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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

Residency - Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA

Internship - Lemuel Shattuck Hospital
Boston, MA

Medical Education - Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Graduate School - Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Undergraduate - Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD


  • 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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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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

154 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

45 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 31, 2024

Dr. Lystad answered all my questions. She discussed the physician that would be taking over my care as she is retiring next month. She will be missed.

Reviewed on May 24, 2024

I would highly recommend Dr. Lystad

Reviewed on May 21, 2024

I really really liked Dr Lystad

Reviewed on May 21, 2024

I like her knowledge of the subject matter.

Reviewed on May 20, 2024

She was excellent -- after waiting seven months to see her.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Dr Lisa was great!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Dr Lystad is the BEST. So sorry to hear she is leaving. You should try to keep her on staff.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr. Lystad is a great specialist, she cares about her patients.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr. Lystad listen and explain to me what she said about everything.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

Dr Lystad exceeded my expectations. I'm very sad that she is retiring.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

Dr Lystad is truly the best. I've been going to her for years now and she has always been so kind and courteous. She's encouraged me to better myself and watched me grow and blossom. She's such a kind soul. I wish her nothing but happiness in her retirement

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Very good experience the nurse Clair was very nice and very thorough,Dr.Lystid was very thorough and answered all my questions and gave us a diagnosis

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

When I was waiting for Dr Lisa lystrad she had a Dr who was getting her degree she had a phone call and and was very rude and an attitude towards me and she answered her phone call right in front of me for another patient I am sorry but that's a HIPPa violation and I feel that she should y work under her ever Again . Very rude not very nice to me at all.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2024

I love Dr. Lystad she is the very best on every level....

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2024

Dr lystad is amazing. Love her. Gave her full attention. Explained everything so well.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Waited six months for 5 minutes with a doctor who didn't even look at my MRI. Very confused as to what she even does for patients.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Dr. Lystad was amazing. So kind, knowledgeable and understanding

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr Lystad is an amazing physician. She listens to you and discusses treatment plans thoroughly. She demonstrates empathy and shows that she cares.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

I was very impressed by how the doctor covered everything, answered all my questions and explained everything.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

Excellent doctor-excellent care. Everyone is as very efficient and friendly.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr. Lystad & her team are very devoted to their patients. Sherry (i hope I got name correct) is amazing & wants to make sure all information is coorect for patient so they get the best care possible.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr. Lystad & staff are very devoted to patient care

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr Lystad is wonderful. She always makes me feel like I am her only patient. She takes time to explain thing's and answer questions. She always makes me feel she is looking out for my best interest

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr Lysred is great!

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr Lystad is the best in her field! She took a scary situation and managed the treatment process with personal care beyond all expectations. Wonderful experience for a bad situation.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr. Lystad is the absolute best! She shows every patient that she cares for them and their needs and will work with the patients if there are tests or procedures they do not agree with getting. She has amazing bedside manner and is just awesome!

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Love Dr. Lystad, she is awesome with my disabled son.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Nice staff. Sherry was fabulous and put me at ease. Love Dr. Lystad.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr. Lystad is no. 1 neurologist physician.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Why do I have to remember to make an appointment 6 months in advance? Why is there no other near ophthalmologists of the level of Dr. Lystad at the Clinic?

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. Lystad is a genius and personable.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

I love Dr. Lystad. I've been seeing her for years and she's amazing!

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.

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