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Dr. Cleaveland is a surgical Ophthalmologist with a practice focusing on cataract surgery, refractive surgery, and medical and surgical treatment for glaucoma. He places a great value on creating a professional relationship with each of his patients, and explaining all diagnoses and treatment options. Dr. Cleaveland is pleased to offer no-stitch cataract surgery, including treatment of age-related difficulty with near vision (presbyopia) and astigmatism during cataract surgery using advanced technology lens implants and the LenSx Laser. A true Tar Heel from Sylva, North Carolina, Dr. Cleaveland received his undergraduate degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in English. He earned his Medical degree with Honors from Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine at Virginia Tech, and completed both a Medical Internship and Surgical Ophthalmology Residency training at Michigan State University at Metro Health Hospital. There he was recognized with multiple awards for surgical skill, and served as Chief Resident and Associate Clinical Instructor.
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This content was provided by Dr. Cleaveland "Dr. Cleaveland places a great value on creating a professional relationship with each of his patients, taking the time to explain all treatment options, listening and answering questions, and working as a team to achieve the best possible results. Dr. Cleaveland additionally demonstrates his compassion for those who do not have access to surgical eye care by donating his time and surgical experience to those in need. He has traveled with Mercy Ships to Congo, Africa where he performed surgeries removing advanced cataracts for dozens of patients. He will continue the tradition of leading the region in providing the highest quality and latest technologically proven care for each patient in an atmosphere of friendship and compassion. "
Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology*
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Cataract Removal Surgery
Extracapsular Cataract Extraction
Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
Glaucoma Medical Therapy
Laser Cataract Surgery
Sutureless Cataract Surgery
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University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
Edward Via Virginia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 2011
Michigan State University
Internship Hospital | Completed 2012
Michigan State University
Residency Hospital | Completed 2015
Other Education | Completed 2012
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
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