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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 10/5/2022, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

385 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
4.4 out of 5
Explains 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.4
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.3

37 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

I would never recommend Dr. Rockwood. He was dismissive and unconcerned with my problem. He wouldn't even listen to me.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

Everything concerning Dr. And his staff during my appointment was excellent.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

Dr. Rock wood is excellent, been with him ten years plus.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Communicates well and he is a great physician.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

This is the worst doctor experience I have ever had! The technician was efficient, pleasant and Informative of everything she was doing and why. Rockwood was curt, rude and in a hurry. He gave me a brief explanation, threw his hand up when I tried to ask a question, said I should ask the recommended surgoen, threw the paper on the table and rushed out of the room.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

I have trusted Dr. Rockwood for nearly forty (40) years. He has always provided me with the finest care on the planet! Dr. Rockwood has kept me from going blind. I'd say that's a very good outcome, provided by a very excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

The clinic is great, which is why I am so disappointed in my experience with Dr. Rockwood

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

I would highly recommend Dr Rockwood I have been his patient for years he's the best

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

One of my best doctor experience.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

I NEVER give all 5s for any doctor- but he was great

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

Katherine is very good at her job.She is caring and considerate.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

He was non-communicative. Very abrupt and did not diiscus his findings. I felt that he was very disinterested n my care. Fortunately, I did not have any significant issues. I had to ask about issues that were found by my previous provider. I felt that I was just another number.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Dr. Rockwell is very good with present and future information. Very clear.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

The Eye institute team including, MAs, doctor, etc were all very nice and good customer service!! Great team!!

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Dr Rockwood provided a very good exam and I was satisfied with his findings, treatment, etc.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

Bad experience with Dr. Rockwood. He lacks empathy and has poor patient skills.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

Dr. Rockwood has no empathy with the patient. He lacks skills in explanation of the problem. He was very dismissive of patients questions.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

Dr. Rockwood was very rude and abrupt and didn't seem interested in what I was trying to explain to him.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

Dr took good care of me

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

Quick access to an actual person who found me an early appointment with Dr. Rockwood was a pleasant surprise.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

I had a concern about my eyes and Dr. Rockwood called me back right away.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Dr. Rockwood provided my Mother was "exceptional" care and was very kind.

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Dr. Rock wood was very good.

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Doctor spent less than 2 minutes with me.

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

Doctor showed no interest in my care.

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

Based on the staff they were very good I would recommend based on the doctor I would not recommend

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2022

Doctor answered all my questions in a clear concise manner.

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.

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