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Robert B. Penne, M.D. has been a member of the Wills Eye Hospital medical staff and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service since 1990. He grew up in North Dakota/Minnesota and attended college at North Dakota State University where he graduated first in his class.  He then attended medical school at the University of Minnesota, completed his internship at Hennepin County Medical Center, and did his ophthalmology residency at Wills Eye Hospital.  After residency, he did a fellowship in Neuro-orbital disease followed by a fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Wills Eye Hospital.

Dr. Penne is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology.  Locally he is past president of the Ophthalmic Club and belongs to the Greater Philadelphia Ophthalmic Society.

Dr. Penne is an Attending Surgeon at Wills Eye Hospital and is director of the Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Department at Wills Eye Hospital.  He is also co-director of the Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid Clinic.  He has authored numerous scientific papers, books and book chapters. He is associate editor of the Yearbook of Ophthalmology.   Dr Penne has received the Golden Apple Award (best resident teacher) at Wills Eye Institute and the Resident Teaching Award from the Temple Department of Ophthalmology.

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    Robert B. Penne, M.D. has been a member of the Wills Eye Hospital medical staff and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service since 1990. He grew up in North Dakota/Minnesota and attended college at North Dakota State University where he graduated first in his class.  He then attended medical school at the University of Minnesota, completed his internship at Hennepin County Medical Center, and did his ophthalmology residency at Wills Eye Hospital.  After residency, he did a fellowship in Neuro-orbital disease followed by a fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Wills Eye Hospital.

    Dr. Penne is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology.  Locally he is past president of the Ophthalmic Club and belongs to the Greater Philadelphia Ophthalmic Society.

    Dr. Penne is an Attending Surgeon at Wills Eye Hospital and is director of the Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Department at Wills Eye Hospital.  He is also co-director of the Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid Clinic.  He has authored numerous scientific papers, books and book chapters. He is associate editor of the Yearbook of Ophthalmology.   Dr Penne has received the Golden Apple Award (best resident teacher) at Wills Eye Institute and the Resident Teaching Award from the Temple Department of Ophthalmology.

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    •  Specializes in Oculoplastic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
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    • Ophthalmology

    Conditions Treated

    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
    • Bell's Palsy
    • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
    • Benign Tumor
    • Blepharitis
    • Blind Hypotensive Eye
    • Blindness
    • Blocked Tear Duct
    • Brain Disorders
    • Cancer
    • Cataract
    • Chalazion
    • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
    • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
    • Contusion of the Eyeball
    • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
    • Corneal Diseases
    • Corneal Ulcer
    • Dacryoadenitis
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Diplopia
    • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
    • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Dry Eyes
    • Ectropion of Eyelid
    • Endophthalmitis
    • Entropion
    • Exotropia
    • Eye Cancer
    • Eye Infections
    • Eyelid Disorders
    • Eyelid Spasm
    • Foreign Body in Eye
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Glaucoma
    • Graves' Disease
    • Hypopyon
    • Iridocyclitis
    • Keratitis
    • Lazy Eye
    • Migraine
    • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Orbital Cellulitis
    • Panophthalmitis
    • Paralytic Strabismus
    • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Purulent Endophthalmitis
    • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
    • Retina Diseases
    • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
    • Retinal Vein Occlusion
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Skin Cancer
    • Strabismus
    • Stye
    • Tear Duct Disorders
    • Temporal Arteritis
    • Thyroid Disease
    • Trichiasis
    • Ulcer
    • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
    • Vascular Disease
    • Visual Field Defects

    Education

    • Medical School
      University of Minnesota Medical School

      Graduated in 1984

    • Internship Hospital
      Hennepin County Med Center

      Completed in 1985

    • Residency Hospital
      Wills Eye Hospital

      Completed in 1988

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Wills Eye Hospital

      Completed in 1990

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Oculoplastic Surgery
    • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
    • Cosmetic Surgery
    • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    • Ophthalmic Reconstructive Surgery
    • Ophthalmology

    Procedures Performed

    • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
    • Blepharoplasty
    • Blepharorrhaphy
    • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
    • Canthotomy
    • Cataract Removal Surgery
    • Dacryocystorhinostomy
    • Enucleation of Eye
    • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
    • Excision of Chalazion
    • Excision of Skin Cancer
    • Excision of Skin Lesion
    • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
    • Eye Surgery
    • Eyelid Surgery
    • Glaucoma Surgery
    • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
    • Orbit Evisceration
    • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
    • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
    • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
    • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
    • Repair of Lid Retraction
    • Skin Grafts
    • Tear Duct Surgery
    • Wound Repair