Your retina is the light sensitive lining in the back of your eye. It contains millions of special nerve cells that react to light and send electrical impulses to your optic nerve, which your brain converts into the images you see. Most people never give their eyes – let alone their retinas – a second thought until something goes wrong. Yet, retinal diseases are the leading cause of blindness in adults in the U.S. Join Cole Eye Institute ophthalmologist Alex Yuan, MD, PhD in a free online chat where he will be available to answer your questions concerning the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the retina.
Dr. Alex Yuan is an Associate Staff Member at Cleveland Clinic’s Cole Eye Institute. His specialty interests include the medical and surgical diagnosis and treatment of retinal disorders. He earned his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Yuan also completed an internship at Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis and Ophthalmology Residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California School of Medicine in Los Angeles. He completed a Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic’s Cole Eye Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Yuan has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals, and maintains several research awards and honors.
At Cleveland Clinic’s Cole Eye Institute, our retina staff has the expertise to accurately diagnose and offer world-class treatment for retinal diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment as well as more uncommon conditions such as retinal inflammatory disease. Cole Eye Institute is among the world’s most advanced eye institutes, ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best” ophthalmology programs, making it the top-ranked program in Ohio. Our fully integrated model helps us provide patients with quick and easy access to specialty and subspecialty care for a wide spectrum of eye conditions – from the routine to the complex. Cole Eye Institute has extended its quality ophthalmic care to several locations throughout Northeast Ohio, allowing patient access to ophthalmologists closer to their homes.
To make an appointment with Dr. Yuan or any of the other specialists at the
Cole Eye Institute, please call 216.444.2020 or call toll-free at 800.223.2273, ext. 42020. You can also visit us online at www.clevelandclinic.org/eye
This Health Chat will open on
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
to allow you to submit questions. We will try to answer as many questions as possible during the chat. Please create an account to attend the chat and submit your questions.