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
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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 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

199 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 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018

Dr Lystad was very helpful and caring

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018

I love my eye doctor. Dr. Lystad is excellent and I am willing to wait for her. However, I had to wait 60 days for an appointment with her. That's why I rated some areas as less than perfect. I checked in at the Kiosk so did not interact with staff in the registration area. When I went to make my next appointment, only one clerk was on duty and, while she made the appointment efficiently, she acted as if she wanted to be somewhere else. She never smiled or looked me in the eye. Just made the appointment and sent me on my way.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2018

I called in to Dr. Lystad with a question subsequent to my visit but she has not yet had the opportunity to return my call from two weeks ago.

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

I am very pleased with the quality of care and knowledge of Dr Lystadt. I love that she is so personable and concerned for your care

Reviewed on May 16, 2018

Dr Lystad is by far the best doctor I have known in my life.

Reviewed on May 15, 2018

Dr. Lystad was very nice and caring

Reviewed on May 9, 2018

Dr. Lystad is excellent with the care to my disabled son. She respects us and treats us with courtesy and kindness. She always offers us explanations to everything she does and answers all question thoroughly. She is an amazing doctor and I am so fortunate that she was referred to care for my son.

Reviewed on May 9, 2018

My son is mentally challenged and Dr. Lystad spoke to him in a way that he could understand

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2018

Her bedside manner is wonderful! However, it seemed like she didn't look at my test results before she came in. She assured me that I probably don't have anything to worry about, and then looked at my test results and eyes, and then said that I'd lose more vision. Maybe she knew the extent of my condition beforehand, but it seemed like she thought I was a "regular" case when I'm an exceptional case, and her assurances at first may have been misleading if she was uninformed.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2017

Dr Lystad is the best of the best. She really knows what is going on with my care and shows how much she cares able "all of me", not just my eyes. I really like appointments with her as I feel like I am the most important person she sees, which I am sure all her patients feel.

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.

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