Dr. Scott Westhouse is from the Retina Specialists of Michigan, Murial Zandstra is the author of "Armand Merizon: His Life and Art," and Dr. Larry Gerbens is a retired ophthalmologist. The title of their lecture is "The Eyes of the Artist: Macular Degeneration."
(Left to right) Dr. Westhouse, Murial Zandstra, Dr. Gerbens
Macular Degeneration has affected many artists through the ages. We will use the life and work of prominent Grand Rapids artist, Armand Merizon, to illustrate the effect of Age-Related Macular DeGeneration on an individual and his art. A recently released book on the life and art of Mr. Merizon will be introduced and available at the lecture. We will also present the latest information and scientific advances in the treatment of both wet and dry macular degeneration in an understandable format.