Treatment & Services
- Cataract Evaluations
- Cataract Implant Surgery
- Cataract Surgery
- Glaucoma Consultations
- Glaucoma Evaluations
- Glaucoma Filtering Surgery
- Glaucoma Implants
- Glaucoma Surgery
- Ophthalmic Surgery
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Adult Glaucomas
- Congenital Glaucoma
- Pediatric Glaucomas
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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 School - State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Scienc
Buffalo, NY USA
Undergraduate - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY USA
- Associate Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
- Self Assessment Committee Chair, American Academy of Ophthalmology
adult and pediatric glaucomas, cataract/implant surgery, combined glaucoma, consultations and second opinions, glaucoma filtering surgery, Glaucoma Implants, mitomicin c, offering glaucoma evaluations
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
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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 9/29/2017, 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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291 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.6|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
10 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Dec 11, 2017
I saw him for 5 minutes. he briefly gave me an update, asked if I needed refills and then told me he'd see me in 6 months.
Reviewed on Nov 17, 2017
I felt very rushed at this appointment. he did not have time I felt I deserved to discuss upcoming surgery.
Reviewed on Oct 13, 2017
Excellent! Very knowledgeable staff.
Reviewed on Sep 11, 2017
Reviewed on Aug 28, 2017
Dr. Rockwood was very curt and dismissive and didn't seem to want to hear what I was saying and seemed to be in a hurry to move on.
Reviewed on Aug 21, 2017
Dr. Rockwood will take the time to explain things to me & answer questions I have. I never feel like he is in a rush to move on to the next patient.
Reviewed on Jun 5, 2017
Very good experience. Dr. is great!
Reviewed on Apr 24, 2017
Dr. Rockwood is one of the rare people who is doing exactly what he should be doing professionally; and that is reflected on the outstanding care he provides.
Reviewed on Mar 16, 2017
Dr Rockwood is very efficient, knowledgeable and polite, but not really personable. Since I was looking for a very good eye surgeon for my cataracts, and he is, I did not mind the lack of personal touch
Reviewed on Feb 14, 2017
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