Jody Piltz-Seymour, MD

Subspecialty: Glaucoma

Areas of Interest

  • Clinical research
  • Diagnostic testing (imaging and perimetry)
  • Medical, laser and surgical treatment of glaucoma


  • Jody Piltz-Seymour, MD, of the Wills Eye Glaucoma Service, has provided university-level, subspecialty glaucoma care throughout the Philadelphia region for more than 20 years. She is a Clinical Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Piltz-Seymour has received the “Best Doctors in America” recognition for more than a decade, received the Patient Choice Award in 2012-2013 and was chosen by Philadelphia Magazine as a “Top Doc for Seniors.”

    Dr. Piltz-Seymour received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. She served as Chief Resident for the Department of Ophthalmology & Advanced Studies as a Glaucoma Fellow at the University of British Columbia with the renowned Dr. Stephen Drance.

    She served for 15 years as Director of Glaucoma Services at the University of Pennsylvania. She was the Principal Investigator for the landmark Ocular Hypertensive Treatment Study with a grant of over $1 million from the National Institute of Health.

    An active member in the American Glaucoma Society, Women In Ophthalmology, the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology and the Greater Philadelphia Ophthalmology Society. She serves as a scientific reviewer for most of the major journals of Ophthalmology, including the American Journal of Ophthalmology and has authored hundreds of major research papers, abstracts, editorials, and reviews in the field of Glaucoma.

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Fellowship:  University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Residency:  Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
Medical School:  Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York

Honors and Awards

Humanitarian of the Year Award, Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement Award; American Academy of Ophthalmology Best Doctors in America

Language Spoken

English, Spanish


Areas of Interest:
Medical, laser and surgical treatment of glaucoma
Diagnostic testing (imaging and perimetry)
Clinical research
Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study Principal Investigator