Department Transplantation Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Surgery
  • Laser Eye Surgery
  • Laser Vision Correction
  • LASIK (Laser in situ Keratomileusis)
  • Refractive Surgery
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cataracts
  • Cataracts and Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Disease
  • Dry Eyes
View all 4 Specialties +


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About Allen Roth, MD

American Board of Ophthalmology

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Tulane University Hospital & Clinics
Cornea Surgery/Ophthalmology
New Orleans, LA USA

Residency - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Washington University
St. Louis, MO USA


  • Ophthalmology

Specialty Interests

Cataract Surgery, corneal and refractive surgery, lasik

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 10/3/2019, Dr. Roth 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. Roth serves in a fiduciary capacity, such as an elected officer, director or chief medical officer, for the following companies or other entities:

  • Cleveland Eye Bank

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

549 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

63 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

I am still very pleased with my decision to choose Dr. Roth for my cataract surgery.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Dr Roth has been caring for my eyes for over 30 years. I am grateful.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Dr. Roth is absolutely wonderful. I feel I'm in very capable hands!

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

Dr Roth is an excellent physician. He takes the time to explain & exam the problem.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

Monique schedules my appointments and assists upon my arrival , she is excellent and efficient! Since I no longer wear contacs I scheduled with Dr. Roth. I have been a patient, as well as my family of Dr. Roth's he always answers all questions and provide excellent care in a timely manner. Thank you for top rated care!

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Appreciate Dr Roth's kindness and concern.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

I feel I'm in very good hands with Dr. Allen Roth as my physician. I've recommended him to many people.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Both physician and nurse assistant were highly experienced, skilled, efficient, and professional throughout the visit.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Every since my appointment I can't stop smiling. I was treated with so much respect and compassion can't wait to return. Cleveland Clinic has the Best Doctors in Ohio. Ty.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

I love Dr Roth!

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr. Roth is the bomb

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Dr. Roth has my total trust. He has done surgery on me before and I have always had the best results. He is very attentive with my follow up and has always answered all my questions and concerns. I would totally recommend him.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

I had an excellent experience of visiting Dr. Roth; appreciate the courtesy of the staff and Dr. Roth himself.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Yhe wait for Dr. Roth to come into the examination room was not as long as my other appointments.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Registration desk staff and secretary of Dr. Roth are good.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

My experience was excellent with staff and Dr. Roth!

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr. Roth

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Dr. Alan Roth is always a professional and treats you with respect.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Dr. Roth was very professional and courteous.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

I love Dr. Roth!! his demeanor, his concern his

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

excellent Doctor and staff

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

Dr Roth is always very helpful and efficient

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

Dr. Roth is very thorough with me.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

this appt exemplifies treatment everyone expects and deserves. Very good experience will gladly recommend tbis do tor and office. Dr Roth n Holly r terrific!

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

I absolutely love Dr. Roth and his staff .. they truly listen to your concerns

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

i started with Dr. Roth about 4 years ago when h performed cataract surgery on both eyes. He is an outstanding surgeon and a consummate gentleman.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Dr. Roth is very thorough in explaining all the options available to me. He is caring as well professional. I am very happy for my visit.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Dr Roth is an excellent doctor with an excellent office staff office

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

Dr. Roth took the time to answer my questions and explain everything so I could understand my condition and options.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

The doctor was unable to diagnose my problem, but I felt he left no stone unturned trying to figure it out.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Dr Roth and the nurse, I believe her name was Holly both did an outstanding job helping me

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

I have recommended Dr. Allen Roth in the past, and will continue to do so in the future.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

Dr. Roth listened to my eye medical history,clearly explained my eye issues, answered my questions about surgery, post operation follow up examinations. I felt very comfortable with him.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

I will very likely to refer my family and friends to Dr Roth and Cole Eye Institute.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Dr. Roth is a wonderful eye doctor and surgeon. I would highly recommend him any time. It was amazing to hear him calculate the lens numbers as he talked before surgery as well as determine exactly what was needed to help me see. I lived also have to say he removed a sliver from my son's eye many years ago. My son was afraid going in, but Dr. Roth relieved all apprehensions and handled the procedure with ease. I was impressed back then, and still impressed now.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Absolutely great. I would request Dr. Roth if I needed surgery again.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Dr. Roth is the absolute best. Not only is he an outstanding physician, but also a great human being that I have the honor of having him as my ophthalmologist.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

dr. Allan Roth is the very very best eye dr. there's is. that is why I travel from Jupiter fla. to Cleve. clinic cole eye ctr. to see dr. Roth.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

I recommended two people owners of companies in Cleve. one an owner of a large real estate mgmt. co. the other a dr. in Cleve.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

I love, love, love Dr. Roth and I also love Lisa, one of his nurses...

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

The nurse, assistant, was very good. The doctor seemed to have his mind made up about treatment, however I must admit he asked me if I wanted a stronger glass prescription (it wouldn't be much stronger) when I complained about not seeing sharp.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

This is a new Dr. for me and I found him to be very nice and paid attention to my concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

Dr. Roth is a wonderful provider who takes the time to understand any issues you are having and treats you properly.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

At age 71, I have had my share of eye doctors. Dr. Roth is by far the best eye doctor I have ever been to as a patient. As long as he is available, I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Great experience. Dr Roth is terrific.

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

staff & dr Roth are excellent & explain procedures very well

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

dr Roth explains everything so that I can understand

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Dr. Allen Roth is the best at all he does for patients. Communications between staff levels is tremendous

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

Dr. Roth was prompt, helpful and very professional

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Dr Roth has been my care provider for many years and the quality and professionalism I receive each time from him is the reason I will continue to choose him for my doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

Very impressed with Dr.Roth and the courtesy and professionalism with which he treated my wheelchair-bound husband, in a double appointment.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

The physician carefully described all my options and their pros and cons. This visit built my confidence in him and my course of action.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

excellent experience with Dr. ROTH.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

My last visit had to deal with a foreign material being in my eye. Mr. appointment with Dr. Roth made me feel certain that there were no foreign objects in my eye.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

Dr Roth is an amazing Doctor! He explains, listens and is genuinely concerned about your condition. I recommend him to everyone and trust him explicitly.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

dr roth is awesome

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Again, Dr. Roth did not rush through the exam, and had to spend more time than normal updating notes; as he worked with a new computer system.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Dr. Roth was great.. thorough and excellent

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

Dr Roth was extremely kind

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

dr. Roth is always punctual and cordial I am grateful to have him as my eye physician

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

Doctor was excellent, took the time to answer all my questions

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

Dr Roth is always familiar with the patient. he takes the time to read patients history. He never rushes , making me feel as if I'm his only patient at the time.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2019

Dr. Roth's professionalism and staff are exemplary.

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