Panel Discussion – Dry Eye Disease – Not just a Schirmer tear test & cyclosporine, and…not just in dogs

Small Animals

Panel Discussion
Date: Thu 22nd Sep 2022
Venue: Live Online Panel Discussion & On-Demand
Contact Hours: 3 Hours
Course Language: English
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Registration Deadline: Thursday 30th September 2027

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Panel Discussion - Dry Eye Disease – Not just a Schirmer tear test & Cyclosporine, and…not just in dogs


22 Sept 1PM - 4PM EST (New York)
  6PM - 9PM GMT (London)
  7PM - 10PM CET (Paris)
23 Sept 3AM - 6AM AEST (Sydney)

Panelists:         David Maggs   BVSc (hons), Dipl.ACVO - UC Davis, USA
                               Lionel Sebbag   DVM, PhD, DACVO - Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Israel
                               David Williams   MA, Med, VetMB, PhD, DECAWBM, FRSB, FHEA, FRCVS - University of Cambridge, UK

Moderator:    Rick Sanchez   DVM, Dipl.ECVO, FHEA - The Netherlands     



Tear film diseases are one of the most common ocular surface problems in practice. There are several types of presentations of Dry Eye Disease (DED), and therefore numerous ways exist to approach diagnosis and treatment, some of which are more controversial. An international panel of world-renowned veterinary ophthalmologists with a special interest in DED will be using an evidence-based approach to discussing the causes, presentations, diagnosis and therapeutic options for companion animals affected by DED. 

This session’s topic is aimed at general practice veterinarians including those with a special interest in ophthalmology and advanced practitioners. Participation and questions from the audience will be welcomed by the moderator and panelists. 


* Participants are encouraged to send in questions to prior to the panel discussion. There will also be the opportunity to raise questions during the discussion.


Panel Discussion Registration Process:     Once you have registered and upon payment, you will receive an invitation to the live panel discussion in due course. The panel discussion will be recorded and after the session has taken place, you will receive the link to access the on-demand recording for a period of 8 weeks. The course fee includes a certificate of attendance, that will be issued once the webinar series / webinar has ended and your attendance has been confirmed.

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    Lionel Sebbag
    DVM, PhD, Dipl.ACVO

    Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
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    Dr. Sebbag obtained his Veterinary Medical Degree from the National Veterinary School of Toulouse (France). He then completed a rotating internship at Kansas State University before pursuing a residency in Comparative Ophthalmology at the University of California-Davis. Dr. Sebbag currently holds a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (Ophthalmology service) at Iowa State University, where he completed a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences focused on pharmacology and ocular disease models. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO), and his clinical and research interests include ocular surface diseases, tear film biology and innovations in drug delivery to the eye.

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    David Williams

    United Kingdom

    European Specialist in Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine
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    Before he graduated from Cambridge Veterinary School in 1988, David already knew that he wanted to concentrate on ophthalmology in his professional career. Seeing practice in Solihull, West Midlands, John Heath CertVOphthal MRCVS senior partner in the 608 Veterinary Group captivated David with his enthusaism for the subject.

    Before graduating David gained experience with Dr Keith Barnett at the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, an internationally recognised expert in the field. After qualifying David worked as assistant veterinary surgeon and then resident in veterinary ophthalmology at the Trust, before gaining his certificate in veterinary ophthalmology and moving to the Royal Veterinary College to undertake a PhD investigating the pathology of chronic superficial keratitis in the German Shepherd dog (see photo).

    After gaining his PhD David stayed at the RVC, as resident in clinical pharmacology with a particular interest, perhaps not surprisingly, in ocular pharmacology. After two years researching the practical and theoretical aspects of ocular drug delivery, he moved back to the Animal Health Trust for a period as Clinical Investigative Ophthalmologist before completing the circle, as it were, and moving back to Cambridge.

    Here he is now Associate Lecturer in Veterinary Ophthalmology in the Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, a position he combines with teaching at St John’s College, where he is fellow, Director of Studies in Veterinary Medicine and College Lecturer in Pathology.

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    David Maggs
    BVSc (hons), Dipl.ACVO

    United States

    American Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology
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    David Maggs, BVSc, Diplomate ACVO, is a professor in the University of California–Davis Comparative Ophthalmology Service. Dr. Maggs’ special interests include ophthalmic surgery and ocular surface disease, particularly feline herpesvirus. He is the author of Slatter’s Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology, serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, and is president elect of the International Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology. Dr. Maggs received his veterinary degree from University of Melbourne, Australia, and completed small animal and equine internships at Colorado State University and a research fellowship and comparative ophthalmology residency at University of Missouri.

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    Rick Sanchez
    DVM, Dipl.ECVO, FHEA

    The Netherlands

    European Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology
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    Rick F. Sanchez was born in Spain and studied in the United States and the United Kingdom. He has been an ECVO specialist since 2007 and holds degrees in Biology, Veterinary Medicine and a university lecturer qualification.

    Rick worked for many years in London in a private clinic and also founded and taught ophthalmology at the Royal Veterinary College, one of the most prestigious universities in the world. He is an internationally leading specialist with extensive knowledge and experience in the field of cataract surgery. Rick lectures, writes and publishes articles all over the world and has been on the editorial board and board of the Veterinary Opthalmology Journal since 2010. His special interest lies in the field of cataract surgery, corneal and corneal surgery and glaucoma.

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