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Karen Elizabeth Revere, MD

Karen Elizabeth Revere, MD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Provider

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

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

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Clinical Specialties


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certification:

  • Ophthalmology, 2017

Clinical Expertise:

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
  • Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract Implant Surgery
  • Cataracts
  • Conjunctivitis (Pinkeye)
  • Contact Lenses
  • Corneal Disorders
  • Corneal Ulcers
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Conditions
  • Eye Emergencies
  • Eye Floaters
  • Eye Inflammation
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Tumors
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Inherited Retinal Diseases
  • Macular Degneration
  • Macular Hole
  • Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
  • Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1)
  • Optic Nerve Disorders
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Temporal Arteritis (Giant Cell Arteritis)
  • Thyroid Eye Disorders
  • Uveitis
  • Vision Loss
  • Vitrectomy
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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
  • 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
Residency: Mount Sinai Hospital and Miami Heart Institute
Residency: Scheie Eye Institute
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) Member Eligible, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Revere 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.


Selected Publications:

Shen Alice, Katowitz William R, Revere Karen E: A 12-Month-Old Boy With Bilateral Facial Swelling and Proptosis. JAMA ophthalmology 136 (7): 823-824,2018.

Revere KE, Binenbaum G, Li J, Mills M, Katowitz WR, Katowitz JA: Simultaneous versus sequential ptosis and strabismus surgery in children. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 34 (3): 280-283,2018.

Gurwin Jaclyn, Revere Karen E, Niepold Suzannah, Bassett Barbara, Mitchell Rebecca, Davidson Stephanie, DeLisser Horace, Binenbaum Gil: A Randomized Controlled Study of Art Observation Training to Improve Medical Student Ophthalmology Skills. Ophthalmology 125 (1): 8-14,2018.

Revere KE, Katowitz WR, Katowitz JA, Rorke-Adams L, Fisher MJ, Liu GT: Childhood Optic Nerve Glioma: Vision Loss Due to Biopsy. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 33 (3S Suppl 1): S107-S109,2017.

Revere KE, Katowitz WR, Li J, Katowitz JA, Mills M, Binenbaum G: Simultaneous versus sequential ptosis and strabismus surgery in children. Annual Meeting of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), Vancouver, Canada : 2016.

Revere KE, Katowitz W, Nazemzadeh M, Katowitz J: Eyelid Developmental Disorders. Diseases and Disorders of the Orbit and Adnexa, 1st Edition : 2016.

Li J, Orlin SE, Revere KE, Kempen JH: Acute onset anterior uveitis after darbepoetin alfa infusion. Journal of Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect 5 (1): 31,2015.

Gurwin J, Revere KE, Davidson S, DeLisser H, Binenbaum G: Art, Empathy and Medicine Educational Collaborative. Northeast Group on Educational Affairs Annual Retreat, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA : 2015.

Revere KE, Nazemzadeh M, Katowitz W, Katowitz J: Use of double triangle silicone sling for early repair in congenital ptosis. 2014 European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Fall Scientific Symposium, Budapest, Hungary : 2014.

Canver MC, Canver AC, Revere KE, Amado D, Bennett J, Chung DC: Novel mathematical algorithm for pupillometric data analysis. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine 113 (1): 221-5,2014.

Academic Contact Info

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Ophthalmology

Philadelphia, PA 19104