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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Marymount Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Ophthalmology
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Biography

About George Markakis, MD


Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2017

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Wayne State University
Ophthalmology
Detroit, MI USA
2011

Internship - Mercy Hospital of Toledo
Transitional Year
Toledo, OH USA
2008

Medical Education - University of Toledo
Toledo, OH USA
2007

Additional Training


Professional Highlights


Specialty Interests

Cataract surgery; Secondary Cataract Lasers; Cataract Surgery combined with Glaucoma drainage implant surgery (iStent); Medical, Laser and Surgical Corrections for Mild/Moderate Glaucoma; Laser Refractive Surgery, IOL Exchange; Botox Injections; Lid Growth and Chalazion Excisions; Dry Eye, Blepharitis, Allergic Conjunctivitis/Dermatitis Treatments; Iritis/Uveitis Evaluation and Treatment; Double Vision and Vision Loss Evaluation and Treatment; Glasses Prescriptions; Contact Lens Fitting; Diabetic and Well-Eye Examinations

Awards & Honors


Innovations & Patents


Memberships


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 9/14/2020, Dr. Markakis has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

556 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

102 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

He is one of the best doctors on my team and certainly the best ophthalmologist I've ever visited. He is a credit to CCF.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

in these days I appreciate the Dr M's concern for us

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Doctor is excellent .

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

very satisfied with all aspects of the visit. Dr. M. was very kind. Thank you so much.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Dr. Markakis, on every visit, never makes me feel rushed or unimportant; he and his medical staff take their time, answer my questions and go the extra mile to make sure I am comfortable with the decisions we are making together about my vision. He's personable and thorough in his approach to my eye care. The best I've ever had.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

I was very pleased. Dr. was respectful. knowledgeable and very very kind

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Everyone in the office is very professional. Everyone that I had the pleasure to deal with made me feel that I had made the right choice. Over the years getting my eyes checked I didn't really have to worry about trusting Dr .Markakis's team. Thanks to all. Be safe.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

Dr Markakis is an excellent doctor and very caring.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Love Cleveland clinic the doctor it's wonderful , Thorough with his examination it takes time to explain everything to you

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

Would highly recommend Doctor Markakis to others.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

Dr Markakis had a great practical suggestion to solve my problem which is working well so far.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Dr. Makakis is very thorough in his examination and explains everything so you understand what is going on with your eyes. Will be recommending him to friends and relatives.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

great Dr. explains everything.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

Dr Markakis is very thorough in his examinations, He is very friendly and listens to the problems very carefully. He explains the diagnosis and its impact very clearly. I am very thankful to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Dr Markakis is a fantastic doctor and I would recommend him without hesitation. He has helped me with numerous eye problems over the years and I always leave the office feeling reassured.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Dr markakis is the best doctor he is very knowledge able and lets you know everything he's doing

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

great patient care . Dr. Markakis was so nice and efficient and explained everything . his nurse Donna who roomed me and did my vision exams was excellent as well. She explained everything and could not have been nicer !!

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

fantastic physician. listened well. made my son feel at ease.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Awesome Doctor

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Provider listened to my concerns and took my recommendations into account for my treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Dr. Markakis is skilled, caring and compassionate. Grateful to have found him. Goes above and beyond

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Dr Markakis is an extremely caring, real person

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

I would strongly recommend this practice I found the doctor to be extremely caring

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Dr. Markakis always takes time to be thorough with his examination, listens carefully to my concerns, explains what he observes and what tests show.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

doctor was very nice and did his job perfectly

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

Dr.Markakis is an excellent physician and explains everything in great detail.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

we are very happy with Dr. George Markakis and his employees.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr. George Markakis is a very kind, caring, attentive, personable and excellent doctor. He takes the time to listen and take an interest in his patients, he fully addresses all questions and concerns and makes sure that you understand what he is telling you. He is awesome. His staff is very knowledgeable, kind and considerate as well.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr Markakis is very kind, gentle and patient

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

good guy. great doctor

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

I saw *Dr. Thomas Gustafero for almost 16 yrs. He recommended *Dr. Markakis as I will probably need cataract surgery and *Dr. George would be a good candidate to provide that service. So far, I'm completely satisfied with the dr. and am confident I'll get the care I need.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

Dr. office had to change appointment several times do to surgery conflicts.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Dr. Markakis is a consummate professional

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

very pleased with Doctor

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Doctor was courteous, friendly and explained everything very well.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

George Markakis, MD, is an excellent provider, both professionally and personally.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

Dr Markakis & his staff is a absolutely marvelous!!!we would highly recommend him to everyone

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

The staff was very polite and professional. Dr. Markakis is a very good man.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

Dr. Markakis has been the only doctor that explained to me about the crust in the corner of my eyes. I call that caring. Thank you.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

I am glad that he is my provider.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Dr. Markakis and his entire staff are excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

I had the Dr.'s office phone number on a business card. Called it, it went to Cole Eye, the said they would transfer me to my Dr.'s office at Marymount. Instead I was transfered to a survey. Had to start over again. Not good!!!

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

We can get in touch with Dr. Markakis quickly and easily. He is always available and we appreciate that so much.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

We love Dr. Markakis and have recommended him to many of our family and friends.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Dr. Markakis & staff were wonderful.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

The doctor was very good. Spent time explaining things I asked and was very informative to let me know whata was happening with my eyes.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Dr. Markakis is always caring and professional in patient interactions.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

I have already recommended Dr. Markakis to many who are now his patients.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Best Cleveland clinic doctor I have ever seen. explained about appointment and procedure was kind, caring, and put me at ease. His office staff were wonderful and very helpful .

