Lindsay Machen, MD

Subspecialty: Glaucoma

Areas of Interest

  • Glaucoma filtering surgery (trabeculectomy, tube shunt surgery)
  • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS): iStent, Hydrus, Omni, XEN, Kahook Dual Blade
  • Glaucoma Laser Procedures
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Management of glaucoma from early to late stage disease with an emphasis on early detection and treatment


Dr. Machen is a Pennsylvania native; she received her undergraduate degree from Bucknell University where she graduated magna cum laude with an English major and Biochemistry and Biology minors. She went on to attend medical school at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey.  At Penn State, she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society recognizing the top 10% of her graduating class.

She completed her internship year at Reading Hospital in Reading, PA followed by her Ophthalmology residency at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago, IL where she served as Chief Resident.  She returned to Pennsylvania to complete her Glaucoma Fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital where she was awarded the Outstanding Fellow Award.

Dr. Machen has focused her academic efforts on re-envisioning and modernizing ophthalmology education and has created a curriculum to teach ophthalmology utilized by multiple residency programs.   She remains committed to educating younger generations of ophthalmologists and using educational resources to help her patients learn more about their ocular conditions.

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Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology


Fellowship: Wills Eye Hospital, Glaucoma – 2020

Residency: Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary – 2019

Internship: Reading Hospital—2016

Medical School: Pennsylvania State College of Medicine—2015

Undergraduate: Bucknell University – 2011

Honors and Awards

2020: Outstanding Fellow Award

2019: Chief Resident

2019: Heed Retreat Participant

2018: Mid-Year Forum Ambassador Award

2015: Alpha Omega Alpha

2015: Alphonse E. Leure-Dupree Award

2015: Medical Student Research Award

2012: Penn State College of Medicine Alumni Society Endowed Scholarship

2011: Louis W. Robey Prize given to the man or woman in the senior class who best exemplifies the aims of a Bucknell education

Wills Eye Hospital
840 Walnut Street, Suite 1110
Philadelphia, PA 19107 Google Maps