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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As of 9/5/2018, 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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326 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||4.7|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
17 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Oct 9, 2018
My entire experience with the visit, exams, testing, interactions with all the staff was commendable and top notch quality. The only negative was Dr. Rockwood's attitude when he lost his patience and snapped at me. He is, however, an excellent physician, and I don't hold this one episode against him. we can all have bad days, we just have to be careful how we direct our frustrations.
Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018
It was an excellent experience, Dr checked everything and went over it with me. Then provided a prescription for glasses.
Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018
The overall experience with Dr. Rockwood is excellent. His staff is always helpful and caring. I feel confidence in his recommendations and care.
Reviewed on Sep 14, 2018
Dr Rockwood could not get out of the room fast enough. I tried to speak several times and give him my previous test. He was not the least bit interested in what I had to say or show him. I was pretty disappointed after driving over 4 hours to see this "world renowned" expert.
Reviewed on Aug 27, 2018
DR. Rockwood is very professional and very thorough at all times. He listens and is flexible. He knows exactly what to do. An excellent Doctor
Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018
very good provider. thank you.
Reviewed on Jul 2, 2018
Dr. Rockwood is excellent. office staff did a less than average job of managing wait times / process flow. compared to previous visits, this was way below par.
Reviewed on Jun 15, 2018
I was disappointed by the indifference of the doctor. He was very perfuntory. Did not seem to want to discuss options or answer my questions. Unclear in his directions about referral. I needed to follow up later with a phone call to desk about referral. I was unaware that After Care Summaries were only given upon request. My summary was then sent in an email.
Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018
I always get in to see Dr. Rockwood quickly. his technician and his fellow usually see me first and then I see him. He has always been thorough and explained everything very carefully to me about my problems.
Reviewed on Jun 1, 2018
excellent experience except this day I waited over an hour to see Dr Rockwood. This never happened before but I heard the staff was at a meeting. in that case shouldn't patients be called to know? Especially the ones from out of state like myself?
Reviewed on May 25, 2018
I am very comfortable with the care I received from Dr. Rockwood.
Reviewed on May 22, 2018
I could wish that Dr. Rockwood could, would take a little more time to explain the findings of the tests that had been made, their significance, meaning and relative importance.
Reviewed on Apr 27, 2018
The doctor treats his patients like they are in a production line.
Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018
I had a good visit....courteous employees ... I like my dr. and have been seeing him for many years.
Reviewed on Jan 26, 2018
Doctor and staff were fantastic
Reviewed on Jan 23, 2018
This is an experienced caregiver
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.
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