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The results of the 2010 Ophthalmology Times Best Programs survey show very few differences from last year despite advances and growth within ophthalmology departments across the United States.
For the third year, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has taken top honors as the best-overall ophthalmology department.
The institute again surpassed the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, which finished second, and Wills Eye Institute at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, which placed third.
As it has each year since the survey began, Wilmer Eye Institute ranked first for its research program.
The annual survey, in its 15th year, this year asked the chairmen and resident directors from the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology and all Ophthalmology Times e-mail subscribers to complete an online survey ranking a list of top ophthalmology programs in the areas of research, residency training, and clinical (patient care), as well as the best overall program. In total, 328 responses were received.