Stephen E. Orlin, MD

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Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia
Active Medical Staff, Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Director, Cornea Service, Scheie Eye Institute of the University of Pennsylvania Health System
Director, Continuing Medical Education, Scheie Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania Health System
Department: Ophthalmology

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Department of Ophthalmology
University of Pennsylvania
Scheie Eye Institute
51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

South African College High School, 1970.
University of Cape Town, South Africa, 1977.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Orlin has been at the cutting edge of refractive surgery since the early 1990’s. He has had extensive experience using excimer laser technology in treating the full spectrum of refractive eye disorders and is one of the few cornea trained refractive surgeons in the tri-state area, giving him a unique perspective on the many challenges of this exciting and rapidly advancing technology. He is a senior anterior segment surgeon at the Scheie Eye Institute and has been actively involved in the training over 100 residents. He has been honored an unprecedented four times as the Best Teacher by the Ophthalmology Residents at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Orlin has been listed in Philadelphia Magazine’s “Top Docs” and in Best Doctors in America for his expertise as a corneal specialist.

Cornea, cataracts, laser vision correction, Lasik, refractive surgery

Selected Publications

Herpetic eye disease group: Oral Acyclovir for herpes simplex virus eye disease. Effect of prevention of epithelial keratitus andstromal keratitus. Arch. Ophhalmol. 118(8): 1030-36, Aug 2000.

Vivino FB, Orlin SE.: Sjogren's Syndrome: Giving dry mouth and dry eye the full treatment. J. Musc. Med. 17: 350-367, 2000.

Hepetic Eye Disease Study Group.: Predictors of recurrent herpes simplex virus keraitus. Cornea. 20(2): 123-8, Mar 2001.

Lee MS, Orlin SE, Brucker AJ.: Visual recovery from macular phototoxic injury following cataract surgery. Retina. 21(1): 71-3, 2001.

Herpetic Eye Disease Group: Psychological stress and other porential triggers for recurrences of herpes simplex virus eye infections. Arch Ophthalmol 118(12): 1617-25, Dec 2000.

Glazer-Hockestein C, Orlin SE.: Ocular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis. J Musculoskeletal Med 2002.

Goldstein SM, Orlin SE, Maguire MG, Trattler WB, Levy S, Sulewski ME.: Long term survival of penetrating keratoplasty. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 41: 914, 2000 Notes: Presented at Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Western AC, Edwards MG, Orlin SE, Sulewski ME.: Opical Mitomycin for postoperative hyperopic photofractive keratectomy. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 42: 491, 2002 Notes: Presented at Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Udell IJ, Kotlus BD, Mandelbaun S, Zaidman GW, Orlin SE, Sulewski ME, Weyne JS, Cykiert RC, Serle JB, Rothman RF: Complications of the phakic 6 angle-supported phakic anterior chamber intraocular lens. Presented at World V Cornea Congress - Washington,DC April 2005.

Orlin SE.: PIER. Physician's Information and Education Resource- American College of Physicians. Cataract 2000.

Orlin SE.: PIER. Physician's Information Education Resource- American College of Phsician's Conjuctivitis. 2002.

Orlin SE.: Graduate Education Foundation. Treatment of the Red Eye. March 2004.

Kim SK, Quinn GE, Zaidman GW, Orlin SE: Congenital hyperplastic persistent pupillary membranes: a conservative approach in management. J AAPOS. 9(4): 391-3, Aug 2005.

Kim SK, Ibarra MS, Syed NA, Sulewski ME, Orlin SE.: Development of epithelial downgrowth several decades after intraocular surgery. Cornea. 24(1): 108-9, Jan 2005.

Ibarra MS, Orlin SE, Saran BR, Liss RP, Maguire AM.: Intraocular caterpillar setae without subsequent vitritis or iridocyclitis. Am J Ophthalmol. 134(1): 118-20, Jul 2002.

Vivino FB, Minerva P, Huang CH, Orlin SE.: Corneal melt as the initial presentation of primary Sjögren's syndrome. J Rheumatol. 28(2): 379-82, Feb 2001.

Orlin SE.: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Your Eyes. Arthritis Self-Management Jan/Feb 2007.

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Last updated: 06/07/2023
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