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Victoria Marie Addis, MD

Victoria Marie Addis, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Addis is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Ophthalmology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Ophthalmology, 2016

Clinical Expertise:

  • Closed Angle Glaucoma
  • Family History of Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma of Childhood
  • Glaucoma Procedures
  • Glaucoma Suspects
  • Hypersecretion Glaucoma
  • Iridotomy
  • Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery
  • Neovascular Glaucoma
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Optic Nerve Disorders
  • Phacolytic Glaucoma
  • Pigmentary Glaucoma
  • Primary Congenital Glaucoma
  • Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma
  • Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation
  • Visual Field Defects

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: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center
Residency: Washington University
Fellowship: University of Michigan W.K. Kellogg Eye Center


Alpha Omega Alpha, National American Academy of Ophthalmology, National American Glaucoma Society, National American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, National Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, International Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology, National Greater Philadelphia Ophthalmologic Society (GPOS), Local International Society for Eye Research, International Women in Ophthalmology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Addis 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.


Description of Research Expertise:

Dr. Addis's research interests include the diagnosis of early glaucoma, diagnostic techniques for the evaluation and monitoring of patients with glaucoma, and medical and surgical therapies for glaucoma.

Dr. Addis is currently a sub-investigator on the 5-year Primary Open Angle African American Glaucoma Genetics (POAAGG) study with Dr. Joan O’Brien and the other glaucoma faculty. The goal of this is study is to identify the genetic risk factors that make African Americans disproportionately more likely to develop primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG).

Key Words
Glaucoma, Cataracts, Glaucoma surgery, Cataract surgery, Laser

Selected Publications:

Addis VM: Cryotherapy for Retinopathy of Prematurity The Ophthalmology Clinical Trials Handbook : 2015.

Duman F, Waisbourd M, Faria B, Addis V, Hseih M, Ekici F, Hark LA, Spaeth GL: Trabeculectomy in Patients with Glaucoma over 80 Years of Age: Relatively Short-Term Outcomes. J Glaucoma 25 (3): 123-127,2016.

Duman F, Waisbourd M, Faria B, Addis V, Hseih M, Ekici F, Hark L, Spaeth G: Surgical Outcomes of Trabeculectomy in Patients with Glaucoma Over 80 Years of Age The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL : 2014.

Addis V, Pastrana D, Fitzgerald D: Characterization of a Small, Noncoding RNA in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL : 2014.

Addis V, Banker T, Godrey K, Schwartz A, Weichel E: Intraocular Pressure (IOP) Following Uncomplicated, Small-Gauge Pars Plana Vitrectomy (PPV) Repair of Primary Rhegmatogemous Retinal Detachments (RD) International Symposium for Eye Research: Molecular Mechanisms in Glaucoma, Sarasota, FL : 2013.

Addis Victoria M, DeVore Heather K, Summerfield Michael E: Acute visual changes in the elderly. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 29 (1): 165-80,2013.

Morrison C D, Papp A C, Hejmanowski A Q, Addis V M, Prior T W: Increased D allele frequency of the angiotensin-converting enzyme gene in pulmonary fibrosis. Human pathology 32 (5): 521-8,2001.

Chang Wei-Jen, Stover Nicholas A, Addis Victoria M, Landweber Laura F: A micronuclear locus containing three protein-coding genes remains linked during macronuclear development in the spirotrichous ciliate Holosticha. Protist 155 (2): 245-55,2004.

Chang Wei-Jen, Addis Victoria M, Li Anya J, Axelsson Elin, Ardell David H, Landweber Laura F: Intron Evolution and Information processing in the DNA polymerase alpha gene in spirotrichous ciliates: a hypothesis for interconversion between DNA and RNA deletion. Biology direct 1 (2): 6,2007.

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Academic Contact Info

Scheie Eye Institute
51 N. 39th Street

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