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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

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 9/16/2020, 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

704 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

110 Patient Comments

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

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 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 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

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 8, 2021

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

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 6, 2020

Dr. Millstein is always focused on his patient and very attentive to the patient's concerns.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

Best doctor I've ever been to, hands down.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

Extremely grateful to Dr. Millstein for restoring my vision!

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Doctor and all assistants are excellent!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

The woman who did my optic nerve scan was very nice. Dr. Millstein always has time for answering questions.

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.

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