Dr. George Markakis, MD

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Age 45
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Dr. George Markakis, MD
Dr. Markakis is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with extensive clinical, surgical, and research experience in the diagnosis and treatment of: corneal/ocular surface (dry eye, conjunctivitis) disease; external eye (lid/lash/skin) disease; cataract; glaucoma; uveitis (ocular inflammation); ocular trauma; diabetic eye disease; and refractive error (myopia/hyperopia/astigmatism/presbyopia). He has performed and presented over 15 years of ophthalmology research at national and international meetings, and has given informational talks to the general public, civic organizations, optometrists, and primary care practitioners. Dr. Markakis has also been actively involved in teaching residents and medical students, and is an assistant clinical professor of ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University Schook of Medicine. A native Clevelander, Dr. Markakis graduated from Ruffing Montessori, and University School, and maintains close ties to the both east and west side communities.

12000 McCracken Rd Ste 215

Garfield Heights, OH 44125

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Dr. George Markakis, MD

Dr. George Markakis, MD

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Markakis enjoys taking his time with patients for a thorough examination and discussion of their health. He makes sure that his patients understand what they have, how it will impact their life, and how it can be treated. Dr. Markakis enjoys providing individualized, state-of-the-art ophthalmology care to his patients without the inconvenience of being a part of a large institution. He welcomes all patients, young and old, and of all ethnicities and religions to his practice. In addition to English, he is fluent in Greek and French.
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Dr. Markakis' Experience

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  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Markakis does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Orbital Diseases
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Argon Laser Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ophthalmic Microsurgery
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Prism Lenses
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • YAG Laser Surgery

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Kenyon College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Toledo College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Mercy St. Vincent Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Kresge Eye Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • The Ohio State University
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Markakis has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications
  • In Vivo Measurement of The Thickness of Human Corneal Endothelium and Descemet's Membrane using Interferometry., 2002
  • Effect of Depth of Cut on Central Corneal Thickness and Curvature in Human Cadaver Eyes Using a Microkeratome., 2009
  • The Cone Location and Magnitude Index (CLMI)., 2001
  • Precision of Corneal Thickness Measurements from Reflection Spectra: Comparison with Orbscan, Optical Coherence Tomography and Ultrasound Pachymetry., 2001
  • Comparison of Corneal Indices Calculated from Instantaneous Radius of Curvature and Axial Distance Algorithms., 1998
  • Stromal Hydration of Clear Corneal Incisions and Its Effects on Central Corneal Topography., 2011
  • Comparison of Topographical Cone Location and Magnitude in Keratoconus Using Two Display Algorithms In Six Corneal Topography Machines., 2000
  • Cleveland Eye Care and Surgery Website, 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Greek

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Markakis' Reviews

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  • Time well spent
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  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Maple Heights |
Dr. George Markakis is a great eye doctor he fixed my eye problem .I've been to him many times in the last couple of years. I have recommended him to many people.
Avon Lake, OH |
Dr. Markakis gave the most through exam that I've ever had in 48 years of wearing glasses.. After having difficulty getting clear vision for both near and far prescription... he was able to solve the mystery of my eye needs and I am now seeing more clearly than I have in many years.
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Hospitals where Dr. Markakis has admitting privileges

Cleveland Clinic
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Marymount Hospital
12300 McCracken Rd
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