Dr. E. Matthew Zimm, a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist, is the Region's first fellowship-trained laser vision correction surgeon. This means that Dr. Zimm spent an entire year after his residency training intensively in laser vision correction procedures as well as advanced cataract surgical procedures. Dr. Zimm performs bladeless LASIK, traditional and custom LASIK, advanced surface ablation (LASEK), cataract surgery, eyelid surgery, glaucoma treatment, and the management of all medical eye diseases.
Dr. Zimm grew up in Erie, PA. He attended both Cathedral Preparatory School and Gannon University, graduating at the top of his class at both schools. Dr. Zimm performed his medical school training at LECOM, where he graduated in the top 5% of his class. Dr. Zimm did a one year transitional internship at Millcreek Community Hospital. Dr. Zimm then performed a three year surgical and medical ophthalmology residency through Michigan State University. This was followed by an intensive one year fellowship in laser vision correction surgery and advanced cataract surgery through Michigan State University. Dr. Zimm is board certified in ophthalmology by the American Osteopathic College of Opthalmology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. E. Matthew Zimm's grandfather, Dr. Edward Zimm, Sr., was an Ear/Nose/Throat physician who practiced medicine in Erie for over 40 years. Dr. Edward Zimm, Jr., Dr. E. Matthew Zimm's father, practiced Dentistry in Erie for over 30 years.
In May of 2013, Dr. E. Matthew Zimm was the first Doctor in Northwest Pennsylvania to perform bladeless cataract surgery.He continues to perform this procedure in his private practice located in Erie Pennsylvania.
Dr. Zimm is proud to announce that he was recently named "Top Laser Cataract Surgeon for 2013" by sitepath medical! This award honors distinguised leaders in Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery for demonstrating surgical expertise and a continued pursuit of exceptional patient care through the use of advance technology and surgical techniques.
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