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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


Solon Family Health Center

29800 Bainbridge Road
Solon, OH 44139



Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cataract Evaluations
  • Cataract Implant Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Eye Examinations
  • Intraocular Lens Implantation
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Blepharitis
  • Cataracts
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Diabetic Eye
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Care Facts for Older Americans
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Inflammations
  • Eye Injuries
  • Herpetic Eye Disease
  • Lens Dislocation
  • Pink Eye
  • Red Eye
View all 14 Specialties +


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About George Markakis, MD

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

Internship - Mercy Hospital of Toledo
Transitional Year
Toledo, OH

Medical Education - University of Toledo
Toledo, OH

Additional Training

Professional Highlights


  • Ophthalmology

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

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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 10/2/2023, 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

630 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

75 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2024

He is a very good and courteous doctor. He is very concerned about you as a person and you feel he always has your best interest at heart.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2024

Dr. Markakis is an excellent doctor and very caring.

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

I like and appreciate Dr.Makarkis very much! He is kind and friendly that I can ask/talk to him about my eye care without any hesitation! Feel blessed to have a such wonderful doctor for my eye care!

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

Dr.Markas and his staff is great the staff is very courteous and friendly and Dt, Markas is the greatest -he make sure I understand everyproceedure that he do

Reviewed on May 9, 2024

Dr Markakis and his staff are very approachable.

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

Dr. Markakis found my Pituitary Adenoma and without his diagnosis I would be blind. So I would call that an unbelievably great experience.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

The whole staff was courteous and professional. When I saw the doctor, he explained what he was doing and why. The doctor also had a good personality easy to talk with.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

As always, was very pleasant, informed/explained any concerns he had, and personable. I recommended two friends/family members for Dr. Markakis

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Dr. Markakis both listens carefully and answers fully.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

I came for a consult with Dr. Markakis about cataract surgery on my right eye and concerns about other potential Issues with this eye. Dr. Markakis was thorough In his examination, took the time to address my concerns and answer my questions, and was clear In providing next steps.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

Very personable doctor !! I'll be back !!

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr. Has very good bedside manners this is a Dr. I will continue to see

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Dr. Markakis always listens when I talk and answers every question I have. He is considerate and extremely.thorough. He addresses every issue in great detail. He's the best!.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Everything about Dr.Markakis was Fabulous. He is topnotch in everything. Makes you feel at ease,is fast and very very good In his field. Office Staff Is phenomenal as well. Very polite and cooperative.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

My whole experience with the doctor and his staff was great, no bumps in the road. Just nice people and a caring staff! I would highly recommend that my doctor and his staff to everyone.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Appointment was for 2:45, Asked if Appointments were on time, she said yes. Got in the room on time. Lady checked my eyesight/exam, put in eye drops and dilated my eyes. Left the room at 3:00 said doctor would be in shortly. He didn't enter the room until 4:05. Appointment ended around 5-7 minutes later. Thanked me for my patience, no apology for the wait time or explanation. My only real concern was noone peaked in the room the whole while I was waiting in that room to see if I was okay or to let me know why or how much longer I had to wait. That concerned me.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

My experience with Dr Markakis and the staff was very overall very pleasant.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

It is scary when your vision starts to change. Dr. Markakis was wonderful. He asked me about my concerns, listened to me, explained why I might be experiencing changes, explained the exam he was performing while he was performing it, described what he was seeing, went over my other test results, and reassured me that my eye health is good. I am surprised at how worried I was going in and I'm grateful that he took me seriously, and explained what was going on. Great ophthalmologist.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

I had one of those nightmare phone tree experiences over the span of two days to make this appointment. When I actually was able to talk to a live human, I was told I needed to see a specialist even though I know Dr. Markakis deals with the issue I was having. Then when it seemed I had gotten through, I was put on hold and went back to the beginning of the phone tree.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

I love Dr. Marcharkis. He is very easy to talk and seems to have a very caring attitude for his patients.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Dr. Markakis is fantastic and has a great staff! Very professional.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Great the doctor sn the nurses very nice

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

I was impressed, and "touched"!with the genuine concern of Dr Markakis.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr Markakis was very kind, very thorough and he did more testing than I expected which was excellent care.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Good experience. I was checked by Dr. Markarkis. He is very conscientious, caring, communicates as he examines me. Always a good experience.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

I have always felt comfortable with Dr Markarkis and his great staff. I have recommended him & the Cole eye institute.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr. Markakis is a friendly and knowledgeable doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Very good and courteous professional staff and doctor !! Very good doctor is very good and thorough !!

