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About Scheie Eye Institute

Scheie Eye Institute is the Department of Ophthalmology for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and the Perelman School of Medicine.


Scheie Eye Institute is dedicated to:

  • excellence in patient care
  • education of future clinical ophthalmologists and vision scientists
  • community eye care needs through outreach
  • advancing the frontier of research to prevent blindness and vision loss

Our experienced and caring physicians treat a variety of eye conditions from basic myopia to potentially blinding eye disease.

We are offer a three-year residency program in ophthalmology and one-year and two-year fellowships in most subspecialty areas.

Scheie faculty and staff are committed to helping those in our community through free vision screenings, vision walks, and other outreach activities.

At Scheie's F.M. Kirby Center for Molecular Ophthalmology, scientists investigate the causes of important eye conditions including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, hereditary retinal degenerations, cataract and severe myopia that may be treatable with molecular therapies.

The Scheie Eye Institute is a world leader in research and translational medicine.