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Elizabeth A. Dale, M.D.


Glaucoma and Related Disorders

Patient Care Philosophy

“Compassion and mutual respect are the foundations of good patient care. I work with my patients to determine the most appropriate, individualized treatment available and strive to develop strong, long-term relationships that allow us to make health care decisions as a team. In addition to providing traditional care for the management of glaucoma, I incorporate and implement the most cutting-edge surgical techniques available, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. As the daughter of a physician, I recognized early on the important role the doctor-patient relationship plays in delivering quality care over the long term, and I look forward to developing such relationships with each of my patients.”


Elizabeth Dale, MD, graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 2001. Her education continued when she attended Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Samuel and Beatrice Leib Memorial Prize for clinical excellence in Ophthalmology. Dr. Dale subsequently completed her ophthalmology residency at Columbia University Medical Center’s Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute. During her final year of residency, she served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Dale joined Ophthalmic Partners in 2015 after completing a clinical glaucoma fellowship through the prestigious University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Dale is an Attending Physician on the Glaucoma Service at Wills Eye Hospital and a Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson Medical College. In this role, Dr. Dale is responsible for clinical and surgical training of residents and fellows. She lectures locally and nationally at educational conferences. Each year, she serves as an instructor for the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s annual trabeculectomy surgery course. Dr. Dale has been recognized by her peers as a “Top Doctor” in Main Line Today & South Jersey Magazine, among others.

Dr. Dale’s expertise includes medical and surgical management of glaucoma as well as cataract surgery. This includes traditional glaucoma surgical techniques and lasers as well as state of the art “MIGS” (minimally invasive glaucoma surgery) techniques.

She is board certified with the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Glaucoma Society (AGS), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS), Greater Philadelphia Ophthalmic Society (GPOS), and Women in Ophthalmology (WIO).

Dr. Dale is fluent in Spanish.


  • Bachelor of Arts – College of the Holy Cross
  • Doctor of Medicine – Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons


  • Internship – St. Joseph Hospital Health Center
  • Ophthalmology Residency – Columbia University Medical Center, Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute
  • Glaucoma Clinical Fellowship – University of Miami, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Honors & Distinctions

  • Main Line Today Top Doctors (2020, 2021)
  • Philadelphia Suburban Life Magazine Top Physician (2019, 2020, 2021)
  • South Jersey Magazine Top Physician (2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Samuel and Beatrice Leib Memorial Prize in Ophthalmology – Top Medical Student entering the field of Ophthalmology (2010)

Service Locations
Dr. Dale sees patients at the following locations: