Welcome to Penn State Hershey Eye Center
Penn State Hershey Eye Center exists to provide the highest quality eye care to our patients, improve this care through research and education, and create an environment where our people can develop professionally and find fulfillment in their work. We pledge to distinguish ourselves not only by our clinical and our academic achievements but also by the professional manner in which we interact with others.
Grants received from Woodward Foundation and Bausch & Lomb
Seth Pantanelli, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology has been awarded a $30,000 Innovation in Education Grant from the Woodward Foundation to support construction of an ophthalmic microsurgical simulation center. He and co-investigators, Christine Callahan, MD and George Papachristou, MD, will use this funding to implement and evaluate a wet-lab based cataract surgery training curriculum.
Dr. Pantanelli has also received an educational grant/charitable contribution of $85,000 from Bausch & Lomb, in the form of durable goods - a phacoemulsification machine for cataract surgery which will used in the microsurgical simulation center.
$8 million dollar grant received
Ingrid U. Scott, MD, MPH, professor of ophthalmology and public health sciences, was awarded a five-year, $8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a national clinical trial for treatment of vision loss due to blood vessel blockage in the retina.
The National Eye Institute grant funds the Study of Comparative Treatments for Retinal Vein Occlusion 2, called SCORE2. Dr. Scott will lead the study, which will recruit patients from throughout the country at more than seventy sites.
SCORE2 will compare treatments for vision loss caused by swelling in the retina from a blockage in the central retinal vein (called a central retinal vein occlusion).
Our Shared Values
- Innovation - in all of our missions
- Teamwork and Collaboration - internally and externally
- Service - working together for others
- Excellence - the constant pursuit in everything we do
Our Guiding Principles
- We focus on the people we serve.
- We value our people.
- We celebrate diversity.
- We are a learning organization.
- We practice open communication.
- We act responsibly and accept accountability for what we do.
- We succeed with personal involvement, which is continuously encouraged, recognized, and rewarded.
- We are responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us.
- Effectively integrate our missions of patient care, research, and education as we engage in service to our community
- Create an environment in which our people are valued and fulfilled
- Recruit and develop outstanding individuals who share our values, providing them with the tools to succeed
- Collaborate actively, both internally and externally
- Maintain financial stability
- Pursue excellence in everything we do
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