Matty in the Morning Epiretinal Membranes: Natural History, Related Events, and Treatment Options

Please join Torsten Wiegand, MD, PhD for a lecture on “Epiretinal Membranes: Natural History, Related Events, and Treatment Options” at the New England College of Optometry on December 10, 2015.

Abstract: Epiretinal membranes develop in up to 5% of  patients over time after posterior vitreal detachments. These membrane are comprised of glial cells, RPE cells, and macrophages and can result in decreased visual acuity or metamorphopsia due to disturbance of the retinal architecture. The talk focuses on etiology, anatomy, detection, and surgical treatment of epiretinal membranes including OCT analysis prior and after membrane peels as well as intraoperative videos. Surgical outcomes and related conditions will be discussed.

Matty in the Morning Lecture Series  

This early morning series of continuing education lectures focuses on a variety of optometric topics on campus. Lectures are open to all students, faculty, alumni, and ODs that would like to attend.  Light refreshments will be served following the lecture. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Leah Boudreau at
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015, 7:15 - 8:15 AM  
Location: Clausen Room