Department of Ophthalmology

Department of Ophthalmology


Penn Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute, is dedicated to excellence in clinical care, research, teaching, collaboration, and community outreach. Our eye care specialists provide the most up-to-date methods of treatment for a full range of eye disorders. We offer complete diagnostic and treatment services in comprehensive ophthalmology, as well as all subspecialty areas. Services range from routine eye examinations to the most advanced ocular surgery.

Quick Facts about the Ophthalmology Department


  • Penn Medicine has one of the largest teams of full-time ophthalmologists in the country, with 56 clinical & research faculty members across 17 ophthalmic sub-specialties.
  • In the last fiscal year, our ophthalmologists had 120,725 patient visits and performed 2,888 procedures.


  • The Penn Medicine Ophthalmology Department is ranked 2nd for National Eye Institute (NEI) funding, and received $14,664,650 from the NEI in FY16.
  • In the last fiscal year, ophthalmology faculty had 178 publications and an H-Index of 102.
  • There are currently 116 ongoing clinical trials in the ophthalmology department.


  • 100% of graduating ophthalmology residents pursue top fellowships programs.
  • Our alumni are in the top 1% nationally for research output per alumnus.

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Inside the Department of Ophthalmology


Learn about the most recent advances of the faculty, students, and staff in the Department of Ophthalmology.

Education and Training

Education is a top priority at the University of Pennsylvania's Scheie Eye Institute/Department of Ophthalmology.

Patient Care

The Scheie Eye Institute provides patient-centered care, combined with leading edge technology and resources. Learn more about our programs and services. 


The Scheie Eye Institute provides excellent patient care today, while performing the breakthrough research necessary to discover the treatments of tomorrow. 

About Us

The Scheie Eye Institute is committed to providing the highest level of quality care and service. 

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