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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
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 - Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA USA

Internship - Lemuel Shattuck Hospital
Boston, MA USA

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

Graduate School - Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD USA

Undergraduate - Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD USA


  • Ophthalmology

Specialty Interests


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Lisa Lystad, MD.

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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 10/18/2022, 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.

* 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

133 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

Wonderful experience. I came from out of state to see Dr. Lystad. First time at Cleveland clinic and very very happy with my experience

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2022

Dr. Lystadt and her student were beyond amazing!

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

I will see no one else, she is my choice and has been my provider for over 10 years. I trust her opinion and abilities.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

Dr. Lystad listened to all my concerns and addressed them fully. She was both knowledgeable, professional and in no way condescending of or to me. She was extremely personable and reassuring.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

Great Dr and staff that followed up and made me better.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

I would recommend Dr Lystad to ANYONE. She is by far one of the best providers I have ever been to. She is kind and courteous and always makes sure to hear you out.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Dr. Lystad is outstanding.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

He is delightful. Very concerned about my problems and eager to help. She saved my eyesight. Worked well with Dr Villa-Forte to come up with a solution. It worked.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

Dr. Lystad always very knowledgeable about my eye condition and very respectful of my questions and concerns .

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

Dr. Lystad is one of the best doctors I have ever had. And I have been treated by many! She is concerned with my treatment (of IH) my overall health and me as a person. She is a straight talker, an excellent listener and a phenomenal specialist. She treats all with respect - not only me - but for anyone in the room - my family or her colleagues. I am grateful to be in her hands.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2022

I was pleased with all of Dr. Lystad's staff.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2022

Dr. Lystad was just awesome!!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Dr lystad is amazing and so kind.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

Dr. Lystad is exceptional

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr Lystad is extremely knowledgeable and read my chart asked questions and really listened to my answers and truly heard my concerns. I appreciate her time and knowledge and I believe she has sent me In the correct direction that will improve my eye sight. I would definitely recommend her to any patient that needs her level of care.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Dr Lystadt is first class!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Dr. Lystad is amazing! I look forward to appointments just to talk to her!

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Dr. Lystad explained everything in common terms , making sure I understood...without being condescending. She knew I was worried and did what she could to ease my fears.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Dr. Lystad gave me an option for some improved vision and at the time I declined. But since then I have changed my mind and discussed this by phone with the office. It has been about a week and I have not heard back from them about a prescription for a prism.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

I was very impressed with Dr. Lystad she is a no-nonsense physician and that is exactly what a was looking for I look forward to working with her and hoping that she can help me with my issue

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Dr. Lystad was very thorough, caring, and attentive. Her assistant was as well.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Dr. Lystad is a blessing .

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Very good,Dr. Was very helpful

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Dr. Lisa D Lystad is the Gold Standard for the entire hospital. I hope The Board of Directors understands that because she is truly one of your biggest assets. Truly incredible woman and doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Took a long time to get a appointment But the Doctor was outstanding I was very pleased and satisfied

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Very good experience. I was impressed with everyone especially the doctor. She took the time to explain everything that I needed to know. She made me feel very comfortable thank you

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Dr Lystad is very kind and answers any questions you have. She does not rush and is very easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Dr. Lystad and her resident were wonderful! They were respectful, listened, and answered all my questions. I will definitely recommend Dr. Lystad in the future.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Provider was excellent!!!

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Dr. Lystad, and her secretary I believe her name was Lisa both was very helpful with my first visit to Cleveland Clinic. I was nervous because I was driving over 5 hours for this appointment and was not disappointed. Dr. Lystad stayed in the room with me and answered any an all questions that I had.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Dr Lystad is the best at what she does. It had been several years since my last visit and as such I had to wait for a new patient spot. It was worth the wait.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

The 3rd year med intern did not have the greatest bedside manner. Dr. Lystad, on the otherhand, was remarkable as always. The intern is smart and just needs to brush up on these skills more.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Dr. Lystad was outstanding. Brilliant. Got to the root of Ethan's medical issues and developed a plan of action for next steps.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Dr. Lystad is skilled in listening to the patient and analyzing the symptoms. She demonstrates concern for the patient in explaining the diagnosis and the best course of treatment for the problem. These qualities make Dr. Lystad a GREAT doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021

Dr. Lystad is the best!

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