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

super dr. and super staff .

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

This was my first visit with Dr. Markakis and was very impressed and pleased with the overall examination process. I was told on arrival that the doctor was about an hour behind schedule. This resulted in a two hour visit. This did not affect my exam as it was thorough and carefully performed.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

I left with a new vision prescription and with a more complete understanding of my options--a more satisfying experience than I ever remember having with my previous provider. As a musician, my sight is very important, particularly with the challenge of reading small notes on my music. After a thorough consultation, the doctor and I arrived at solutions together, and I am very pleased with our decision to return to monovision, using a contact lens in my left eye only (for my nearsightedness), leaving my right eye uncorrected for reading closeup. I performed in Dennison yesterday without any problem driving reading my music. This was made possible due to the very unhurried, thorough and thoughtful examination and consultation experience I had with Dr. Markakis. Best eye doctor ever!

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

I feel my appointment was excellent, the doctor was very friendly and concerned about my problem It was refreshing to have such a regular doctor, he introduced himself with his first name, certainly refreshing

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

The doctor was very concerned about my problems

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

only good, doctor very real, not pretentious

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Dr is always very thorough and professional

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

It was very nice meeting the Dr. for the first time.m. He was professional and friendly as were his assistant and receptionist .

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Physician was wonderful. My eye has healed faster than expected. I think the samples drops helped alot. He eased my fears regarding condition.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Good experience with physician and nurse. The 45 min wait time with no update from the office window staff to me or others waiting in the office was not.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Thid Dr.was the most considerate, informative and very easy to talk to. I will see him again.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

The ClevelandClinic is a terrific hospital. All of the Dr's and people that work there are wonderful. I have otherCleveland Clinic Doctors. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Good - Dr. Markakis & staff gave me confidence they can address my issue. Bad - Too long on hold time. Doctors overbooked resulting in long wait for appointments.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

I'm very impressed with how smooth my appointments and surgery went. I want to thank Dr. Markakis and staff for making everything go smooth.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

Dr. Markakis explained my eye problems to me in simple laymens terms, so I could understand and what kind of treatment required.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

I called about an eye injury. I am a RN at MM ED. Dr. Markakis and his staff were prompt, professional, and got me in within a few hours of the injury. They were all great!

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

It was my first visit to this Doctor and his staff was excellent. But I would actually have asked for the other doc in the practice had I known my choice only came to this office one day a week.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Dr is very nice and listens to any of my questions.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

I would definitely recommend this Dr to others.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

First time seeing this doctor and everyone from the person scheduling the appointment to the person taking temperatures at the entrance to the women in the doctor's office were VERY nice and most helpful!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Dr. Markakis is the best

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr Markakis is an excellent physician

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Everyone was very kind and pleasing to work with. Doctor Markakis was fantastic.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

I would highly recommend Dr. Markakis. He had removed cataracts for my younger brother and my brother was very pleased with the results.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Dr. Markakis always shows great concern for me and knowledge of all past care that he has given to me. He takes time to explain details of newly diagnosed conditions and listened to me describe other health situations and help figure out if there are connections to my present symptoms/concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

we like dr Markakis. very kind and caring

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Dr. Markakis and his staff are pros all the way. I am blest to be able to have their services.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

All the persons closest to me are already patients of Doctor Markakis. They feel the same as I do. Doctor is very personable and excellent at answering my questions. He even took the time to write down the explanation of terms I wasn't sure of on the last visit's information I received.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr.has been such a good Dr. to my family.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

First visit with this doctor, very happy and satisfied.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

I enjoyed meeting Dr. Markakis. He was thoughtful and listened to what I spoke to him about.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

I feel Dr. Markakis is very thorough in his examination. I wish he would convey the results of the tests with me a little bit more, as I don't always know what to ask.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

such a kind doctor

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Dr. Markakis is always pleasant and takes a real interest in his patients.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Doctor answered our questions & concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Doctor is very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Excellent doctor and staff

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Dr. Markakis and the support team were great. Would highly recommend him to physician colleagues.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

I just feel dr. could have talked to me morethan putting information in computer. I almost felt like i want in room.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

I'm extremely satisfied with the Doctor's demeanor and professionalism.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

it was the most professional and enjoyable doctor visit I ever had. I left more educated about my status and prognosis

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

This was my first appointment with Dr. Marikakis. He was thorough, informative and answered all questions. Scheduled another appointment by which time he hopes to have received the records from my previous doctor who retired.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

I had a very good visit, Felt comfortable and the staff were courteous and respectful...Dr. was warm and compassionate and understanding...would refer him to family and friends.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

have been patient of this doctor for quite a few years. has done surgery on cataracts for me. friendly with doctor outside o f his practice. this is not reason for favorable comments. consider him to be excellent doctor very happy with all services that have been provided by him.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Dr Markakis and his assistants were the best.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Dr. K was great knowledgeable about my situation. A pleasant time with Dr.K and sfaff.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

love Dr Makarkis and staff. Feel I get all my questions answered and wonderful thorough treatment.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

very knowledgeable and He explains everything so I could understand Easily. Great doctor

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

My former eye doctor retired early this year and he recommended Dr. Markacis. I am glad he did and have already recommended him to someone I work with.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Dr. Markakis is SUPER AWESOME as well. Like Renee he is so friendly and down to earth. I feel like he genuinely cares. I've been going to him for years and he never changes. If I didn't know any better I would say he never has a bad day. AWESOME doctor!!!

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

the doctor explained the side effects of the medicine very well and addressed my concerns

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

From start to finish it was great! Staff and Doctor are very kind and courteous. keep up the great work!!!

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