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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

689 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

97 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Dr. Milstein is a great doctor went over the treatment plan (lens replacement) the risks options and alternatives. He is very trustworthy!

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Dr. Millstein is one of the finest doctors and person I've ever met.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

The staff and Doctor are always pleasant and on schedule.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

I have never experienced any problems with Dr Millstein, or the Cole Eye Institute. Great Service

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

I have referred three patients to Dr Millstein who were rec care outside Cole Eye.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

The staff and doctor was very thorough in instruction and explaining procedures.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

The visit was very good and informative, the doctor helped me understand a lot about my eyes.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

*Dr. Millstein very compassionate.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

this was my first appt. with Dr. Millstein. He was very professional but also pleasant and informative

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

I thought the doctor was very professional and caring understood everything he said I really liked him and I recommended him to my husband.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

the me of the best experiences I have had with a clinic doctor where I didn't feel like just a "number" to him and where he wasn't just trying to rush out of the room. this doctor took the time to explain things and make me feel like he cared. I wish all clinic doctors had his bedside manner

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Dr. Michael Millstein is, in my opinion, a state-of-the-art, world class physician in every aspect of his practice.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

To repeat what I said in the first box, in my opinion, Dr. Michael Millstein is a world class physician in every aspect of the practice of Ophthamology.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

I have been a patient of doctor Millstein for yours now I have good comments

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

Dr Millstein is a wonder provider. very professional and very thorough

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

great experience as always with Dr. Millstein.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Comments on the above questions: 2) I had no questions or worries 4) I requested a non-gel eyedrop and he provided a new Rx 6) I am not sure what the question means. Dr. Millstein has been caring for me for a number of years and I woul not change.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr. Millstein has been my eye doctor for many years. He is always careful to explain everything clearly and answer all my questions. He is outstanding.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

excellent!dr Milstein was kind as always. Great man!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

The person I spoke with was very helpful in fitting me in to see Dr. Milstein.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr. Milstein is an outstanding Dr.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

he is one of the best doctors I have seen in over 25 years. what a kind compassionate doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

love my doctor

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

wonderful Physician

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

Love Dr. Milstein. Very polite and answers any and all of your questions

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

everything was excellent, I am glad to be served by Dr.M.Millstein .

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

I have been recommending Dr. Millstein and the Clinic to a lot of people over the years.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

we love dr millstein he is the best

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Dr. Millstein is wonderful.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Provider was excellent and listened to all my concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Dr. Millstein is an outstanding physician. We have been going to him for many years and travel all the way from the far west side to see him, specifically. He takes the time to listen to us and is very helpful whenever we have any questions. He is also an outstanding eye surgeon, as my husband will testify! He is very pleasant and kind as well. He is a real asset to the Cole Eye Institute.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Dr Millstein is a caring and efficient doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

I have always had a good experience with nurses and Dr Millstein with courtesy and kindness

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Dr Millstein is the best !!

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

No bad experience, I would recommend Dr Millistein to all I know.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Eye dr. was very good & caring to my 86 year old mother. He treated her with respect and dignity - did a great job.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

I have been with Dr. Millstein for a long time. He is very thorough, courteous and precise!

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

*Dr. Millstein is a skilled and caring doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

Dr. Millstein is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

I have always had a good experience with my appointments with Dr. Millstein

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

Seeing Dr. Michael Millstein is always a good experience.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

Dr. Millstein is a wonderful caring Doctor

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

new doc to me. all went well

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Was very happy wen i left Dr.Millstine*s Office thank you

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

I've had Dr. Milstein is my caregiver for over 20 years I believe. He has always been respectful, never talk down to me, always including me in the process of my care for my eyes, and I definitely would recommend him and have. We are looking at surgery for my cataracts and he explained what he would be doing asked me if I had any questions and may be very comfortable with the process that I will be having.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

very nice doctor and staff-let them do their jobs without interference from main campus

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

healthcare at Cleveland clinic twinsburgh facility is very convenient for me. Also I do like the opportunity of not paying for parking when I go to see my doctor.In the future I would like to see the Twinsburg facility expand to overnight services similar to Hillcrest hospital.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

I recommended Dr. Millstein to my wife. He performed her cataract surgeries.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Dr Millstein is Wonderful ! Extremely knowledgeable ! Kind , curtios , caring !!

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

dr. Millstein is great! whole experience went really well.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Dr. Milstein is professional and does a great job.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Dr.Millstein is a very knowledgeable and experienced physician. He is always respectful, courteous and caring.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Dr. Millstein is very caring and has calming way about him

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

I had an excellent experience with Dr Millstein. He was recommended to me and I would recommend him to anyone who needed an eye doctor

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Dr Millstein was excellent. Very professional and very personable

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Dr Millstein was very pleasant, friendly and professional. He explained everything well and I feel very comfortable that he will be performing my cataract surgeries!

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Always a great experience, great doctor and staff.

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