University of Pennsylvania Health System

Department of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Faculty

Janet DeBerry Steinberg, OD, FAAO

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Clinical Associate, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Ophthalmology
Director, The Penn Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation and Research, The Penn Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation and Research
Department: Ophthalmology

Contact information
Ralston Penn Center
3615 Chestnut Street, Suite 141
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Rider College, 1977.
Pennsylvania College of Optometry, 1978.
OD (Optometry)
Pennsylvania College of Optometry, 1981.
Post-Graduate Training
Preceptorship, Low Vision Rehabilitation, St. Barnabas Hospital, Livingston, NJ, 1982-1984.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Steinberg has been in the field of low vision rehabilitation for over 20 years. She specializes in helping visually impaired patients achieve goals in performing tasks of daily living. After a thorough evaluation, Dr. Steinberg can recommend a variety of visual aids and techniques to allow the patient to get the most out of his or her remaining vision. She also sees patients in need of routine eye exams and refractions for glasses and/or contact lens.

Key words:
Contact lens, contact lens prescriptions, decreased vision, low vision rehabilitation, refraction, routine eye exam, visual impairment

Selected Publications

Azari AA., Aleman TS., Cideciyan AV., Schwartz SB., Windsor EA., Sumaroka A., Cheung AY., Steinberg JD., Roman AJ., Stone EM., Sheffield VC., Jacobson SG.: Retinal disease expression in Bardet-Biedl syndrome-1 (BBS1) is a spectrum from maculopathy to retina-wide degeneration. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 47(11): 5004-10, Nov 2006.

Cideciyan AV, Aleman TS, Swider M, Schwartz SB, Steinberg JD, Brucker AJ, Maguire AM, Bennett J, Stone EM, Jacobson SG: Sequence of lipofuscin accumulation, retinoid cycle slowing and retinal degeneration in human ABCA4 disease. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 45 (suppl)(1745), 2004.

Cideciyan AV., Aleman TS., Swider M., Schwartz SB., Steinberg JD., Brucker AJ., Maguire AM., Bennett J., Stone EM., Jacobson SG.: Mutations in ABCA4 result in accumulation of lipofuscin before slowing of the retinoid cycle: a reappraisal of the human disease sequence. Human Molecular Genetics 13(5): 525-34, Mar 2004.

Duncan JL., Aleman TS., Gardner LM., De Castro E., Marks DA., Emmons JM., Bieber ML., Steinberg JD., Bennett J., Stone EM., MacDonald IM., Cideciyan AV., Maguire MG., Jacobson SG.: Macular pigment and lutein supplementation in choroideremia. Experimental Eye Research 74(3): 371-81, Mar 2002.

Aleman TS., Duncan JL., Bieber ML., de Castro E., Marks DA., Gardner LM., Steinberg JD., Cideciyan AV., Maguire MG., Jacobson SG.: Macular pigment and lutein supplementation in retinitis pigmentosa and Usher syndrome. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 42(8): 1873-81, July 2001.

Duncan JL, Huang Y, Aleman TS, Bieber ML, Marks DA, Huang J, Steinberg JD, Cideciyan AV, Jacobson SG: In vivo Retinal Structure in Retinitis Pigmentosa Usig Optical Coherence Tomography. IOVS 41(4), Mar 2000.

Fine SL, Berger JW, Maguire MG, Steinberg JD: Age Related Macular Degeneration. Principles of Low vision Rehabilitation. Mosby, Philadelphia, PA, 1998.

Steinberg JD.: Problems with normative contrast sensitivity functions. American Journal of Optometry & Physiological Optics 64(12): 960-1, Dec 1987.

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