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Top 10 US hospitals

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Best hospitals in the US

Your local hospital may be equipped to handle general conditions and emergencies, but if you or anyone in your family is suffering from a specific disease or disorder, finding a hospital that specializes in that particular condition can mean more accurate diagnostic results and better odds of a successful treatment plan. Here is a list of the nation’s top 10 hospitals by specialty.

7. Best hospital for Ophthalmology

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami, FL


Ophthalmology involves the study of diseases of the eye including surgery to remove cataracts, visual impairments, and care and treatment of diseases that affect the eyes. According to data collected in 2002, it is estimated that over 3.4 million adults in the US over the age of 40 have some type of visual impairment or blindness from diabetic retinopathy and age-related eye diseases including cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.

The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami treats more 250,000 patients, adults and children, and performs over 18,000 surgeries annually for almost every ophthalmic condition. The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is dedicated to research for the advancement of medicine and technology to conquer eye disease and prevent blindness. The institute was founded in 1962 with the mission to "develop new theories, therapeutic techniques and surgical instruments."

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