Organization profile

Organization profile

Penn State College of Medicine's Department of Ophthalmology is dedicated to providing the highest-quality eye care possible. Penn State Eye Center is the region’s largest multispecialty eye care practice. From cornea and refractive surgery to neuro-ophthalmology, the department provides services in all major ophthalmic specialties.

The Eye Center is also dedicated to supporting cutting-edge research that translates to the provision of up-to-date eye care treatments for patients in central Pennsylvania and beyond.

Faculty from the department participate in both clinical and basic research to improve treatments for diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, pediatric eye disease, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion and corneal wound healing.

The department also offers in-depth training for future practitioners, including a medical student elective, a residency and a number of continuing education programs.

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Visual Acuity Medicine & Life Sciences
Endophthalmitis Medicine & Life Sciences
Diabetic Retinopathy Medicine & Life Sciences
Macular Edema Medicine & Life Sciences
Vitrectomy Medicine & Life Sciences
Retinal Vein Occlusion Medicine & Life Sciences
Retina Medicine & Life Sciences
Intravitreal Injections Medicine & Life Sciences

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Kerstin Bettermann, MD, PhD

Person: Academic

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Marianne Boltz, OD

Person: Academic

Photo of Esther Bowie

Esther Bowie, MD

Person: Academic

Photo of Christine Callahan

Christine Callahan, MD

Person: Academic

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Photo of Michael Chen

Michael Chen, MD

Person: Academic

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Amanda Ely, MD

Person: Academic

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Kristin Goodling, OD

Person: Academic

Research Output 1968 2019

Dust mite induces leukocyte exosomes with proinflammatory effects toward airway epithelial cells

Lambert, K. A., Hsu, M. H., Laryea, Z. C., Zhao, Y., Roff, A. N., Sundstrom, J. & Ishmael, F., Jul 1 2019, In : Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 144, 1, p. 315-317 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Epithelial Cells

Efficacy and safety of a novel naltrexone treatment for dry eye in type 1 diabetes

McLaughlin, P., Sassani, J., Titunick, M. B. & Zagon, I., Jan 28 2019, In : BMC Ophthalmology. 19, 1, 35.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Ophthalmic Solutions

Intraoperative aberrometry versus preoperative biometry for intraocular lens power selection in short eyes

Sudhakar, S., Hill, D. C., King, T., Scott, I., Mishra, G., Ernst, B. B. & Pantanelli, S., Jun 1 2019, In : Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 45, 6, p. 719-724 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intraocular Lenses
Confidence Intervals
Eye Axial Length

Minimally Invasive Corneal Neurotization With Acellular Nerve Allograft: Surgical Technique and Clinical Outcomes

Leyngold, I. M., Yen, M. T., Tian, J., Leyngold, M. M., Vora, G. & Weller, C., Mar 1 2019, In : Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. 35, 2, p. 133-140 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nerve Transfer
Corneal Stroma
Confocal Microscopy
Visual Acuity

Month 12 Outcomes after Treatment Change at Month 6 among Poor Responders to Aflibercept or Bevacizumab in Eyes with Macular Edema Secondary to Central or Hemiretinal Vein Occlusion: A Secondary Analysis of the SCORE2 Study

Ip, M. S., Oden, N. L., Scott, I., Vanveldhuisen, P. C., Blodi, B. A., Ghuman, T. & Baker, C. W., Mar 1 2019, In : JAMA Ophthalmology. 137, 3, p. 281-287 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Macular Edema
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Visual Acuity
1 Citation (Scopus)

Natural History of Drusenoid Pigment Epithelial Detachment Associated with Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 Report No. 17

Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 Research Group, Feb 1 2019, In : Ophthalmology. 126, 2, p. 261-273 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Eye Diseases
Macular Degeneration
Natural History
Confidence Intervals
Visual Acuity

O-GlcNAcylation alters the selection of mRNAs for translation and promotes 4E-BP1 dependent mitochondrial dysfunction in the retina

Dierschke, S. K., Miller, W. P., Favate, J. S., Shah, P., Imamura, Y., Salzberg, A. C., Kimball, S., Jefferson, L. J. & Dennis, M., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Biological Chemistry. 294, 14, p. 5508-5520 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Protein Biosynthesis
Messenger RNA
Eukaryotic Initiation Factors

Patient-Reported Visual Function Outcomes after Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Therapy for Macular Edema Due to Central Retinal or Hemiretinal Vein Occlusion: Preplanned Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial

Scott, I., Vanveldhuisen, P. C., Barton, F., Oden, N. L., Ip, M. S., Blodi, B. A., Worrall, M. & Fish, G. E., Jan 1 2019, In : JAMA Ophthalmology. p. E1-E7

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Macular Edema
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A
Retinal Vein

REDD1 Activates a ROS-Generating Feedback Loop in the Retina of Diabetic Mice

Miller, W. P., Toro, A. L., Barber, A. & Dennis, M., May 1 2019, In : Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 60, 6, p. 2369-2379 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Reactive Oxygen Species
Mitochondrial Membrane Potential

Reducing the Disclosure Effect in the Vitreoretinal Fellowship Match

Greenberg, P. B., Scott, I. & Chen, A. J., Jan 1 2019, In : JAMA Ophthalmology. 137, 1, p. 119-120 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter


Projects 2002 2022

Retinal Vein
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Optical Coherence Tomography
Visual Acuity
Clinical Protocols
Eye Diseases
Hispanic Americans
Vision Disorders
Puerto Rico