Penn Medicine is proud to be one of the few institutes in the U.S. to offer complete eye care staffed by a team of highly trained full-time ophthalmologists.

Ophthalmology doctors performing surgery

Penn Medicine's eye specialists dedicate time to understanding the root cause of your condition and a personalized treatment plan. Each year we welcome and treat patients from all over the world who seek specialized treatment available for eye care.

In a culturally-sensitive and welcoming environment, we offer complete diagnostic and treatment services in all aspects of eye care, or ophthalmology. We provide routine eye exams to the most advanced ocular surgery and the treatment of diseases that have an impact on vision, neurobiology and other related areas.

Eye Conditions and Treatments

At Penn Medicine, our patients benefit from the most advanced diagnosis and treatment options available. This includes personalized medicine that involves using information about you to match or optimize your specific preventive or therapeutic health care needs. Our ophthalmologists evaluate and treat the following:

  • Corneal and external conditions—Expert care is provided for congenital corneal diseases, trauma and conditions requiring complex anterior segment reconstruction and corneal transplantation. Our contact lens service works closely with the cornea service to provide specialized care to our patients with complicated cornea problems.
  • Dry eye—Treatment often begins with the use of artificial tears to more advanced options including medications such as Restasis, topical corticosteroids and oral tetracycline and doxycycline, or the use of tiny plugs placed in the tear drainage ducts to help moisture stay on the surface of the eye longer.
  • Glaucoma—Treatment options for glaucoma include medication, laser surgery and microsurgery.
  • Low vision—The Penn Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation is a state-of-the-art facility that combines the skills of ophthalmology, optometry and occupational therapy to make the most of vision that cannot be restored further through medical or surgical means.
  • Neuro-ophthalmology—We evaluate and treat patients with vision loss from optic nerve disease, double vision, orbital abnormalities and disease and central nervous system disorders, such as stroke and multiple sclerosis (MS), which affect the eyes.
  • Ocular oncology (eye cancer)—We offer the most advanced treatment approaches for malignant ocular tumors including proton therapy, photodynamic therapy and surgery.
  • Retina and vitreous—Disorders of the retina and vitreous, which can be caused by many conditions, are often treated with medication or laser surgery. 
  • Thyroid eye disease/Graves' Disease—Thyroid eye disease is an autoimmune condition that is associated with hyperthyroidism or Graves' disease. Treatment for thyroid eye disease is complex and often involves several physicians including a neuro-ophthalmologist, an orbital specialist and an endocrinologist.
  • Uveitis—Our services for ocular inflammation provide diagnosis and management of patients with ocular inflammatory diseases. We also manage ocular complications of systemic inflammatory and infectious diseases, and offer surgical management of ocular inflammation and its complications.
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