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Michael E. Sulewski, MD

Michael E. Sulewski, MD Physician

Chief, Ophthalmology, Veteran Affairs Medical Center of Philadelphia Co-Director, Cornea Service Director, Refractive Surgery Clinical Associate of Ophthalmology

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Sulewski is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Michael E. Sulewski

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005 - 2018

Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's May 2002 Top Docs issue

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

Specialty:

  • Ophthalmology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Ophthalmology, 1991

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: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital

Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Aspen Cornea Society, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Local Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Intercounty Ophthalmological Society of Philadelphia, International Academy of Sports Vision, International Society of Refractive Keratoplasty, Medical Advisory Board Philadelphia Chapter of Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation, Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology, The Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, University of Maryland Medical Alumni Association,

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Sulewski 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:

Kim S, Orlni SE, Sulewski MI, Ibarra M: Epithelial downgrowth 20 years after penetrating keratoplasty Cornea Journal : 2003.

Sulewski ME, Gardner M, Orlin SE: Endothelial Cell Loss Associated with Phakic Introcular Lenses. Presented at ARVO, Fort Lauderdale, FL : 2002.

Sulewski ME, Westgeren AC, Edwards M: Topical Mitomycin in the Treatment of Regressio and Scarring after Hyperopic-PRK Presented at ARVO, Fort Lauderdale, FL : 2001.

The Herpetic Eye Disease Study Group: Predictors of recurrent herpes simplex virus keratitis Cornea 20 (2): 123-128,2001.

Goldstein S, Orlin SE, Lulewski ME, Maguire M: Long-term corneal transplantation study - natural history Present at ARVO, Fort Lauderdale, FL : 2000.

Sulewski ME, Piccone MR: Cataract Surgery Update Current Concepts in Ophthalmology : 25-30,2000.

The Herpetic Eye Disease Study Group: Psychological stress and other potential triggers for recurrences of herpes simplex virus eye infections Arch Ophthalmol 118 : 1617-1625,2000.

The Herpetic Eye Disease Study Group: Oral acyclovir for herpes simplex virus eye disease. Effect on prevention of epithelial keratitis and stromal keratitis Arch Ophthalmol 118 : 1030-1036,2000.

Michel FK, Sulewski ME: Focused Assessment of the Patient with Eye Trauma: The Essentials Top in Emerg Med 22 (4): 1-8,2000.

Simon B, Sulewski ME, Frayer WC, Font R: A Goblet-Cell Rich Variant of Conjunctival Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma ARVO Abstract, Ft. Lauderdale, FL : 1999.

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Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania
Scheie Eye Institute
51 N. 39th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-8118
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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