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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 8/13/2019, 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

581 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

81 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

I have recommended Dr Millstein

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Always a very good visit with dr mllstein.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

Dr Millstein is the absolute best there is!!!

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2020

Dr. Millstein was very caring. Took his time letting me absorb bad news. Very thorough in providing a diagnosis.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2020

wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2020

I was taken right on schedule without waiting. Dr. Millstein and staff was very courteous.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2020

excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

Dr Milstein is a wonderful and professional Eye Doctor I thank him for his services and I recommend any eye surgery patient to know he's qualified to get the job done

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

Dr. Millstein literally saved my wife's sight several years ago and I was not hesitant to trust my eyes to him. He has continued to demonstrate his competence and care.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

So glad to have Cleveland Clinic as our health care provider.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

I always look forward to seeing Dr. Milstein as we have had a working relationship for a very long time now. I trust him very much.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

I have recommended Dr. Millstein to several others.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

dr mill stein is great. so was Tom the asst

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Dr. Millstein was professional and thorough.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Dr. Millstein is professional, excellent at keeping the conversation focused, clear in his explanations, takes remarkable care to understand the patient's experience-and with all that, sociable, upbeat, good-humored, and friendly.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Dr Milstien was so gracious and caring!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Dr Millstein is very thorough explaining what he is doing and why, answering all questions in a calm and assuring manner. Never feel anxious before or after an appt.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Dr. Milstein is great. very patient, kind, and understanding.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Dr Millstein explains things clearly and then asks questions to make sure you understand.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

I would recommend Dr Millstein

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

Dr Millstein has been thoughtful, focused and detailed in parenting information. he always asks "what questions do you have for me". AND HE LISTENS.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Dr. Millstein has been one of the greatest choices I've made for a health provider. He's knowledgeable, caring, and takes the time to explain your individual condition and progress.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

excellent experience, great physician and team

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Dr. Milstein is the best!!

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

My husband and I both see the doctor. He is extremely kind and respectful. He listens to whatever questions we may have and does not rush us. He is a real asset to the clinic.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr Millstein was very thorough and explained everything. The results were great.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr. Millstein is terrific! I have total trust in him to provide exceptional care of my eyes.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

the office staff is first rate and Dr Millstein is a peach!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Ws not given instructions that contacts needed to be not worn for at least 3 days prior to the visit to measure for the IOL lens implant. I found the information when I had another eye appointment with a deferent doctor, so did not wear the contacts for 3 days prior to the visit

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Everyone in this office is kind and helpful. Grateful for Dr. Millstein's listening skills! I went in thinking I would need a revision. All I needed was warm packs to my eyes and eye drops. Very grateful for excellent care.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Dr Oberfeld said he was sending me to the best in the business! Agree!

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

This was my second eye exam with Dr. Millstein. My previous exam was over a year ago at the same location. I know that he is very qualified, but I find him to be impersonal and lacking human qualities. A limp handshake does not suffice for making a connection with patients.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr. Millstein was very helpful in answering all my questions with thoroughness and professionalism. I have complete confidence having my cataract surgeries with him.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Doctor Millstein was excellent

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Dr. Millstein was on time, understood what the purpose of this appt. was, and made a rapid assessment of my condition and the progress of the healing we expected at this time. A satisfactory visit in every way.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Dr Millstein is a great doctor who was completely engaged and helpful.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Dr Milstein is The Very Best, soProfessional, Knowledable and Kind.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

although my news wasn't pleasant, I respect the staff and appreciate the kindness and caring personalities they shown. I love Dr. Millstein. His mannerisms were great and he assured me that he will take care of me.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Everything very good and Dr Millstein has helped my problem and I am very grateful!

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Dr Millstein is brilliant.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

this doctor has always been great

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

very satisfied with the care received from Dr Millstein

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr. Millstein always takes his time explaining things.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Dr. Millstein did a great job, He's the best.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

dr millstein is excellent. he explains what he is doing and takes the time to complete a thorough exam

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

highly recommend dr millstein

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

*Dr. Millstein is great! He listens, answers questions and I have a lot of respect for his medical abilities.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

I'm very happy with the dr He is he best

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Dr Millstein was very impressive. Highly recommend .

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Dr. Milstein did an excellent job of explaining the procedure re (cataract surgery), timeline, risks, options, and costs.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Doctor appointments are going fine. staff is courteous friendly and efficient. I'm pleased with twinsburg clinic staff

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

contacting any doctor or department at the Clinic is a nightmare...My Chart is a joke I can never access and trying to make any sort of contact with Dr Berglunds office-outside of a personal appearance-is impossible......Dr Millstein's office is,however somewhat easy to communicate with

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Dr. Millstein and his staff were professional and friendly.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Dr. Millstein's rapport, professionalism, and approach must be commended. His expertise and listening skills provided me with needed information for my future care. I would highly recommend Dr. Milstein and the staff.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr. Milstein and staff

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

He is very friendly and approachable on top of being highly skilled as a doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

Dr Millstein is excellent as is his staff!I was extremely pleased with my experience and am pleased he is my physician. Thank you.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

I was pleased with my visit overall and Dr. Millstein treated me with concern and interest. I was also to know that I did not have to see him again for 2 years.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

*Dr. Millstein is a very find doctor, caring & understanding.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

love this doctor nice polite and competent

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

Dr. Millstein is fantastic. I couldn't be happier.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

The staff is always friendly, professional, and courteous. I have complete trust in Dr. Millstein.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

The Dr. takes appropriate time to answer questions and demonstrates a professional interest in me as a patient.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

I was very pleased with my Doctor

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

wonderful, knowledgeable skillful personable and caring doctor! feel blessed to have him

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

Dr Millstein is the best Dr ever. He has restored my sight and has helped me to see again. His demeanor is top notch and I am so grateful for his skill and help in fixing my eyesight. He is the best eye surgeon and is also wonderful with all of his patients. I consider him the best Surgeon of my lifetime.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

Dr Millstein is very thorough, and answers all questions in a kind and reassuring manner. he was recommended to me by my husband and other relatives. I highly revommend him. I was diagnosed with glaucoma and eye pressure of 29. I could hear the concern in his voice but he remained calm as did I by his lead. The ex,plantation of the disease, treatment and the necessary follow up were handled professional and personal. He is a star.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

I have recommended this Dr. before to family.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

Dr. Millstein is great! Very knowledgeable & explains in an understandable way! Very calm & I feel comfortable discussing any issues with him

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

Dr. Millstein has very limited scheduling opportunities.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Dr did an excellent job!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Dr. Millstein has an easy-going style that is both helpful and calming.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

couldn't ask for a better Doctor

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Dr. Millstein was efficient and knowledgeable about Glaucoma and referred me to a Retinaspecialist in the practice.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

I have gone to dr. Millstein for many years.......a wonderful physician in whom I have total confidence.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

Rochelle and Dr. Millstein made me feel like my decision to select this practice for my procedure was sound.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

My visit with Dr. Millstein was very satisfying! He addressed my problem now and gave me good recommendations to prevent future issues. Would definitely refer him and Beachwood ophthalmology to friends and family!!

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr. Millstein is always thoroughl and reviews previous appointment so I am aware if any changes might have occurred. He also goes over all the steps and results of the any tests or pressure of eyes taken during present appointment. Having gone to him for so many years, I feel we have a good rapor with one another. I feel confident that if I have any questions I can freely ask and he would be honest and direct in answering me if there any concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr. Millstein was professional and a caring listener.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

I have already recommended the doctor to a friend.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

I have always had an excellent visit with *Dr. Millstein.

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