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George L. Spaeth, MD

Subspecialty: Glaucoma

Areas of Interest

  • Measurement of disability to patients with eye disease
  • Nature of the optic disk Image analysis of the optic disk
  • New surgical treatments for glaucoma
  • Quality of life in patients with glaucoma


George L. Spaeth, MD is a world-renowned ophthalmologist and Director Emeritus of the Glaucoma Service at Wills Eye Hospital. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, completed his residency in ophthalmology at Wills Eye, followed by fellowship training in glaucoma at the National Institute of Neurological Disease & Blindness. He has held the Lewis J. Esposito Glaucoma Research Professorship since 2000 and is a Professor of Ophthalmology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He is the author of many hundreds of papers in the peer-reviewed literature, has written scores of book chapters, and has edited 21 books.

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Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology – 1965

Academic Affiliation
Professor, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University


Fellowship:  National Institute of Neurological Disease & Blindness, Glaucoma – 1965
Residency:  Wills Eye Hospital – 1963
Medical School:  Harvard Medical School – 1959
Undergraduate:  Yale University – 1954

Honors and Awards

Castle Connolly “America’s Top Doctors” 2014

Language Spoken



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