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 - 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

Specialty Interests


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 10/20/2018, 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

240 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

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Dr. Lystad was very thorough and clearly explained my condition. She referred me on to another doctor who specializes in my condition. She was kind and personable and I appreciated how clearly she answered all my questions. A student joined her for the appointment and i think Dr. Lystad is a good example to students.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Dr. Lynsted is amazing. she went above and beyond to help me in a very difficult time of my life. she is compassionate, caring as well as professional and clearly delivers world class care to her patients. thank you Dr. Lynsted!!!!

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019

dr. lysted is fantastic. she is knowledgeable and respectful. she is an awesome doctor/ person!

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2019

dr Lystead is very knowledgeable and I feel confident in her expertise. She takes the time to explain her reasoning and why her method of care is the best option. I feel confident in her plan of care!!

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

Dr Lystad was genuinely interested in my problem and provided a clear assessment of a difficult situation and provided hopeful next steps. I was very pleased with her warmth, professionalism and concern.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

Dr. Lystad listened care-fully, eased my anxiety, and gave clear directions for following my care regime!!

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

Dr. Lystad is amazing... She is so sweet and caring and helping to figure out what's causing my problem.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

I am beyond grateful for Dr. Lystad!

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Dr. Lystad figured out the problem immediately. She is courteous, brilliant and personable. I am grateful that I could see her. Two other ophthalmologists were stymied.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

Dr Lystad is one of the best doctors I have seen. She cares, and knows so much about my condition it is like she is in my head. I am blessed to have been assigned to her when l started this journey.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

I was extremely pleased with the visit to the doctor. She had a very direct approach to my problem, and demonstrated to me the conclusions she reached for my care. I would recommend her to anyone!!

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

good experience overall would like to have a little more time with physician

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

Dr. Lystad was great listening to me and explaining things to me. I felt at ease with Dr. Lystad it was a great pleasure meeting her.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

Dr Lystad is awesome!

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

This was a second opinion visit. The appointment with the previous provider from another facility was the most negative experience I have ever had. *Dr. Lystad was wonderful! Caring, professional, attentive and very patient answering questions and sharing information.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

dr lystad listened to everything I had to say then responded. answered all my my questions and came up with a plan for treatment. love this dr!!

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Dr. Lusted is the best! I am so glad to have her. She is so down to earth. She tells you things that you can understand and her staff is very good. I Can't say enough good things about her. The clinic is very lucky to have her.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

Dr. Lystad is so great. She makes sure you feel at ease with what's going on and answers any questions. Always enjoy seeing her.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Dr. Lystad is a wonderful and talented physician, I'm fortunate to have her as my doctor. With my eye problems, I'm quite certain she'll discover a solution.thank goodness for the Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Dr. Lystad was extremely thorough and excellent in her care and treatment. I felt that I was in very good hands and I am glad I was able to be seen by her.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Dr Lystad was very caring. She took the time to review my file and test results prior to my appointment. I appreciated her attention to my care.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

First time seeing Dr. Lisa Lystad. She was great! She explained my eye issue...she is helping me out. I would definitely refer her to others!

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019

Dr. Lystad is THE best there is. I have never had another doctor at as high of a caliber than her. I appreciate everything she has done for me and my family, and I am eternally grateful for her.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

dr. lystad was wonderful. she changed my life. this appt was a second opinion and I wish I had seen her originally.while my clinical outcome was the same, she offered hope, information, and a useful referral. losing partial sight was devastating and she provided a path forward and most importantly, action and hope. while it's unlikely my sight will be fully restored I know there are things I can do to manage it. while I hope that many people won't need a neuro opthamologist, I would highly recommend her for anyone who does need one.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019

Dr. Lisa Lystad is wonderful! She knew exactly what I need to correct my problem. My good eye, which is on the right side is doing much better! Thank you Dr Lystad

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2018

Dr Lystad is a wonderful clinician. I have been getting the run around for 6 months from The Clinic concerning my eye diagnosis. She, with thoughtfulness and clarity, explained my condition and steps to take forward.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

I believe it took 75-90 minutes before I saw Dr Lystat. I left waiting room in reasonable amount of time. Then saw nurse, then waited and waited. Then I saw a resident; then waited and waited. Then saw Dr. Lystat. She was great; listened asked questions and gave great advice. I highly recommend her. However the efficiency of the appointment was poor. I was also fortunate to call to schedule appointment when someone else had just cancelled. Otherwise, a two month wait would have been worthless.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

*Dr. Lystad is absolutely amazing. She is obviously very busy with patients but always makes us feel like we are her most important ones. She is friendly and discusses everything openly. While it takes awhile to get in for an appointment, she never makes us feel rushed during the appointment.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

Dr. Lystad is wonderful and has always been extremely informative--even sharing with me pictures of the MRI to show me the area of concern.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2018

Excellent patient - doctor relationship and very caring about medical condition.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2018

Dealing with Dr. Lisa Lystad was one of the best physican/patient experiences I have had. During her examination she identified the cause of my vision problems (the cause was not in her sub-specialty of neuro-Ophthalmology, but she spotted it when all previous doctors had missed it), clearly described the problem and carefully and fully explained how to treat it. I am super-pleased with her and her services.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

This was an emergent situation relative to loss of vision, it was impossible to get seen by a neuro-opthmalogist after release from an overnight stay in the ER. fortunately there was a cancellation in the schedule and I had the good fortune of seeing DR. Lystad!

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018


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