Dr. Matthew S. Benz is from Adrian, Michigan, where his father and grandfather have practiced general ophthalmology for over 50 years. Dr. Benz received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Chicago and his medical degree from the University of Michigan. He then completed his ophthalmology residency and vitreoretinal fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami, the top rated eye hospital in the nation. Following fellowship, Dr. Benz served as chief resident and instructor at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Benz was a full-time faculty member at the Baylor College of Medicine prior to joining Retina Consultants of Houston and continues to have an appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Baylor. Dr. Benz has conducted research on endophthalmitis, retinal detachment, age-related macular degeneration, intravitreal injection, and vitreoretinal surgery, resulting in over 50 published peer-reviewed scientific papers, abstracts, and book chapters. He is fluent in Spanish and English and lectures throughout North America in both languages. Dr. Benz is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, and is an elected member of The Retina Society.
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