University of Pennsylvania Health System

Department of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Faculty

Faculty Overview

Victoria M. Addis, MD

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Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Associate Program Director, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania
Ophthalmologist, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Department: Ophthalmology

Contact information
Scheie Eye Institute
51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
AB (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology)
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 2003.
MD (Doctor of Medicine)
Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 2010.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, PA , 2010-2011.
Resident in Ophthalmology, Georgetown University, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, 2011-2014.
Visiting Resident, Agarwal Eye Hospital, Chennai, India, April 2014, 2014-2014.
Fellow in Glaucoma, University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Ann Arbor, MI, 2014-2015.
American Board of Ophthalmology, 2016.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Addis cares for patients at the Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania and at the Scheie Eye Institute at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all stages of glaucoma using the latest medical, laser and surgical therapies available.

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Addis's research interests include the diagnosis of early glaucoma, diagnostic techniques for the evaluation and monitoring of patients with glaucoma, and medical and surgical therapies for glaucoma.

Dr. Addis is currently a sub-investigator on the 5-year Primary Open Angle African American Glaucoma Genetics (POAAGG) study with Dr. Joan O’Brien and the other glaucoma faculty. The goal of this is study is to identify the genetic risk factors that make African Americans disproportionately more likely to develop primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG).

Key Words
Glaucoma, Cataracts, Glaucoma surgery, Cataract surgery, Laser

Selected Publications

Addis VM: Cryotherapy for Retinopathy of Prematurity. The Ophthalmology Clinical Trials Handbook. Laura Vickers and M. Tariq Batti (eds.). Nova Science Pub Inc, New York, 2015.

Duman F, Waisbourd M, Faria B, Addis V, Hseih M, Ekici F, Hark LA, Spaeth GL: Trabeculectomy in Patients with Glaucoma over 80 Years of Age: Relatively Short-Term Outcomes. J Glaucoma 25(3): 123-127, March 2016.

Duman F, Waisbourd M, Faria B, Addis V, Hseih M, Ekici F, Hark L, Spaeth G: Surgical Outcomes of Trabeculectomy in Patients with Glaucoma Over 80 Years of Age. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL May 2014 Notes: Poster presentation.

Addis V, Pastrana D, Fitzgerald D: Characterization of a Small, Noncoding RNA in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL May 2014 Notes: Poster presentation.

Addis V, Banker T, Godrey K, Schwartz A, Weichel E: Intraocular Pressure (IOP) Following Uncomplicated, Small-Gauge Pars Plana Vitrectomy (PPV) Repair of Primary Rhegmatogemous Retinal Detachments (RD). International Symposium for Eye Research: Molecular Mechanisms in Glaucoma, Sarasota, FL Sep 2013 Notes: Poster presentation.

Addis Victoria M, DeVore Heather K, Summerfield Michael E: Acute visual changes in the elderly. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 29(1): 165-80, Feb 2013.

Morrison C D, Papp A C, Hejmanowski A Q, Addis V M, Prior T W: Increased D allele frequency of the angiotensin-converting enzyme gene in pulmonary fibrosis. Human pathology 32(5): 521-8, May 2001.

Chang Wei-Jen, Stover Nicholas A, Addis Victoria M, Landweber Laura F: A micronuclear locus containing three protein-coding genes remains linked during macronuclear development in the spirotrichous ciliate Holosticha. Protist 155(2): 245-55, Jun 2004.

Chang Wei-Jen, Addis Victoria M, Li Anya J, Axelsson Elin, Ardell David H, Landweber Laura F: Intron Evolution and Information processing in the DNA polymerase alpha gene in spirotrichous ciliates: a hypothesis for interconversion between DNA and RNA deletion. Biology direct 1(2): 6, Feb 2007.

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