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Loren J. Vesselle, MD
Ophthalmology
 
4.9 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
Locations
Profile
Areas of Expertise
General ophthalmology, dry eye, medical glaucoma Secondary cataract laser surgery (Yag posterior capsulotomy) Minor eyelid lesion removal (excisional biopsies) Punctal plugs for dry eyes Glaucoma laser surgery (Selective laser trabeculoplasty, Argon laser trabeculoplasty, peripheral iridotomy) Electrolysis or forcep epilation for trichiasis (misdirected eyelashes) Examinations for diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration
Special Interests
General comprehensive ophthalmology, dry eye, medical glaucoma, glaucoma laser, after-cataract laser, rosacea, ocular rosacea
Personal Information
Enjoys gardening, cooking, reading and skiing.
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Board Certifications
American Board of Ophthalmology, 2000
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, 1993
Internship
Transitional Internship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, 1994
Residency
Ophthalmology, University Hospitals of Cleveland (University Hospital, MetroHealth Center, Cleveland Veteran's Hospital, and Mt. Sinai Medical Center), 1997
Professional Activities and Awards
Member, American Academy Ophthalmology Member, Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Member, Washington State Medical Society Member, King County Medical Society Member, American Medical Association
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.
Likelihood of recommending this provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
Excellent care.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
Dr. Vesselle is by far one of the best doctors I have worked with and the best in her specialty. I have seen a number of docs for treatment of dry eye and she is the first that really worked with me. She doesn't just hand you a list of things to do, she personalizes the care. I feel like we are working together for my well being. She is creative with lots of different treatment plans. She's kind, caring and very approachable. I feel comfortable being honest about my concerns. She never gives up and makes you feel better about what you're going through. She also has a great sense of humor that puts me at ease. Doc of the Year!
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
I find that Dr. Vesselle goes above and beyond in listening, discussing and caring for me. I appreciate that Dr. Vesselle combines medicine with compassion, and I am very grateful.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
Dr. Vesselle is wonderful and has such a wealth of knowledge.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
*Dr. Vesselle was very patient and took the time to explain the medical condition. Would highly recommend to others!
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
*Dr. Vesselle is the most caring, supportive doctor that I have ever come in contact with. This dr. has always impressed me by her intelligence as well as empathetic feelings.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Skilled provider but needs to be more on time - very thorough - explained new concerns with eyesight.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
*Dr. Vesselle is awesome!!!
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Dr. Veselle is an excellent eye doctor. Have such total confidence in her.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
*Dr. Vesselle was amazing! She explained everything clearly & was very informative. Gave me a lot of tips of how to treat & prevent my condition.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
I like *Dr. Vesselle VERY much.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Love Dr Vesselle
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
*Dr. Vesselle is very caring.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Went through my medical records with me to show how she would progress my treatments as I age. Very good!
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Dr. Vesselle is an excellent doctor and communicator!
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Couldn't have been better.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
I appreciate that she let me take the visual field test a 2nd time. I did much better on that test.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Dr. Vesselle always takes the necessary time listening to you and giving good medical advice. You never feel rushed along like I feel with some other doctors. She is a wonderful eye doctor who really cares about her patients. She's the greatest
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
It was a good experience.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
Dr Vesselle was very thorough during my appointment and made sure she understood my situation. She gave me the option to have my eyes treated and explained what the involved. She was professional and compassionate
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
Being a type 1 diabetic I for 37 years I have multiple issues. I have complete confidence in Dr Vesselle for my eye care. Don't let her "get away" from VM.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
DR Vesselle is one of the best doctors, very competent , very knowledgeable , kind, professional, attentive , very good diagnostician. She send me to see a retina specialist, because she was concerned of some findings , and even the specialist praise her for being able to see such a small change . highly respect her
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
Excellent. Very thorough. Able to diagnose and answer questions others doctors have not been able to respond to.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
Have been seeing Dr. Vassel for many years and very satisfied.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
Excellent experience!
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
*Dr. Vesselle is very caring.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
*Dr. Vesselle is so caring & wonderful.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Excellent care in all areas.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Always enjoy my visit with Dr. Vesselle. She remembers me even though I don't see her that often. Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
*Dr. Vesselle is OUTSTANDING in her knowledge. Her obvious care for the interests/problems of her patient, and her ability to listen carefully and clearly address patient issues.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Dr Vesselle is awesome. She never gives up finding the root of the problem. I am now able to see well enough to enjoy reading again.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
I love Dr. Vesselle. I've been a patient of hers for more than 10 years.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Excellent and caring physician
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Dr Vesselle is great!
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Dr. Veselle spent time explaining what options were available and which were the best to choose for my glaucoma, dry eyes and vision.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
I am very thankful for Dr. Vesselle care. She is very pleasant to talk to and shows a lot of concern for my long time care of my eyes.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
I already have recommended Dr. Vesselle to others. In my opinion, she's outstanding!
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
*Dr. Vesselle was very attentive and very thorough in her examination. She looked at my prior history and factored that into her current exam. I have tremendous faith in *Dr. Vesselle.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Dr. Vesselle does a wonderful job with this patient! She is always understanding and provides excellent explanations regarding proposed treatments, other issues regarding my vision care.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
*Dr. V is exceptional. The perfect provider with education, concern.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
*Dr. Vesselle is fantastic. Always takes her time to explain things and discuss options. She is very friendly & relatable.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
*Dr. Vesselle & her team is the best. A "10."
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
I have seen Dr Vesselle over 15 years. See is always very patient orientated and concerned about my well being. I trust her completely. She has referred me to other specialists when needed and helped me monitor my eyes for Graves Disease and Diabetic needs .
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
She is great!
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
Dr Veselle is very fine.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
She uses clear and useful handouts. She discusses cost of medication and rationale for choices.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
Dr. Vesselle and her assistant spent considerable time with me and were very thorough
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
Dr. Vesselle was friendly and engaging, and seemed knowledgeable about my issues.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
very pleased how my eye disorders are managed. Any problems have always been treated with thorough explanation.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
I felt that the doctor gave me all the time I needed to know what was going on and what we would be doing.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
She was very thorough!
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
Dr. Vesselle is terrific. High confidence in her abilities and patient-centered approach.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
Dr. Vesselle was very thorough and concerned.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
*Dr. Vesselle is an excellent eye doctor - Very thorough, personable & has been extremely helpful concerning my eye health.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
Dr Vaslle is one definitely an excellent doctor. Glad to be able to have her as my primary eye care physician.