Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Eye Disease, Retina & Vitreous
Shann Lin, MD, F.A.C.S., was one of the first physicians in the world to pioneer the usage of high speed ICG angiography for patients of age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Lin has vast experience in medical surgical treatment for age-related macular degeneration (ARMD).
“Macular degeneration is the most common cause of severe vision loss among people over 60. It affects as many as 15 million Americans and millions more around the world. As our population ages, we will see more of this terrible disease. Since Pennsylvania has a high elderly population, there is an overwhelming demand in our area for treatment of macular degeneration. It is estimated that about 14% of the U.S. population aged 65-74 years and 35% of people over age 75 will have this disease”, states Dr. Lin.
Dr. Lin began his medical training at Rutgers College in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He received the prestigious Dean Academic Excellence Scholarship to attend New Jersey Medical School. During his medical school years, Dr. Lin developed a strong interest in diseases of the eye such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. He was admitted to the renowned Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City for his Ophthalmology residency.
After residency, Dr. Lin continued his research in age-related macular degeneration, developing several innovative techniques in laser surgery and macular degeneration surgery. Dr. Lin has lectured both nationally and internationally on advances in macular degeneration.