The Scheie Eye Institute has been in existence for over 125 years and has made enormous contributions to the field of ophthalmology. Your donation can help fund this essential work.
Scheie Eye Institute has a Proven Success Record
Institute is one of the premier patient care, teaching and research
ophthalmology departments in the country. Scheie consistently ranks among the
top 5 of 125 ophthalmology departments in the U.S. in funding from the National
Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). With over 45
physicians and scientists, Scheie Eye Institute has the depth and breadth necessary to care
for every type of eye problem, to find treatments for leading causes of vision
loss, and to educate future ophthalmologists and vision scientists.
Government Grants Do Not Fund Some of the Most Important Research
Although Scheie Eye Institute receives funding from the NIH for much of the research we
do, these grants do not cover the pilot studies conducted by our scientists
which enable them to pursue a promising cure or research idea. Nor does
government grant money pay for laboratories and equipment needed for research.
Our talented young scientists are supported by the Scheie endowment during the
period before they are eligible for government grants.
Progress is Outpacing Funding
Over the past few years, our momentum has been building tremendously and the
progress of our scientists has been outpacing the funding. Several years ago,
our scientists, in collaboration with Cornell and University of Florida
scientists, restored vision for the first time in dogs born with a condition
identical to a form of infantile blindness known as Leber Congenital Amaurosis.
This major advance in the treatment of hereditary retinal degenerations was the
outcome of a small pilot study that has the potential to transform the lives of
children born with this condition. In order to start human trials, major
changes to our facilities are needed to accommodate testing and treatment of
Your Gift Will Help Patients Right Now
Gifts to our clinical services will enable our physicians to provide our
patients with exceptional care using the latest equipment and facilities.
Gifts are processed through the University of Pennsylvania's Treasury Office
or Penn Presbyterian's Business Office.
Director of Development
Scheie Eye Institute
51 North 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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