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2024

Dr. Markakis is a real pleasure to work with. He is, of course, a consummate professional and I have great confidence in his medical knowledge and ability. Beyond that, he treats me as a partner in my care (an attitude that I have found sadly lacking in some other medical professionals).

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Dr. Markakis demonstrates his concern for this patient's health and I am very grateful for his attention, dedication and care.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Dr Markakis is the best

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr. Markakis is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and kind. He was willing to make accommodations in order to help me as my advanced age made it very difficult for me to transfer from my wheelchair. His reassurance and explanations were most appreciated.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Overall, the appointment was great, however the wait time to see doctor was longer than I anticipated.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

I felt the doctor was rushing through.. He seemed anxious and dismissive of my concerns

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Excellent provider very caring and compassionate

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Doctor Masrkakis's nurses are all very professional and caring.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr Markakis is so knowledgeable, professionally and yet fun. I actually look forward to going to the doctor! He is a gem!

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr. Markakis was very pleasant and very polite.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

This was my annual appointment, no problems, however Dr. M always ask if I have concerns or questions and I normally do.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

This appointment was excellent. No wait time ,the professional that did the testing was very personable and friendly and thorough. .Dr. Markakis was great as usual.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr Markakis is great! As soon as my husband cataracts are ripe, he will be going to see him also for the surgery.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

I appreciated the doctor's explanations and recommendations. He was courteous, focused and thorough.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Dr. Markakis is a very concerned doctor to his patients.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

I was very impressed with the care I received from Dr Markakis. He was very thorough with my eye exam, thus is the reason I chose to see an ophthalmologist.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Very satisfied and confident in the knowledge of the provider.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr. Markakis is always helpful and takes adequate time to answer my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

I was surprised that I got an appointment within 8 weeks of calling. This is a first for me. Getting specialist and/or sub-specialist care is always a challenge. For some care, I have resorted to community physicians within the network. Never a problem being seen

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr George Markakis is great!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr Marksrkis staff are very great and the Dr is top notch

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

I was very pleased with Dr. Markakis' attitude, attention, expertise demonstrated, and his lighthearted approach. I am very happy to have met him and come for his service!

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr markakis is excellent. He immediately creates a rapport, listens well & explains clearly. Best dr I've seen in 60 years.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

The PA was excellent- It is why I continue to return to this office.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dr Markakis has a heart of gold. He is very caring. We have been with him many years & would recommend him to everyone we know

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Excellent doctor and staff

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023


Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

I love the office staff they are so nice and very helpful. Dr. Marsalis is very good. He did both of my parents.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

I would recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Dr. Markakis is an excellent Ophthalmologist. He explains everything clearly. He is very patient friendly!

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

I am very pleased with the service I get every time I see the doctor. The problem is the lack of communication from the front desk.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

I enjoy seeing my provider

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

I appreciated how easy it was to schedule this time with Dr. Markakis.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr. Markakis and his entire staff or wonderful.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr. Markakis also explains this to me and is interested in me as a person. He is very careful about seeing to it that I am taken care of and understand thoroughly my health situation.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Excellent caring doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Doctor and staff were nice, relaxed, and professional.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Very good experience. The care providers were very attentive, caring, and cheerful.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr Markakis is a MD without airs. A very caring man.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

I have complete confidence In dr markakas. Not just a care provider but advocate and Confidant as well re eye care. This guy is really in my corner and I greatly appreciate him.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr Markakis listens well and explains clearly what his procedure will be

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Top Doctor and assistant

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. M is a great eye Dr. & a very congenial personCCF is fortunate to have this TRUE PROFESSIONAL on your staff!

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Dr. *Markakis is very thorough and listens to all my questions. He treats me like a person and not an OLD person!!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Excellent physician

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Good advices by Doctors exanimination!

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