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Eydie G. Miller-Ellis, MD

Eydie G. Miller-Ellis, MD Physician

Chief, Glaucoma Service Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Diversity Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Dr. Miller-Ellis is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Eydie G. Miller-Ellis

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011, 2012, 2015 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2018 and 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Ophthalmology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Ophthalmology, 1991

Clinical Expertise:

  • Cataract Removal
  • Cataracts
  • Closed Angle Glaucoma
  • Family History of Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma of Childhood
  • Glaucoma Procedures
  • Glaucoma Suspects
  • Hypersecretion Glaucoma
  • Iridotomy
  • Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery
  • Neovascular Glaucoma
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Optic Nerve Disorders
  • Phacolytic Glaucoma
  • Pigmentary Glaucoma
  • Primary Congenital Glaucoma
  • Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma
  • Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation
  • Visual Field Defects
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • 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
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
Residency: Lankenau Hospital
Residency: University of North Carolina Hospitals
Fellowship: Yale University


American Academy of Ophthalmology, National American Glaucoma Society, National Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, International College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Local Greater Philadelphia Ophthalmology Society, Local International Congress of Ophthalmology, International International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO), International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO), National National Medical Association, National Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology, Local Women in Ophthalmology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Miller-Ellis is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Dr. Miller's research interests include medical and surgical interventions for glaucoma, and diagnostic techniques for the evaluation of glaucoma.

Selected Publications:

Miller-Ellis E, Pineles S: Octopus 101 PKP Static/Kinetic Perimeter Techniques in Ophthalmology 1 (3): 173-185,2003.

Pineles SL, Volpe NJ, Miller-Ellis E, Galetta SL, Sankar PS, Shindler KS, Maguire MG.: Automated combined kinetic and static perimetry: An alternative to standard perimetry in patients wth neuro-ophthalmic disease and glaucoma Arch Ophthalmol 124 : 363-369,2006.

Ederer F, Gaasterland DA Dally LG, Kim J, VanVeldhuissen PC, Blackwell B, Prum B, Shafranov G, Allen RC, Beck A, AGIS Investigators.: The Advanced Glaucoma Intervention Study: 13. Comparison of treatment outcomes within race: 10 year results Ophthalmology 111 : 651-654,2004.

Nouri-Mahdavi K, Hoffman D, Coleman AL, Gli G, Li G, Gaasterland DE, Caprioli J, AGIS Study Group: Predictive factors for glaucomatous visual field progression. Ophthalmology 111 : 1627-1635,2004.

Kim J, Dally LG, Ederer F. Gaasterland DE, VanVeldhuisen PC, Blackwell B, Shafronov G, Beck A, Spaeth GL, AGIS Investigators.: The Advanced Glaucoma Intervention Study: 14. Distinguishing progression of glaucoma from visual field fluctuations. Ophthalmology 111 : 2109-2116,2004.

Fisher JB, Miller EG, Ahmed HN, Piltz-Seymour JR, Schutte-Rodin S, Maguire MG, Sankar PS: Prevalence of primary open-angle glaucoma in African American patients with sleep apnea syndrome Annual Meeting, American Academy of Ophthalmology : 2005.

Higginbotham E, Miller E.: Would you treat these patients? Glaucoma Today 1 (3): 2003.

Miller E.: Evaluation of the glaucoma suspect Glaucoma Today 2 : 26-29,2004.

Miller E: Race and risk of glaucoma (editorial) Arch Ophthalmol 122 (6): 909-910,2004.

Callendar O, Higginbotham E, Miller E.: New tools to address costly non-adherence Review of Ophthalmol 8 (3): 94-98,2006.

Gaasterland DE, Blackwell B, Dally LG, et al.: The Advanced Glaucoma Intervention Study: 10. Variability among academic glaucoma subspecialists in assessing optic disc notching. Tr Am Ophth Soc 99 : 177-185,2001.

The AGIS Investigators.: The Advanced Glaucoma Intervention Study: 11. Risk factors for failure of trabeculectomy and argon laser trabeculoplasty. Am J Ophthalmol 134 : 481-498,2002.

The AGIS Investigators.: The Advanced Glaucoma Intervention Study: 12. Baseline risk factors for sustained loss of visual field and visual acuity in patients with advanced glaucoma. Am J Ophthalmol 134 : 499-512,2002.

Academic Contact Info

Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania,
Scheie Eye Institute,
51 North 39th Street

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

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