Diabetic Vitreopathy and Retinopathy Lecture
Topics of Discussion:
Diabetic Eye Disease is the leading cause of blindness in Americans aged 20 – 74 years of age. The metabolic derangements of Diabetes affect the lens, vitreous body, and retinal vasculature resulting in a wide range of effects. If detected early, the damage can be limited and blindness can be averted. In many cases the combination of intravitreal ant-VEGF injections, laser therapy, and vitreous surgery can restore vision loss.
This lecture will review the epidemiology of Diabetic Eye Disease, the molecular and cellular events underlying pathophysiology, how these changes affect vision, and what therapies are available to prevent blindness and restore vision. Key to the success of this endeavor is early detection – that’s where you play a critical role.
Educated at Columbia & Harvard, Dr. Sebag is considered the world’s leading authority on vitreous.
He has authored two books, as well as many articles, chapters and editorials on diseases, drug therapy, and surgery of the vitreous, macula, and retina (VMR).
In addition to his role as full professor of clinical ophthalmology at the Doheny Eye Institute, Dr. Sebag has also been visiting professor around the world.
In private practice since 1986, he is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
In 2006, he was inducted into the prestigious American Ophthalmological Society.
In 2010, he was designated a fellow of ARVO, the world’s premier eye research organization.
For 25 years, Dr. Sebag has provided university-level care to the local community in a private setting. Dr. Sebag founded the VMR Institute in order to provide state-of-the-art diagnostics and therapeutics in eye health with compassion and care.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Lecture 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy a complimentary dinner provided by award-winning gourmet catering company, 24 Carrots.
Dinner is available by 6:30 p.m.
CE Credit: 2 Hours (CA State Board of Optometry)
*$10 fee for CE
Complimentary dinner included