William V. Anninger, MD

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Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Safety Committee Officer for Ophthalmology, CHOP
Laser Committee Member for Ophthalmology, CHOP
Surgeons Safety Committee, CHOP
Department: Ophthalmology

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Ophthalmology
Philadelphia, PA 19104
B.S. (Natural Resources, with honors)
University of Michigan, 1989.
Dartmouth Medical School, 2001.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. William Anninger is a member of the Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology with the University of Pennsylvania and Scheie Eye Institute.

Dr. Anninger completed his undergraduate training at the University of Michigan and received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. He was an intern in the Department of Medicine at Cambridge City Hospital, Harvard University, and completed his post-doctoral training at the William Havener Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, Ohio State University, in Columbus, Ohio. Most recently he completed his fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology here at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Anninger sees patients at the Children's Hospital Main Campus and at the Children's Hospital Specialty Care Centers in King of Prussia and Bucks County, Pennsylvania. His special interests include many pediatric eye or vision problems including strabismus, pediatric cataracts and retinopathy of prematurity. His current research efforts are on the systematic evaluation of digital images of retinopathy of prematurity; as well as behavioral support to NICU infants undergoing stressful procedures. He is also involved daily in the training of CHOP pediatric ophthalmology fellows, Scheie Eye Institute residents and Penn Medical students.

Key Words
Pediatric ophthalmology, retinopathy of prematurity, strabismus, pediatric cataracts, nasolacrimal duct obstruction

Selected Publications

Anninger W, Lubow M: Visual loss with west nile virus infection: a broader spectrum of a "new" disease. Clinical Infectious Disease Page: e55-6, 2004.

Hertle RW, Anninger W, Yang D, Shatnawi R, Hill V: Clinical and electrophysiology effects of extraocular muscle surgery on 15 patients with oculo-cutaneous albinism and infantile nystagmus. American Journal of Ophthalmology 138: 978-87, 2004.

Wojciechowski R, Congdon N, Anninger W, Broman AT: Age-gender, refractive error and the anterior chamber among Alaskan Eskimos. Ophthalmology 110: 365-75, 2003.

Anninger W, Lomeo MD, Dingle J, Epstein A, and Lubow M: West nile virus-associated optic neuritis and chorioretinitis. AmericanJournal of Ophthalmology 136: 1183-5, 2003.

Zegans ME, Anninger W, Champman C, Gordon S: Ocular manifestations of hepatitis C virus infection. Current opinions in Ophthalmology 13: 423-27, 2002.

Anninger W: In Schweitzer's shadow. Dartmouth Medicine 24: 22-27, 2000.

DeFerranti SD, Ionnidis JPA, Lau J, Anninger W, Barza M: Are amoxicillin and folate inhibitors as effective as other antibiotics for acute sinusitis? A meta-analysis. British Medical Journal 317: 632-637, 1998.

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