Gene Aidan Johnson, M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist who joined Kellis Eye & Laser Center in August 2009.
An Army veteran originally from Massillon, Ohio, Dr. Johnson specializes in general ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and oculoplastic surgery.
Utilizing the latest research, Dr. Johnson provides care to his patients in his office and in the operating room. His special interests include:
Facial rejuvenation concentrating on the peri-ocular region including blepharoplasty (removal of the extra skin and bulges of the upper and lower eyelids)
Correction of ptosis or raising an eyelid that has fallen
Correction of eyelid malposition due to the natural aging process or trauma
The diagnosis, treatment, and/or reconstruction of skin cancers involving the face and especially the eyelids
Botox injections and laser resurfacing for medical and cosmetic purposes.
Dr. Johnson earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Following medical school, Dr. Johnson successfully completed his intern year at Akron City Hospital before returning to Cleveland for Ophthalmology training at University Hospitals. After his residency, Dr. Johnson completed his fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with Dr. Augustine Kellis. Special emphasis was placed on the use of the CO2 laser for not just resurfacing but for complete incisional work.
Dr. Johnson continues to be active in the medical education of the Ophthalmology residents at the University Hospitals of Cleveland as a clinical instructor. He participates in the Oculoplastic lecture series, as well as personally supervising residents in his private clinic. In addition, Dr. Johnson serves as a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Johnson enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife and three children and is an avid cyclist at home, typically riding several thousand miles per year.
In 2009, Dr. Johnson received the Case Western Reserve University Professionalism in Ophthalmology Award. During his ophthalmology training, he received numerous awards for his scholarly activities and published a sentinel medical education study in the journal Ophthalmology. (Ophthalmology. 2010 Dec;117(12):2435-9). In addition, he was named one of the 10 Best Plastic Surgeons in Ohio by The American Institute of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Johnson’s latest passion has been for cooking with an emphasis on BBQ, even taking first place in a local rib cook-off near Chautauqua, New York.