Patient Care

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 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 surveys released by Ophthalmology Times in 2017, 2018, and 2019 the Dean McGee Eye Institute was recognized among the nation's top 12 programs in the nation. In 2019 DMEI/OU was ranked among the top 12 programs overall and also for its clinical program, residency program, and research program. It was # 6 among centers affiliated with a public university in the first three categories and # 7 among public universities in research. 

Only eight other programs were ranked among the top 12 in all four categories. They were the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute/University of Miami, Wilmer Eye Institute/Johns Hopkins University, Wills Eye Hospital/Thomas Jefferson University, Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard University, W.K. Kellogg Eye Center/University of Michigan, University of Iowa, Duke University Eye Center, and Moran Eye Center/University of Utah.

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