Specialists in Glaucoma Care

Mission Statement                                        

 

 

 

 

 

Glaucoma is what we do.  We spend each day working with glaucoma patients and we understand what it's like to live with glaucoma. We meet people daily who wonder if they have glaucoma and what glaucoma means. Our goal is to translate expert medical opinions into words you can understand. Communication and compassion are priorities for us.

 

 

We are committed to leadership in the glaucoma community. Physicians from our practice have continuously served as head of the glaucoma division at the Wills Eye Hospital since the glaucoma service was founded more than 50 years ago. Physicians from our practice helped found the American Glaucoma Society and played leadership roles in the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Our physicians believe in education and the advancement of knowledge to further the care of our patients now, as well as lay the foundation for progress in the future. We have authored hundreds of articles in the ophthalmic literature, contributed to numerous ophthalmic textbooks, and present at medical meetings every year. A member of our practice has been the Director of the Glaucoma Fellowship program, which trains glaucoma specialists, at Wills Eye Hospital since the fellowship started.

Members of our practice play a leadership role in the Glaucoma Research Center at Wills Eye Hospital, which enables us to provide our patients access to cutting edge research studies and clinical trials including new medications, diagnostic devices, and surgical treatments for glaucoma.  Dr. Katz was an author for the pivotal papers published on the new iStent device.  He was also one of the two doctors who presented the iStent to the F.D.A. for approval in the United States.  Dr. Myers was the first surgeon to implant an iStent device in the Philadelphia area as part of the original trials of the device.