Penn Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute, is dedicated to providing the highest quality of eye care in Philadelphia and around the world. As an academic research center, the Department offers the most novel therapeutic options for the full range of visual impairments and conditions, with a full team of faculty and staff pioneering advances in the field. We are committed to training the next generation of ophthalmologists and cultivating an environment of continued learning and mentoring, where young minds with great potential grow and thrive. This summer we are excited to welcome a new class of residents and fellows to join our team.
The stories featured below, from the Department's bi-annual publication Scheie Vision, cover the people behind Scheie’s advances and mission of excellence. This summer we feature Lang Lourng Ung, an ophthalmic technician who brings inspirational resilience and passion to working with patients; Sonul Mehta, MD, who travels around the world to provide ophthalmic care in underserved communities; Jessica Morgan, PhD, whose research on photoreceptor function has tremendous implications for the diagnosis and treatment of retinal disease; and Jean Bennett, MD, PhD and Al Maguire, MD, who have demonstrated unwavering commitment for over 25 years to making it possible for blind children to see.
I would like to express my gratitude for the extraordinary individuals that make Scheie exceptional in all its missions. It is our colleagues, students, and patients that bring true joy and fulfillment to this work, and who make possible the common vision of excellence we all share. I hope you enjoy reading these articles and learning more about Penn Medicine Ophthalmology’s most recent advances, initiatives, and discoveries.
Joan M. O’Brien, MD