Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Chinese, English, Portuguese
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.2030
Desk:
216.444.7152
Fax:
216.445.8475
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Biography

About Careen Lowder, MD, PhD

Careen Y. Lowder, MD, PhD, was born in Hong Kong, SAR China, and raised in Brazil where she completed her secondary education. She obtained her BA, MD and PhD degrees at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She completed her internship and residency in ophthalmology at Cleveland Clinic. This was followed by fellowships in uveitis at F.I. Proctor Foundation and in ophthalmic pathology, both at the University of California San Francisco.

Dr. Lowder has been a full, professional Staff Physician at Cleveland Clinic since 1986. She is Past-President of the Cleveland Ophthalmological Society and was on its Education Committee from 1994 through 2004. Dr. Lowder has been Activity Director for Ophthalmology Grand Rounds since 1999 and a member of the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association as Specialty Director for Ophthalmology from 2002-2010. She was elected President of the Panamerican Society in Ocular Inflammatory Diseases in 1999.

Dr. Lowder has been leader of the World Class Service Team at Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, and patient satisfaction has improved from 42% excellent to 84% during her tenure. Dr. Lowder is frequently invited to speak at national and international meetings and has more than 100 publications in the field of uveitis.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1986

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Ext. Dis & Uveitis Fel
San Francisco, CA USA
1983

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Ophthalmology
Cleveland, OH USA
1982

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1979

Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1978

Medical School - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
1975

Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
1970

Professional Highlights

  • Member, Ophthalmic Knowledge Base Panel for Uveitis, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, Basic Clinical Science Course, Committee on Intraocular Inflammation and Uveitis, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Writer for Periodic Ophthalmic Review Test, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Associate Examiner, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • President, Panamerican Society of Ocular Inflammatory Diseases

Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Specialty Interests

cataract and lens implant surgery, Ocular Inflammatory Diseases, Pathology, Uveitis

Awards & Honors

  • Senior Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2005
  • Best Doctors in America, 2001-2008

Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • American Uveitis Society
  • International Uveitis Study Group
  • Panamerican Society of Ocular Inflammatory Diseases
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/24/2016, Dr. Lowder 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

237 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2017

Everyone is so kind and helpful. They answered every question and even explained things to my family.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2017

they actually called me at home the next day

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2017

good

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2017

This was just a check up for my eyes and no real care decisions were made. When they have been, Dr Lowder has been amazing at including my input.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2017

Dr.Lowder is an excellent specialist; she displays a high standard of care and concern for a positive outcome in my treatment modality.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2017

Meg is my favorite for sure, she is so wonderful, caring and gentle. Dr. Lowder, if I could give her a 20 I would, I never call I email her and God bless the talented Physician, she always responds. I am spoiled and blessed. She is amazing.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2017

Everything was good and I do not need any treatment, medications !

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2016

I am an old RN and very aware of overall situation. Good job!!

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2016

I have been a patient of Dr. Lowder's for probably 10 years. She is excellent. She takes her time to explain things to me, makes sure I see specialists if needed, is clear and honest with her opinion. I never feel rushed when speaking with her. I have great respect for what she tells me and I know I'm getting the full benefit of her experience and exposure to eye related issues. She also responds to My Chart questions swiftly.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2016

Dr. Lowder patiently listens to and answers all questions and shows genuine concern for me - Responded promptly even to an email question from me.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2016

I could not be more pleased and satisfied with this physician's care.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2016

very good

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2016

very good

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2016

amazing job!!!

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2016

Dr. Lowder is a Rockstar of a physician. I have fairly poor vision in only one eye, and I trust her completely with mny care.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2016

As the patient, I understood clearly what the plan of action would be for me going forward to achieve overall good health.