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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
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Disease
  • Corneal Scar
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Inflammations
  • Eye Injuries
  • Farsightedness
  • 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.

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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 8/1/2023, 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

993 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

116 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Thorough and efficient: he's great!

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Amazing. Had 8:00 am appt. Was done by 8:35! Was greeted promptly. Called back to room within 3 minutes. Seen by tech immediately. Taken to get photo of retina and that tech served me immediately. Was taken back to exam room where Dr Millstein saw me immediately. Gave me thorough exam with rushing me. Gave me plenty of time to ask questions. That office runs like clockwork!!!!

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

As long as it is far enough in advance, appointments are easy. However, my doctor did have to help

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Dr. Millstein is such a gentle man. His whole demeanor keeps me at ease. He is the best.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Dr. Millstein was very polite and knowledgeable. He listened to my concerns and answered any questions that I had during the appointment. I would highly recommend him to anyone. My entire experience was wonderful. Thank you so much!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

The entire team was fantastic and put me so at ease. They were professional but friendly and competant. Dr Millstein is great, explaining everything in understandable terms and so reassuring.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

I have already recommended Dr Milstein to others, as he was recommended to me by others in his care. The entire experience, from pre-op through post op was a very very good experience.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

Wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

I liked how Dr. Millstien asked for permission before bringing a student in on my appointment.

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

Dr Millstein is pleasant, puts his patient at ease, listens and acknowledges your comments, questions. Hes efficient without ever making me feel like I'm " on the clock".

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

David was one of the best techs and Dr Milstein was excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Very good experience. Doctor Millstein is very concerned about me, he was very thorough. And I do message him and he answers all my questions

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Dr Millstein is a caring, kind and knowledgeable doctor. High marks

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Provider demonstrates professional knowledge and interest in my vision and health. I'm fact I encouraged by husband to make an appointment.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Dr Millstein was terrific!!!

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

He's the best

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

My experiences with my Doctors have been very good. Dr. Lipold and Dr. Milstein. They are very personable and show the kind of concern and care you would expect from your Doctor. You never feel rushed or ignored. I am very satisfied with both of them.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Dr. Millstein is the quintessential physician. He examined me and discussed my care plan with me in terms that were understandable. He is compassionate and has the patience to make me feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

I heard ab t Dr. M from my ex-husband & have already recommended him to friends.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr.Millstein always answers my questions and offers suggestions. The suggestions are always helpful.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

I have recommended Dr. Millstein to my family and friends.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

If Dr Millstein was a smuck I would`n go to him for his services. My wife is going to have surgery in March by Dr Millstein, she also thinks he is great.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

My experience with Dr. Milstein has always been excellent and I think very highly of him as both a physician and person.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Dr. Millstein always gives me excellent feedback on my eye health, current situation and what I can do to keep my status quo.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Excellent immediate professional care. Highly recommend Dr Millstein.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Always professional, I have all the confidence in the Doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

I absolutely love Dr.Milstein. He's kind, thoughtful and makes you feel like you are his only patient. He takes time to explain every step of every procedure. I wouldn't go to anyone else for my eye care.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

I am very happy to have doctor Michael Millstein

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023


Reviewed on Dec 26, 2023

Staff and doctor were very helpful

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr Millstein is always booked months in advance so sometimes it is difficult to see HIM if an issue occurs.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr. Milstein is outstanding.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Doctor Millstein is very thorough. Explains your status and shows you on his computer your results I highly recommend him

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr. Milstein is very thorough and takes the time to explain every aspect of what is going on with my cataracts and etiology of my medical history. He offers multiple ways of approaching upcoming surgical procedures, and is willing to work within my comfort levels. I feel he's an excellent physician who listens to his patients.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2023

I was very happy with my exam, the attentiveness of the provider and the service.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

The first thing I noticed about Dr. Millstein when I first met him (at a previous appointment) was his kindness, He listens to my concerns and answers them, He explains the causes of my medical eye conditions and what is necessary to preserve eye health and vision. He does not seem hurried or rushed or impatient. I sincerely appreciate these qualities in a care provider.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

I will recommend Dr.Millstein and his staff to anyone needing eye care.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr Millstein is the ultimate professional. Every Dr should be like him. He is absolutely brilliant and accomplished yet he is so compassionate and kind. He is very concerned about his patients and goes the extra mile.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

I have repeatedly recommended Dr Millstein for cataract surgery to friends as well as on social media. He is truly an expert in his field combined with a caring manner. This is a rare combination today. The Cleveland Clinic is very fortunate to have Dr Millstein. I would rate him a 100 out of 5. He is extraordinary

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

My office visiti ran smoothly and Dr Millstein explained the options for my lens implant. I never felt rushed and after my visit, my question on mychart was answered promptly

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

I am thrilled with the outstanding vision I have, thanks to Dr. Millstein's great skill and attentive care. I recommend him highly to friends requiring cataract surgery. At 75 I now have the best vision I've ever had!

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr. Milstein is always very professional, listens well and empathetic.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. Millstein was clear about my condition and treatment. He is friendly, easy to understand and caring

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

I was very well pleased with the care I received from Dr. Millstein. A1!!

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Once again, I was very pleased with the care and concern from the doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr. Millstein is the best! Always listens attentively. Sincerely wants to understand and resolve any problems that brought you to him. All around nice guy and extremely competent physician.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr. Milstein has always given me great care even to the point of checking out the specialty medication I take for my lungs and noting that it was similar in action to some he used for eye treatment.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Dr. Millstein is amazing!

