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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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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

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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

552 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

71 Patient Comments

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

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

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 21, 2021

The female doctor who saw me before Dr. Markaikis was somewhat rude.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Both staff and Doctor were wonderful friendly, concerning and caring. Visit and tests were fully explained. Very happy with treatment I received by the whole office, especially my Doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Would highly recommend the Doctor and staff, I have already referred 2 patients to them.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Dr.Markakis has renewed my Faith there are still Doctors who care with excellent communication skills and compassion. Dr. Markakis has Increased my Faith allowing me to regain hope I will be able to receive the medical care I so desperately need at this time.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Dr Markakis has exceptional bed side manner. Thorough in his explaining things to lay persons

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Very nice dr. Best I've ever gone to.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2021

Doctor and staff were excellent. First time to that office, felt very comfortable.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

VERY thorough/dr. -

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Dr Markskis is a very good Doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Staff is very nice and prompt. Dr. Markakis is pleasant and friendly. Easy to understand his results and explanations. Took his time and made sure I didn't have any other questions. I am confident and comfortable to have him as my eye doctor. Would definitely recommend him to family and friends.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

The doctor was professional and helpful in Explaining my healing progress of my eyes and in how to apply eye medication.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

The appointment was conveniently made before I left the doctor's office.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Dr. Markakis serves me well. He describes my condition and recommends appointments as needed. I am very pleased with his care.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

I only need to see my primary care doctor and Dr. Markakis for eye care. I find them both helpful, intelligent and very likable.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

I was seen by a non certified individual, only spent 5 to Ten minutes with the physician

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Love this Dr and his cerw. M.h

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

The nurse was wonderful. The physician was behind and seemed stressed. Took little time with my concern.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Great doctor in a very professional office staff

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Great Doctor and service

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Doctor and his assisting personnel are very helpful, and make me feel that what I need is very important to them. Doctor is very thorough and completes his work so that I can have the information when I leave.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

The Clinic is excellent for care and for the care I need. My general practitioner is Dr. Marocco. He is excellent, caring and a good listener.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Too long of a wait after getting into the roo waiting for the Doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Doctor & staff are wonderful!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2021

Dr. Markakis was superb!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Dr. Markakis is a very good physician but time management is a problem

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

I can think of no reason to ask for a different Doctor than Dr. Markakis. He's the best.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

I have dealt with many doctors and the doctor was one of the best I had.

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

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