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

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 edge technology and resources. 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 provides excellent patient care today, while performing the breakthrough research necessary to discover the treatments of tomorrow. 

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