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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center
Primary Location

Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cataract Evaluations
  • Cataract Implant Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Eye Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
View all 6 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
  • Tear System
View all 28 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 School of Medicine
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

See publications for Michael Millstein, MD.

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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 9/29/2022, 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

667 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

93 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

Great doc! So glad he's here.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2022

I highly recommend Dr. Millstein. He explains your eye issues, how to deal with them and your future treatment.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Dr Millstein is very personable, thorough in unhurried explanations, and inspires confidence.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

Dr Millstein takes care of my mom and sister. He is the best. He got me back to 20/20 vision and calmed my fears about familiar tendency for macular degeneration

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

Dr Millstein is the best Opthalmologist I have ever seen. He listens to my questions/concerns and makes me feel at ease.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

Dr. Millstein is very informative and in my opinion an excellent physician

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Outstanding care. Dr. Milstein is the best!

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Great doctor, I've been going to him for a long time.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Nice having a medical student there. Enhances my opinion of Dr. Millstein.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

This doctor has a brisk abrupt bedside manner. Had a student with him and no one asked me if it was ok for the student to be in the exam room.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2022

Excellent physician, took the time to review my history. Explained situation well, very kind

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

From the nurse's to the receptionists and Dr. Milstien I have never been let down. They all take care of their patients with great care and professionalism. I have been taken care on Dr Milstein for my glaucoma issues for many many years now and I always look forward to seeing him for my checkups.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Dr. Millstein A+

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

It is such a pleasure to meet and be consulted by Dr. Millstein. He is very knowledgeable in his field and he explain every aspects of diagnosis and treatment available with utmost patience and with so much courtesy.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Dr Milstein is awesome

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Provider showed he cared and a professional manner. He took time to explain and show images so that I had a clear understanding.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Dr. Millstein was thorough and professional.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

Dr Millstein and the technician was professional and explained everything well!

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

Both the doctor, his pupil and the assistant who gave the Peripheral were all every good.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

I enjoyed meeting with Dr. Millstein especially His warmth and concern

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

Dr. Millstein is one of the most thorough and caring physicians - I so appreciate all he does to care for my eye issues for over the last 20 years!

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

Dr. Milstein has been a great provider and given great support and explained everything well.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2022

Very caring doctor; explains everything thoroughly!

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr. Millstein is a superb clinician and more than measures up to our motto of caregivers providing world class care. He has been my opthalmologist for many years and always appreciate being able to see him whether for an annual check or an unexpected issue. We are very fortunate to have him as a CCF caregiver. I recommend him to all friends, co workers and colleagues.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Waited 3 and a 1/2 weeks to see the doctor

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Good experience. Competent and friendly staff exceptional doctor

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Doctor Millstein is an excellent doctor in both competency and manner

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

All physicians and nurses were very professional and helpful.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

I have great confidence in Dr. Millsteins knowledge.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

I'm very pleased with the care I am given by Dr. Millstein.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Dr. Millstein is professional in every sense of the word.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Staff and doctor excellent service

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Family sees doctor very high ratings from us

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

Dr. Mill stein is an excellent physician and I feel confident in his care.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Already have family and friends going to Dr Millstein.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Dr M Millstein is very thorough, kind and respectful

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Provider and staff was awesome.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

Excellent, caring doctor

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

I have all my care from the Clinic and I have no problem with any of my doctors.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Excellent physician such a pleasant personality and demeanor

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

Dr M is extraordinary as a doctor. Top shelf in every regard.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

I trust the people/ doctor

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Dr Millstein always make sure you understand your plan of care.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Dr. Millstein is an excellent physician. He has been my ophthalmologist for years because he has an excellent manner and ability to explain medical concepts.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

This Dr. Has always been an outstanding and caring man. I have been with Him for a very long time and am proud to be one of his patients.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Dr.Milstein is one of the best I always have the utmost confidence in him and his professionalism.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Very good; everyone was very pleasant and courteous; Dr. Milstein is very empathetic

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Dr. Milstein is the very bestsmart, attentive, professional, reassuring.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Dr Millstein and practitioners are very gracious, understanding and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Excellent doc and professional staff!

