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December 19, 2011

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Penn Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology Receives Prestigious 2011 Award from Women in Ophthalmology

(PHILADELPHIA) - Eydie Miller-Ellis, MD, professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and director of the Glaucoma Division at Scheie Eye Institute, was recently presented with the Women in Ophthalmology’s Suzanne Veronneau Troutman Award at the 2011 American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. The honor recognizes the woman, nominated by the WIO membership, who has done the most over the past year to further women in ophthalmology.

“I’m honored to accept such a prestigious award,” said Dr. Miller. “To be recognized by my peers, whose work I respect and admire so much, means a great deal. It is my privilege to mentor women in ophthalmology and hopefully foster future generations of researchers this field.” 

Women In Ophthalmology was founded to enhance and improve the professional environment for women ophthalmologists. WIO encourages diversity, impartiality, and economic parity, and strives to cultivate new opportunities for leadership, education, and public service in the field of ophthalmology for current and future generations.

“Dr. Miller is a pioneer in advancing the involvement of women in ophthalmology on a local and national level,” said Joan O’Brien, MD, Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute. “She is an extraordinary asset to our Department, and we are honored to work with her. But perhaps even more importantly, her efforts to support the careers of women and minorities in Ophthalmology represents a selfless dedication to mentor and develop diversity in our field. I cannot adequately express my admiration for Dr. Miller-Ellis and her achievements in advancing the careers of others.

Dr. Miller joined the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania and Scheie Eye Institute in 2001. Dr. Miller's research interests include medical and surgical interventions for glaucoma, and diagnostic techniques for the evaluation of glaucoma. She specializes in the diagnosis and medical/surgical management of complex glaucoma. She also treats patients with glaucoma secondary to other diseases of the eye or systemic disease, as well as patients with both cataracts and glaucoma. Dr. Miller earned her MD from the University of Pittsburgh.

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