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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


Additional Locations


Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Evaluations
  • Cataract Implant Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Surgery
  • Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK)
  • Intraocular Lens Implantation
  • Lamellar Keratoplasty
  • Laser Eye Surgery
  • Laser Vision Correction
  • LASIK (Laser in situ Keratomileusis)
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Penetrating Corneal Transplant
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
View all 18 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cataracts
  • Cornea Ulcer
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Disease
  • Corneal Scar
  • Diabetic Eye
  • Dry Eyes
  • Herpetic Eye Disease
  • Iridocyclitis
View all 9 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 6/15/2023, 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

709 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

79 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

I've been a patient of Dr Roth for 30+ years. Excellent care.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

I have seen Dr Roth for several years and is always a great experience

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr. Roth has very good "bedside manners"He is a very thorough and he allows for any questions.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr Roth is an excellent doctor. I give him an A+.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

He always has my best interest in mind. I appreciate him so much since he has been taking care of me for such a long period of time

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr Roth and his staff exceed expectations

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr.Allan Roth and the staff have always been courteous and professional.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

I appreciated the good care I received bt Dr. Roth Before & after my cataract surgery on 9/14 & 9/20.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

I feel so lucky to have access to a doctor like Dr Roth

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr.Roth is a wonderful doctor. I pray he does not retired any time soon.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr Roth made the visit a breeze.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Stephanie the coordinator was awesome! Responded quick to my calls. Always provided me an update with changes. Dr Roth was kind and thoughtful! Explained and expressed all the details about procedure and such. Great experience

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

I had a question and Dr Roth called me back within a couple hours and answered all my questions .

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr. Roth helps me with my vision. I only have vision in one eye.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr. Roth is awesome! Takes his time to explain everything!

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

I really like Dr Roth and have had a history of good experiences with him, He did a great job on my last surgery and I am sure he will also do a great job this time around. He really knows what he is doing and I have a lot of confidence in his work.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Excellent. Dr Allan Roth is the very best in the business.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

I had a very good experience with the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute. Dr Allen Roth was wonderful. He answered any questions I had. I am so happy that I have him for my doctor that is doing my eye surgery.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Been going to Dr. Roth a long time. He's excellent

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr Allen Roth was wonderful I would definitely be willing to see him again for eye issues.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr Roth is efficient and kind. Wait time got a little long.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

I really trust Dr Roth

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

I am a long time patient of Dr. Roth. I continue to trust his expertise and responsiveness.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Love dr Alan Roph for his knowledge intelligence and kind approach

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2023

Easy and quick service. Dr. Roth very thorough and friendly.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

This is not my first visit with Dr Roth and he has always been very professional and knowledgeable about his work. Very highly appreciate the time and service rendered.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr Roth is wonderful

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr. Roth is always very nice. His assistant Holly was very nice as well.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr. Roth patiently listened to me and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Dr Roth ,and staff went out of their way to be helpful !They really went the extra mile for me

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Dr. Roth is an excellent physician. He gave very clear explanation of my eye condition.

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Dr Roth has been my Doctor before he went with Cleveland clinic . Very confident in him.

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Dr Roth is the best

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Dr Roth has Always Been a Good Listener

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Dr. Roth is an excellent doctor in all area; surgery, bedside manners, and professionalism.

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

I refer Dr. Roth all the time.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr. Roth is very nice and caring.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr. Roth was very pleasant & helpful in diagnosing my problem.

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Would praise him and highly recommend him

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Dr. Roth is excellent. I have been a patient for many years and have referred other patients to him. He has performed many procedures - iridotomies, cataracts with excellent results.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr Roth. Is the best Very pleasant and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr. Roth has been my eye doctor for over 30 years. I will not go to any other. He is the best.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr. Roth is busy so appointment was far in future

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr Roth is a trusted provider I have sent family to

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

I felt so comfortable and at ease with Doctor Roth, he made me feel as if he had been my doctor for years.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Our eyes are such blessed gifts. I was diagnosed with a multitude of eye issues. Dr. ROTH. Calmed me down as he took me as I thought my retina tore. Excellent and knowledgeable especially for patients with eye problems. Very grateful.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

It was a great experience did not wait long for anyonereceptionist, person doing pre-check for the Dr. And Dr. Roth headed home in less than one hour.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Like Dr. Roth so much he explains things so well he has never left me feeling like he was rushing me.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Dr. Roth was the 3rd specialist I'd seen after a not-good Lasik surgery, and I feel confident I've finally gotten a solid diagnosis. I know I could come back with any questions, and I'm looking forward to my new glasses

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Dr. Allen Roth is a excellent eye doctor, and cares about is patients too!

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Doctor, services and care was excellent

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

Dr Roth is always very attentive to me. He makes me feel very comfortable and answers all of my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Excellent care provider. Very knowledgeable and caring.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

Like Dr Roth very much

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

Excellent experience. Excellent doctor and nurse

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Dr. Roth made us feel very comfortable and confident with his care.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

I appreciated Dr. Roth's thoroughness, care and kindness ..

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Dr Roth is the best

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

I have considerable respect for Dr. Roth. He always takes the time to explain things and listen to any concerns I may have.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Dr. Roth was excellent. Very thorough and explained everything well.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

Very compassionate,both nurse and doctor. Very professional, both . I enjoy the visit every time I have a appointment.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

I love my doctor. Beside manner is impeccable.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Have always had a good experience at this office and with Dr Roth.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

Always engaging and helpful. Answers all questions. I feel that I am treaded like a person first then a patient with Dr. Allen Roth!

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Excellent physician and services that were provided

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Great doctor, thanks.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Dr. Roth was awesome. I am very impressed with him and his work. I was totally relaxed with him as my caregiver.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Dr. Roth explained everything very well and put me at ease.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Reading is the major problem. With prescription lenses, magnifiers or a patch over my right eye I can read for a few minutes to a couple hours depending on the options above. But the effect over time transitions into blurriness.I think problem is caused by the macular hole in my right eye.Other than for reading, sight is good (the good right eye seems to dominate over the other).IReading is the major problem. With prescription lenses, magnifiers or a patch over my right eye I can read for a few minutes to a couple hours depending on the options above. But the effect over time transitions into blurriness.I think problem is caused by the macular hole in my right eye.Other than for reading, sight is good (the good right eye seems to dominate over the other).I would need to be convinced that macular surgery is the answer.I need further Information and suggestions from Dr, Roth.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

My doctor not available, Switched to Dr Roth was quick and easy.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Excellent doctor very thorough in explaining everything

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Dr. Roth and his staff treated me with respect and truly provided exceptional medical service.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

I already recommended Dr. Roth to several friends who are seeking cataract surgery..

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Everything went well and yes I would recommend my friends to Cole eye clinic. And Dr. Roth

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Dr Rothy's office was very pleasant. Took me at appointed time. Dr Roth was very thorough. Great experience. Would recommend his office.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Arrived and was checked in right away. Waited a few minutes before I was taken to an exam room. The tech performed her tasks. Then a few minutes later I saw Dr. Roth.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Dr. Roth was very knowledgeable and highly professional

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

Dr.Roth was kind,attentive, answered all of my concerns

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

First time visit with Dr.Roth

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