Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cataract Evaluations
  • Cataract Implant Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Consultations
  • Glaucoma Evaluations
  • Glaucoma Filtering Surgery
  • Glaucoma Implants
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
View all 10 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Glaucomas
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma
  • Pediatric Glaucomas
View all 4 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 School - State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Scienc
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, 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

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

341 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

Dr Rockwood is in my view the consummate physician...competent, but compassionate and kind. his approach is honest and straight forward.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

I was happy to get a consult with the doctor at this short notice while visiting my son and daughter in law

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

I liked her so much for her knowledge,maturity , professional and diligently clean that she was as equal to the doctor which tells about her experience and dedication

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

scheduling was easy. appointment was timely. automated check in was simple and fast. appointment occurred before scheduled time. tests were performed promptly and and assistant doctor were somewhat curt.I found them to be a little condescending and cold.I have to admit that my appointment was long overdue, which may have colored the doctors' treatment of me. in any case, I did not feel welcomed or comfortable.Also, I prefer the old self parking lot. Valet personnel were attentive and great, but I prefer the old parking lot.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

Dr Rockwood has always shown exceptional care and been extremely informative when providing me information on my conditions.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

Dr. Rockwood is fantastic with his care and concerns. He was quick to respond to our questions and concerns about surgical procedures, providing laymen terms to assure we clearly understood procedures and recovery. Would highly recommend Dr. Rockwood. Also he has excellent choices in his staff.

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

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 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 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.

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