Wills Eye Hospital once again scored in the very top tier of best specialty hospitals throughout the nation in the new 2017-2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Annual Survey.
The annual survey of best hospitals in the nation is determined by a nationwide survey of board-certified physician specialists. Doctors are asked to name their choices for the top facilities in the country with the best expertise in handling difficult cases.
Wills Eye diagnoses and treats more than half of all the eye cancer cases in the nation
Some of the important factors in Wills Eye earning its distinguished position include the outstanding reputation of the faculty who consistently lead and shape the field and the highly regarded work at Wills Eye like the Ocular Oncology Service, which diagnoses and treats more than half of all the eye cancer cases in the nation.
Wills’ renowned retina service has successfully used cutting-edge retinal implant technology to restore functional vision to blind patients with retinitis pigmentosa and is involved in myriad multi-center trials. And the neuro-ophthalmology service at Wills launched the highest-enrolling center in a gene therapy trial for the blinding eye disease, Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy.
“We come to Wills Eye every day motivated and inspired by our patients, and determined to work relentlessly to bring them the very latest and best in outstanding care as well as every opportunity to benefit from our cutting edge vision research,” said Julia A. Haller, M.D., Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Wills Eye Hospital.