With data obtained from surveys of ophthalmology specialists, U.S. News ranked the top 28 hospitals for ophthalmology in the United States. Hospitals that excelled in specialties, procedure, and condition ratings topped the list.
Some 5 percent of responders recommended the top 13 hospitals, and 1 percent of responders recommended the following 25.
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Some 16 specialty areas of care were considered, 12 of which were ranked and derived from data sources, such as Medicare, cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and geriatrics, neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, and more.
Specialty rankings, including ophthalmology, psychiatry, rehabilitation and rheumatology, were determined by expert opinion only, based on responses from 3 years of physician specialist surveys in which doctors were asked to name the hospitals they would be inclined to refer their sickest patients.
Rankings list the top 50 hospitals for complex care in each data driven specialty and roughly a dozen in expert opinion-based specialties.
U.S. News hopes these rankings can be used as a tool to help patients locate sources of especially skilled patient care, particularly those patients with distinctive care needs.
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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute—University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics
Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Wilmer Eye Institute, John Hopkins Hospital
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Massachusetts General Hospital
Stein and Doheny Eye Institutes, UCLA Medical Center
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Duke University Hospital
Kellogg Eye Center—Michigan Medicine
Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
USC Roski Eye Institute
John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics
New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia and Cornell
OHSU Casey Eye Institute
Byers Eye Institute, Sanford Health Care
Emory University Hospital
Scheie Eye Institute, Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian
Dean McGee Eye Institute, OU Medical Center
Cullen Eye Institute at Baylor St Luke's Medical Center
UT Southwestern Medical Center
University of Illinois Hospital
Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
UC San Diego-Shiley Eye Institiute
UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
UC Davis Medical Center
UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside
UAB Callahan Eye Hospital
Blanton Eye Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
University of Wisconsin Hospitals