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US News & World Report Best Ophthalmology Centers

So, there are always a lot of people asking what the "best" place is to go for eye care. Well, the 2009 list published by the U.S. News and World Report has been released, as follows:

1 Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miami, FL
2 Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
3 Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
4 Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA
5 Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
6 University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
7 Doheny Eye Institute, USC University Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
8 Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 14.3%
9 Emory Eye Center, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA 8.1%
10 The Beckman Vision Center, UC, San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
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I think that's a very strong list. For number 10 I would have put University of Iowa or Washinging University in St. Louis.


(I trained at Emory)

This is just one list, others have their own idea. Most all university medical eye programs are strong

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What are the strength of the university eye programs? Research? I would not want my eyes to be looked at by a bunch of trainees. I recalled years ago having my eye checked and a bunch of doctors hanging around chit-chatting with each other. Never set foot there again. I have since by chance been under the care of one amazing doctor at a midsize practice.  
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I went to Wills Eye hospital/Institute for a 2nd opinion and you get a resident.  There was a Dr. on staff.  Then when you schedule cataract surgery they didn't even schedule a consultation with the eye surgeon (who comes in from the Philadelphia suburbs anyway).  When I inquired about this, they schedule a consult with another resident.

So, since my own Dr. was trained at Wills Eye and occasionally performs surgery at Wills Eye, I decided to go to him for the cataract surgery.

This experience showed me that you don't always get personal service at a large teaching institution.
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