Best hospitals for ophthalmology ranked

July 28, 2020

Specialties, procedures, and conditions considered

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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Specialties ranked

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.

Why rank?

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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RankHospital
1Bascom Palmer Eye Institute—University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics
2Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
3Wilmer Eye Institute, John Hopkins Hospital
4Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Massachusetts General Hospital
5Stein and Doheny Eye Institutes, UCLA Medical Center
6University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
7Duke University Hospital
8Kellogg Eye Center—Michigan Medicine
9UCSF Medical Center
10Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic
11New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
12USC Roski Eye Institute
13John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics
14New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia and Cornell
15OHSU Casey Eye Institute
16Mayo Clinic
17Byers Eye Institute, Sanford Health Care
18 Emory University Hospital
19Scheie Eye Institute, Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian
20Dean McGee Eye Institute, OU Medical Center
21Cullen Eye Institute at Baylor St Luke's Medical Center
22UT Southwestern Medical Center
23NYU Langone Hospitals
24Barnes-Jewish Hospital
25 University of Illinois Hospital
26Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital
27Northwestern Memorial Hospital
28UC San Diego-Shiley Eye Institiute
29UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital
30Vanderbilt University Medical Center
31Tufts Medical Center
32UC Davis Medical Center
33UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside
34Henry Ford Hospital
35UAB Callahan Eye Hospital
36Blanton Eye Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital
37Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
38University of Wisconsin Hospitals