University of Pennsylvania Health System

Department of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Faculty

Robert L. Peiffer, Jr, DVM, PhD

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Clinical Associate of Ophthalmology
Department: Ophthalmology

Contact information
William C. Frayer Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory
Scheie Eye Institute
51 North 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2689

Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, 1967.
BS (with distinction)
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, 1969.
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, 1971.
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, 1980.
Post-Graduate Training
Internship, Iowa State University, Ames IA, 1971-1972.
Resident in Surgery, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN, 1973-1974.
NIH Fellowship in Comparative Ophthalmology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, and University of Florida, Gainesville FL, 1975-1978.
American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, 1978.
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Description of Research Expertise

Field-ocular pathology. Expertise-Comparative ophthalmology with emphasis on animal models. Experience in glaucoma, cataractogenesis, oncology, neuroprotection, biomaterials, therapeutics, and toxicology

Key Words
Ocular pathology

Selected Publications

Thoresen SI, E Bjerkås E, Aleksandersen M, Peiffer RL: Diabetes mellitus and bilateral cataracts in a kitten. Journal of Feline Medicine & Surgery 4(2): 115-122, 2002.

Munger RJ, Jensen VB, Bouldin TE, Peiffer RL Jr: Bilateral neuroepithelial choristoma of the optic disc in a cynomolgus monkey. Vet Ophth 5(3): 221-226, 2002.

Grahn BH, Peiffer RL, Cullen CL, Haines DM: Histochemical and immunohistochemical characterization of intraocular neoplasms from seventy-five cats. Vet Ophth 2002 Notes: submitted/in press.

Collinson P, Peiffer: Complications of canine cataract surgery. New Zealand Vet J 2002 Notes: submitted/in press.

Oshima Y, Bjerkas E, Peiffer RL: Histopathology of glaucoma in the Norwegian elkhound. Vet Ophthalmol 2002 Notes: submitted/in press.

Grahn BH, Cullen C, Peiffer RL: Veterinary Ophthalmology: A Case-Based Approach with CD-ROM. Butterworth-Heinemann, in print 2002.

Ocular Tumors in Humans and Animals. Peiffer RL, KB Simons (eds.). Iowa State University Press, 2002.

Diagnosis and Management of Ocular Disease in Animals: A Primer Text and CD ROM. Peiffer RL, B Grahn and C Cullen (eds.). Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002.

Peiffer RL, Simons KB: Orbital Tumors. Ocular Tumors in Animals and Humans. ISU Press, Ames, 2002.

Peiffer RL, Clerc B, Riis RC: Iridociliary Epithelial Tumors. Ocular Tumors in Animals and Humans. ISU Press, Ames, 2002.

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