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Department of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Faculty

Faculty Overview

William Rocamora Katowitz, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Attending Surgeon, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending Surgeon, The Scheie Eye Institute
Attending Surgeon , The Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia
Attending Surgeon, Pennsylvania Hospital
Department: Ophthalmology

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Ophthalmology
34th and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-0603
Fax: 267-425-5015
B.A. (Music, Religious Studies)
Brown University, 1989.
Harvard University, 1997.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2001.
Post-Graduate Training
Transitional Internship, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2001-2002.
Resident in Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Ophthalmology, 2002-2005.
Fellowship, Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Center for Human Appearance, 2005-2007.
Fellowship, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, 2005-2006.
Fellowship, Orbital and Lacrimal Surgery, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust, London, England, 2007-2008.
American Board of Ophthalmology, 2008.
American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2008.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Adult and Pediatic Orbital Tumors
Adult and Pediatric Thyroid Eye Disease
Adult and Pediatric Lacrimal Disease
Tearing Abnormalities
Eyelid Tumors
Eyelid Malposition
Facial Recontrsuction after MOHS removal of skin cancer
Orbital and Eyelid Trauma
Repair of Orbital Bone Fractures
Craniofacial Disorders

Selected Publications

Landau Prat D, Katowitz WR, Strong A, Katowitz JA.: Ocular manifestations of ectodermal dysplasia. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 16(1): 197, May 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1186/s13023-021-01824-2.

Fayet B, Racy M, Ruban J, Katowitz J, Katowitz WR, Bremond-Gignace D: Preloaded Monoka (Lacrijet) and congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction: Initial results. J French Ophthalmol April 2021 Notes:

Prat DL, Nguyen BJ, Strong A, Katowitz WR, Katowitz JA: "Blepharophimosis-plus" syndromes: Frequency of systemic genetic disorders that also include blepharophimosis. Clin Exp Ophthalmol April 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1111/ceo.13933.

Prat D, Magoon K, Karen R, Katowitz JA, Katowitz WR: Management of Pediatric Acute Dacryocystitis. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg March 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000001932.

Prat D, Katowitz WR, Strong A, Katowitz JA: Ocular manifestations and surgical interventions in pediatric patients with Koolen-de-Vries syndrome. Ophthalmic Genet Page: 1-3, Jan 2021.

Fayet B, Racy E, Bordonné C, Katowitz JA, Katowitz WR, Brémond-Gignac D: Complex Stenoses and CT Features of the Nasolacrimal Canal in Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg 35(6): 594-599, Nov/Dec 2019.

Farazdaghi MK, Katowitz WR, Avery RA: Current treatment of optic nerve gliomas. Curr Opin Ophthalmol 2019 Sep;30(5):356-363. 30(5): 356-363, Sep 2019.

Fayet B, Racy E, Katowitz J, Katowitz W, Ruban JM, Brémond-Gignac D: Insertion of a preloaded Monoka™ stent for congenital nasolacrimal obstruction: Intraoperative observations. A preliminary study. J Fr Ophtalmol 42(3): 248-254, March 2019.

Fayet B, Racy E, Bordonné C, Katowitz WR, Katowitz J, Brémond-Gignac D.: Complex Bony Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction Caused by an Adjacent Canine Tooth Bud. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg 35(1): e23-e24, Jan/Feb 2019.

Shen A, Katowitz WR, Revere K: A 12-Month-Old Boy With Bilateral Facial Swelling and Proptosis. JAMA Ophthalmol April 2018 Notes: Published online April 12, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2018.0786.

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Last updated: 06/16/2021
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