Dr. Elliot Werner, MD

Dr. Elliot Werner, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 71
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A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Elliot B. Werner, M.D., our newest glaucoma specialist, attended undergraduate and medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his ophthalmology residency at McGill University in Montreal and a fellowship in glaucoma at the University of British Columbia with Dr, Stephen Drance, one of the pioneers in developing glaucoma specialty training. After completing his training in 1977, Dr. Werner joined the faculty at McGill University and was appointed Director of the Glaucoma Service at the prestigious Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. In 1982, Dr. Werner joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute in Philadelphia. During this time he also served as Chief of Ophthalmology at the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Hospital. In 1988, Dr. Werner joined the faculty at Hahnemann University (now Drexel University College of Medicine). He rose to the rank of full professor and Chief of the Glaucoma Service in the Department of Ophthalmology. He has also been a member of the Wills Eye Hospital Glaucoma Service, Co-Chief of the Glaucoma Center at The Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, and has served as President of the Section on Ophthalmology for the Philadelphia College of Physicians. Dr. Werner is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology as well as the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of several national and international societies including the American Glaucoma Society and the International Perimetric (Visual Field) Society. He has received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award and is a member of AOA, the National Medical Honor Society. He is the author of over fifty original scientific papers as well as a contributing author to numerous textbooks.

293 Armand Hammer Blvd

Pottstown, PA 19464

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Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Laser Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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Education

  • Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1967
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Montreal General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • McGill University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • University Of British Columbia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1976

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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