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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-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
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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

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 8/22/2023, 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

137 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 4.8

37 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Excellent doctor. So thorough I wish I had gone to her first. She did an amazing job of explaining my issues and walking me through her evaluation of my eye issues.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Good communication between the resident and doctor

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Lisa Lystad gave me my life back!! She is truly an asset to your facility. I have been driving 6 hours each way just to see her for the past 10 yrars, and I wouldn't do it any other way.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

She is the the Best Ever!!!

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr.lystad has great compassion for our child..will recommended.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr Lystad is amazing. Once again I was not leaving for the day until she had answers for me.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

I'm so grateful for Dr. Lystad. She Is so caring and so smart, I would never go to any other Opthalmologist. I trust her completely. She fits me In when I need help. I am blessed to have her for my Dr.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Very impressed with Dr. Lisa and very pleased with Cleveland Clinic once we were able to get there. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr Lystad is the absolute best! Great at explaining things in very easy to understand terms.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Great doctor..!!!

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Really liked DR Lystadt, very nice very thourough

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr. Lystad is phenomenal and has treated us with care and concern each time we have seen her. She takes the time to thoroughly review the chart and discuss our situation and reviews everything in depth. She even offers to be of any assistance through MyChart at any time.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

She was wonderful. She took her time and answered all questions. She also messaged me about my test results when they were complete! I understand why people wait so long to see her. She was amazing and I am lucky to have her on my care team.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr Lystad was friendly, knowledgeable, informative, and moved along apace without giving the feeling of being rushed.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr. Lystad is one of few in Northeast Ohio with her expertise, thus making it difficult to schedule an appointment with her. The original appointment I had was 4 months out, then the office had to reschedule for a later date. No worries... Her skills and patient engagement style made it worth every second of waiting.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Provider appears to book out for months.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr. Lystad is truly wonderful. I have seen her now for a few years and have had nothing but positive, encouraging experiences. She takes the time to provide a thorough examination and to relay all necessary information. She is jewel in the Cleveland Clinic crown.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Dr. Lystad is amazing! Very caring and compassionate and more importantly knowledgeable. Love her!

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

I am in a lot of the iih support groups. I have already recommended Dr Lystad to others. She's amazing.

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Dr. Lystadt is one of two incredible physicians who have served me at CC. She listens, explains, has patience and a sense of humor and is very intelligent and knowledgeable. She pays attention. I would recommend her without hesitation.

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

The staff at Cole is wonderful . Dr. Lystad is a physician who speaks "to you "as opposed to "at you." She sees you as a person as opposed to a set of eyes

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Lisa is very good. I would recommend her to anyone needing a Lisa is very good. I would recommend her to anyone needing a Nurophthalmologist.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Dr Lystad is so down to earth and explains everything so you can understand and willing toAnswer allQuestions

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Dr. Lystad and her staff are very helpful and accommodating.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Would definitely recommend Dr. Lystad.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr. Lystad is the best. I've been seeing her over 25 years.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Dr Lystad spoke to me at my level of understanding. She was thorough and addressed all my concerns. She also sent messages to every dr I asked her to. She worked with the rest of my team to ensure my ongoing care regarding this appointment would be smooth and everyone was aware of their part and what was needed. She made me feel comfortable and taken care of.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Appointment was made through another providers office. It was scheduled in a very timely manner in regards to the problem I was having.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

I had been a patient of Dr. Lystads for many years up until the time she began to specialize in Neuro Opthamology. I was pleased to know that she was the one that Dr. Mc Gannon had scheduled me with.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Dr. Lystad is amazing

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

There should be an "excellent" rating. I can't say enough about Dr. Lystad and her care and compassion and determination to help me.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

She couldn't have been better

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

Dr. Lystad is a gem. She gave me hope when I had none, after losing half my vision several years ago. She showed the same care at this current visit.

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.

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