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Edward Burney, MD

Edward Burney, MD

Ratings

(4.9)

213 Ratings 56 Reviews

Specialty

Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology-Glaucoma

Accepting New Patients

Schedule an Appointment

216-844-3601

Biography

  • Director, Anterior Segment Diseases and Surgery Center, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Edward Burney, MD, FAAO, FACS, is a professor of ophthalmology in the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the director of the Anterior Segment Group at UH Medical Group, and the Director of Ophthalmology at the Cleveland VA Medical Center’s Wade Park Campus in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated magna cum laude from Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, with a double major in biology and chemistry. In addition, he was the top premedical student in the honors program, and the university’s Central Ohio Heart Association Undergraduate Research Scholar. During that time he held multiple leadership positions on campus including three years as the president of the Black Student Union, two years as class representative to college council, and senior class vice president. Although he received offers of admission and full scholarships from the University of Michigan, The Ohio State University, Meharry Medical College, and Harvard, he chose Case Western Reserve University and attended on a full academic scholarship.

Upon graduation from Case Western Reserve University, he interned at Mt Sinai Hospital of Cleveland in both internal medicine and ophthalmology. He was enthusiastic about entering residency at University Hospitals, as this was the only hospital he interviewed at and ranked. Upon completion of residency, he was asked to join the full time faculty, as the first comprehensive trained ophthalmologist to join the staff. After two years of cataracts, plastics, glaucoma, retina detachments and a variety of lasers, Dr. Burney decided to specialize. He did a 13-month Glaucoma Fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins, with Dr. Harry Quigley. He then returned to Cleveland to practice as the first fellowship-trained physician in glaucoma at the University Hospitals of Cleveland and Chief of the Ophthalmology Service at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center.

During his tenure as director of the glaucoma service at University Hospitals, the service and his practice has grown rapidly with nearly 5,000 patient visits and 400 procedures a year while also leading the ophthalmology program at the VA. In addition, he is proud of the accomplishments at the VA Medical Center. In the last 28 years as chief, facilities have grown from a three-room eye clinic, into a 10,000 square foot facility, one that is second to none in this region in the ability to provide ophthalmic care. Their intraocular surgical simulator, the Eyesi machine, was a first in the region. There also is a one of a kind 65 inch 3­D surgical monitor viewing system in the operating room.

His selected accomplishments include: Best Doctors in America, every year since 1996, AAO Award for Best poster 2010, Expert Network Distinguished Doctor Award 2015, America’s Top Ophthalmologist 2016, America Best Physicians 2016, Mentor of the year Award, 2010, University Hospitals Vital’s Patient’s choice Award 2013, 14, 15, and 16 and VAMC Wings Award for outstanding leadership 2004.

Expertise

  • Cataract and Lens Implant Surgery
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Eye Exams
  • Glaucoma

Languages Spoken

English

Office Locations

CMC Bolwell Ste 3200

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106
216-844-3601

UH Landerbrook Health Center

5850 Landerbrook Dr
Mayfield Heights OH, 44124
440-449-9991

Patient Experience Reviews

4.9 out of 5

213 Ratings

Patient Comments (56)

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr Burney is excellent from beginning to the end of the appointment. All other staff were very courteous and pleasant.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
He is a fine ophthalmologist. it is the waiting time to see him. ***

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
good

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
HE IS EXCELLENT. I CAN SEE BECAUSE OF HIM!!!!!!!!!

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
good visit

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
good experience.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Dr. Burney is thorough and knows my medical history regarding my eyesight. I trust him with providing the best care for my eye condition. ***

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
The doctor and staff were very helpful and friendly.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
I enjoy seeing Dr. Burney been seeing him along time. I love the way he explain things to me. And if I have a question he answers it very well. He is very knowledgeable in many things. To me he is my doctor but he is also my friend. He is a keeper.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Very pleased with visit.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Dr. Burney is always receptive to any questions I may present

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Dr. Burney is top notch. He's been my eye doc fir 11 years. compassionate, knowledgeable, professional, can't ask for a better healthcare provider.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
OUTSTANDING PHYSICIAN EXCELLENT INFORMATION I CAN SEE BECAUSE OF HIM!

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
good

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
The overall experience was professional as my illness was handled with the utmost professionalism, precision, and care. I would highly recommend the services of Dr. Edward Burney *** surgery.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr Burney is the best one for me. I have been going to him for many years. Because I trust him with my life:

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
He is best Ophthalmologist in the city of Cleveland very caring and attentive

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
Dr. Burney is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
Dr. Burney is an excellent physician and a fine human

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
best eye doctor I have ever seen.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
Dr. Burney is an excellent doctor. He is very compassionate and knowledgeable.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
great care

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
I was very pleased with all that I came in contact with. I have high respect for them. And Dr Burney is the best and knowledgeable doctor I trust him with my life.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
The Dr was very patient a good listener and seemed concerned about what I had to say and how I felt. He's a very good doctor.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
very good

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
Excellent.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
My visit with the care provider was successful.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Dr. Burney is absolutely the best eye doctor and I would recommend him to everyone.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Dr. Burney is absolutely the Best, very caring, knowledgeable and professional and I highly recommend him to anyone needing excellent eye care.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
everything was good

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Dr Burney and his side kick lady that preps you with tests for him *** great lady to work wither Burney and her took care of my parents about 15 yrs plus ago.they are the best

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Very good visit.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
Dr. Burney always listens carefully to my concerns and/or questions and explains in a layman's terms.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
all good

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
good,no problems.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
Love Dr. Edward Burney he is very good at his JOB ***

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
Excellent Care from Dr. Burney!

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
Dr. Burney and his staff are exceptional people.

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
Excellent Service

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
Dr. Burney has been an excellent provider. I've been his patient for over twenty years and he knows my history very well. I fully trust him with my eye care. I've referred family and friends.

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
excellent care!!!

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
i've thankfully been Dr. Burney for twenty years because he is The Best in every sense of the word. seeing Dr. Burney after my husband had died helped my life let alone to say that I have sight because of him.

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
Dr Burney is a caring, thoughtful and thorough physician.

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
I really like Dr. Burney and all who work with him, I've never had a negative experience.

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
very,very good experience. Very professional and caring.

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
good

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
Dr.Burney and his team are the best

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
Excellent

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
The time spent with the provider was okay.

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
very professional

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
explains thoroughly. caring and compassionate.

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
I was referred to Dr Burney after an emergency room visit. I am very pleased with him thus far. He is very knowledgeable in his field and comforting. Dr Burney's office and staff are amazing.

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
outstanding. excellent. superb competently

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
good

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
very good care from staff and doctor.

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
I was very impressed with Dr Burney and his compassion, knowledge and experience.

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology

Education

Fellowship | Glaucoma
Glaucoma - Johns Hopkins Hospital (1985 - 1986)

Residency | Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1980 - 1983)

Internship | Rotating
Rotating - Mount Sinai Medical Center Of Cleveland (1978 - 1979)

Medical Education
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine (1978)

Undergraduate
Ohio Dominican University (1974)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Edward Burney did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.