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Madhura A. Tamhankar, MD

Madhura A. Tamhankar, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Associate Professor of Neurology

Languages spoken:

  • Hindi
  • Marathi

Dr. Tamhankar is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Madhura A. Tamhankar

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Ophthalmology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Ophthalmology, 2009

Clinical Expertise:

  • Absence of Eye
  • Accommodating Lens Implant
  • Accommodation
  • Acute Orbital Inflammation
  • Agenesis of Eye
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
  • Alternating Hyperphoria
  • Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
  • Aniseikonia
  • Anisocoria
  • Anisometropia
  • Anterior Segment Diseases
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Anterior Uveitis in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Aphakia
  • Aphakic Bullous Keratopathy
  • Arterial Biopsy
  • Astigmatism
  • Astigmatism Lenses
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Blepharospasm
  • Blind in One Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Blood Clot in Eye
  • Blood in Eye
  • Blurred Vision
  • BOTOX Therapy
  • Brow Droop
  • Brow Lift
  • Buphthalmos
  • Canthoplasty
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology Study (EPS)
  • Cataract Implant Surgery
  • Cataract Removal
  • Cataract Screening
  • Cataracts
  • Central Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Choroidal Neovascularization
  • Ciliary Body Degeneration
  • CNS Lymphoma
  • Coats Syndrome
  • Color Blindness
  • Complications of Lasik
  • Computer Vision Syndrome
  • Congenital Anomaly of Eyelid
  • Congenital Cataract
  • Congenital Ptosis
  • Conjunctival Burn
  • Conjunctivitis (Pinkeye)
  • Contact Lens Infections
  • Contact Lenses
  • Contact Lens-Induced Corneal Edema
  • Contact Lens-Related Problems
  • Cornea Injury
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal and Conjunctival Tumors
  • Corneal Cross-Linking
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Foreign Body
  • Corneal Transplant
  • Corneal Ulcers
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Cyst of Eyelid
  • Cytomegaloviral Retinitis
  • Dacryocystectomy
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diode Laser Cyclophotocoagulation
  • Diplopia
  • Disorders of the Vitreous
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectopia Lentis
  • Ectropion
  • Electroretinogram
  • Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Entropion
  • Epiretinal Membrane
  • Esotropia
  • Examination of Eyes
  • Excess Skin of Eyelid
  • Excessive Tearing
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Complications of Wegener'S
  • Eye Conditions
  • Eye Emergencies
  • Eye Floaters
  • Eye Health
  • Eye Inflammation
  • Eye Pain
  • Eye Strain
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Repair
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Eyelid Trauma
  • Eyelid Tumors
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Failed Vision Screening Exams
  • Family History of Glaucoma
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Dystrophy
  • General Eye Care
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Procedures
  • Glaucoma Screening
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth On Eye
  • Hereditary Retinal Diseases
  • Herpes Simplex Eye Infections
  • Herpes Simplex With Ophthalmic Complication
  • Herpes Zoster Eye Infections
  • Hypertelorism
  • Idiopathic Orbital Inflammatory Disease
  • Infectious Retinitis
  • Intermediate Uveitis
  • Intraocular Lens Implant
  • Intraocular Lymphoma
  • Intraocular Tumors
  • Iridoplasty
  • Iritis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Keratoprosthesis
  • Keratotomy
  • Laceration of Eye
  • Lacrimal System Trauma
  • Laser Vision Correction
  • LASIK Eye Surgery
  • Learning Related Vision Problems
  • Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA)
  • Legal Blindness
  • Lipiflow
  • Lipiview
  • Low Vision Aids
  • Lupus Eye Conditions
  • Macular Degeneration Screening
  • Macular Degneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Meibomian Cyst
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma of Eye
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Microphthalmos
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery
  • Multifocal Lens Implant
  • Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
  • Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
  • Night Blindness
  • No Stitch Cataract Surgery
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Inflammatory Diseases
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Ocular Surface Diseases
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Optic Nerve Decompression
  • Optic Nerve Disorders
  • Optic Nerve Hypoplasia
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Optic Pathway Glioma
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Orbit Cancer
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Orbital Fractures
  • Orbital Inflammatory Syndromes
  • Orbital Lacrimal Surgery
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Papilledema
  • Pars Planitis
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy
  • Pigmented Lesions
  • Presbyopia
  • Proptosis
  • Prosthetic Eye
  • Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma
  • Pseudophakia
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Pterygium
  • Punctal Malposition
  • Punctal Plugs for Dry Eyes
  • Punctal Stenosis
  • Pupil Disorders
  • Red Eye
  • Refraction for Eyeglasses
  • Refractive Amblyopia
  • Refractive Errors
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Replacement of Contact Lens
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal and Choroidal Tumors
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vascular Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Ruptured Vessel of Eye
  • Scleritis
  • Sensitivity to Light
  • Sickle Cell Retinopathy
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Soft and Hard Contact Lens Exams
  • Stargardt Macular Degeneration
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Stye
  • Sudden Vision Loss
  • Temporal Arteritis (Giant Cell Arteritis)
  • Thyroid Eye Disorders
  • Unexplained Tearing
  • Unexplained Vision Loss
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis-Rheumatoid Arthritis Syndrome
  • Viral Conjunctivitis
  • Viral Retinitis
  • Vision Loss
  • Vision Testing and Screening in Young Children
  • Vision Therapy
  • Visual Changes
  • Visual Discomfort
  • Visual Disturbance
  • Visual Electrophysiology
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Visual Impairment
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitreoretinal Disorders
  • Xerophthalmia
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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
  • 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: Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College
Residency: Nair Hospital
Residency: St. Mary's Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology, National Indian Medical Association, National North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Tamhankar 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.

