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