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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cole Eye Institute, Beachwood
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cole Eye Institute, Beachwood
Primary Location

Cole Eye Institute, Beachwood

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Evaluations
  • Cataract Implant Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Surgery
  • Corneal Transplant
  • Corneal Transplantation (penetrating And Lamellar Keratoplasty And Dsaek)
  • Laser Eye Surgery
  • Laser Vision Correction
  • LASIK (Laser in situ Keratomileusis)
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
View all 16 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cataract and Intraocular Lens Implantation in Cataract Surgery
  • Cataracts
  • Cataracts and Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea Ulcer
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Disease
  • Corneal Scar
  • Diabetic Eye
  • Dry Eyes
  • Herpetic Eye Disease
  • Iridocyclitis
View all 11 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

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 11/2/2021, 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

589 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

87 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

I had a emergency with my eye and was able to get in to see a Dr within 2 days .

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Dr. Roth is excellent ! So professional, you know you are in great hands !!!

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

I got an appointment within a reasonable time . I couldn't get in with my Dr . Millstein, however Dr. Roth was able to see me and provided great care .

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Dr Roth was efficient and understanding

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Dr. Roth was very courteous and explained my condition and how he would proceed to correct it.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Very nice experience (considering he is a doctor, but since he's such a nice person that makes up for it). The doctor's office is very well organized and courteous, they almost make seeing a doctor a pleasant experience. They are great when you're there ,however your book-keeping system leaves quite a bit to be desired-to put it bluntly, it stinks and is not run by the brightest bulbs in the lamps.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Unlike other doctors, Dr. A.. Roth cares for the patient and not just for curing any disease with your eyes. It's nice to know that some doctors don't have enough overflowing ego that could fill both the grand canyon and still have enough left over to fill a couple of football fields.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

I've been coming to Dr Roth for over 30 years.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

I brought my sister to Dr Roth

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Dr. Roth has been my ophthalmologist for decades. Part of that is due to the professionalism of his office, and of course to the excellence of his medical care.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

I love Dr. Roth, he is knowledgeable, professional and quick ; no doubt he is so busy !!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Check in was quick and being called to the doctor's office was also quick. Hardly any wait time. The initial discussion with the nurse was also quick. But waiting for the doctor to come in took a really long time. Longer than in the past. And then he was with me no more than five minutes.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr. Roth is not my regular doctor. He was available for me on this particular appointment and he was wonderful and took very good care of me.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

I could not have been more satisfied with Dr. Roth. Again, I would rate him superior.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Always good. Dr Roth has been my physician for at least 30 years. He is the greatest!

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

The staff at Dr. Alan Roth's office are always professional and courteous

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

There are many, many places to get eye exams, but then there's only so many that are specialists, when I left the facility, I felt that I had the best physician and the best care!

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

A patient of Dr. Roth for over 25 years

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Dr Roth is a great doctor, listens and addresses issues

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

The nurses and Doctor Roth were very accomodating and helpful.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Dr. Roth is outstanding. On time explains everything.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Dr. Roth's office is and has always been wonderful.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

I reccomend Dr. Roth to everyone. He has saved my vision..very kind and thorough.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Excellent appointment with Dr. Roth.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Excellent appointment with Dr Roth. Best eye Doctor there ever could be. Perfect care.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Dr Roth and staff were outstanding. It was amazing that I was afraid of the procedure and Dr Roth and assistant made it very easy for me. Great job

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Dr Roth has always been very professional and thorough in all that he does!!! I have been a patient of his for over 20 years and am extremely satisfied with his work!!!

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Dr Roth is a great doctor and he has a very friendly competent staff

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

A week before seeing dr.Roth I went to E R AT HILLCREST,I received the utmost care .

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Dr. Roth saw me on short notice. I am very grateful for his advice.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Best doctor. You are luck if Dr Roth performed the surgery

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

With Dr Roth - ease of care, but I cannot say the same for all your depts, most especially Rheumatology.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Dr. Roth was very efficient and respectful. He was very thorough during my eye exam.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

Dr. Roth is the best!

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Dr Roth is great i hope he never retires as long has he is as sharp as he is today

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Terrific professional services are delivered byDr.Roth and his team!

