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Gil Binenbaum, MD, MSCE

Gil Binenbaum, MD, MSCE Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Provider

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Dr. Binenbaum is employed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Ophthalmology

Programs & Centers:

  • Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) Program

Board Certification:

  • Ophthalmology, 2007

Clinical Expertise:

  • Accommodation
  • Accommodation Spasm
  • Acute Orbital Inflammation
  • Agenesis of Eye
  • Alagille Syndrome
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
  • Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
  • Angular Blepharoconjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Anterior Uveitis in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Aphakic Bullous Keratopathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Astigmatism Lenses
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Biopsy of Eye Muscle
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Blepharospasm
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Blood in Eye
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cafe Au Lait Eye Screening
  • Cataract Implant Surgery
  • Cataract Removal
  • Cataracts
  • Chlamydial Conjunctivitis
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascularization
  • Chronic Conjunctivitis
  • Chronic Ocular Graft Versus Host Disease
  • Cicatricial Pemphigoid
  • Coats Syndrome
  • Color Blindness
  • Complications of Corneal Transplantation
  • Complications of Lasik
  • Congenital Anomaly of Eyelid
  • Congenital Anophthalmos
  • Congenital Aphakia
  • Congenital Cataract
  • Congenital Chorioretinal Degeneration
  • Congenital Cranial Nerve 7 Palsy
  • Congenital Ptosis
  • Congenital Vitreous Anomaly
  • Conjunctival Burn
  • Conjunctival Diseases
  • Conjunctival Edema
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Conjunctival Injury
  • Conjunctival Pigmentation
  • Conjunctival Scar
  • Conjunctivitis (Pinkeye)
  • Contact Blepharoconjunctivitis
  • Contact Lens Infections
  • Contact Lenses
  • Contact Lens-Related Problems
  • Contusion of Eye
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Burn
  • Corneal Clouding
  • Corneal Degeneration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Disorders
  • Corneal Foreign Body
  • Corneal Haze
  • Corneal Neovascularization
  • Corneal Opacity
  • Corneal Pigmentations
  • Corneal Surgery
  • Corneal Transplant
  • Corneal Ulcers
  • Cortical Visual Impairment
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Cranial Nerve Palsy
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Cytomegaloviral Retinitis
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Dacryoadenotomy
  • Dacryocystectomy
  • Dacryocystitis
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dendritic Keratitis
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disorders of Iris and Ciliary Body
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Syndrome
  • Ectropion
  • Electromyography
  • Embryonal Nuclear Cataract
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Entropion
  • Enucleation
  • Epiretinal Membrane
  • Esotropia
  • Examination of Eyes
  • Excessive Tearing
  • Exophthalmos
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Complications of Wegener'S
  • Eye Conditions
  • Eye Emergencies
  • Eye Floaters
  • Eye Health
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Inflammation
  • Eye Pain
  • Eye Strain
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Bump
  • Eyelid Itching
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Trauma
  • Eyelid Tumors
  • Failed Vision Screening Exams
  • Family History of Glaucoma
  • Farsightedness
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma of Childhood
  • Glaucoma Procedures
  • Goniotomy
  • Graves' Disease
  • Harada's Disease
  • Hemorrhagic Conjunctivitis
  • Hereditary Corneal Dystrophy
  • Hereditary Optic Atrophy
  • Herpes Simplex Eye Infections
  • Herpes Simplex Keratitis
  • Herpes Zoster Eye Infections
  • Herpes Zoster Keratoconjunctivitis
  • HIV Eye Conditions
  • Idiopathic Orbital Inflammatory Disease
  • Inclusion Conjunctivitis
  • Infectious Retinitis
  • Inherited Retinal Diseases
  • Intermediate Uveitis
  • Intraocular Lens Implant
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iridoplasty
  • Iridotomy
  • Iris Surgery
  • Iritis
  • Juvenile Corneal Dystrophy
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconjunctivitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Keratoprosthesis
  • Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases
  • Lacrimal Duct Stenosis
  • Lacrimal System Trauma
  • Legal Blindness
  • Lisch Nodule
  • Lupus Eye Conditions
  • Macular Degneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Meibomian Cyst
  • Microphthalmos
  • Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery
  • Minor Opacity of Cornea
  • Miosis
  • Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
  • Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
  • Neonatal Obstruction of Nasolacrimal Duct
  • Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1)
  • Neuromyelitis Optica
  • Neurotrophic Keratoconjunctivitis
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertelorism
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Inflammatory Diseases
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Ocular Tumor
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Open Wound of Eye
  • Ophthalmic Disorders
  • Optic Nerve Disorders
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Optic Neve Hypoplasia
  • Optic Pathway Glioma
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Orbital Cyst
  • Orbital Fractures
  • Orbital Inflammatory Syndromes
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Papilledema
  • Pars Planitis
  • Partial Sight
  • Phlyctenular Keratoconjunctivitis
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy
  • Presbyopia
  • Primary Congenital Glaucoma
  • Proptosis
  • Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem
  • Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma
  • Pseudomembranous Conjunctivitis
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Pterygium
  • Punctal Malposition
  • Punctal Stenosis
  • Red Eye
  • Refraction for Eyeglasses
  • Refractive Amblyopia
  • Refractive Errors
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Repair of Laceration of Conjunctiva
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal and Choroidal Tumors
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vascular Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Ruptured Vessel of Eye
  • Scleritis
  • Scotoma
  • Selective Endothelial Transplantation
  • Sensitivity to Light
  • Sickle Cell Retinopathy
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Soft and Hard Contact Lens Exams
  • Sports Injuries - Eye
  • Stargardt Macular Degeneration
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Stye
  • Syphilitic Keratitis
  • Temporal Arteritis (Giant Cell Arteritis)
  • Thyroid Eye Disorders
  • Trabeculoplasty
  • Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation
  • Traumatic Enucleation
  • Unexplained Tearing
  • Unexplained Vision Loss
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis-Rheumatoid Arthritis Syndrome
  • Viral Conjunctivitis
  • Viral Retinitis
  • Vision Loss
  • Vision Testing and Screening in Young Children
  • Visual Changes
  • Visual Discomfort
  • Visual Disturbance
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Visual Impairment
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitreoretinal Disorders
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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 Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Residency: Scheie Eye Institute
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, National American Academy of Ophthalmology Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee (OTAC), Pediatric Ophthalmology/Strabismus Panel, National American Academy of Ophthalmology, National American Academy of Pediatrics, National American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, National Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, International Delaware Valley Pediatric Ophthalmology Society, Local Heed Society, National Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania, Local Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, National Ray E. Helfer Society (Child abuse physician honor society), National Research Committee, American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus,, National Revision Committee, International Classification of ROP (ICROP), International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Binenbaum is employed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Binenbaum G, Davidson SL: "Ophthalmology" The Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Pediatrics, 3rd Edition : 2019 in press.

