Faruk Orge, MD
- Division Chief, Pediatric Ophthalmology, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
- Medical Director for Quality, Eye Institute, University Hospitals
- Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
- Program Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology, UH Cleveland Medical Center
- Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
- Associate Program Director, Ophthalmology, UH Cleveland Medical Center
- Director, Center for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Faruk H. Örge MD, FAAO, FAAP, is the William R. and Margaret E. Althans Chair and Professor in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University and director of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. After completing a two-year research fellowship, internship, residency, and a clinical fellowship at Indiana University, Dr. Örge returned to his native country, Turkey, to join the faculty at Yeditepe University. He has been at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospitals since 2007.
Dr. Örge is widely recognized for his clinical expertise and is listed in the Best Doctors of America (since 2009), Top Doctors (since 2011), and Who’s Who (2014). Dr. Örge has served on and led many committees (Online, Public Education, Program committees) of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and has joined the AAPOS Board of Directors in 2018 as a director at large. He is an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology and serves as the AAPOS liaison to the ABO. He is currently the fellowship program director and the UH Eye Institute residency associate director. His innovations in teaching include work with ORBIS/Cyber-sight, AAPOS, and the AAO, with interests in telemedicine, live webinars (first to produce national and international sessions in the field of ophthalmology), online journal clubs, and unique learning tools such as an interactive strabismus and retinoscopy simulators. He is the editor-in-chief for the AAO’s newly formed KTEF Pediatric Ophthalmology Education Center; the largest online educational source in the world for pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, it has been visited more than 1 million times from more than 200 countries since its inception in 2015.
Dr. Örge’s research interests comprise almost all aspects of pediatric ophthalmology (ocular imaging, drug release, ROP, glaucoma, microsurgery, cataract, genetic conditions, eyelid trauma, consultation, sedation, strabismus, nystagmus, amblyopia, etc.) His dedication to research and clear direction resulted him being awarded grants including the prestigious Knights Templar Eye Foundation Research Grant for his project in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), Cleveland Foundation grants (New glaucoma device formation, suture sterilization, resident microsurgery course assessment) through Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery Center, Rainbow research awards, Case Western Reserve University PFI Funding (for I-Strab Objective Strabismus Measurement Device), Ohio Amblyope Registry (An organization that fights amblyopia in state level) and UH Innovation day award for his new designed eye speculum. He holds a patent for a novel glaucoma device and also filed several patents on drug delivery, eye imaging, wound healing and other therapeutic technologies.
Since he has joined our faculty, pediatric ophthalmology research has bloomed in not only at a local level (within the division as well as combined research with neonatology, neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, etc), but also regionally (is the Co-PI for the design and evaluation of a ROP screening device in collaboration with NASA, Case, UH and UH Rainbow; A member of Ohio Amblyope Registry); nationally (NEI funded PEDIG – pediatric eye disease investigation group, has finished two and is leading six studies with this group; pharmaceutical studies with Alcon, Bausch and Laumb).
Other Notable Achievements
Dr. Örge is involved regionally and nationally in his field. He gave lectures in the Cleveland Ophthalmological Society meetings in the last four years. He has presented more than 50 papers in AAO, AAPOS, ARVO, Pediatric meetings, as well as international meetings (World Pediatric ophthalmology congress, International Strabismus Association, National Turkish Ophthalmic Society meetings). Due to his activities in the AAPOS, he was invited as the youngest member for the Long Range Planning Retreat. This retreat is gathered every 4-5 years, with only 14 selected members (6 past presidents) to set future direction of the organization.
Dr. Örge is recognized as a young future leader. He was among the recently chosen group for the University Hospitals Leadership Development Program to better his leadership skills and completed his training last year.
Dr. Örge graduated from the University Hospitals and a separate UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Leadership Development Program in 2012 and 2018 and was a member of the AAO Leadership Development Program 2015 class. He currently serves as the vice president of the International Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Council, the international supra-organization that has representatives from more than 80 countries. Through this Council he is helping to align international educational efforts, and align efforts and focus on various pediatric eye disease worldwide. Dr. Örge sees patients at our Landerhaven and Westlake locations, and the UH Rainbow Center for Women & Children.
