Clement J. Cheng, MD


Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery

Bay Eye Medical Group, Inc

1665 Dominican Way,Ste 124 Santa Cruz, CA 95060            (831)-475-7012     

1489 Main St, Ste 101   Watsonville, CA 95076    (831)-761-5488

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Dr. Clement J. Cheng is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who is board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  His practice includes care for diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration, as well as adjustments for your contact lenses or glasses.  Beyond general eye care, he is also a fellowship trained specialist in cornea, external disease, cataract management, and refractive surgery.

Dr. Cheng was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.  He graduated valedictorian from Mission San Jose High School in Fremont.  His interests led him to Chicago where he graduated with honors from Northwestern University in Biomedical Engineering with an emphasis on imaging.  Dr. Cheng stayed in the Windy City to continue his training and received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School.  From there he completed a transitional internship emphasizing general surgery through the Tufts University Medical School in Boston.  Dr. Cheng then moved south to New York City to train in one of the top ophthalmology residency programs in the country.  He completed his training in the combined program at NYU and Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital while being honored to serve as executive chief resident during his final year overseeing more than 20 residents.  He culminated his exceptional training by completing a cornea fellowship at the prestigious Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins University Medical School in Baltimore.  Dr. Cheng is also an Adjunct Clinical Instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Stanford University and regularly works with residents, while keeping current with the latest advances in surgery and treatment.

Dr. Cheng has completed research and published papers on glaucoma, rare corneal ulcers, corneal dystrophies, and refractive surgery.  His special interests include dry eye syndrome, corneal infections, corneal transplants, and advanced technology intraocular lenses.  Dr. Cheng continues to bring the latest and most advanced surgeries to the central coast including performing the first lamellar endothelial corneal transplant surgery in the county (DSEK).  Dr. Cheng is or has been a member of the American Medical Association,  American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, and the Cornea Society.  Dr. Cheng has also received consulting fees from Allergan Pharmaceuticals.

As one of the few fellowship trained specialists in the area, Dr. Cheng strives to bring to Santa Cruz County the best combination of patient care, communication, and advanced eye care.  Please call our office to schedule a consultation and see why our patients regularly refer their family and friends.