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Charles W. Nichols, MD

Charles W. Nichols, MD Physician

Deputy Chief, Ophthalmology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Nichols is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Ophthalmology

Programs & Centers:

  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Board Certification:

  • Ophthalmology, 1971

Clinical Expertise:

  • AIDS-related Eye Disorders
  • Cataract Implant Surgery
  • Cataracts
  • Eye Inflammation
  • Refractive Errors (Refractive Disorders)
  • Retinal Infection (Retinitis)
  • Routine Eye Exam
  • Uveitis

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Scheie Eye Institute

    Ophthalmology Penn Medicine Radnor 250 King of Prussia Road Radnor, PA 19087 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Scheie Eye Institute

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine West Pavilion, 3rd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Superior Vision Benefit Mgmt, Inc (Block Vision)
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship: National Institutes of Health
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, John Morgan Society, National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomate, New York Academy of Sciences, Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, The Ophthalmic Club of Philadelphia,

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Nichols is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Douglas R.S., Goldstein S.M., Nichols C.: Acute myelogenous leukaemia presenting as a conjunctival lesion and red eye. (Letter) Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica. 80(6) : 671-2,2002.

Maguire A.M., Nichols C.W., Crooks G.W.: Visual Loss in Cytomegalovirus Retinitis Caused by Cystoid Macular Edema in Patients without the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Ophthalmology 103 : 601-605,1996.

Nichols C.W.: MAC Infection, Rifabutin, and Uveitis--Is there a connection? Clinical Infectious Diseases 22 (Supp1) : S43-49,1996.

MacGregor R.R., Pakola S.J., Graziani A.L., Montzka D.P., Hodinka R.L., Nichols C.W., Friedman H.M.: Evidence of Active Cytomegalovirus Infection in Clinically Stable HIV-Infected individuals with CD4+ Lymphocyte Counts Below 100/ìl of Blood: Features and Relation to Risk of Subsequent CMV Retinitis. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Human Retrovirology 10 : 324-330,1995.

Sulewski M.E., Goyal A.K., Nichols C.W.: Corneal Ulcers in Disposable Extended Wear Contact Lens Patients. Annals of Ophthalmology 26(5) : 194-199,1994.

Saran B.R., Maguire, A.M., Nichols C.W., Frank I., Hertle R.W., Brucker A.J., Goldman S., Brown M., VanUitert B.: Hypopyon uveitis in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome treated for systemic mycobacterium avium complex infection with rifabutin. Archives of Ophthalmology. 112 : 1159-1165,1994.

Budenz, D.L., Nichols, C.W., Brown F.H.: Evaluation of the patient undergoing ophthalmic surgery. The Medical Care of the Surgical Patient. McGraw-Hill, Inc. : 93-102,1993.

Galetta S.L., Leahey A., Nichols C.W., Raps E.C.: Orbital ischemia, ophthalmoparesis, and carotid dissection. Journal of Clinical Neuro-ophthalmology 11(4) : 284-287,1991.

Brucker A.J., Kozart D.M., Nichols C.W., Raber I.S: Injuries to the eye and orbit. Second Edition. Athletic Injury to the Head, Neck and Face. Philadelphia, Lea & Febiger : 1991.

Grossman M., Galetta S.L., Nichols, C.W., Grossman, R.I: Horizontal homonymous sectoral field defect after ischemic infarction of the occipital cortex. American Journal of Ophthalmology 109 : 234-236,1990.

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Academic Contact Info

Department of Ophthalmology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Civic Center Blvd.
West Pavilion 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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