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Dr. Jody Piltz-Seymour, M.D.
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Dr. Jody Piltz-Seymour, M.D.

Valley Eye Professionals

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About

As a university affiliated glaucoma specialist and cataract surgeon, I strive to bring expert and compassionate glaucoma and cataract care throughout the Delaware Valley. I work with each patient to individualize care by understanding each patient's lifestyle and specific needs. I incorporate the newest technologies to complement the clinical examination. Along with my colleagues at Valley Eye Professionals, we treat every patient with kindness, skill and respect.

List the treatments and procedures you offer:

Complete medical and surgical management of glaucoma; Surgical treatment of cataracts

Diagnostic testing including automated perimetry, optical coherence tomography, fundus photography, corneal topography, lenstar biometry, lipiscan

Laser procedures: Laser iridotomy, selective laser trabeculoplasty, laser iridoplasty, laser cyclophotocoagulation

Glaucoma Surgical procedures: Trabeculectomy, Glaucoma drainage tube surgeries (including Ahmed Valves, Baerveldt drainage tubes and Molteno3 glaucoma drainage tubes), Minimally invasive glaucoma procedures (MIGS) including istent, Kahook blade goniotomy, omni system canaloplasty/goniotomy, Xen gel stent placement

Cataract Surgery: Cataract extraction, Complex cataract extractions using the newest diagnostic and surgical technologies and offering cutting edge lens implant choices

Awards or Certifications

2020, 2019, 2018 Castle Connolly Top Docs Philadelphia Magazine

2018 Outstanding Educator Award, American Glaucoma Society

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology

2015 Humanitarian Service Award, Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology

2005 Senior Achievement Award, American Academy

2002, 1999, 1996 Top Docs, Philadelphia Magazine

1999 Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology

1998 Top Docs for Seniors - Philadelphia Magazine

1996 to present Best Doctors in America, Woodward/White, Inc.

Multiple years: Vitals Patient’s Choice Award and Compassionate Physician Award

Certificate of Recognition, Orbis International, Visiting faculty

2017 Yaounde,Cameroon;

2015 Hue, Vietnam;

2010 da Nang, Vietnam;

2008 Addas Abba, Ethiopia

Global Impact Fellow, Unite for Sight Accra, Ghana 2012 and 2013.

2019 Visiting Faculty, Central Hospital, Kigali, Rwanda

What's your background, education and training?

Education:

1976-80 B.S. Tufts University (Biology)

1977-79 Research Intern, Tufts - New England Medical Center

1980-84 M.D. Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments:

1984-85 Intern in Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

1985-86 Research Fellow, Glaucoma Service, Department of Ophthalmology, Albert Einstein College of

Medicine - Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

1986-89 Ophthalmology Resident, Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx,

NY

1988-89 Chief Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Montefiore

Medical Center, Bronx, NY

1989-90 Glaucoma Fellow, Department of Ophthalmology, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver,

British Columbia

1991 National Eye Institute, Clinical Vision Research Course, Epidemiologic and Biostatistical

Approaches

2012 Global Health and Program Delivery Certificate,

Unite for Sight Global Health University

Course work in Global Health, Community Eye Health, Cultural competency, Sustainable Development in Eye Care,

Faculty Appointment:

1990-2004 Director of the Glaucoma Service, Scheie Eye Institute

1990-1999 Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Scheie Eye Institute

2000-2004 Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Scheie Eye Institute

2004-2008 Medical Director, Glaucoma Care Center, Keystone Eye Associates, Philadelphia, PA

2008- Director, Glaucoma Care Center, PC, Philadelphia, Bristol and Ardmore, PA

2009-2011 Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

2012- Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

2014- Wills Glaucoma Service

What do clients have to say about you?

Great Doctor!

Posted on March 9th, 2019

In addition to a spectacular research and education resume, Dr. Piltz has successfully treated various complex eye issues for over 30 yrs. She has always explained pros and cons of all options in a caring and professional manner. Her treatment plans for me have resulted in the best possible outcomes. Regarding kindness and professionalism, just last weekend (Sunday) I experienced symptoms similar to those of a detached retina. I was extremely anxious and called the office. Dr. Piltz was on call and she interrupted her day and met me at the office, even though it was a Sunday and her house was an hour away. (I am sure other Doctors would have directed me to and emergency room with the threat of an impending winter storm on its way.) Dr. Piltz was able to access my situation, calm my nerves and then made arrangements for me to see a Retina Specialist the next day. I so value being cared for by such a special Doctor, and to feel so taken care of.'

'Superb! Dr. Piltz is internationally renowned as a specialist in glaucoma. I had an increasingly serious problem with glaucoma which had been monitored by various eye doctors before being referred to Dr. Piltz, under whose care I now have healthy eyes. I owe Dr. Piltz my vision.'

'Dr. Piltz-Seymour is Smart, clever, compassionate, personable, talented, gifted, creative, and many more superlatives that I cannot bring to mind at the moment. As a subject in a Long-Term treatment study with Dr. Piltz-Seymour, I have been a patient of hers for 20+ years and have found her to be the gold standard of Professionalism in all areas. I highly recommend her to family and friends. She has a caring manner that puts you at ease and takes the time to answer the patient's questions.'

Hours of operation

Office Hours: Optical Shop Hours

Monday: 8:30am-3:30pm Monday: 8:30am-5:00pm

Tuesday: 8:30am-3:30pm Tuesday: 8:30am-4:00pm

Wednesday: 8:30am-7:30pm Wednesday: 8:30am-6:00pm

Thursday: 8:30am-7:30pm Thursday: 8:30am-6:0pm

Friday: 8:30am-3:30pm Friday: 8:30am-4:00pm

Saturday*: 8:30am-11:30am Saturday*: 9:00am-11:30

*2-3 Saturdays a Month

Insurances Accepted

We accept most insurance plan. Please call 215-938-7878 with any questions regarding your specific health care plan.

Awards

Top Doctors: 2021

Keywords:

Glaucoma, Cataract, Eye surgery, intraocular pressure, eye pressure, ocular hypertension, eye disease, eye drops, trabeculectomy, MIGS