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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 Evaluations
  • Ophthalmology
View all 4 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

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH United States

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

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

Undergraduate - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY

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 9/7/2023, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

506 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

48 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

She was amazing

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

Dr. Rockwood is very professional, kind, intelligent, and caring.

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

I really like Dr. Rockwood and his office staff. I hope he doesn't retire for a long time

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

This was the first appointment with the doctor. Excellent experience. He was very professional and wonderful explaining the tests, my condition and the treatment plan.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Dr. Rockwood, is a very knowledgeable, caring, astute man. He is a welcoming provider with a smile and calmness.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

I especially appreciated receiving a handout concerning my condition and treatment. The previous doctor I saw for the condition just gave a brief verbal explanation. I have referred to the handout several times.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Great experience with the Doctor, no additional comments needed.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

He came to my level after I was trying to convince him I had a unique condition . Dr convinced me it wasn't as terrible as I made it t o be.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Awesome Doctor. My first visit. I have glaucoma. Highly recommend Dr Rockwood!

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Assistant wasn't very welcoming. Dr very good

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

My experience was good overall with Dr. Rockwood.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

Dr. Rockwood is a good doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

I have a 30-year+ history with Dr. Rockwood. I trust him and his care of my only eye more than anyone else in my life. I truly don't know what I will do without him.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Dr. Rockwood provided good service and answered my questions, but was not a real personable or friendly person.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

The dr seemed a little nonchalant. He wasn't very personable

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr Rockwood is the best

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

The nurse did most of my eye examination she was very good. The Doctor however was not to my liking I think he spent a total of 9 minutes with me? This was my first appointment with the eye doctor my previous Eye Dr at the very least spent 45 minutes to an hour with me doing a thorough examination. I will tell my primary physician who suggested the Cleveland Clinic ophthalmology to me.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Dr. Rockwood is excellent.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Dr. Rockwood has been my provider in the treatment of my glaucoma for many years. He has always provided me with compassion as a patient and expertise in knowledge in his field. I have always given him high accolades outside of CCF. Please continue to keep him in board.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

I was so thankful that t got in to see a doctor as mine was not available.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

I've had appointments with Dr. Rockwood over several years; he's an excellent Opthalmologist!

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

Knowledge and demeanor of the physician were way above acceptable

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

I had an eye infection and tried scheduling an appointment to see Dr. Roth but he wasn't available. I was fortunate Dr. Rockwood was available and an appointment was scheduled with him the same day.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

When Dr. Rockwood prescribed an ointment for my eye, he instantly knew I would not have an allergic reaction. Some doctors have to be reminded about my allergies and sensitivities to medications and topicals.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

I enjoyed meeting Dr Rockwood. Pleasant & informative visit

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Dr rockwood took the time to explain what my problem was and made recommendations that helped

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Dr. Rockwood worked with me in a positive way regarding my issue.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Eberything was great, Dr Rockwood is a very good knowledgeable experienced Doctor

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Dr. Rockwood was very nice, very thorough...didn't rush, took questions...a very kind man (and excellent doc)!

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr Rocwood has always been honest and fair with me. I really appreciate him and I'm keeping him as my ophthalmologist.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr rockwsdood is very professional and he cares about his clients at least he makes me feel like you care

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Rockwood has been my Ophthalmologist for more than 20 years. I appreciate his knowledge and professionalism, and trust his judgment Implicitly.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr. Rock wood was very much at ease and informattive

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Provider's personality is very dry.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr Rockwood is a very good doctor have been his patient for more than 12 years

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

He was very sweet not to just me but with other patients also. Very caring and helpful. I felt like he went above and beyond for my situation.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr. Rockwood is the best!!!

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

L love, my doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

I have seen Dr. Rockwood for many years & feel confident in his care. He is thorough, goes over the results of testing & reassuring. He's the best.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Very nice dr.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

The entire experience. Was wonderful the physician was exceptional as The Additional staff

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr. Rockwood is exceptional.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr Rockwood wasn't very personable, didn't listen to my concerns and was very rushed. He even went as far as to tell me I wasn't having issues seeing in the dark after I told him I did

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr Rockwood answered all my questions politely and professionally. I have no issues with him being the provider of my eye health

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

I feel Dr Rockwood has been a blessing as both a Doctor and Eye Surgeon! I've been under his care for almost 3 decades now and with his skill and knowledge I've been able to retain my eyesight! He's the best!!

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

No bad experience with dr.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

New Provider. It was very nice visit.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Kathleen, the initial contact evaluation person, was especially qualified and client focused. Dr.Rockwood did the interpretation of the test results and made recommendations. Too busy to take much time explaining results.

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