Patient Care


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The Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) is dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care. Patient care is provided in all the major subspecialty areas of ophthalmology including corneal and external diseases, glaucoma, medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous, refractive surgery, orbital and oculoplastic diseases, neuro-ophthalmology, pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, cataract surgery and lens implantation, ophthalmic pathology and oncology, contact lenses, ocular prosthetics, trauma, and low vision services.

DMEI ranks as one of the largest ophthalmology institutes in the United States and is one of only a small handful of institutions in the Southwest and Midwest offering a complete spectrum of subspecialty eye care for everything from tumors to macular degeneration. DMEI provides services for over 195,000 patient visits each year. The Institute offers care to all patients regardless of their ability to pay. DMEI provides approximately $1 million in indigent care to needy Oklahomans each year.

In November 2017 in a survey released by Ophthalmology Times, the Dean McGee Eye Institute was recognized among the nation’s top five programs in patient care (#2), residency program (#2), and research (#5) and was ranked third overall.

In 2017, 22 of the Eye Institute’s 29 ophthalmologists were listed among the Best Doctors in America and/or Castle Connolly Top Doctors.


Additional information about eye health and disease is available at GetEyeSmart (OjosSanos).


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