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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 School of Medicine
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 6/4/2022, 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

474 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

67 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

Dr. Roth makes you feel that you are in competent hands. Knowledgeable, with a great "bedside" manner.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

I recommend Dr. Roth to anyone who asks about an ophthalmologist

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Dr. Roth gave me confidence in the ability to trust him

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

The team was awesome, the tech and Dr Roth were prepared and had read thru my docs in advance, enough to walk me the the details and create a plan. I was very comfortable with the Clinic, polar opposite of my experience with my local surgical care at home. I'll make the drive to Cleveland going forward.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Everyone I spoke with was very courteous and helpful. Dr. Roth has a very busy schedule, but the schedulers were able to fit me in.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Dr. Roth was excellent, explaining the procedure for cataract removal and the follow up. He answered my questions very clearly.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Dr. Roth and staff are wonderful. I have never gone to any other eye dr. Except dr. Roth. Wonderful man.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

Love Dr. Roth explains everything Takes his time does not seem rushed thru

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

I have seen Dr Roth for several years and I am very happy with his care and concern.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Wonderful, caring doctor!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Wonderful, caring doctor

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

Appointment was rescheduled due to doctor's Illness but not a problem on my end.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

Dr. Roth is super. Been seeing him for some time. The best.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Dr. Roth diagnosed the problem and solved the issue with a laser procedure immediately! Appreciate the expertise of a veteran physician!!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Dr Roth's staff is awesome

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

*Dr. Roth is an excellent ophthalmologist. Have been a patient of his since 1995 & wouldn't think of changing. Down to earth - explains things in ways patient can understand.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Have recommended *Dr. Roth to others & will continue to do so.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

Felt very comfortable with Dr Roth and he answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

Dr Roth always takes his time in answering your questions no matter how busy it is. He never makes you feel like just a "number".

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

I feel very confident with Dr. Alan Roth as my eye doctor.

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Dr Roth was very concern about my eye problem. He is trying very hard to save my corneal.

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Dr. Allen Roth is excellent!

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Dr. Roth is always wonderful - very courteous, reassuring, and knowledgeable. He is always able to put me at ease.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022

Dr. Roth is always professional and friendly and very thorough. I have referred other people to him and they are also very satisfied.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

I was attended by Dr. Roth, he is very thorough, detailed and professional. Me and my wife love Dr.Roth. May he continue to give his services for a long time !!

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

Was surprised to learn that the Doctor was the same one who did my cataract surgery.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

Dr roth has been our doctor for many years. Always gives personal attention!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

I had a lot of questions about my eyes and Dr. Roth was very thorough in answering all of my questions

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

Dr. Roth has always treated me with respect and concern regarding my extensive, complicated and unusual allergy history.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

Dr. Roth is terrific

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

Dr. Roth was very attentive and answered all of my many questions.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

Again, Dr Roth was very attentive and patient with my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022

Dr. Roth is very thorough answers all questions and is down to earth easy to talk with. Great apt.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr. Roth was amazing! Sense of humor, kind and gentle!

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr. Roth is excellent

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2022

Dr Roth listens and explains everything clearly.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2022

Dr. Roth is truly one of the best Doctors I've ever had. From my first appointment with him, I knew I had lucked out. When I had my Lasik surgery, I had a t-shirt made that said, "Thank you Dr. Roth". I think we are very lucky to have such an amazing Doctor with us. I'd recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022


Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Dr. Roth is the best! He is kind, pleasant impeccably knowledgable and explains things in an understandable way. He was very thorough in his examination of my eyes and instinctively concluded the diagnosis and treatment, which was done the same day without delay. The man is worth his weight in gold!

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Dr Roth always makes me feel like I matter. He's never in a rush, he gives me as much time as I need for questions.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

I would easily recommend Dr Allan Roth and his team.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Dr. Roth listened and his evaluation is why he is the very best at his craft. Extremely knowledgable

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Dr Roth is great. He explains everything thoroughly.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Very good Dr visit and the whole situation I love Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

This was my second time around with Dr. Allen Roth and he was excellent!

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Dr. Roth is one of the best in my eyes no pun intended

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

I have recommended several friends to see Dr Roth ---- he is genuinely a wonderful eye doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

I have been going to Dr. Roth for over 20 years. He performed cataract surgery on both my eyes (1999/2000). I have the utmost respect for his skills. And he is a nice guy!

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Dr Roth is always prompt, keeps the patient informed

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Dr. Roth is amazing! We are so lucky he is our care giver!!!

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

First visit with new provider ; totally pleased .

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

Dr. Ross always makes me feel comfortable and relaxed. He keeps me up-to-date has to what condition my eyes are in. I respect and appreciate him.

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!

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