Department Ophthalmology
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

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Neuro-ophthalmic Evaluation
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology
View all 3 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Strabismus
  • Double Vision
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Horner's Syndrome
  • Optic Atrophy
  • Papilledema
View all 7 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - New England Medical Center
Boston, MA USA

Internship - Lemuel Shattuck Hospital
Boston, MA USA

Medical School - Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA USA

Graduate - Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD USA

Undergraduate - Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD USA

Specialty Interests


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/3/2015, Dr. Lystad has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

197 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
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2017

Dr. Lystad spent a reasonable amount of time with me and never seemed rushed. I was very happy with her.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2017

Dr Lystad is wonderful. She cares about your condition and you as a whole person. I tolerate the long waits because of the care she gives me.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2017

dr lystad helped resolve an issue I've had for the past 18 months simply by listening, taking my other health issues into account, and being logical. 6 other doctors, all who I saw more than once, have not done that. She deserves outstanding recognition.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2017

Dr Lystad was amazing! She was SO nice, respectful, caring and thorough. I could not think of one thing she could have done better.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2017

Doctor and staff were very professional, courteous and knowledgeable; excellent service.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2017

Dr.Lystad was an absolute life saver.I'm a physician myself and found her to be empathetic, dedicated and have top notch clinical skills. She is a 100% evidence based and during my extremely difficult situation was always there for me 100% of the times. CCF is lucky to have her!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2017

Doctor and staff very helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2017

I really never checked out

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2017

Dr. Lystad was amazing. She took her time and answered all questions thoroughly. I could not be happier with the care she provided.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2017

great experience

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2017

great experience

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2017

I love Dr. Lystad. She always ensures I fully understand what is going on. I am a newlywed, and my spouse came with me for the 1st time to my appts. Dr. Lystad even took the time to explain to him my condition, show him MRI scans, etc. It was very much appreciated.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2017

Dr. Lystad is the best. She is easy to understand and talks at a level anyone could understand.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2017

Lisa was so kind, she listened to me and my husband with my symptoms and concerns. She sent a great deal time with us and was genuinely concerned for my health. She took time to explain everything to us and answer all of my questions. She was also genuinely happy for us when everything come back with good bill of health. I was actually disappointed when she told me I was to healthy to see her again. Anyone that she sees is extremely lucky to have not only a great doctor but such a caring one as well. She even gave us great suggestions for lunch.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2017

Dr Lystad is an excellent provider! She understands my condition very well and always treats me with with kindness, courtesy and respect. She is amazing!

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2017

Dr.Lystad was a fantastic care provider. she always made sure I had the information I needed, put me on medication only when necessary, and was very supportive in a stressful medical situation.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2017

This was a new doctor. She is amazing. I walked away feeling very comfortable with all the information and the exam.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2017

She was too busy walking out the door to the next patient to completely explain what my next step is to be. I still don't know if the Migraine specialist she is referring me to is supposed to call me, or if I'm supposed to guess who she referred me to in order to call them to make an appointment. I'm not at all happy with how I was treated this time.

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