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Edward Burney, MD

Edward Burney, MD



179 Ratings 38 Reviews


Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology-Glaucoma

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  • 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.


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

Languages Spoken


Office Locations

CMC Bolwell Ste 3200

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

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UH Landerbrook Health Center

5850 Landerbrook Dr
Mayfield Heights OH, 44124

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Patient Experience Reviews

4.9 out of 5

179 Ratings

Patient Comments (38)

Reviewed On 12/1/2020

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

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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

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.

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
Addressed my concerns by explaining reason for my concerns and how to address them.

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
Always a pleasant medical visit.

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
Excellent doctor. Brilliant. Competent .

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
very good appointment I'm very pleased.

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
Dr. Burney is simply the best opthamologist for gloucoma. I recommend him to all my friends who have the condition. He is personable, compassionate, certainly knows what he is doing and and excellent eye surgeon. I have had two 3 eye surgeries with him over the past 15 years all successful. I always feel that I am in good hands with this wonderful knowledgeable physician. I just love him! His staff is always so kind and personable, too.

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
I received excellent care by the Provider and his team. ***

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
*** The care that I have received from Dr Burney and staff for the last 10 years Excellent!!

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
The Dept. of Opthamology is always respectful, helpful, and kind! I have never had a problem at any time there! I greatly appreciate the treatment I receive! ***

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
Dr. Burney is an outstanding clinician and an asset to the University Hospitals team. His office staff demonstrate professionalism, hospitality and a level of patience that is not often seen these days but is certainly appreciated!

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
Dr. Burney is exceptional in the care and respect he shows his patients.

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
great visit with instructions on care until next visit

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
Dr, Burney is an excellent physician with excellent doctor-patient skills.

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
Dr. Burney provided excellent care. His Assistant also provided excellent care. Answered all questions in a clear, compassionate manner. Showed sincere interest and concern. Very professional and very helpful.

Reviewed On 8/4/2020

Reviewed On 6/1/2020
Excellent. experience in every respect. Dr Burney is the best. He listens, explains clearly, reassures Thank you *** Thank you

Reviewed On 6/1/2020
I was treated with respect & it was needed during this Pandemic.

Reviewed On 5/1/2020
Always wonderful care with Dr. Burney

Reviewed On 5/1/2020
l appreciate Dr Burney and his valuable knowledge.He is very kind, caring and easy to understand.i am very pleased with his care.

Reviewed On 3/13/2020
Very Good

Reviewed On 3/11/2020
All of the staff are courteous,friendly, professional and caring. Dr Burney always sits down (not rushed), asks questions, explains medications and procedures, and makes sure that I understand my condition and my care. He always writes out which medications I need to take, how often, and the time of day. His care is thorough and caring.

Reviewed On 3/2/2020
good experience with care provider

Reviewed On 2/26/2020
I've seen Dr. Burney since 2011. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing special eye care. He's knowledgeable, patient, approachable and takes his time to be sure my questions are answered and understood, that I have good options, and ensures that I follow up as necessary.

Reviewed On 2/16/2020
I am always treated with respect and professionalism when I see Dr. Burney and his staff at Landerbrook, Bolwell, and Green Rd.

Reviewed On 2/9/2020
Dr. Burney is professional, kind and courteous

Reviewed On 2/5/2020
Excellent expierience

Reviewed On 2/2/2020
Dr. Burney and his medical assistant provided an impeccable service in a caring, knowledgeable and friendly manner. I have also had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Burney's secretary [...] on a couple of occasions. She was totally awesome as well. [...] Dr. Burney was recommended by a friend, I am so glad I listened. Thank you, to a great Dr. and staff!!!!

Reviewed On 1/25/2020
I always have excellent care at my Eye Doctors Office.

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology


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)

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.