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August 21, 2019
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Emory Eye Center is ranked high for ophthalmology in the nation

(Atlanta) Emory Eye Center of the Emory University/Healthcare system is again recognized as a national leader in Ophthalmology, according to the prestigious 2019 U.S. News & World Report’s “American’s Best Hospitals.” The Center has earned a top spot on the list each year since ophthalmology rankings began in 1998. This year, the Center earned a high performing nod in the medical specialties rankings for Ophthalmology.

The U.S. News rankings help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care in particular medical areas. Of the sixteen medical specialties ranked, twelve are primarily judged by data. For the other four specialties – including ophthalmology – rankings are determined entirely by reputation, based on a survey of physician specialists from the past three years. The latest rankings were compiled from U.S. News surveys in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

 “We are honored to be included as a high-performing ophthalmology center by U.S. News and World Report,” says, Allen D. Beck, MD, newly appointed chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and director of the Emory Eye Center. “The Emory Eye Center’s faculty and staff are to be commended for their efforts to achieve this honor.”

The Center sees approximately 120,000 patients each year in four locations: the main location on the Emory University/Emory Healthcare campus, Emory University Hospital Midtown Medical Office Tower, Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital Doctors Office Building and Emory Johns Creek Physicians Plaza. Emory Eye Center's physicians, surgeons and vision care specialists provide expert medical services in 16 subspecialties.

The Emory Healthcare Network was well represented on the 2019 U.S. News list. Emory University Hospital was ranked the number 1 hospital in Georgia and in metro Atlanta. Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital ranked number 2 in Georgia and metro Atlanta, and Emory University Hospital Midtown ranked number 5 in Georgia and number 4 in metro Atlanta. Within a state or metro area, regional rank is determined by a hospital’s performance in the national rankings analysis and by its score across nine procedure and condition areas evaluated.

Nine specialties at Emory University Hospital were nationally ranked this year: cancer; cardiology; endocrinology; gastroenterology/gastrointestinal; geriatrics; gynecology; nephrology; neurology/neurosurgery; and urology. High performing specialties at Emory included ophthalmology and orthopedics.

The specialty rankings and data are produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

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The Emory Eye Center is the largest, most comprehensive eye care facility in Georgia, serving patients for more than 125 years. With programs in cornea, retina (surgical and medical), glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastics, ophthalmic pathology and pediatric ophthalmology, Emory Eye Center has long been one of the most sought-after training programs for ophthalmology subspecialties. Innovative treatments, groundbreaking research and personalized care have earned the Eye Center the respect of patients and providers alike.

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