Steven Vale, MD, Ophthalmology, Scranton, PA, Geisinger-Community Medical Center

StevenValeMD

OphthalmologyScranton, PA

Anterior Segment Related, Cornea & External Disease, Refractive Surgery

President & Medical Director, Acuity Laser Eye & Vision Center and InterMountain Eye Associates, P.C.

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Summary

  • Dr. Steven Vale is a 1984 graduate of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. He received his Medical degree from The Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Drexel University School of Medicine) in 1988. Dr. Vale served his medical internship at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Chester, Pennsylvania and completed his residency in internal medicine in 1991 at Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at Henry Ford Health Sciences Center in 1994 and a cornea, external disease and refractive surgery fellowship the following year at the Kresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

    Dr. Vale is specialty board certified in both Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology.

    Dr. Vale is Pennsylvania’s most experienced eye surgeon in the field of laser vision correction of refractive errors. He began performing PRK and LASIK in August of 1994, under the supervision of internationally renowned refractive surgery pioneer Fouad Tayfour, M.D., Director of the Windsor Laser Eye Institute, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Tayfour was the first physician in North America to perform LASIK using the Summit Excimer Laser.

    Dr. Vale has performed over 29,000 laser vision surgeries since 1994. He is the author of the first retrospective cohort study of the use of LASIK to treat myopia, which was presented at the 1995 meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He has also published numerous articles in the fields of corneal and external disease and refractive surgery.

Education & Training

  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Wayne State University School of MedicineFellowship
  • Henry Ford Hospital - Wayne State University
    Henry Ford Hospital - Wayne State UniversityResidency
  • Pennsylvania Hospital - University of Pennsylvania Health System
    Pennsylvania Hospital - University of Pennsylvania Health SystemResidency
  • Medical College of PennsylvaniaMedicalSchool
  • Franklin & Marshall CollegeOtherTraining
  • Franklin & Marshall CollegeOtherTraining

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1990 - 2020
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top Ophthalmologist in Scranton, PA Top Doctors, 2018
  • Top Ophthalmologist in Bethlehem, PA Top Doctors, 2018
  • America's Best Ophthalmologists Consumers' Research Council of America, 2015-2018
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Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles

  • The Intraocular Penetration of Dexamethasone After Photorefractive Keratectomy  
    McDermott, M, Vale, S, Tayfour, F and Cowdon, JW, Ophthalmic Surgery And Lasers, 1/1/1998
  • More On Blepharitis Management  
    Vale, S, Review of Ophthalmology, 1/1/1996
  • Anterior Segment Trauma and Air Bags  
    McDermott, ML, Shin, DH, Hughes, BA and Vale,, Arch Ophthalmol, 1/1/1995
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Abstracts/Posters

  • Visual and Refractive Results of Combined PRK and ALK in Moderate to High Myopia
    Vale, S, McDermott, ML and Tayfour, F., Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1/1/1995
  • A New Mounting Device for Use with Practical Surgery on Cadaver and Animal Whole Eyes
    Swords, RC, Vale, S and McDermott, ML., Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1/1/1995
  • The Association of Low Intraocular Pressure with the Progression of AIDS in HIV Infected Adults
    Vale, S and Kasner, L., Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Meeting, Sarasota, Florida, 1/1/1994
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Lectures

  • The Association of Low Intraocular Pressure with the Progression of AIDS in HIV Infected Adults. 
    1/1/1994
  • Indications for Penetrating Keratoplasty in Children. 
    1/1/1994
  • An Interesting Case of Elevated Intraocular Pressure 
    1/1/1994
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Press Mentions

  • Childhood Sport Becomes Pain-Relieving Pastime and Personal ChallengeNovember 13, 2016

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