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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 U.S. News & 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.

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