President Trump is scheduled to be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at The National Constitution Center (NCC) in the Independence Mall area. Increased police presence is anticipated in Center City throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening. Please allow extra time if you are going to Wills Eye. Please be advised of area street closures to vehicles beginning at 1:00PM on Tuesday 9/15. Pedestrian access will also be limited in the area. This is subject to change and area restrictions, which could widen, will be lifted once the President departs the NCC. There are also demonstrations planned for Tuesday 9/15 around Independence Mall as well as City Avenue.

Mark F. Pyfer, MD

Subspecialty: Cataract, Primary Eye Care, Refractive Surgery

Areas of Interest

  • Combined cataract and glaucoma surgery
  • Wavefront aberration measurement and correction using the excimer laser and minimal-aberration intraocular lens implants



Mark F. Pyfer, MD is a board certified ophthalmologist who serves on the teaching faculty of Wills Eye Hospital. He specializes in state-of-the-art refractive and cataract surgery and has performed over 1000 vision correction procedures since 1997.

Dr. Pyfer received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, graduating at the top of his class in 1995. After serving an internship in internal medicine, he completed residency training in medical and surgical ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital. While in residence at Wills, Dr. Pyfer coauthored the popular Wills Eye Manual, a reference book that has been translated into several languages, and is used by doctors around the world when treating eye disease.

Dr. Pyfer has published numerous scientific papers and abstracts related to his research on topics such as: quality of vision after cataract and refractive surgery, surgical treatment of glaucoma, ocular blood flow and computer-enhanced image processing. He is the current President-elect of the Montgomery County Medical Society, a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a member of the American Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the International Society of Refractive Surgery.

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Academic Affiliation
Clinical Instructor, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University


  • Residency:  Wills Eye Hospital – 1999
  • Medical School:  University of Pennsylvania – 1995
  • Undergraduate:  Drexel University – 1985


Honors and Awards

American Board of Ophthalmology – 2001

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840 Walnut Street, Suite 1240
Philadelphia, PA 19107 Google Maps

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