Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cole Eye Institute, Beachwood
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cole Eye Institute, Beachwood
Primary Location

Cole Eye Institute, Beachwood


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cataract Evaluations
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Eye Surgery
  • Laser Vision Correction
  • LASIK (Laser in situ Keratomileusis)
  • Ophthalmology
  • Refractive Surgery
View all 7 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Glaucomas
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ocular Disease
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataracts
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Disease
  • Corneal Scar
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Inflammations
  • Eye Injuries
  • Farsightedness
  • Fast Facts: Conjunctivitis
  • Floaters And Flashes
  • Herpetic Eye Disease
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iritis
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Ocular Injuries
  • Presbyopia
  • Red Eye
  • Refractive Errors
  • Refractive Surgery Complications
  • Tear System
View all 30 Specialties +


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About Michael Millstein, MD

Michael Millstein, MD, is a Staff Ophthalmologist in Cole Eye Institute. He was appointed in 1999 subsequent to serving as a partner in a private practice, Group Ophthalmology Practice, Eye Associates, LLC.

Dr. Millstein is board-certified in ophthalmology. His special interests include glaucoma, cataracts and LASIK laser vision correction.

Dr. Millstein received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, followed by a transitional internship at Mount Sinai Hospital of Cleveland, and a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio.

He has co-authored several articles and presented ophthalmic information to peers in the United States as well as Canada and Mexico. He received the Senior with the Highest Academic Record award from Case Western Reserve University, and the Senior with the Best Performance in Chemistry award from the Lubrizol Corporation. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Cleveland Ophthalmology Society, among others.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University Hospital
Cincinnati, OH USA

Internship - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA

Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA

Additional Training

  • Accommodative intraocular lenses¬†-- apodized diffractive IOLs
  • Certified on Visx and Ladarvision excimer lasers for refractive surgery

Professional Highlights

  • Royal College Speaker, Atlantic Provinces Ophthalmological Society Meeting,¬†2007
  • Chairperson, Cataract Symposium of the Cole Eye Institute's Innovations in Ophthalmology meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico, 2007


  • Ophthalmology

Specialty Interests

Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, lasik, Refractive Surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Senior with the Highest Academic Record, Case Western Reserve University
  • Senior with the Best Performance in Chemistry, ¬†Lubrizol Corporation


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Cleveland Ophthalmology Society
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 9/16/2020, Dr. Millstein has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Fiduciary Role. Dr. Millstein serves in a fiduciary capacity, such as an elected officer, director or chief medical officer, for the following companies or other entities:

  • Signature Optical

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

577 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

89 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

I asked about three symptoms. The first two were promptly and clearly explained. Regarding the third, the doctor immediately said that he had no idea whatever. I loved that. There is a lot that medicine does not know; and no physician has all medical knowledge. The symptom in question was neither severe nor frequent nor recent; it occurred a couple times back in July. The willingness of Dr. Millstein to share his own lack of an answer increased my already great respect for, and trust in, him. It was a breath of fresh air and another moment of true humanity between the two of us.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Dr Millstein and his staff were excellent!

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

I recommend the Doctor to all of my family!

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Dr Milstein is an exemplary physician

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

My care provider shows he cares about his patients and always does what is best.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

I am very pleased with everyone that I come into contact with at the Doctors office

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Dr. Millstein is a wonderful,caring doctor and truly gives me the best health care possible.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

I have nothing but great things to say about the doctors and staff of the Cleveland Clinic, for all the years I have been taken care of.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

The person with whom I spent most time during my visit was (I believe) a physician assistant. Her knowledge and ability were outstanding.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

dr. Millstein is a dedicated, experienced and caring physician. My entire experience with him was one of professional respect and his ability to care for me during surgeries was exceptional.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

dr Millstein himself is excellent. no complaints.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Dr. Millstein always wants to ensure that his patients get only the best of care. I am very fortunate to have him be my physician and he has always given me excellent care.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Dr Millstein is the best! Such a thorough and excellent caregiver!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Dr. Milstein is always on top of things and explains your issues to you. Nice guy and very competent physician.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Dr. Millstein is very caring and listens to all my concerns about my eyes.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

I do not normally recommend medical services. if asked I would give Dr. millstein a very positive recommendation.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Dr. Milstein has an excellent manner of caring.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

doctor explained procedure and why it would be to my advantage

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Very nice and knowledgable doctor. Glad to have him.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Dr Milstein was excellent. Took his time to explain EVERYTHING. Very knowledgeable. Thank You Dr. Milstein.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Loved Dr. Millstein!

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

all good, Dr. Millstein was great.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

very pleasant and informative doctorfantastic "bedside manner"Had a CCF third year med student with him and was very pleasant, patient and instructive with the student

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

great doctor and staff

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

The appointment was punctual, pleasant, informative and impressive. Dr. Millstein was veryu professional, articulate and took the time to answer my questions----in language I could understand. He made a recommendation for the laser treatment for my secondary cataract and I decided to have the treatment done. It was quick, painless and amazing.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Cleveland Clinic in Twinsburg does an excellent job from the girls answering your call to the privacy when checking in. Dr Millstein office does an excellent job with vision test and Dr. Millstein always is professional and takes the time to explain and listens to your questions. His demeanor exhibits trust!

