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Pioneered at Penn

FDA approves first gene therapy to reverse blindness in those born with a rare hereditary disease.

Learn more about this gene therapy breakthrough

Penn Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology is home to research and medical training programs that are leading the way in discovering and developing the most advanced treatments available.

Ophthalmology Conditions and Services

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Get diagnosis and treatment information for age-related macular degeneration.

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Learn about amblyopia, an early childhood condition affecting the eye.


Explore the treatment of blepharitis and associated conditions.


Learn about the ways we treat cataracts.

Computer Vision Syndrome

Prolonged computer use can cause eye problems. Get treatment information here.

Cornea and External Conditions

We provide medical and surgical care for diseases affecting the cornea and external areas surrounding the eye.

Diabetic Retinopathy

At Penn, we provide advanced treatments for diabetic retinopathy.

Diagnostic Tests

Advanced tests and diagnostic procedures to evaluate and treat eye disease

Dry Eye

Dry eye is a common eye complaint caused by a wide range of conditions.

Eye Emergencies

Physicians at the Scheie Eye Institute treat all injuries and symptoms that affect the eyes or put eyes at risk.

Eye Stroke

An eye stroke is a potentially visually devastating eye disease characterized by sudden loss of vision.

Eyelid Tumor

Penn Medicine provides thorough evaluation and treatment for eyelid tumors or ocular oncology.


Glaucoma is a serious eye disease and a leading cause of blindness.

Inherited Retinal Disease

Learn how breakthroughs in gene therapy are allowing Penn researchers to restore sight to those with blindness caused by inherited retinal disease.

Low Vision

Learn how we are using non-invasive techniques to make the most of vision.


Our neuro-ophthalmology program bridges the fields of ophthalmology and neurology. We provide advanced diagnosis and treatment for those with neurological and systemic diseases that affect vision and eye movements.

Ocular Oncology (Eye Cancers)

In partnership with our oncologists at the Abramson Cancer Center, our ophthalmologists diagnose and treat cancers in the eye or surrounding areas.

Oculofacial and Orbital Surgery Service

Learn more about the oculofacial and orbital surgery services available at the Scheie Eye Institute.

Orbital Tumors

Orbital tumors are abnormal tissue growths in the structures surrounding the eye. Through a multidisciplinary approach with the Abramson Cancer Center, you'll receive expert care for your vision.

Pediatric Ophthalmology Service

Pediatric eye care is offered through the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Ptosis (Drooping Eyelid)

Learn the causes and treatment options for drooping eyelids, also called ptosis.

Refractive Errors

Refractive errors are common eye conditions related to the shape of the eye.

Retina and Vitreous

Here at Penn Medicine we offer treatment for a variety of eye diseases and conditions.


Strabismus is a condition in which eyes are misaligned or "crossed."

Thyroid Eye Disease (Graves' Disease)

Thyroid disease can affect vision and the eyes.

Uveitis and Ocular Inflammation

We treat a wide array of eye disease related to ocular inflammation.
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