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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Marymount Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Marymount Hospital
Primary Location

Marymount Hospital


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cataract Evaluations
  • Cataract Implant Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Eye Examinations
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
View all 7 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract and Intraocular Lens Implantation in Cataract Surgery
  • Cataracts
  • Cataracts and Cataract Surgery
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Diabetic Eye
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Care Facts for Older Americans
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Inflammations
  • Eye Injuries
  • Fast Facts: Conjunctivitis
  • Herpetic Eye Disease
  • Lens Dislocation
  • Pink Eye
  • Red Eye
View all 17 Specialties +


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About George Markakis, MD

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Wayne State University
Detroit, MI USA

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

Medical Education - University of Toledo
Toledo, OH USA

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


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for George Markakis, MD.

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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 10/18/2021, 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

471 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 4.8

50 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

Excellent doctor!!

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

The physician was an hour behind the day of my appointment but despite the hours waiting the physician an the assistant was excellent. They also need more space for patients to be comfortable inside the waiting overall I rate the visit Good

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

This visit experience, as have all of my previous visits with Dr. Markakis, was great. His expertise in the field is obviously top-end. His "bedside manner" is wonderful!

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Dr. Markakis Is a very personable, caring person. I would recommend him without any hesitation.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Very pleased with Dr. Markakis

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

One of the best doctor experiences that I have had. Everyone made me feel very comfortable. I felt like they wanted to be there.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Dr. Markakis serves my needs well. He and his staff are nice, efficient and courteous.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Dr. And staff smart and communicative.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

Will continue to see this Dr and his staff

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

The doctor is very personable and takes the time to really listen and ask questions.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Dr. Markakis is very thorough and informative

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

I really liked the doctor and how thorough he was in helping my grandchild. He was very nice and polite and so was his assistant. I had even thought about making an appointment with him myself.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

I was impressed by the very professional and knowledgeable staff and of course the very wonderful care by Dr. Markakis in taking all the time I needed to address my concerns and to go over procedures for my future cataract surgery. I have recommended him to all my friends.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

I am most satisfied with the Doctor's care and staff.

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

I recieved excellent care from Dr.Markakis and his staff,,,Lisa who gave me my initial exam was great

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Dr. Markakis is excellent. He is engaging, a good communicator and presumably competent as an ophthalmologist.

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Dr. Markakis gets an A+, 10/10, 5 stars, standing ovation...etc. Etc.

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Dr. Markakis is a tremendous and thorough eye doctor who treats patients with courtesy and respect. A real asset to the Clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

He was very thorough and a good doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

Dr. Markeikas took ample time to listen to my questions, explain what we was doing, and involve me in decision making.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2022

My care provider is very skilled and my friend.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

I found this doctor to be clear in his explanations and helpful in taking care of my medical problem expeditiously. His care and concern was so Impressive that I have changed to his practice though I live 4 hours away

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

Doctor is an excellent communicator and very uplifting

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

The doctor was outstanding, thorough, professional, and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

I was referred by a friend and would definitely refer others after observing Dr. Markakis skill, wisdom and knowledgeable understanding to why a surgery was not currently recommended and his question to why my previous eye surgeon felt a need to have laser surgery directly following my cateract removals. I felt safe, confident of his expertise and thankful that the process at my former surgeons office was delayed because it would have been a costly and unnecessary error to have move forward prematurely at that time.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2022

My experience was great. I love *Dr. Markakis, and would recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022

Dr. Markakis is an excellent doctor and exceptional human being. He is detail oriented, thorough, extremely competent. In addition to being highly skilled, he is very compassionate, caring and easy to talk to. You can tell he truly cares about his patients! I would recommend him to anyone ... And I have done so on several occasions!

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr M is the best iN THE WORLD FOR THE EYES !!! He is very very patient and kind to his patients he's just all around a nice doctor I thank God for him taking care of my husband the way he has the way we met an emergency room because my husband was having a problem with eye and here we are today so nothing but Excellent, bravo and any other Accolades that could be said !!!i he deserve the best review from us !!! For him nothing but the best !!

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Very good doctor answered all questions explained everything very well guide me in the right direction very understanding I like him a lot very good doctor

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

My first time with the doctor and really thought he was terrific!

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

The Doctor and staff were outstanding! I will keep him as my eye doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

Great doctor and staff

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2021

Doctor Markakis was wonderful

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

The doctor and the nurse explain everything they were doing to my eyes and explain future care

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

Dr. Markakis and his staff are a well oiled machine ,any questions or concerns I had were promptly addressed and if the situation arises I would highly recommend them.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

I am confident in dr.markakis care

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

I will be taking my mother in law to the dr. Also

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

It would be helpful that when registering via the kiosk upon arrival if your name would appear on a tv monitor in the waiting area. It would immediately confirm That I am in the right place. Waiting area not within sight of desk. Doctor was running behind ( which was not a problem) but sitting there not knowing if I was in the cue necessitated a check with the desk! Thus eliminating some efficiency of the kiosk check in.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

I'm a new patient and I was extremely impressed with Dr Markakis.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2021

Dr Markakis staff is excellent!!!

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2021

Dr. Markakis is warm and engaging. Excellent

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

The Dr. Listen and was observate to information provided in my chart, this was my first visit, and I would visit again,so caring and friendly.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

The doctor was personable, competent and efficient.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Like Dr Markakis

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Doctor is very professional clearly he was distraught about what he had found with a patient or patients that caused the delay. I have been seeing him for several years and know if it had been me he would have spent the time with me, it's just how he is, he truly cares.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

I feel the Dr. Should have provided me with more information about the procedure that I will be having done instead of Assistant or Scheduler for surgery.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

The staff was very polite and informative. Dr. Markakis was very nice, attentive and knowledgeable. The nice that assisted him was great!

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Very satisfied with Dr. Markakis.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

I had a cornea abrasion. The doctor put my mind at ease by explaining everything about this condition and treated me with upmost care and professionalism. It was a great experience even with the pain I was experiencing. He is a top notch clinician and a wonderful care giver. I have already recommended him to my friends and I look forward to the follow up visit.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Very wonderful office, courteous staff, clean and knowledgeable. Love Dr. Markarkis.

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