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Llewelyn J. Rao MD, Vice-PresidentLlewelyn J. Rao MD, Vice-President
Vice-President, Retina Associates of Cleveland, Inc.

Dr. Rao

Dr. Rao received his BA degree and MD degree with distinction in research from St. Louis University in Missouri.  His ophthalmology residency was at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, and his vitreoretinal fellowship was at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in New York City.  He is an Assistant Professor in the UH Case Medical Center Ophthalmology residency program at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and has been recognized for his unrelenting commitment to resident education. Dr. Rao has earned the honor of being named as one of the Best Doctors in America every year since 2015, after being nominated by his peers as one of the top ophthalmologists in the nation.  He has also been named as a Top Doctor from Castle Connolly and a Vitals Patients' Choice award winner.

Dr. Rao's principal areas of interest include macular surgery, retinal detachment surgery, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal lasers.  In addition to his clinical and academic work, he is an active investigator in national research studies.




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...I was in and out in an hour!  Chris and Dr Rao are a great team.  Thank you!


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The staff at Retina Associates are perhaps the most personable but extremely professional medical staffers I have encountered.


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