Los Angeles, CA, November 26, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Dr. Jerry Sebag of the VMR Institute for Vitreous Macula Retina, a leading facility for the treatment of blindness in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, was among a select few invited to speak at The French Ophthalmology Society’s (SFO) 121st annual meeting at the Palais des Congrès in Paris. SFO Secretary General Professor Christophe Baudouin hosted the joint symposium of the prestigious American Ophthalmological Society (AOS) and the SFO that featured lectures by the immediate past Executive Vice President of the AOS and Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Ophthalmology Thomas J. Liesegang, MD, and Richard L. Abbott of the UC San Francisco.
“I was very honored to have been selected to once again speak at the French Ophthalmology Society’s annual meeting. I am so grateful to the society for allowing me to share our experience and research on this, up until now, little explored subject. I am hopeful that our findings will enable movement toward treating floaters as a disease, and will open the conversation and spur a willingness among ophthalmologists to perform these safe, short, and highly effective procedures in an effort to help these unhappy patients,” said Dr. Sebag.
Lecturing in French, Dr. Sebag described the origin of vitreous floaters. Severe floaters disturb vision and in young people, most often related to near-sightedness; whereas, in older individuals, floaters are caused by aging changes, which transform the vitreous body.
Dr. Sebag described the VMR experience in curing floaters with a limited vitrectomy. Limited meaning only the offending vitreous tissue opacities are removed, as opposed to the entire vitreous body. This outpatient operation is performed in just 10 minutes, without sutures, under local anesthesia. The effectiveness of this surgery has been published in international literature and patients are increasingly requesting the minimally-invasive, highly effective, treatment.
About VMR Institute
The VMR Institute is a state-of-the-art treatment and research facility in Huntington Beach, California, near Los Angeles. The institute provides laser therapy and surgery of the eye’s vitreous, macula, and retina. Sensitive to the needs of each patient, expert surgeons Dr. Jerry Sebag and Dr. Lawrence P. Chong offer specialty care with compassion. Dr. Sebag and Dr. Chong are considered pre-eminent authorities on the diagnosis and treatment of complex conditions of the eye lending their expertise and knowledge to medical professionals throughout the country and the world.