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Jane Z. Portnoy, MD

Jane Z. Portnoy, MD Physician

Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Languages spoken:

  • French

Dr. Portnoy is employed by Penn Medicine.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties


  • Ophthalmology

Programs & Centers:

  • General Ophthalmology Services

Board Certification:

  • Ophthalmology, 1982

Clinical Expertise:

  • Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
  • Cataracts
  • Cornea and External Eye Disorders
  • Corneal Disorders
  • Drooping Eyelid (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Emergencies
  • Glaucoma
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Retinal Vascular Disease
  • Routine Eye Exam
  • Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)
  • Temporal Arteritis (Giant Cell Arteritis)
  • Uveitis
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Impairment

Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Portnoy has been practicing comprehensive ophthalmology for 25 years. her special interests include cataract surgery, glaucoma and general ophthalmology problems. She is a fellowship-trained neuro-ophthalmologist with interest in neurological conditions that affect the eye. Dr. Portnoy is accepting new patients at Penn Medicine at Radnor and Mercy Fitzgerald in Darby.

cataract surgery, glaucoma, diseases of the eye

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • 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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • 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
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Louisville
Residency: University of Louisville
Fellowship: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics


American Academy of Ophthalmology, National College of Physicians, Philadelphia, PA, Local North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, National Women in Ophthalmology, National

Hospital Affiliation

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


Selected Publications:

Portnoy J, Lee JJ, Moster MR, Henderer JD: Pupillary Dilation with One Percent Intracameral Lidocaine Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) : 2000.

Nath J, Akhtar N, Portnoy J. Boyko O: Visual Field Loss - Clinical and Imaging Review American Society of Neuro-Radiology Annual Meeting : 1998.

Portnoy J, Callen JP: The Ophthalmologic Effects of Chloroquine and Hydroxy Chloroquine Therapy International Journal of Dermatology 22 : 273-8,1983.

Portnoy J: Pupillary Afferent Defect in Amblyopia American Journal of Ophthalmology 96 (5): 609-14,1983.

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Academic Contact Info

Scheie Eye Institute
51 N. 39th Street

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

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