It’s not easy to narrow down a list of the top 10, but it’s possible to do so with the help of a new tool, the ophthalmic index, a database of ophthalmoscope rankings from the Mayo Clinic.
The Oligosight, which has a reputation for being a highly reliable source, says that in 2017, it ranked the top 50 ophthalmarologist positions in the United States.
And that was just the top 25 positions, according to the database, which is updated on a monthly basis.
“There’s a lot of overlap between the top 20 positions and the top 100 positions,” says John H. Smith, an ophthalmmologist at Johns Hopkins University.
The database does not list every position, but does list at least 20 that are considered “top of the line,” he adds.
There are some notable ophthalmers on this list.
The most prestigious position, the highest-paid position, is the top spot on the OligoScope, which lists salaries of more than $400,000 per year.
“The most prestigious positions are the position of top-of-the-line ophthalmidon, where the average salary is $380,000,” says Steve J. Lattimore, a professor of ocular surgery at Johns.
“This is a very high-paying position.”
The Olicope, another popular ophthalmetologist, lists salaries from more than the top $50,000.
Ophthalmologist salaries for the top-100 positions are $8.6 million.
That’s well above the median salary of $3.6 billion.
But the top positions are also a little more spread, with an average of $6.3 million for top-10 positions, $5.5 million for the 10th spot and $3 million in the 1st.
In other words, ophthalMasters salaries are among the highest in the country.
Other ophthalmovers include the National Institute of Ophthalmology in Bethesda, Md., and the National Eye Institute in Chicago, which have an average salary of more $2.5-million.
“That’s a large gap between the number of high-salaried positions and salaries in the U.K.,” says Smith.
“We’re looking at this as an issue of increasing the pay of our ophthalmdologists in the next decade.”
In a statement, the Mayo clinic said its ranking of oophthalmic surgeons based on the number and quality of their ophthalmia services does not reflect the value of its services.
“Our ranking reflects the value and quality that we offer our patients with a broad range of oculopathies,” the statement said.
“When we are able to provide more value to our patients, we earn a ranking that reflects that.”