Latest News Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Ranked First in Ophthalmology for 16th Time By Staff Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:18 AM MIAMI—Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Health System and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has again been ranked as the nation’s best in ophthalmology by U.S. News & World Report in its Best Hospitals edition. This is the 14th year in a row and the 16th time that Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has been ranked number one since the publication began surveying U.S. physicians for its annual rankings. “Ensuring personalized, exceptional care for each of our patients is our priority,” said Eduardo C. Alfonso, MD, chairman of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. “The fact that ophthalmologists from around the country recognize us as the best in the nation again and again is a great honor.”Bascom Palmer’s doctors and scientists are recognized international leaders in their fields of expertise in every subspecialty of ophthalmology; these include macular, retinal and optic nerve diseases, cataracts and corneal diseases, glaucoma, eye cancers and eye diseases in children. U.S News & World Report’s top five ophthalmology hospitals for 2017-2018 are #1 Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, #2 Wills Eye Hospital, #3 The John Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, #4 Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and #5 Stein and Doheny Eye Institutes of UCLA Medical Center.See the entire ranking of ophthalmology hospitals here.