- Adult Strabismus
- Childhood Strabismus
- Children's Eyes
- Comprehensive Ophthalmology
- Crossed Eyes (Strabismus)
- Droopy Eyes (Ptosis)
- Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)
- Pediatric Cataract
- Pediatric Glaucoma
- Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
- Sports Injuries
Patient Satisfaction Reviews
4.8 out of 5
Patient Comments (13)
Reviewed On 6/1/2020
love everyone! Dr Orge is the best!
Reviewed On 5/1/2020
Dr. Orge is the best pediatric ophthalmologist in Cleveland Ohio. My daughter is a *** cancer survivor and has had the best of the best, and when we moved back home it took me some time to do my research to find a good Dr that would fit her needs in regards to her aftercare follow-up visits. We are quite pleased with all of his treatments and plan of actions regarding her health. He is a very Trustworthy doctor. ***
Reviewed On 3/2/2020
Dr Orge is blessing he has totally changed the life of my low vision son . My son is now 13 and been seeing Dr Orge since he was 2 . Dr Orge is a miracle and we were are so fortunate to have him in our sons life . He has helped him have a meaning life and still so patient with my son . Thank you Dr orge. the quality of life you given to our son is so appreciated. Thank you
Reviewed On 3/2/2020
Dr. Orge is exceptional. The wait time of over 2 hours is not. ***
Reviewed On 1/13/2020
Dr. Orge was able to instill confidence in his ability to treat my condition. His demeanor was very positive and respectful.
Reviewed On 12/27/2019
Dr. Faruk Orge is the best. We, waited 2 months to see him. My daughter feels so comfortable when he examine her eyes. He is really taking care of his patient very well. That's why we waited 2 months when we scheduled an appointment!
Reviewed On 12/23/2019
very responsive to questions asked. I personally would like to hear more long term treatment plans and possible paths. I never think to ask until after the appointment. I would and do recommend Dr. Orge to others.
Reviewed On 12/15/2019
Dr. Orge is a miracle worker and my experience was more than what I anticipated. His staff very considerate and kind.
Reviewed On 10/27/2019
we were 15 minutes late the appt. thus explaining the delay. Dr. Orge is an amazing physician who always has the best at heart for his patients. I would recommend him to anyone. so caring and compassionate. we have seen him for many years . [...]
Reviewed On 10/5/2019
Ridiculous waiting time. My son goes every year and every time we have a minimum 2 hour wait. I only go because I like Dr. Orge. My son has special needs. This is so hard for him to sit in a waiting room that long. I feel this is unacceptable.
Reviewed On 8/19/2019
Although Dr. Orge's office is always bustling, when it's my turn to see him, he takes the time to listen & respond to my questions, and he listens carefully to my responses to his questions, so, although I usually spend quite some time in the waiting room, I know that Dr Orge will thoroughly check & respond to my questions regarding my eye problems when I am in his office.
Reviewed On 8/18/2019
Dr. ogre is an amazing doctor I would recommend him to anyone.
Reviewed On 8/16/2019
dr Orge is a wonderful doctor, I never feel rushed, he explains things very well, always answers my questions, very caring. waiting is longer than usual appointments but that's because he has so many patients because he's such an amazing doctor. so with having to bring little ones to the appointments too we just prepare [...], being toys and snacks, it's not bad at all. this last visit the receptionist was very sweet, [...] 2 little siblings were there and she gave them paper when they asked for some to draw on and stickers. they were really great there
- Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology
Fellowship | Pediatric Ophthalmology
Pediatric Ophthalmology - Indiana University Hospital (2004 - 2005)
Residency | Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology - Indiana University Hospital (2001 - 2004)
Internship | General Surgery
General Surgery - Indiana University Hospital (2000 - 2001)
Research Fellowship | Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology - Indiana University Hospital (1998 - 2000)
Trakya Universitesi (1996)
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