30 Mar Dr. Sebag Invited to Speak at Vitreoretinal Meeting
Dr. Sebag is pleased to announce he has been invited to speak as a special guest speaker at the Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment – understanding and avoiding failure virtual meeting. The meeting, organized by Alcon Experience Academy, will be held on April 28th, 2021.
In his lecture Dr. Sebag will discuss Anomalous PVD, Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD), and Vitreoschesis.
Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) is a serious cause of blindness. In 2004 it was estimated to afflict 1/10,000 Americans per year, but the incidence is now as high as 2.6/10,000 individuals each year (about 86,000 Americans each year). This increase is due to an increase in the prevalence of myopia (near-sightedness), a major risk factor for RRD. Vitreous, the gel that fills the center of the eye, is the cause for RRD. This invited lecture will describe changes within the vitreous body that tear the retina and cause RRD, as well as the phenomenon of vitreoschisis (splitting of the outer layer of the vitreous body), an important cause of failed RRD surgery.