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Marlene R. Moster, MD

Marlene R. Moster


about me
about me
Clinical Interests
  • Glaucoma
  • Pharmacology and treatment options
Research Interests
  • New surgical ways to treat glaucoma while minimizing complications
  • MD, SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY
  • Fellowship, Glaucoma, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Board Certification
  • Ophthalmology
  • World Glaucoma Congress: Surgical Program Committee
  • Reviewer, Journal of Neuro Ophthalmology
  • Member-at-Large, Board of Directors, American Glaucoma Society 
Awards and Honors
  • Best Doctors in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Magazine, May 2017
  • Ostbaum Honored Lecture, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, May 2017
  • Kapetansky Honored Lecture, 39th Annual Midwest Glaucoma Symposium, August 2017
  • Midwest Glaucoma Symposium, August 2017

Additional Information
I am currently a full-time faculty member in the Department of Ophthalmology at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, in the Clinical and Educational Scholarship track. My research interests include investigating new medications to lower IOP and scarring in glaucoma patients, anti-fibrotic techniques, as well as new devices to improve surgical outcomes and reduce complications. As an attending surgeon on the Wills Eye Glaucoma Services and Professor of Ophthalmology at Jefferson Medical College, I am very supportive of Dr. Julia Haller’s Research to Prevent Blindness grant application.

My research interests include pharmacologic advancements in the treatment of glaucoma and surgical interventions to minimize risk and improve outcomes of glaucoma surgery. I am heavily involved with fellow and resident teaching, and serve on the board of the American Glaucoma Society. I have authored 100 peer-reviewed publications. A special interest has been my involvement in clinical research trials. I am a member of numerous medical and glaucoma-related associations and have been listed in Best Doctors in America and “Top Doctors” in the Philadelphia area for many years. I have been invited to lecture nationally and internationally on the surgical and medical treatment of glaucoma.


Office Locations

Ophthalmic Partners of Pennsylvania

100 Presidential Boulevard

Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Selected Publications

Williams AL, Moster MR. Combined Cataract Extraction and Glaucoma Surgery : Indications for Trabeculectomy, Tube Shunt, and Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery. Advances in Ophthalmology and Optometry. Advances in Ophthalmology and Optometry 2017 Aug; 2(1):261-277.

Hu, WD, * Moster MR, Trabecular Micro-Bypass for the Treatment of Coexistent Cataract and Mild Open-Angle Glaucomas, Advanced Glaucoma Surgery, Springer International Publisher, Edited by Dr. Ahman Aref, Rohit Varma, Chapter 2, 5-13, February 2016.

Augusto Azuara-Blanco, Marlene R. Moster, Guarded Filtration Surgery, Book Title: Expert Techniques in Ophthalmic Surgery, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers LTD., Edited by Dr. Parul Ichhpujani, Dr. George L. Spaeth and Dr. Myron Yanoff, Chaper 40, 347-354; Feb 2015.

Yung ES, Chang EL, Moster MR. The Use of Optic Disc and Retinal Nerve Fiber Imaging in Detecting Structural Damage Before the Onset of Functional Loss. Advances in Ophthalmology and Optometry. Advances in Ophthalmology and Optometry 2017 Aug; 2(1):243-260.

Abramowitz BD, Moster MR. Management of Connunctival Bleb Leaks. Advances in Ophthalmology and Optometry. Advances in Ophthalmology and Optometry 2017 Aug; 2(1):279-300.

Sequential versus concomitant surgery of glaucoma drainage implant and Boston keratoprosthesis type 1.Patel V, Moster MR, Kishfy L, Barkan J, Zhan T, Raber IM, Ayres BD, Pro MJ, Waisbourd M. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2016 Apr.

Outcomes of Sequential Glaucoma Drainage Implants in Refractory Glaucoma. Hu WD, Moster MR, Zheng CX, Sabherwal N, Pequignot E, Cvintal V, Ekici F, Waisbourd M. J Glaucoma. 2016 Apr;25(4):e340-5.