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

I always recommend Dr. Millstein to my friends

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

We have recommended Dr. Millstein to many of our friends with similar eye issues.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

staff and doctor are very professional and careing.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

The DR. I saw was very courteous,concerned,and gave me sound advice for my condition.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Dr. Millstein is outstanding!! I have seen him for many years and explained my family history of glaucoma. He has been attentive over the years and, now that I have a mild case of glaucoma, he was very good about easing any anxieties I felt about the treatment plan for this disease.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

I called in January reporting pain and mist over my left eye. I was seen in July. However doctor was great.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Love Dr. Millstein! He considers what is best for my eyes, not for his own pocket. Another words, he is not quick to suggest surgery but chooses the best treatment for my eyes.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Dr Milstein carries out the mission of the Cleveland Cilnic Foundation to provide the very best quality care!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Dr Millstein is the best.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Have always had a good experience with Dr. Millstein. I find him very caring, concerned about his patient.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

done in a timely manner, Staff was polite and very helpful. Dr. Millstein was through and had a student with him that Dr. introduced before the exam. Dr. Millstein was very courteous, and explained every step in the exam of my eye health. it was a very good all around experience. Happy to have visited the CC for my eye health.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

I would recommend Dr.Millstein and staff--Very Highly

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Dr Millstein was very pleasant and thorough

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

1 st visit with doctor, I would highly recommend.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Dr. Millstein is an amazing doctor. He listens well. Thinks about the options, and discusses them with the patient.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

I was unable to make and appointment with my primary eye doctor, so I was a bit nervous about seeing someone different. Dr Millstein made my experience very comfortable and eased all my concerns about the eye issue I had. He listened, did not rush, and really made me feel confident in his treatment plan, but also made sure he wanted to know if anything was not going the way it was supposed to.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Dr. Millstein is always outstanding. I do highly recommend him to family and friends.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

I have recommended Dr. Milstein to several people for his quality and expertise .

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Dr. Michael Milstein has been my Ophthalmologist for over 15 years. I see him twice a year, every year, and I have great respect and affection for him and the professionalism and thoroughness with which he conducts his medical practice.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

I have recommended Dr Millstein

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Always a very good visit with dr mllstein.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

Dr Millstein is the absolute best there is!!!

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2020

Dr. Millstein was very caring. Took his time letting me absorb bad news. Very thorough in providing a diagnosis.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2020

wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2020

I was taken right on schedule without waiting. Dr. Millstein and staff was very courteous.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2020

excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

Dr Milstein is a wonderful and professional Eye Doctor I thank him for his services and I recommend any eye surgery patient to know he's qualified to get the job done

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

Dr. Millstein literally saved my wife's sight several years ago and I was not hesitant to trust my eyes to him. He has continued to demonstrate his competence and care.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

So glad to have Cleveland Clinic as our health care provider.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

I always look forward to seeing Dr. Milstein as we have had a working relationship for a very long time now. I trust him very much.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

I have recommended Dr. Millstein to several others.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

dr mill stein is great. so was Tom the asst

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Dr. Millstein was professional and thorough.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Dr. Millstein is professional, excellent at keeping the conversation focused, clear in his explanations, takes remarkable care to understand the patient's experience-and with all that, sociable, upbeat, good-humored, and friendly.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Dr Milstien was so gracious and caring!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Dr Millstein is very thorough explaining what he is doing and why, answering all questions in a calm and assuring manner. Never feel anxious before or after an appt.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Dr. Milstein is great. very patient, kind, and understanding.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Dr Millstein explains things clearly and then asks questions to make sure you understand.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

I would recommend Dr Millstein

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

Dr Millstein has been thoughtful, focused and detailed in parenting information. he always asks "what questions do you have for me". AND HE LISTENS.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Dr. Millstein has been one of the greatest choices I've made for a health provider. He's knowledgeable, caring, and takes the time to explain your individual condition and progress.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

excellent experience, great physician and team

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Dr. Milstein is the best!!

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

My husband and I both see the doctor. He is extremely kind and respectful. He listens to whatever questions we may have and does not rush us. He is a real asset to the clinic.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr Millstein was very thorough and explained everything. The results were great.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr. Millstein is terrific! I have total trust in him to provide exceptional care of my eyes.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

the office staff is first rate and Dr Millstein is a peach!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Ws not given instructions that contacts needed to be not worn for at least 3 days prior to the visit to measure for the IOL lens implant. I found the information when I had another eye appointment with a deferent doctor, so did not wear the contacts for 3 days prior to the visit

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Everyone in this office is kind and helpful. Grateful for Dr. Millstein's listening skills! I went in thinking I would need a revision. All I needed was warm packs to my eyes and eye drops. Very grateful for excellent care.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Dr Oberfeld said he was sending me to the best in the business! Agree!

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

This was my second eye exam with Dr. Millstein. My previous exam was over a year ago at the same location. I know that he is very qualified, but I find him to be impersonal and lacking human qualities. A limp handshake does not suffice for making a connection with patients.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr. Millstein was very helpful in answering all my questions with thoroughness and professionalism. I have complete confidence having my cataract surgeries with him.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Doctor Millstein was excellent

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Dr. Millstein was on time, understood what the purpose of this appt. was, and made a rapid assessment of my condition and the progress of the healing we expected at this time. A satisfactory visit in every way.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Dr Millstein is a great doctor who was completely engaged and helpful.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Dr Milstein is The Very Best, soProfessional, Knowledable and Kind.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

although my news wasn't pleasant, I respect the staff and appreciate the kindness and caring personalities they shown. I love Dr. Millstein. His mannerisms were great and he assured me that he will take care of me.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Everything very good and Dr Millstein has helped my problem and I am very grateful!

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Dr Millstein is brilliant.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

this doctor has always been great

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

very satisfied with the care received from Dr Millstein

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr. Millstein always takes his time explaining things.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Dr. Millstein did a great job, He's the best.

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