The Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) is dedicated to serving
all Oklahomans and the global community through excellence and leadership in
patient care, education and vision research. DMEI is one of America’s largest
and most respected centers for medical and surgical eye care, providing
approximately 200,000 total patient visits per year from all 77 Oklahoma
counties and the surrounding region, and performing 8,400 surgeries annually in
its femtosecond laser-equipped ambulatory surgery center. In
& World Report’s
2020-2021 survey, DMEI, in affiliation with the
University of Oklahoma (OU) Department of Ophthalmology, was recognized as one
of the nation’s top 20 academic eye centers and seventh among those affiliated
with a public university. DMEI/OU’s residency program also is ranked
among the country’s top 20 by
Doximity (eighth among public
universities) and attracts top medical students from across the nation.
In terms of research, DMEI/OU is ranked among the country’s top 20
departments in National Institutes of Health funding (top 10 among public
universities) and is 14
th in the nation (eighth among public
universities) in cumulative funding from Research to Prevent Blindness.
Learn more about the program.