About the Macula Society

Founded in 1977, the Macula Society is a forum for new research in retinal vascular and macular diseases. Membership is by application, with acceptance criteria including extensive contribution to retinal literature. The Macula Society recognizes outstanding achievement by its members and others through awards and lectures, and holds an annual meeting open to members, their guests co-authors, and supporting company representatives.


Macula Virtual Conference

44th Annual Macula Society Meeting(Virtual)

Scientific Sessions
Saturday February 6th, 2021 and Sunday February 7th, 2021
8am EST-12pm EST
5am PT-9am PT
2pm CET-6pm CET
12am AEDT-4am AEDT ( Sunday 7th) 
10pmJST (Saturday 6th)-2am JST (Sunday 7th) 

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Carol L. Shields, MD

Mark W. Johnson, MD

Glenn J. Jaffe, MD

Daniel F. Martin, MD

Executive Secretary
Lawrence J.  Singerman, MD

Immediate Past President
Joan W. Miller, MD

Established 1977
Lawrence J. Singerman - Founder

Committee Chairs

H. Richard McDonald, MD

By-Laws Chair
Christina J. Flaxel, MD

Dean Eliott, MD

Education Endowment
Lawrence A. Yannuzzi, MD

Meeting Planning
Julia A. Haller, MD

Judy E. Kim, MD

Anita Agarwal, MD

David N. Zacks, MD

Demetrios G. Vavvas, MD

AAO Representative
Sharon D. Solomon, MD

International Representative
Robin H. Guymer, AM, MBBS, PhD

Young Member
Nadia K. Waheed, MD

Past Presidents

Joan W. Miller, MD
Arnall Patz, MD
J. Donald M. Gass, MD
Morton F. Goldberg, MD
Robert C. Watzke, MD
Stephen J. Ryan, MD
John G. Clarkson, MD
David H. Orth, MD
Alexander J. Brucker, MD
Lee M. Jampol, MD
Thomas M. Aaberg, MD
Travis A. Meredith, MD
Kurt A. Gitter, MD
William F. Mieler, MD
Daniel Finkelstein, MD
Lawrence A. Yannuzzi, MD
Evangelos S. Gragoudas, MD
Jerry A. Shields, MD
Michael L. Klein, MD
Emily Y. Chew, MD
Mark S. Blumenkranz, MD
Neil M. Bressler, MD
Paul Sternberg, Jr., MD
Gil Grand, MD
Andrew P. Schachat, MD
James C. Folk, MD
H. Richard McDonald, MD

Joan W. Miller, MD

Member News
On Saturday, Dec. 5, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is hosting the Retinopathy of Prematurity 2020 Update, a virtual meeting in coordination with the International Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Council (IPOSC).   Please consider sharing the opportunity to attend the session with your respective members.  Details are below.

This live 2-hour discussion will be based on a series of pre-recorded lectures from worldwide ROP experts, available online before the webinar. Topics will include ROP science and research, treatment and management, new technologies and practical imaging techniques, challenging cases, new ICROP (international criteria for ROP), and global initiatives.
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, US ET

Planning Committee: Faruk Orge, MD, Program Director; Stephen Glaser, MD; Michael Repka, MD, MBA; Graham Quinn, MD; Gil Binenbaum, MD; Amy Hutchinson, MD; and Alejandra de Alba Campomanes, MD

Announcing Leadership Development Program XXIII, Class of 2021

Special Interest Group

The ICO is excited to let our  society members know about the formation of a new special interest group for ophthalmic educators, ICO Ophthalmic Educators Group (ICO-OEG). More information on the ICO-OEG is available here.

If you have any questions regarding this request please contact us directly at educators@icoph.org

43rd Annual Macula Society Scientific Program and photos

Members may login and view the videos from the 43rd Annual Meeting

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