Dr. Trempe is an ophthalmologist involved in direct care of patients with diseases of the retina at New England College of Optometry (NECO) Center for Eye Care Commonwealth. His main interest is to treat patients with macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusion and early neurodegenerative diseases associated with neurodegenerative disease of the eye. He is a coauthor of a book entitled: The End Of Alzheimer’s. A Differential Diagnosis Toward A Cure.
Dr. Trempe's main clinical interest is to investigate and treat patients for disease of the eye in which an inflammatory process is a contributing factor. This involves almost all the diseases affecting the eye and the Central Nervous System. This is also related to most of the systemic age related vascular diseases.
Dr. Trempe was also the main clinician against laser photocoagulation treatment for of central retinal vein occlusion. His teaching regarding this disease process has been confirmed by the Central Retinal Vein Occlusion Study that has clearly demonstrated that laser photocoagulation treatment is not beneficial in patients who have central retinal vein occlusion without rubeosis iridis.
Dr. Trempe was the first clinician to report the formation of retinal pigment epithelium proliferation in the eye of patients with Gardner’s syndrome (Familial Adenomatous Polyposis and Precancerous Disease of the Colon).
Dr. Trempe's Major Areas of Research Interest:
- Role of inflammation and neurodegeneration in disease affecting the eye and the central nervous system
- Role of systemic inflammation in retinal vein occlusion
- Optic nerve diseases (neurodegeneration, glaucoma)
- Macular degeneration (Role of inflammation and infections)
- Diabetic retinopathy (Systemic inflammatory aspect)