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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Hillcrest Ophthalmology
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Hillcrest Ophthalmology
Primary Location

Hillcrest Ophthalmology


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Eye Examinations
  • Glaucoma Consultations
  • Glaucoma Evaluations
  • Ophthalmology
View all 5 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Glaucomas
  • Aging and Your Eyes
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Diabetic Eye
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Care Facts for Older Americans
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Eye Disease
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Ocular Health
  • Ocular Injuries
  • Pediatric Glaucomas
  • Red Eye
View all 17 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Bascom Palmer Eye Institute-Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital
Miami, FL USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Scienc
BS Biology
Buffalo, NY USA

Undergraduate - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY USA

Professional Highlights

  • Associate Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Self Assessment Committee Chair, American Academy of Ophthalmology


  • Ophthalmology

Specialty Interests

Adult and pediatric glaucomas, glaucoma consultations and second opinions, and comprehensive ophthalmology

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors in America (many years)
  • Senior Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Ohio Ophthalmological Society
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • American Glaucoma Society
  • Cleveland Ophthalmological Society
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Edward Rockwood, 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 10/1/2021, Dr. Rockwood 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

390 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
4.5 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.4

39 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Dr. Rockwood is an excellent doctor who has given me exceptional care.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

The doctor answered all my questions thoroughly!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

The doctor was very short with me, I had questions about my eyesight, and possible preventative care, and the doctor was very short and had no time to talk about what was going on

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

I'm very pleased with Dr Rockwood and his support staff.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2022

What a very knowledgeable and kind doctor who answered all my questions and made me at ease

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Dr. Rockwood is a credit to the stellar reputation and standing of the Cleveland Clinic. He is knowledgeable, efficient and concerned.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Dr Rockwood and his associates are always superb.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Everything pertaining to my appointment with Dr. Rockwood was ecxellent. I have no complaints.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Very good. I have already told my friends how pleased I am at the way Dr. Rockwood, the staff and assistants answer whatever questions I have.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Dr. Rockwood was very pleasant and obviously good at wat he does.He explained the procedure so I understood what was happening.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

The interaction with Dr. Rockwood and his office is consistently pleasant, professional, and efficient.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Dr. Rockwood is great!

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Dr rockwood is excellent, highly recommend

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

The eye doctor himself was a bit reserved, but his supporting staff were very good and professional.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

The doctors assistant was a pleasure to meet and very friendly. Dr. Rookwood was very professional and I got an excellent eye exam I would refer the doctor to my friends.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

I can't remember every having a problem making an appointment with my doctor

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Dr Rockwood has been my doctor for years I trust the man with my eye sight he's the best

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Dr Rockwood is always professional, kind, courteous, friendly and informative. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

I waited 50 minutes fir the dr. I feel this is rude and my time is as important as his. I had to leave work for the appt and would have appreciated it being more timely

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Extremely satisfied, excellent doctor and so very nice.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Service from this doctor Edward was worst than any other I doctor. Looked like I was taken up his time. It was a one to two minute service, did not explain what a floater was. Any cures.. Nothing..the worst service received.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

The doctor doesn't discuss scan results and care with me. There is always confusion regarding prescriptions.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

This was not the first doctor I called to schedule an appointment with. The first was Dr. Lystad. The person scheduling the appointment said Dr. Lystad didn't have glaucoma under her listing so she wouldn't schedule the appointment with her, but she could send her a note and they would call me back to let me know whether or not they could do it. They never called back. So when I went to my neurologist I asked him and got the Dr. Rockwood recommendation.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Dr. Rockwood is a marvelous physician, one who works with precision yet also takes the time to listen to his patients. CCF is lucky to have him!!

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Dr. Rockwood is excellent at bedside manner, knowledgeable in his craft, and very caring person. I am pleased to have him as my doctor. The Nurses, Staff, and Receptionist are the best.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

The care provider was courteous, professional and friendly.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Dr rock wood reassured me about my risk of glaucome

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

All the clerks, technicians,and doctor Rockwood were very good. My only complaint is that my appointment took 2 hours, too much waiting

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Great provider

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Dr. Rockwood is a very excellent provider.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

This is a concern which is NOT any thing the doctor, nurse assistant, reception or anyone can really do anything about but I felt overall - the entire experience was kind of like being within an assembly line process; I.e. Like a model-T ford on an assembly belt line. There are so many people In the world that I suppose this Is the way of medical care now.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Dr Rockefeller was very helpful and informative

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

Dr. Rockwood is an excellent Doctor and his staff is fantastic.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Been with Dr. Rockwood for over 30 years! He has helped me tremendously keeping my vision in the only eye I have left! Have always been thankful for his many years of skill and experience!

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

It was good. There was a very long period between the dilation of the eyes and when the doctor came in. It was at least an hour wait.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Doctor Rockwood has been lmy physician for many years. I find him to be very calming and very knowledgeable I trust him implicitly

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

This was literally the worst visit I've ever had. the doctor was dismissive, curt, and frankly, inept. He did not diagnose my issue properly. when asked for clarification on his explanation he said as I've already told you'. I could see he was frustrated that I did not understand. He said to get over the counter eye drops and discourteously walked out of the room. I have literally never ever been treated this way. I wasn't sure if I should stay where I was or wait for an assistant. but since I garnered no new information from the appointment I figured I may as well just leave. I have been in contact with a researcher in Indiana who specializes in obstructive sleep apnea and eye problems. my eye situation truly is rare. this doctor was categorically uninterested in understanding the condition or giving me guidance. I am still floored by how the visit went.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

My appointment was scheduled m this ago. Subsequently, Dr. Rockwood changed locations and I was surprised when Mychart showed the location in Streetsboro. A phone call would have been nice but, since I was paying attention, I we t to the right place.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Because the physician was so delayed he was very short and not very conversational about listening to my issues. Just assessed, a quick opinion and treatment. No ability to ask questions.

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