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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


  • 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 6/30/2021, 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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* 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

157 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Dr. Lysted is amazing. She's number one in her field with humility and grace.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

Dr. Lystad is exceptional!

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

I have a chronic condition. I have been seen by many doctors over the years. This was one of the finest because of her high spirits, curiousity, and desire to teach me about my problem, as well as treat it.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

When my husband's consulting physicians were puzzled as to the cause of his failing eyesight, they suggested a consult with Dr. Lisa Lystad, due to her prominence in the field. The appointment was made immediately on August 26, 2020. The first available appointment was December 1, 2020, with the hopes of moving it up due to cancellations. We were encouraged to call in periodically, but to no avail. We were also put on a waiting list, but the appointment never moved up. We wish we could have seen Dr. Lystad sooner; but we were still encouraged when finally met her on December 1, 2020.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

When Mike's consulting physicians were puzzled by his failing eyesight, they recommended a consult with Dr. Lystad, due to her prominence in the field of neuro-ophthalmology. An appointment was made on August 26, 2020 with Dr. Lystad. The first available appointment was scheduled for December 1, 2020, with the hopes of moving it up due to cancellations. We were encouraged to call in to check periodically, but to no avail. We were put on a waiting list as well, but the appointment never moved up. We were very grateful to finally meet with Dr. Lystad and her staff. Her testing that day was thorough and she promised to consult with the referring physicians to get some answers for us before our next appointment with her, March 10, 2020. She was true to her word.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Dr Lystad, is amazing!!!!!! Really a personal experience and a great communicator.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

dr lysread is wonderful

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

great experience! I got very lucky to schedule with such a great doctor!!!

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Dr Lystad is the best. She always listens to my concerns and understands my fear of eye doctors

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Doctor Lystad is very caringand eager to help you. SHE IS AWESOME

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

my experience was excellent with Dr. Lystad

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Dr. Lystak was very professional and explained everything to me in layman's terms.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Dr. Lystad is an excellent physician and is a credit to Cole Institute.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Appointment was fine and thorough...Dr. Lystad is my choice for excellent care.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

An excellent doctor. I saw her after a very bad experience with another doctor. Dr Lystad gave me the correct diagnosis with many options. I was also able to call and get in the next morning due to the concern of my symptoms. She is top notch!! My only regret is not seeing her first.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

it is so hard during Covid to include a support person but the options presented were amazing. I was so scared and even during Covid the doctor gave me a reassuring small hug.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Did not have a bad experience. Every thing was running smoothly. Had to wait in between, but was normal. Dr. Lystad and her assistants were very nice and I always felt comfortable.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

There was no care taker involved. My sight was examined, my peripheral vision was examined and then I saw Dr. Lystad

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Dr. Lystad is a wonderful doctor. She is very competent in her thorough assessment with additional tests in conjunction with previous medical records. I appreciated her detailed, easy to understand diagnosis combined with charts and pictures. She is energetic, caring and the love of her profession is very evident and refreshing!

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

I've been with Doctor Lystad for probably close to years. I followed her to the CC. She is one of the best.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

I only got a timely appointment because my rheumatologist made personal contact, otherwise my appointment would have been in March. I am so deeply grateful to dr villa forte and dr lystad for getting me in early to help with my excruciating pain. Only ccf.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

dr. Lystad is amazing, so detailed

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

Dr. Lystad will be reviewing my case with the doctors who referred me. She will be contacting other providers to try to solve the puzzle of my sight loss. She was very thorough in her examination. I look forward to hearing her results.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

she is the best doctor I've ever seen. I'm not inclined to trust blindly when it comes to my brain / eye condition but she quickly earned that trust and more. I've never felt safer or more secure in my medical decisions. I truly believe that if my condition can be reversed she is the person to do it. More so if it cannot be reversed I am confident she is trying everything and that I couldn't expect better care elsewhere.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

All the staff at Dr Lystad's office, including her, are awesome providers.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

this was my first visit with Dr. Lystad and I was very impressed. She took time to listen to my concerns and explain any treatment plan thoroughly. She answered all my questions fully. It was a pleasure meeting Dr. Lystad!

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

I see why there is a long wait to get an appointment with Dr. Lystad. She is great!!!

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

excellent experoence. I've lnown Dr.Lystadfor many years and each appointment has been met with utmost courtesy and professionalism by all staff. Dr Lystad is to be commended for her dedication to her specific field of expertise. She has helped many of us with our neurologic eyeconditions.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Dr Lystad carefully explained what she was doing. a student was with her and Dr was always careful to ask if I minded if the student could have the opportunity to look at my eyes and she explained that she would use medical terms with the student and English with me. I was totally at ease. there is still testing to be done before "treatment". there was always a clear explanation about what she was doing/looking for and what my present options are.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Dr. Lystad is outstanding. I come from LA to see her quarterly

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Extremely pleasant experience, Doctor was upbeat and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Dr. Lystad is an excellent physician and quite thorough.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Dr. Lystad the best. She has been a critical part of my health care for over 20 years. She is everything I could hope for in a doctor. My life is better because of her.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

I have utmost confidence in Dr. Lystad

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

I was full of nerves before my appt. Dr. Lystad was professional and so calming. She told me exactly what was going to happen at the appointment, what to expect, and was thorough in her explanation of testing and findings. Thank you!!!

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Dr. Lystad is professional and has outstanding bedside manner. The Clinic is very fortunate to have her.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Dr. Listad explained my conditions, set my mind at ease and after she was done explaining let me call my husband and she explained it again. I liked the way she made it personal by commenting about her own eye issues.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

Dr. Lystad is thorough with her practice, she is very passionate in her profession

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Dr Lisa Lystad is Brilliant, the Best Specialist I have ever been to. she is Extremely Knowledgable in her field.also she is kind and radiates good vibes from her heart.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

*Dr. Lisa was the first to explain what it cause of double vision. For me there is no need to treat. Explained why my prisms were what I needed. She had a young neurologist with her.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Dr. Lystad loves her job and it shows. she is very passionate about what she does. taught me what I needed to know. veey frindky and great with the residents too.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Excellent care. great staff. and a great Doctor!

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