Helene Kaiser, OD, FAAO

Associate Professor, Pennsylvania College of Optometry




  • BS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • BS, OD, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Dr. Kaiser is a 1989 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and she completed a Primary Care Residency at The Eye Institute in1990.

Role at Salus University:

  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry
    • Director, Traineeship Program
    • Coordinator for the Clinical Skills Course and Laboratory
    • Lecturer and Coordinator of the Special Topics in Environmental Optometry Course
    • The Eye Institute, Primary Care Staff Optometrist; Director, Quality Assurance


  • Kaiser HM. Loss of Vision After Surgery: What’s the Cause? Bilateral Vision Loss after Oophorectomy Surgery. Case Presentation on Medscape Optometry Web MD Medical Journal, July 2014.
  • Chronister CL, Kaiser H, Pagani JM.  Progressive outer retinal necrosis in a patient with acquired immune deficiency syndrome.  Clin Exp Optom 2011; 94: 4: 389-392.
  • Pagani JM, Kaiser HM, Chronister CL.  Recommendations from the Quality Assurance Committee.  Review of Optometry. Vol. 144. No.11, P. 27-34, Nov 2007.
  • Kaiser HM, Pagani JM.   Isolated Retinal Venous Macroaneurysm.  Optometry – Journal of the American Optometric Association, Vol. 76, No. 9, 522-5. Sept 2005
  • Kaiser HM. "Ocular Manifestations of Hematologic Disease", In Blaustein BH., ed., Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Disease. Boston, MA: Churchill Livingstone, 1994: pp. 165-178.
  • Kaiser HM. and Shust MA. "An Atypical Presentation of Arteritic Ischemic Optic Neuropathy", Optometry Today, Sept 1993.
  • Kaiser HM. "A Tour Through a Gallery of Lid Lesions: How to Differentiate Eyelid Lumps and Bumps", Review of Optometry, July 1992.
  • Kaiser HM. and Pagani JM. "Garden Variety Conjunctivitis". In Catania L., ed., Primary Care Practical Hints. Philadelphia, PA: Primary Care Publications, 1991.

Presentations at the American Academy of Optometry or South East Council of Optometry:

  • Development of Slit Lamp Blue-light Filters to Reduce Risk of Photochemical Retinal Damage in Optometry Students Learning Slit Lamp Ophthalmoscopy
  • Urgent Care Facility Misdiagnoses HSV Disciform Keratitis
  • Significant Correlation of Grit Survey to Spring Refractive Practical Results in First Year Optometry Students
  • Student Self-Assessment of Refractive Practical Preparation as Compared to their Testing Results
  • Energy drink consumption and the acute caffeine induced intraocular pressure changes in a young healthy population
  • In Office Infection Control Procedures to Prevent the Transmission of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Eye Pain and Cataract in patient with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. 
  • Heteronymous Bilateral Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy  Following Surgical Oophrectomy
  • Acute Ptosis and Diplopia in patient with Castleman’s Disease.  
  • “Utilization of a Simulation Model to Facilitate Learning of Binocular Indirect and Slit Lamp Ophthalmoscopy Skills”
  • "Retrospective Review of Computer Related Symptoms, Diagnoses, and Treatment in an Urban Based Computer Vision Clinic"
  • "First Reported Case of Sixth Cranial Nerve Palsy Associated with Glucophage therapy in a Diabetic Patient"
  • "Pseudo Arteritic Ischemic Optic Neuropathy"
  • "Pseudo Accommodative Esotropia and Patient with Pediatric Pseudotumor Cerebri"
  • "An Atypical Presentation of Arteritic Ischemic Optic Neuropathy"
  • "Herpes Zoster Infection and Reiter's Syndrome in an AIDS Patient"
  • "Vitritis and Anterior Uveitis Secondary to Active Toxoplasmosis"
  • Academy Presentation - "Polaroid Ocular Photography as an Innovative Method of Assessing Ophthalmoscopy Skills"

Professional Honors and Activities:

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry
  • American Optometric Association
  • Pennsylvania Optometric Association
  • Philadelphia County Optometric Society
  • International Who's Who of Professionals

Clinical Specialty: 

  • Primary care, computer vision, industrial vision

Dr. Helene Kaiser has lectured nationally and internationally on Computer Vision and Ocular Disease.