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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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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

500 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 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

104 Patient Comments

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

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 17, 2020

super dr. and super staff .

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

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 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 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!!!

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

infact I recommended this doctors to my family and friends ..

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

the entire staff was very helpful,curteous,and respectful DR.Markakis was very personable,kind and respectful I am happy and greatful to be a new patient of his His staff made me feel so comfortable and were very thorough in assisting with all the testing prior to my exam with DR.Markakis

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

I would highly recommend DR.Markakis and his staff

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

wonderful, professional eye doctor !

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Dr. Markakis is a wonderful provider! Very thorough and compassionate.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Dr. Markakis is one of the best ophthalmologist I saw to this day. He saw interest, was courteous, very concerned and took time to explain the problem. I have already recommended him to my friends.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

Dr. Markakis is an outstanding physician. He is very thorough, a good listener and takes the time to explain medical terms and conditions. I would recommend him to anyone who wants the best care for their eyes.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Best doctor. Best staff.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Dr.Markakis goes above and beyond.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020


Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

he was an extremely friendly and professional Doctor Who took care of all my needs I really appreciate it meeting him and having him in my caregiver!

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

it was one of the best experience I ever had at a doctor's office!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

first time with new eye dr as former retired. good experience with both skilled technician (not sure of her title) and dr.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Dr. Markakis was very thorough in explaining my condition and the treatment options available to me; easily understandable.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

have recommended Dr Markaris to another friend

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

I had a very positive experience with my first visit with Dr. Makakis. He answered all my questions, explained my eye treatment and appreciated his caring and compassionate manner.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Dr. Markakis is a jewel.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Dr. Markakis is a wonderful, knowledgeable and caring ophthalmologist. I would recommend him to any and all.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Dr Markakis is the nicest Eye Doctor I have ever encountered .Please keep him part of the CCH system ,he was patient with not rush. I had a complete intense very good eye exam. Love it

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020


Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Dr Markakis offices staff are very good at what they do !!

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Doctor mad sure I was comfortable and that I fully knew what to expect. Very thoughtful

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Dr. Markakis was very concerned with my care. He took extra care with my post-operative treatment.He is a very dedicated Doctor and very concerned about his patients.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Dr Markakis was very kind and understanding of a 99 year old lady!

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

the doctor and his staff were attentive and caring. they showed inter3and explained everything I needed and needed to know.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr M was outstanding!!! I'll gladly go to him for my yearly exams. He was VERY personable and informative!

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr. M is great. Thewaiting room was filled with people that were ill and not just going for an eye exam. It made a few of us very uncomfortable.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Dr.Markakis is a very thoughtful professional person who cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

dr Markakis is awesome as well are his staff

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

dr Markakis is awesome

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

When this surgery follow up is complete, I will not return to this practice. I will be looking for another Doctor

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Always perfect care and recommendations. How can one improve on perfection? Have referred many to Dr. Markakis over the years and their experience is the same as mine.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Dr Markakis, on learning I had a detached retina, dropped everything and arranged for me to see the surgical team at Cole Eye Institute immediately.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr. Markakis and the staff at the Marymount office are exceptional in every way. dr. Markakis is very thorough and goes out of his way to make sure if there are any questions or concerns the issue(s) are discussed or addressed at the time of visit. I am very pleased with the thoughtfulness and care provided by Dr. Markakis and his staff.Regards,Ed W.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

love this Dr. friendly & helpful. Listened to all my concerns

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