Dr. Llewelyn J. Rao, MD

Dr. Llewelyn J. Rao, MD

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Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery | Male | 38 years old

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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 also an Assistant Professor in the UH Case Medical Center Ophthalmology residency program at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.  He was recognized with an "Attending of the Year Award" in 2015 for his unrelenting commitment to resident education.  Dr. Rao has earned the honor of being named to the Best Doctors in America list, after being nominated by his peers as one of the top ophthalmologists in the nation.

Dr. Rao's principal areas of interest are 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.

Dr. Rao's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims in Ohio not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    Saint Louis University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 2004

  • Internship Hospital
    Forest Park Hospital

    Completed in 2005

  • Residency Hospital
    University Hospital Case Western

    Completed in 2008

  • Fellowship Hospital
    New York Eye & Ear Inf

    Completed in 2010

  • Undergraduate School
    St Louis University

    Graduated in 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Retinal Diseases

Procedures Performed

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Surgery
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Injection Therapy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
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