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Dr Millstein always make sure you know the plan before you leave the visit. He is always very respectful. He has been this wonderful way for over 25 years that I have been seeing him.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Dr. Millstein is wonderful.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Very pleased with Dr Millstein

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Doctor Millstein and support staff were caring, and very efficient.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

I would definitely recommend others to this provider. He is very concerned about your health and questions. He is very warm and very... (Easy to talk to. (Didn't feel like a cattle. Being rushed in and out. I didn't feel like I was.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr. Millstein is an extraordinary physician. He is compassionate & skilled. He is one of the finest physicians I have ever had.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr. Millstein sets the example for timeliness, courtesy, extraordinary competence & kindness. He truly cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

I've been a patient of Dr.Millstein for I think over 20 years now. He has always shown concern, respect for me and my issue concerning my eyes. I appreciate how he will go to the previous charts from before to give me a summary of where I was and where I am now in the prognosis of my glaucoma. He listens to my questions and always shows respect for what I am concerned about.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

I definitely and have recommended Dr. Millstein to others because of his professionalism and his care and concern for his patient.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr. Millstein is respectful, very thorough. He told me everything I needed to know about the procedure he is going to do.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

My eye doctor was great.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Dr. Milstein answered all my questions. As he was looking through the scope, he made comments fo reassure me the anatomy looked good, not many changes from last year. After the exam, he made eye contact, spoke in a kind and gentle voice. I am very happy he is my doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Milstein took the time to answer my question and concerns. Very thorough!!

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

My doctor is excellent.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Excellent Service by Doctor and his staff!

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

I thought dr. Millstein was somewhat brusque and dismissive. I'm a physician and his discussion of my symptom and his thoughts as to the cause with me was on the lay level and moreover I found them to be clinically unlikely. He seemed to be in a hurry - I suspect his schedule is over-booked and he simply doesn't have the appropriate time to dedicate to patients. Hopefully this was just a 'bad day'.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr. Millstein was very nice and made me feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr Millstein is professional, personable and respectful. I never feel rushed and always find appointments a positive experience.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

My family comes to him Very good doctor

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Always enjoy seeing Dr Millstein

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

I have always had good experiences with Dr Milstien

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr. Millstein has been able to address my ophthalmology, needs with care, professionalism and expediency.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Millstein is courteous, respectful and very smart. I'm glad to have him as my ophthalmologist.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

I would not hesitate to recommend Dr.Millstein

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr. Millstein has exhibited the highest level of professionalism. His surgery and after-care have been excellent. I am very pleased to continue in his care.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

I esp appreciated that Dr Millstein spoke very clearly after I informed him I used hearing aids.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr. Millstein is a first-rate physician and ophthalmology specialist. His care and attention to the detail of my eyes are unmatched. He has outstanding, caring bed side manner. I have recommended him to many other friends and colleagues and will continue to do so.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Excellent experience overall with Dr. Milstein

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

I think Dr Milstein is very good at what he does

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Very impressed with Dr. Millstein. Feel confident I made right decision to have surgery with him at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

I had a very good experience during my visit with Dr. Millstone. Everyone was so pleasant and professional! Dr. Millstein is always a joy to see and very pleasant and professional!!

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Excellent Doctor and Staff

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

I was very happy with the nurse:tech and also with Dr Milstein.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Dr Millstein is an Outstanding Brilliant Kind Physician.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr. Millstein explains everything. Does a professional job. Good doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr Millstein and his team were terrific as usual, answering all questions and explaining things thoroughly

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr millstein was very kind, thoughtful and pleased to provide advice

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr. Millstein has been consistently an Excellent Care Provider!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Dr. Millstein is the absolute best ophthalmologist anyone could want or need. He provided such stellar care along with such personal care and concern. I have recommended him to people I know. I already have my daughter going to him and also very happy with her care.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr Millstein is a very competent professional who explains his exam and treatment. He is a great doc

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Dr Milstein is stellar! I have been seeing him over 20 years.Wonderful caring and careful man.Patricia

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

I only except Doctors Appointment

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr.Millstein, is the best eye doctor I have had in avery long time . Very patient thank you

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Excellent physician, kind, explains process well

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Dr.Millstein office staff and Dr Millstein were excellent.

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Millsterein.

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Dr. Millstein is the best! I just wish I could schedule an appointment sooner.

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Dr. Millstein was very knowledgeable and very nice to me. He answered my questions very completely and was thorough in his care of me.

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Just feel very comfortable with dr millstein & his staff

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

This was my first appointment with Dr. Millstein since my previous doctor retired. Definitely had great interpersonal skills and would definitely recommend

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Only reason I downgraded the score to Fair was that the retinal imaging done was not useful or readable by Dr. Milstein, but that was one of the major points of the visit.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Excellent eye doctor! He has the best interests of the patient and I have referred many of my friends to Dr. Millstein.

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Care provider was very thorough.

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Dr. Millstein is extremely professional, courteous, efficient, and knowledgeable. He should be the Dr. Training everyone else.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

I have always received excellent from Dr. Millstein and his staff.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

I have referred Dr. Millstein and Cole Eye Clinic to anyone who has mentioned an issue with their eyes.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr. Millstein has always been prompt, professional, thorough in explanations of eye issues, and answers questions in an understandable way, He Is the very best!

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr. Millstein has always been prompt, professional, thorough in explanations and treatment of eye issues, and answers questions in an understandable way. He is the very best!

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

This was my initial visit with Dr. Michael Millstein and found him to be very professional and caring.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr. Millstein is a treasure for any patient requiring eye diagnosis and surgery.

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.

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