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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Hillcrest Ophthalmology
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations
Hillcrest Ophthalmology
Primary Location

Hillcrest Ophthalmology

Appointment:
216.444.2020
Desk:
440.461.4733
Fax:
440.461.4049

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 +
Insurance

Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1986

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Bascom Palmer Eye Institute-Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital
Glaucoma
Miami, FL USA
1987

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Ophthalmology
Cleveland, OH USA
1984

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1981

Medical Education - State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Scienc
BS Biology
Buffalo, NY USA
1980

Undergraduate - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Biology
Troy, NY USA
1976

Professional Highlights

  • Associate Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Self Assessment Committee Chair, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Certifications

  • 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

Memberships

  • 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 10/1/2021, 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

358 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
4.5 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.4

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Dr. Rockwood is excellent at bedside manner, knowledgeable in his craft, and very caring person. I am pleased to have him as my doctor. The Nurses, Staff, and Receptionist are the best.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

The care provider was courteous, professional and friendly.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Dr rock wood reassured me about my risk of glaucome

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

All the clerks, technicians,and doctor Rockwood were very good. My only complaint is that my appointment took 2 hours, too much waiting

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Great provider

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Dr. Rockwood is a very excellent provider.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

This is a concern which is NOT any thing the doctor, nurse assistant, reception or anyone can really do anything about but I felt overall - the entire experience was kind of like being within an assembly line process; I.e. Like a model-T ford on an assembly belt line. There are so many people In the world that I suppose this Is the way of medical care now.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Dr Rockefeller was very helpful and informative

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

Dr. Rockwood is an excellent Doctor and his staff is fantastic.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Been with Dr. Rockwood for over 30 years! He has helped me tremendously keeping my vision in the only eye I have left! Have always been thankful for his many years of skill and experience!

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

It was good. There was a very long period between the dilation of the eyes and when the doctor came in. It was at least an hour wait.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Doctor Rockwood has been lmy physician for many years. I find him to be very calming and very knowledgeable I trust him implicitly

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

This was literally the worst visit I've ever had. the doctor was dismissive, curt, and frankly, inept. He did not diagnose my issue properly. when asked for clarification on his explanation he said as I've already told you'. I could see he was frustrated that I did not understand. He said to get over the counter eye drops and discourteously walked out of the room. I have literally never ever been treated this way. I wasn't sure if I should stay where I was or wait for an assistant. but since I garnered no new information from the appointment I figured I may as well just leave. I have been in contact with a researcher in Indiana who specializes in obstructive sleep apnea and eye problems. my eye situation truly is rare. this doctor was categorically uninterested in understanding the condition or giving me guidance. I am still floored by how the visit went.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

My appointment was scheduled m this ago. Subsequently, Dr. Rockwood changed locations and I was surprised when Mychart showed the location in Streetsboro. A phone call would have been nice but, since I was paying attention, I we t to the right place.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Because the physician was so delayed he was very short and not very conversational about listening to my issues. Just assessed, a quick opinion and treatment. No ability to ask questions.

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr Rockwood continues to provide excellent service.

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr. Rockwood is one of a kind doctor. Extremely knowledgeable and very considerate.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

I will definitely recommend the doctor because he was AMAZING. Kind, concerned, attentive, answered questions. The rest of the staff needs training.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

Dr Rockwood is an exceptional physician and a tremendous human being. He has a strong faith in God and it is reflected in his care for his patients. He really knows all the ins and outs of his profession. I trust him with my sight and gladly recommend him to anyone needing eye care.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Great Doctor an staff

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

Dr. Rockwood is a wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Dr Rockwood is outstanding.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Dr. Rockwood is always polite and answer my questions kindly.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

At times it seems Dr. Rockwood is rushing and not listening. I told him I now have a black dot in my left eye sight. He never responded with any explanation. As we were concluding, I had to remind him that I wished to see a Ocuplastic. He said if the new eyeglass prescription wasn't good enough to let him know and he would schedule cataract surgery. If I need the surgery I'd rather schedule it prior to spending $500 on new glasses. I'm considering finding a new physician.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

I was an impatient when I saw the Doctor. He was very understanding and he explained what he was going to thoroughly.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Love Dr. Rockwood. He has always been my first contact person from Cleveland Clinic and I am truly grateful for his expertise and always rely on his professional advice. Cleveland Clinic is so very lucky to have him. His response to my medical needs is always the best. I trust his advice and rely on his immediate response to my needs for guidance and personal care.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

I trust and admire Dr. Rockwood.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

The physician was very knowledgeable and patient. He was well acquainted with my condition as was prepared to make appropriate recommendations for my care.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

The Doctor and his staff were awesome.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Dr. Rockwood is great. Dezzi is beautiful and great. The front desk person is very polite and professional.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

Dr. Rockwood has treated my eye problems for 5 years.......I would highly recommend him.....

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

Excellent service as always with Dr.Rockwood

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

I am referred to another doctor in the same office for surgery.

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