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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
  • 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 27 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.

(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 9/29/2022, 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

779 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

120 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr Millestein and his staff are top notch kind and very professional.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Just love, Dr Millstein. He explains everything to you thoroughly. Making him a good doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Dr Millstein took a lot of time with me. He was very personable and explained the procedure as well as answering questions.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

I saw Dr. Millstein four different times within the last12 days. He was kind, as well as patient with me each time. I even called him with some concerns about my right eye. He called me back very quickly!!!

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Dr. Millstein is very kind and easy to talk with. I feel he is a perfectionist in his treatment.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Had a concern before visit that Dr addressed thru My Chart with very good results! Addressed concern during this visit with exceptional results!! Dr Millstein is an excellent asset to CCF Medical Staff!!

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

Dr. Is very kind and responsive.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

Very positive experience w/ Dr. M during appt and very follow up phone call. He is gracious, knowledgeable and patient.Also, the scheduler, Roz, has been terrific to deal with.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

I love having Dr. Millstein as my eye care provider He's professional and caring and I trust his judgment completely

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

Top notch providers!

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

Dr. Millstein is very busy so I will need to wait 3 months for my surgery.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

I love Dr Millstein, so caring and thorough.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

Dr Millstein has been my ophthalmologist for more than 20 years. He has always answered all of my questions and included me in the plan of care.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Per usual only the best care and service from Dr. Millstein and his staff.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Dr. Millstein has always included me in any decision of my health, akways goes back to my last appointment to summarize what was found and what was found the day of the current appointment. I have EVERY condo and respect for Dr.Millstein.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Very professional staff and doctor. Answered all my questions in a friendly manner.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

The technicians and assistants were very professional, making sure I understood each procedure. I was particularly impressed by Dr Millstein's care and attention, pointedly taking the time to listen to my concerns and study the test results he had before making any recommendations regarding my treatment.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

Dr. Millstein has unique qualities. Not only is he thoroughly professional, he is gentle, kind, informative, caring ... A very 'special' Doctor on all counts. From initial visit through surgeries and after-care he has far exceeded my expectations. I am Blessed to have him in my life.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

Have already recommended Dr. Millstein!

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

Dr. Milstein is fantastic

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

All very good and explanations and answers to questions.I recommend doctors if asked but then let the decision is theirs.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

This was my first visit with Dr. Millstein. I was a long term patient of Dr. Gans. I left the visit thinking that Dr. Millstein was exactly the kind of ophthalmologist I needed. So thrilled I found him.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

Dr Millstein is an excellent doctor. He relates very well me as patient. He shows compassion, patience and interest. He thoroughly explains what he will be doing during the examination. And most importantly he takes the time to make sure you have a complete understanding of the status of your health.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

Over the past 50 years that I have been a patient at the Cleveland Clinic I have always received excellent care and that includes the care I receive from Dr Millstein and his staff.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

Dr.Millstein's caring heart cannot be matched to any other Doctor,OUTSTANDING!!!

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

The doctor was very concerned about me and what kind of surgery would be best for me.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

Dr Millstein, his team and staff are very professional and competent.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

I always recommend my doctor to others.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Dr. Milstein is the best! Always answers my questions, displays concern, and is very knowledgeable in his field. Has a wonderful personality!!

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Excellent facility and team support. Dr. Millstein understands and addresses the need of the patient very well. Another delightful experience.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr. Millstein explained what he observed and provided clear treatment steps.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

I've seen Dr Millstein for many years. A superb physician.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Dr millstein is the best-you can't get any better

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Dr. Millstein was very focused and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

I am very glad that Dr. Millstein was recommended to me. I would HIGHLY recommend him to others!

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Outstanding provider and his assistant Jason is also outstanding

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

I'm having my wife switch to this provider

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

A visit to Dr.Millstein's office is always good. Personnel know what they are doing and they do their job with respect.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

I would always recommend Dr.Milstein

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Many thanks to Dr Millstein and Ms Elhindi for their care

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Physician was excellent even with a resident asking him questions. Physician had asked permission for the resident to participate, very thoughtful . Support staff could use customer service skills upgrade. No more HEART training obviously.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Love my Dr.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Outstanding physician. Great surgeon; listen well to the patient.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Dr. Mills twin - So knowledgeable, kind and Informative! Great physician with empathy and smart!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Dr. Millstein always makes me fill very comfortable during our visits. He knows I am nervous about people touching my eyes, so he always treats me gently.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

I was recommended from my sister that sees the doctor He was very good and told me everything that I needed to know

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Dr. Millsteiin is an EXCELLENT doctor who is patient, kind, always explains health issues in a language I can understand

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Very responsive. Had serous eye concern and was scheduled with very quickly to see my doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Dr. Millstein is excellent. Have been going to him for years. Very good about addressing my concerns:

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Would absolutely recommend Dr. Millstein to anyone who would listen. He is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Dr. Millstein is knowledgeable, patient, and caring - all of the things a great doctor should be. I'm so happy to have him as my ophthalmologist!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Dr Millstein always gives you the time to answer your concerns

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Dr. Millstein is a very caring and patient doctor. His explanations of my health concerns are clear and easy to understand.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

I'm always happy with the staff, doctor and my care at this office.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

I was very pleased that Dr. Millstein's immediate laser treatment restored my limited eyesight immediately

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Dr Milstein is very good

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

Have never had a problem in all the years with Dr.Millstein

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

Dr.Millstein is very loyal doctor would recommend him highly

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2022

Overall very good experience, my doctor is extremely busy, because he good at his job.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

Great doc! So glad he's here.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

I have always had great visits with dr Millstein.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

No issues..Dr Milstein is the best Eye Dr I've ever went to..was so afraid to have the eye surgery but knew I was in the best of hands

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

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