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 10/30/2018, 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

452 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
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

47 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

Dr. Markakis is a good communicator, has a caring "bedside manner" and a sense of humor. Also, by the way, seems to be a knowledgeable, competent physician!

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Dr. Markakis and Samantha are excellent about examining and explaining everything. Very courteous, warm, efficient and friendly. They show true interest in their patient, listening and explaining. I would definitely recommend Dr. Markakis to anyone I knew who needed his services.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Dr. Markakis staff is all around excellent. Smart, efficient, friendly, totally engage with the patient. Listen, explain, etc.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Dr. Markakis is one of my favorite clinic providers. When my longtime eye care provider retired I was sad and worried. Moving to Dr. Markakis practice was a great improvement in my care and I am very very happy to be with him. When I see Dr. Markakis and staff, I know it will be an excellent experiment.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

The office is very clean, Dr. Markakis and his staff are very clean. The wear their IDs and standard medical clothing. They seem to care very much to satisfy your needs and take the time to do so.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr. Markakis spends adequate time with me and does not make me feel rushed through an appointment.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

I would like Dr. Markakis' practice to be covered by my EyeMed insurance as are other Clinic Cole doctors, but I will not change providers because of this.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Dr. Markokis explains everything very easily in layman's terms so a patient can understand.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

I really felt that I was talking with a friend and not a physician. Dr. Markakis and his staff made me feel very comfortable and optimistic about my surgery.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019

Very significantly, Dr. Markakis patiently describes in considerable detail (as I requested) what caused my macular hole and huge "floater", and how surgery can heal them. i'm totally pleased!

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Dr. Markakis is articulate and explanatory. He conducted my examination thoroughly and answered all of my questions. It was a pleasant experience.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

Dr Markakis goes above and beyond! he listens, is compassionate, and knowledgeable. I have referred him in the past.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

Dr. Markakis and his staff continue to be competent and efficient in the care of my vision. There is a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the office.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019

Dr. Markakis was exceptional. He went above and beyond. Extremely caring and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

Dr Markakis explained my condition in much, easy to understand detail. Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

I am a walking advertisement for Dr. Markakis's skill, professionalism, and care. I refer individuals to him all the time.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

excellent physician!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

The doctor was very attentive , caring and thoughtful . He gave me a detailed explanation of my issue and easy to understand instructions on caring for my problem. He is very professional and concerned about his patients and their health. He was truly excellent!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

I have a great deal of respect for Dr. Markakis. he is very knowledgeable and compassionate.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

My last Dr. was Terman who was good, due to his retirement; we now have Dr. Markakis who is very good with us.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019


Reviewed on Dec 21, 2018

EYE DOCTOR IS TERRIFIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2018


Reviewed on Nov 6, 2018

The office is well equipped with very pleasant and knowledgeable staff. The Doctor is the very best!

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

This physician is a specialist in a very narrow field, very current and highly skilled in his speciality, one whom most individuals would never need to see in a lifetime.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018

Dr. Markakis is so insightful. He solved a very difficult problem which had eluded my previous provider. He is the best!

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018

Dr. Markakis and the staff moved me through with great efficiency - they acted as a team.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2018

Dr. Markokis is very thorough! He gives great instructions and has a very down to earth manner.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2018

I am extremely pleased with Dr. Markakis and the entire staff. He is friendly, knowledgeable and sensitive to your concerns. I had cataract surgery on both eyes. Being diabetic, I was quite concerned. The surgeries went well, no pain or complications. After years and years of eye exams and purchasing glasses, my vision is now 20/20. Absolutely unbelievable!! I will recommend him to family and friends. I trust him 100%.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

excellent physician.nice staff

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2018

wrong diagnosis resulted in medication i was alleegic to which made my situation worse. followed up with another Dr. with different diagnosis

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018

Waited 2 hours in the waiting room to be seen by physician. Was called and escorted to the exam room by the physician.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2018

Dr Markakis is excellent

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

This is my eye doctor. He was a little behind, but he's a good doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

I look forward to visiting Dr. Markakis once a year. It's a pleasant experience for me.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

I always have a good experience every time I visit Dr. George Markakis!

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

Although wait time after arriving for appointment was longer than desired, it was anticipated and acceptable since the provider was thorough, attentive and respectful. Tradeoff was fully satisfactory.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

There was no problem. Initial contact with the doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2018

very happy with dr markakis. he is very personable and professional. that is why I only want to see him. very convenient that he is in Solon for me

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2018

The doctor told me about several things I can try to help my eyes. He also pointed out that a skin condition I have could affect my eye health. In all the years I have seen ophthalmologists, no one has ever mentioned this to me before. I appreciate the doctor's thoroughness.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

I believe the doctor is overbooked. There is a long waiting time in the office before you can see him.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018

This was a routine yearly eye appointment, but this was a new doctor. I had my previous eye records sent to him in advance of the visit. It seemed that the records were not read until I mentioned that they were sent. The overall office atmosphere seemed to me chaotic. A nurse/caregiver did my refraction, another eye doctor did my deep eye exam after my eye drops to dilate my eyes, and then Dr. Markakis came in and looked at the computer, looked in my eyes, and was talking to the other doctor, and there was another person who came in, and all of them were just talking to each other about things, and also mentioned my eye exam. That's why I feel this was a chaotic atmosphere. There were other patients in other rooms and passing by. And then when I was finished, I had to ask the doctor what he found out. And then he told me somewhat clearly what his exam revealed. He gave me a very detailed "After Visit Summary." I know he is a very good eye doctor to work for the Cole Eye Clinic of Cleveland Clinic. I don't want to say anything negative, but these are my feelings.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018

I had an emergent eye injury. Dr Markakis was able assess and recommend immediate treatment necessary to correct the injury. I truly appreciated his ability to diagnose and recommend the appropriate treatment. He knew I was nervous and his precise skill, explanation of the procedure and chairside manner to assure me that I would be fine was superb. in addition his office staff was so very kind and friendly. Overall, I was extremely grateful for this experience. Thank you.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2018

dr markakis and the staff were great he is always informative let's you know exactly what he is doing and when he is doing it he is a awesome dr thank you keep up the smiles and communication

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2018

like I said before 3 and a half hrs in the office is way tooooooooooooo long even if the dr and staff is great.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2018

Dr. Markakis is very thorough and never makes me feel like he's in a hurry to move on to the next patient. IF there is a waiting period at all, I know it's because he's taking his time with the patient before me.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2018

Always a pleasure to have an appt. with Dr.Markakis, he AND his staff are very nice and very efficient.

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