Dry Eye

Our Mission

The Penn Ophthalmology Department offers individualized care across 17 ophthalmic sub-specialties and has one of the largest teams of eye care specialists in the United States. Ophthalmology faculty and staff are committed to translating the latest research into the most up-to-date treatment approaches, collaborating across the university and hospital system, mentoring and teaching the next generation of clinician scientists, and partnering with the community to address unmet eye care needs in Philadelphia. 

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 130,331 patient visits.


  • Penn consistently ranks among the top five recipients of National Eye Institute funding.
  • In the last fiscal year, ophthalmology faculty had 185 publications and an H-Index of 122.
  • The Department is currently conducting more than 100 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 top 10 in the nation for research output per alumnus.

In This Section


Penn Medicine has been a pioneer in ophthalmic care, research, and teaching for over 145 years.


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

Community Outreach

Penn’s Department of Ophthalmology is committed to making an impact in the community and around the world through service initiatives.


Penn's Department of Ophthalmology delivers the highest level of clinical care to patients while conducting pioneering vision research. Every gift makes it possible to continue the mission of preventing and reversing blindness.

Department Calendar

See the Ophthalmology Department's most updated physician and event schedule.

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