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Dr. Millstein is a wonderful doctor. He has treated us with courtesy, professionalism and respect. We are greateful to him for his expertise.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Dr Millstein is truly very professional while being a consumate communicator.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Dr.Millstein's team mirrors his professionalism.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

Dr. Millstein is very friendly and informative.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

Dr. Millstein is a stellar professional that I would recommend to anyone.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

Dr . Millstein is a fantastic doctor! He goes beyond call of duty!

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

Very caring doctor! Listens to all concerns very patiently!

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Dr. Millstein spent a lot of time explaining and providing me options.

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Dr mill stein was great

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

I had a very good experience. The dr and staff was courteous and professional.

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Dr. Millstein was wonderful, and helped me tremendously.

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Dr. Milstein is a genius. He is knowledgeable, compassionate and attentive. He belongs in the Cleveland Clinic Hall of Fame.

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Dr. Millstein is very busy so I understand why I had to wait 6 weeks for an appointment.

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Dr. Millstein is an outstanding ophthalmologist. He does a comprehensive diagnosis and completes all the necessary test for my vision problem. He has referred me to a specialist for a condition that I have. I feel comfortable with his medical opinion. He answers all of my questions.

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Very good visit, the doctor and assistant was very kind

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Great doctor very polite and knowledgeable

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

Dr. Millstein and staff are the best .

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

Dr Millstein was great. I would recommend his services to anyone.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

The Doctor was excellent in all the above

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

Dr millstein and his staff are all terrific!

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

I completely trust Dr. Millstein

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Dr Milstein was able to correct a cloudiness in the eye immediately during this visit after the routine eye exam.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

Michael is the best doctor I have encountered at CCF. I would recommend him to anyone needing eye care.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

Doctor was very professional and friendly.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

He was at his efficient best. The time together was focused and fun. I was especially impressed by his checking a key image generated in his examination a second time to make double sure that my glaucoma had not gotten worse since he diagnosed it and began treatment a couple years ago. Am I grateful for his care!

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

Dr. Milstein is an excellent physician who explains each element of the condition and treatment.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

I actually reminded my doctor that after cataract surgery he had told me to discontinue eye drops in that particular eye because of an Issue. I wasn't sure if he wanted to start back up with drops in that eye and he said that I can continue to use drops in both now and if any problems of course call his office. Always listens to any concern or questions I may have.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

Dr. Millstein is a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

I didn't have to wait long. The waiting area was clean and social distance was observed with masks which I appreciated. The Dr and his assistant were kind and explained things to me in a satisfactory manner.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

I always appreciate Dr. Millstein's candor and professional opinions. He is thorough and also very personable.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Dr. Millstein is simply the best. Know I'm in great hands

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

Always a good experience seeing Doctor Millstein

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

Dr. Millstein alwas does very throughexaminations andwe are we are ewll pleased with his care

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

Dr. Millstein and his staff were first rate professionals. Very caring and courteous. Solid confidence builders. The experience made me trust Dr. Millstein with my upcoming surgery.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Dr. Milstein always takes the time to explain things and it's very caring and thorough

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

Excellent doctor, definitely going back

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

Dr. Millstein was very courteous and concerned about my left eye which he removed the cataract within the last year. He did a fantastic job I now have 2020 vision In the left eye without glasses. I could not ask for more from anyone. I am 83 Years old and Never expected to see this well again. thank the Lord for sending me to Dr. Millstein.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

My doctor knows his profession and he is very good in his field of medical care.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Very good experience: Dr Millsteen is the best and the technicians and staff are very good at their jobs and appear to like their work. I am very satisfied.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

As always Dr Millstein was fantastic in all aspects. All doctors should be like him.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr Millstein is the best! Period.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

The staff of Dr Millstein are a true reflection of his attention and thoughtfulness to his patience

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

I just can't say enough good about Dr. Millstein and his staff.

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