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

Additional 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 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

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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 9/22/2020, 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

359 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 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

26 Patient Comments

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 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.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

I followed Dr. Rockwood from the main campus to his new location at Hillcrest. I continue to be pleased with his care.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

*Dr. Rockwood is a very skilled physician, but he has no personality. You never know which *Dr. Rockwood is going to show up.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Thanks to special care doctor showed during visit.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

I felt the doctor was rushing through my visit. didn't feel a connection.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

first time at Hillcrest hospital to see dr Rockwood. he is the consummate practitioner in my view. Kind, caring and of course competent.It seemed that the new setting was as or perhaps more efficient than the previous one.I have been seeing Dr. Rockwood for the past 18 years.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Dr. Rockwood is the best!!!

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