Expertise and rankings

  • Experience. Each year, Mayo Clinic eye disease specialists (ophthalmologists) treat thousands of people for all types of retinal conditions. These highly skilled specialists have advanced diagnostic tools and offer the latest treatments in an effort to restore, preserve or improve vision or to slow or stop diseases.
  • Nationally recognized expertise. Mayo Clinic ophthalmologists are widely respected for their expertise in rapidly evolving treatment options for retinal diseases, including many that are rare or complex. They regularly hold seminars for other physicians to share advances. And Mayo Clinic offers a retinal and vitreous surgery fellowship. This means doctors from throughout the United States who want to specialize in retinal diseases seek advanced training at Mayo Clinic.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked high performing for ophthalmology by U.S. News & World Report.

March 23, 2017
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