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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

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

See publications for Michael Millstein, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 9/14/2021, 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

620 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

86 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

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

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 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

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

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 22, 2022

Always a good experience seeing Doctor Millstein

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 21, 2022

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

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.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022


Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Dr Millstein always treats me with respect and answers any and all ofMy questions.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Dr.Millstein is always very thorough and answers questions courteously. I'm comfortable and trust his care and advice concerning my eye exams.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Dr.Millstein is knowledgeable, kind, and truly cares about his patients. I am 94 years old and the courtesy and consideration given to me by this doctor and his staff is as good as it gets. Dr. Millstein's reputation precedes him and everything good said about him is true. He is THE BEST.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Had to wait 2 months to see this physician but knowing how good he is I was willing to wait.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Dr. Millstein is the best, kind, professional and knowledgeable in his field of expertise.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Very good experience with doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Good experience with care provider.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2021

Dr Milstein is the best!!!

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2021

I recommended Dr Millstein for a friend with cataracts. He removed her cataracts.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Dr. Millstein is attentive, a good listener, understands the needs of the patient, knowledgeable and very professional. I am very happy he is my attending eye doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

The best doctor, extremely polite, explained everything to me. Calm and reassuring.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

I have recommended this Doctor to many people. He is the very best in his field.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

Dr. Was very thorough, pleasant and answered all my questions

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

Dr Millstein was very good.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

Dr. Millstein is an outstanding physician.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Very pleased Doctor explained thoroughly.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

It's always a good experience at the office of Dr. Millstein with the staff and the courteous front checkin office

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

I wish all of my Doctors were even HALF as kind and informative as Dr Millstein

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

All of the Staff and Doctors are great!

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Dr. Millstein was thorough and explained all the test results.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Tech was very kind and patient. Was very impressed with doctor. Went over all questions. Thank you

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Dr Millstein is exceptionally competent and considerate. The Clinic is fortunate to have such a fine physician.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

We love Dr. Millstein and his staff!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Michael Millstein may be the most relaxing, compassionate physician I have ever known.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Dr Millstein is a caring and knowledgeable doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Top notch service and care Dr Millstein is A # 1 in the Albright book.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

I got an appointment right away Dr. Millstein was very friendly he answered all my questions

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Dr. Milstein is very thorough and good at what he does. He also has a good "bedside"'manner and answered all my questions in a way that was acceptable to me.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

All my answers refer to Dr and NOT the assistant who examined myceyes

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Dr Milstein is a tremendous practitioner.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Excellent Job , Dr. Millstein,Great Team Work in providing my Endocrinologist with important information based on information relevant to my visit affecting issues affecting my Diabetes.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr. Millstein is an amazing doctor and always explains in detail his diagnosis and what he thinks next steps should be and gives you your options and let's you make your own decision.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Love the staff at Beachwood eye. Dr Millstein and his group are amazing!

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2021

I did refer a friend to Dr. Milstein because he is so good

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Dr. Millstein was EXCELLENT. Kind, caring, and a very good listener. On the other hand, his medical assistant who screened me was impatient, rude and made me feel uncomfortable. Her name was Lena. Very unprofessional manners.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Dr. Millstein is EXCELLENT!

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

My experience was excellent! Dr Millstein was very thorough and clear.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Great doctor

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

So very grateful to have this wonderful doctor to give wonderful care!!!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Dr Millstein is a great doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Dr Millstein is a very engaging human and an expert ophthalmologist, and my husband and I shared our visit- it was ideal

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Dr Millstein is simply the very best.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

I would recommend care provider to anyone needing care.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

A very good physician. Explains everything well.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

I have gone to Dr. Millstein for over 15 years for sure. He had always been informative as to where I was concerning my last visit to what the results were for the day of my appointment in regard to my eyes, pressure, and cataract. He never hesitates to ask of my concerns. We have discussed my possibility of cataract surgery and explained the process. He asked me if I had any questions or concerns and took the time to listen a d explain.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

*Dr. Millstein was wonderful. He listened, was thorough, alleviated all my concerns. Very _____ & reassuring!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Did recommend *Dr. Millstein to a patient and my wife as well.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

My doctor is great! The girls at the desk are fantastic and will help in anyway possible. And your nurses inside by the doctors office are very nice also!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

I cannot say enough about how good my doctor is Dr. Milstein is great!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Very good Dr. Millstien is the best.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Visiting Dr Milstein is always a good experience.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

Great experience with the staff and doctor as always. Very good atmosphere.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

This was my first visit to Dr. Millstein. He was thorough and answered all questions. very professional.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Dr Milstein is great. He is an excellent doctor who listens and comes up with great solutions for me.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Dr. Millstein has taken absolutely wonderful care of my eyes and glaucoma ! Dr. Is also very kind and competent. I am fortunate to have him for my eye doctor ,

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Dr Millstein is always thorough in the exam, listens and hears my concerns and questions and always gives me clear information with patience.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr. Millstien rocks !

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

The doctor was very thorough in his explanations.

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Dr Millstein is the best!

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

A very good doctor.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Dr. Millstein made me feel very comfortable. Explained what was causing my vision changes, in a way that I was able to understand. I sent Dr. Millstein an after-visit email question and he responded very quickly.

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