Department of Ophthalmology

Department of Ophthalmology


Penn Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute, is dedicated to excellence in clinical care, research, and teaching. 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.

Ophthalmology Department Quick Facts

Patient Care

  • Penn Medicine has one of the largest teams of full-time ophthalmologists in the country, with 59 clinical & research faculty members across 17 ophthalmic sub-specialties.
  • In the last fiscal year, Penn ophthalmologists had over 125,000 patient visits.


  • Penn consistently ranks among the top three recipients of National Eye Institute funding.
  • In the last fiscal year, ophthalmology faculty had 149 publications and an H-Index of 106.
  • The Department is currently conducting 117 clinical trials.


  • The Penn Ophthalmology Department provides teaching and mentoring for students at every phase of their careers, from high school to specialized fellowships and post-doctoral training.
  • All Penn Ophthalmology residents pursue top fellowships programs.
  • The Penn Ophthalmology residency program is ranked number 3 in the nation for research output per alumnus.


Inside the Department of Ophthalmology

About Us

Welcome to Penn Medicine's Department of Ophthalmology, a pioneer in ophthalmic care, research, and training.


Penn offers highly specialized services across the full range of ophthalmic sub-specialties, integrating cutting-edge research with individualized, comprehensive, and compassionate patient care.

Clinical Care

The Scheie Eye Institute provides patient-centered care, combined with leading technology and resources. Visit our program page to learn about our programs and services.

Education and Training

Penn Ophthalmology is dedicated to teaching and maintains a broad presences across disciplines, attracting top students and leaders to the field of ophthalmology.


The Scheie Eye Institute performs the breakthrough research necessary to discover the treatments of tomorrow.

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