Research

Selected Publications:

Aleman TS, Huang J, Garrity ST, Carter SB, Aleman WD, Ying GS, Tamhankar MA: Relationship Between Optic Nerve Appearance and Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness as Explored with Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography. Transl Vis Sci Technol 3 (6): 4,2014.

Carter SB, Pistilli M, Livingston KG, Gold DR, Volpe NJ, Shindler KS, Liu GT, Tamhankar MA: The role of orbital ultrasonography in distinguishing papilledema from pseudopapilledema. Eye (Lond) 28 (12): 1425-30,2014.

Tamhankar MA, Paessler ME, Kharlip JN, Shekdar KV, Burnham JM, Cole KA: A 16-year-old boy with a suprasellar mass. J Neuroophthalmol 34 (3): 295-300,2014.

Tamhankar MA, Biousse V, Ying G, Prasad S, Subramanian PS, Lee MS, Eggenberger E, Moss HE, Pineles S, Bennett J, Osborne B, Volpe NJ, Liu GT, Bruce BB, Newman NJ, Galetta SL, Balcer LJ: Isolated Third, Fourth, and Sixth Cranial Nerve Palsies from Presumed Microvascular versus Other Causes: A Prospective Study. Ophthalmol 120 (11): 2264-9,2013.

Eftekhari K, McClelland CM, Gausas RE, Jian B, Woo J, Volpe NJ, Tamhankar MA: A case of extraocular muscle enlargement causing diplopia: thinking beyond thyroid eye disease. J Neuroophthalmol 33 (2): 179-82,2013.

Tamhankar MA, Lesniak SP, Nallasamy S, Woo JH: Tacrolimus-induced cerebral blindness in a liver transplant patient. Indian J Ophthalmol : 2013.

Walsh RD, Vagefi MR, McClelland CM, Alonso-Basanta M, Newman JG, Farkas T, Tamhankar MA.: Primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of the orbital apex. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 29 (1): 33-5,2013.

Tamhankar MA, Ying GS, Volpe NJ: Prisms are effective in resolving diplopia from incomitant, large, and combined strabismus. Eur J Ophthalmol 22 (6): 890-7,2012.

Tamhankar MA, Ying GS, Volpe NJ.: Effectiveness of prisms in the management of diplopia in patients due to diverse etiologies. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 49 (4): 222-8,2012.

Tamhankar MA, Ying GS, Volpe NJ.: Success of prisms in the management of diplopia due to fourth nerve palsy. J Neuroophthalmol 31 (3): 206-9,2011.

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Academic Contact Info

Scheie Eye Institute
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Pennsylvania

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

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