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A World Leader in Eye Care

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute offers the nation’s best ophthalmic research, care and education
portrait photography of Dr. Berrocal at Bascom Palmer eye institute

Audina Berrocal, M.D., a retina and vitreous disease specialist, is one of Bascom Palmer’s world-class physician-scientists.


or six decades, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has been a forum at which key issues and challenges confronting eye and vision care have been explored, where new technology has been unveiled, and where professionals have come together to learn, discuss and teach the best care for patients.

Since 1990, the first year that U.S. News & World Report published its rankings for Best Hospitals in the United States, Bascom Palmer has topped the list 20 times while also enjoying an 18-year consecutive run as No. 1 since 2004. Each year, we provide excellent eye care to more than 250,000 patients at our five patient care centers in Miami, Palm Beach Gardens, Naples, Plantation and Coral Gables.

“It is a privilege to work with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s outstanding faculty and staff members who are committed each day to delivering exceptional patient care, cutting-edge vision research and the finest medical education,” said Eduardo Alfonso, M.D., director of the institute, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and the Stanley J. Glaser Chair in Ophthalmology at the Miller School. “We have a long tradition of providing personalized care and addressing the most complex cases.

“Today, Bascom Palmer’s vision professionals are making a difference in communities throughout South Florida and around the world with high-impact programs that include robust community health initiatives.