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Scheie Vision Newsletter

Scheie Vision Newsletter is a seasonal publication highlighting Scheie Eye Institute research and clinical developments.

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Welcome to the Summer 2017 edition of Scheie Vision! This summer we feature a range of topics, including a new patient support group, collaborations on retina research, a column on our beloved staff of patient service representatives, and more.  We also provide a recap of the 143rd Anniversary Meeting and Rittenhouse Dinner, held in April. This year’s dinner saw the largest turnout in history, with 281 attendees. We opened the Anniversary Meeting with an update on the Scheie Eye Institute’s most recent advancements and initiatives.
Scheie now has 17 ophthalmic specialties and 58 clinical and research faculty across six facilities. In the last fiscal year, Scheie physicians saw 117,865 patients and performed 2,431 surgeries. Scheie is a pioneer in ophthalmic research, with 116 current
ongoing clinical trials and an h-index (research impact) of 99. The Department was the number two recipient of National Eye Institute funding in 2016.  The teaching programs at Scheie train some of the nation’s leading physicians. Scheie is among the top 1% of residency programs in the United States for grants and trials per alumnus. This year, five residents were chosen out of a competitive pool of over 500 applicants. All of Scheie’s five outgoing residents matched with top fellowship programs. Ten medical students from the Perelman School of Medicine also matched to selective ophthalmology residencies. In addition to research and teaching, Scheie is committed to making an impact through
service initiatives, such as Dr. César Briceño’s work in Colombia, which was featured in this issue. At Scheie, we value the importance of making research and medical advancements accessible to everyone. The primary purpose of Scheie Vision is to communicate updates on the Department’s research, clinical, and outreach initiatives to the Scheie community at large. Over the past year, our newsletter has evolved into a magazine format to allow for a smoother and more visually-oriented reading experience. The bi-annual publication now has more than 10,000 recipients. We welcome all members of the Scheie community—patients, alumni, faculty, and friends—to flip through these pages and learn more about the values and advances of our world-renowned ophthalmology center.
Wishing you all a happy summer and fall!




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