Information about top-rated ophthalmologists is published in the Castle Connolly Top Doctor series. The listed surgeons are peer-nominated and selected based on factors that include quality of education, board certifications, hospital appointments, and malpractice and disciplinary histories.
Connolly's list of top doctors is compiled from an ongoing nomination survey open to all licensed U.S. medical and osteopathic physicians. Physicians comment on whether they feel each nomination is the best locally, regionally and nationally. However, a physician cannot nominate himself and cannot pay to be listed as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor.
Castle Connolly's listing of top doctors is routinely updated, and physicians are removed as changes to their credentials or practice deem a removal necessary.