Bonafede L, Bender L, Shaffer J, Ying GS, Binenbaum G: Refractive Change in Children with Accommodative Esotropia British J Ophthalmol : 2019 in press.

Zupancic J, Ying GS, de Alba Campomanes A, Tomlinson LA, Binenbaum G: Evaluation of the economic impact of modified screening criteria for retinopathy of prematurity from the Postnatal Growth and ROP (G-ROP) Study J Perinatology : 2019 in press.

Binenbaum G, Tomlinson LA, de Alba Campomanes A, Bell EF, Donohue P, Morrison D, Quinn GE, Repka MX, Rogers D, Yang MB, Yu Y, Ying, GS, on behalf of the G-ROP Study Group: Validation of Postnatal Growth and Retinopathy of Prematurity Screening Criteria JAMA Ophthalmology : 2019.

Lin L, Revere KE, Katowitz WR, Lavelle J, Topping-Waller N, Kaur T, Rizzi M, Buzi A, Russo M, Hayes M, Wilbur C, Blackstone M, Reddy K, Kuhn IF, Binenbaum G: Development of an Orbital Cellulitis Clinical Pathway: A Multidisciplinary Approach 2019 Annual Meeting of American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, San Francisco CA : 2019.

Lambert SR, Aakalu VK, Hutchinson AK, Pineles SL, Galvin JA, Heidary G, Binenbaum G, VanderVeen DK: Intraocular Lens Implantation during Early Childhood: A Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology 126 (10): 1454-1461,2019.

Liu T, Tomlinson LA, Ying GS, Yang MB, Binenbaum G; for the G-ROP Study Group: Treatment of non-type 1 retinopathy of prematurity in the Postnatal Growth and Retinopathy of Prematurity (G-ROP) study Journal of AAPOS : 2019.

Pineles SL, Aakalu VK, Hutchinson AK, Galvin JA, Heidary G, Binenbaum G, VanderVeen DK, Lambert SR: Binocular Treatment of Amblyopia: A Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology : 2019.

Shen A, Revere KE, Yu Y, Ying GS, Katowitz WR, Binenbaum G: Incidental Ocular Findings in Children Presenting to Oculoplastic Surgeons 2019 Annual Meeting of American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, San Francisco CA : 2019.

Barry GP, Tauber KA, Fisher M, Greenberg S, Zobal-Ratner J, Binenbaum G: Short-term retinal detachment risk after treatment of Type 1 retinopathy of prematurity with laser photocoagulation versus intravitreal bevacizumab Journal of AAPOS : 2019.

Academic Contact Info

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Ophthalmology, 9 MAIN
34th St and Civic Center Blvd

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