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Ophthalmology in the News


Penn Vet's Ophthalmology service is often in the news. That's because we have internationally renowned leaders in the field as our faculty and clinicians. Learn more about our team by reading some of the news articles below.


Ophthalmology In the Media


Penn Vet Ophthalmology Stories

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Dr. William Beltran named One of Eight Penn professors elected 2022 AAAS Fellows

Eight faculty from four University of Pennsylvania schools have been elected 2022 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows. They are among more than 500 researchers honored for their “scientifically and socially distinguished achievements.” 

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Dr. William Beltran Named Corinne R. and Henry Bower Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine

Andrew M. Hoffman, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM, Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn Vet) has named William Beltran, DVM, MSc, PhD, DECVO, an internationally recognized veterinary ophthalmologist, the Corinne R. and Henry Bower Professor of Ophthalmology.

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Progress toward a stem cell–based therapy for blindness

A multi-institutional effort led by researchers at Penn Vet is taking steps to develop an effective technique to regenerate photoreceptors cells and restore sight in people with vision disorders.

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Correcting night blindness in dogs

Researchers in the School of Veterinary Medicine and colleagues have developed a gene therapy that restores dim-light vision in dogs with a congenital form of night blindness, offering hope for treating a similar condition in people.