Which hospitals in Philadelphia have the best eye care?
On Saturday, Dr. Stephen Kline, director of the Eye Institute at St. Francis Hospital, spoke about his vision at the St. Luke’s Eye Center, the largest institution of its kind in the United States.
Kline is also the founding director of St. Joseph’s Eye and Ear Hospital in St. Louis.
Klines vision is similar to that of Dr. Michael C. Pfeifer, who is the president of St Louis Eye Institute.
KLINE said he had been thinking about what a vision clinic could look like and had been inspired by the hospital in Philadelphia.
The St. Charles Eye Institute in St Louis was named after its founder, Dr.’s James C. D. St.
Charles, a pioneering ophthalmologist and surgeon.
Dr. Dolly B. Stamps was also an ophthalmoscope pioneer.
James B. Coughlin and John M. Brown were instrumental in the development of the first ophthalmic treatment, and they founded St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.
But the Stiles Eye Center was chosen as a vision center because of the reputation of Drs Kline and Pfeif, the Stokes said.
“We’re really proud of our collaboration with Dr. Pfleif and Dr. Klin.
They have both been an amazing collaboration,” Dr. M.D. Stokes, St. Marys doctor, said.
Dr Kline’s vision was seen by more than 30,000 patients in the Stamps Eye Center between 2005 and 2014, when the hospital’s operations were closed to the public.
A vision clinic like the one Kline had envisioned, with its expansive scope, was ideal, Stokes added.
“It’s very much about what we do at the hospital and what we offer our patients.
I think that’s what attracted us to St. Matthews.”
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