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Always have had excellant service from the Dr Allen S Roth Office Staff is efficient and respectful Doctor Roth is amazing, caring and extremely proficient in his specific field.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

One of the best doctors the Cleveland Clinic has. You need to model his practice.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

I cant say this often enough this office, the staff, assistants to the doctor and most of all the Doctor and his personal expectations in his practice is excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Dr Roth is wonderful and advised the risk/reward for my having surgery and a comforted by his wisdom.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr. Roth is the best. He works so hard seeing patients non stop.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

Have been a patient of Dr. Roth for 26 years. An excellent ophthalmologist, takes time to explain things to patients. Great professionalism and personality.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

Would recommend Dr. Roth specifically.

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Dr. Roth is always attentive and not in a hurry. I always feel confident about him and his advice.

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Excellent Doctor and his staff were very thorough

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

dr on call in er never responded to the doctors there on what to do for me very very poor result

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

I had been to this office for my eye issue at least 5 times without it being resolved. this was my first appointment with this doctor and he figured it out and solved it immediately

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

The Staff and physicians at UH has always been top notch . Dr. Roth was my friends eye Dr. and my mothers. they both received excellent care for their eyes

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Never requested phone calls from Dr. Roth

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Dr Roth referred to last office notes for updates. Provided information of future situation

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

I've seen Dr. Roth and also used MyChart to send him messages. He is fantastic as well as his staff.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Dr Alan Roth is one of the best doctor I've ever seen.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Absolutely recommend Dr Roth

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Dr Alan Roth is phenomenal.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

very pleasant experience with Dr. Roth snd associates. pleasant, efficient cordial and informative. All was accomplished in an expedited but not rushed manor. impressed.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

Dr Roth was very caring, friendly and respectful. I would definitely continue under his care.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

Dr Roth has always been courteous, respectful and engages the patient in discussions re care. Great physician- easy to talk to

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

I had a good experience with this new eye doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

Dr. Roth has always given me excellent care. I would certain recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

Dr Roth is the best so please to have him as my Doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

pleasant attentive staff. thorough eye examination by Dr. Roth. I know I may consistently rely on his attentiveness to my vision needs. Thank you

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

I have referred friends to Dr. Roth.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

fabulous Doctor

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Dr Roth is higly recommended

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

*Dr. Roth is the quintessential physician. He spends time discussing my eye care and asks about my family. My children are patients of his as well!

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

My experiences at Cole Institute with *Dr. Roth and his staff are always positive and an wonderful visit. I have sent my friends and family to *Dr. Roth. They are always pleased & happy!

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Dr. Roth is excellent. Thorough, professional. I trust him.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Dr Roth was very good nd he listen to my concern.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

I have recommended Dr. Roth to more than one person already, and they, too, are pleased with his care.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Dr. Roth drew me a picture and explained everything. I was very impressed at the quickness and confidence he had. Truly a sign of an experienced professional.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Dr. Roth is always attentive, thorough, friendly and professional.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Dr Roth was personable, professional and proficient as usual. I always feel well cared for.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Dr. Roth was great and I appreciated his approach and the care he had for my concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

dr Roth was very concerned about my eye issues-I highly would recommend him

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Good experience. Dr.Roth was very helpful and answered my questions in detail. I never felt rushed: I also liked his use of a scribe. That meant he could look at me as we talked and not at the computer screen.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

i never have an issue with scheduling, the quality of care by Dr. Roth. He is very professional, thorough and explains things well. His staff is courteous and professional. I am very happy with the care I receive from Dr. Roth snd his office staff.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

love Dr Roth.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Dr Roth is the bestvery considerate kind I have been a patient before he went to the clinic

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

one of my favorite doctors... I'm always treated with respect and gratitude...

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

I was referred by my local doctor and very nervous about my increasingly serious issue. Dr. Roth was calming, professional and relayed specific diagnosis/treatment information.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

I felt surrounded by confident and caring doctor and staff. My after surgery questions of, a small raised area on left lid, and the sensation of a dark vail left cataract lens (that did not hinder any vision) was fully explained by Dr. Roth. I had the feeling he was very attentive and showed a caring interest in my questions.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

I would freely recommend Dr. Allen Roth, very through and easy to talk with.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Would highly recommend Dr Roth! Excellent!

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Great doctor and staff. I have eye pain due to erosion he was only doctor to squeeze me in without waiting 2 weeks. Now the only cole eye specialist I was referred to I can't get in til 2/1/21.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Dr. Roth is great I went from legally blind to seeing 20/20 with glasses!!!!

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Dr Roth, residents and staff are an amazing team. I look forward to seeing them again after recovering from the severe infection for any corrective surgery that may be needed

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

I only wish Dr. Roth was closer to my home. He is a wonderful doctor and a good man.

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