Paula E. Pecen, M.D., is a specialist of the retina, vitreous, and Uveitis. Her specialty covers the treatment and surgery of diseases and disorders affecting the back of the eye, including diabetic eye disorders, macular degeneration, retinal detachments, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, and trauma to the eye.
Dr. Pecen has authored numerous publications and continues to be involved in national studies and clinical trials.
She received her medical degree from Duke University and completed her residency at Duke University Eye Center in Durham, NC. Dr. Pecen completed a fellowship in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous from Cole Eye Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. Following the completion of her first fellowship, she completed another fellowship in Uveitis from the University of Colorado in Denver.
She is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Uveitis Society, American Society of Retina Specialist, and Association for Research & Vision in Ophthalmology.
Sees Patients In:
- Diabetic eye disease
- Retinal vein and artery occlusion
- Macular degeneration
- Macular hole
- Retinal detachment, degeneration, hole, and tear
- Epiretinal membrane (macular pucker)
Dr. Pecen joined Carolina Eye Associates in 2021 after spending four years as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She lives in Greensboro with her husband, Derek, who is also an Ophthalmologist with Carolina Eye Associates. In her spare time, Dr. Pecen enjoys spending time with her young daughter and golden retriever, doing yoga, cooking, gardening, and running.