professor of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University
- Long record of grants/research funding
- Included in various "best" lists Princeton University:Summa cum laude (chemistry)
- Sigma Xi
- William Foster Memorial Prize
- Merck Index Award Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine:Phi Beta Kappa
- Alpha Omega Alpha
- USPHS NIH Research Grant recipient Wills Fellowship:Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship, 1982-1983
- Heed-Knapp Fellowship, 1983 Miscellaneous Awards:American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Honor Award, 1998
- American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award, 1989
Innovations & Patents
- Has been a principal investigator in most studies that have led to new FDA-approved therapies for age-related macular degeneration.
- Board of Trustees, American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Macula Society
- Retina Society
- American Society of Retina Specialists
- Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Research & Publications
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127 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.7|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
11 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jul 5, 2017
Reviewed on May 15, 2017
best care by a very caring doctor
Reviewed on May 1, 2017
I feel I am quite fortunate to have Dr. Schachat treating my macular degeneration. He is always pleasant, skilled, professional and informative. He also made arrangements for my (good) eye care when my husband and I are in Florida during the winter.
Reviewed on Feb 22, 2017
Reviewed on Feb 17, 2017
V. professional & courteous.
Reviewed on Dec 7, 2016
Reviewed on Nov 16, 2016
I ask Dr. Schachat about the trials that are ongoing for Macular Degeneration...he has been very good about keeping me up-to-date.
Reviewed on Nov 11, 2016
listen to my concerns
Reviewed on Oct 5, 2016
everything was explained very well quite satisfactory
Reviewed on Sep 23, 2016
Very informative in all procedures.
Reviewed on Aug 3, 2016
Dr. Schachat's biography data show that he's a nationally renowned retinal specialist in the management of age-related macular degeneration and has done significant research in this area. I'm very fortunate in having him as my doctor for this condition. His caring, expertise, and professionalism have been evident during all my visits.
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