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Giving to the Scheie Eye Institute

Scheie Eye Institute has a history of success

Since its founding more than 125 years ago, the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania has been at the forefront of ophthalmic advancement.

The Department was one of the first in the country to master the ophthalmoscope and use refractions to correct vision. Early chairs of the department established standards for ophthalmic care, founded essential ophthalmic organizations, such as the American Board of Ophthalmology, and invented instruments and procedures to diagnosis and treat critical eye conditions. Just a few years ago, Scheie became the first department in the country to use gene therapy to restore vision to patients with congenital retinal blindness.

Scheie Eye Institute appreciates any and all donations whethere for clinical or research purposes.