April 3, 2017
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(ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center will host the 31st annual Southeastern Vitreoretinal Seminar (SEVR) on Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
The opening event on Friday morning will be the Paul Sternberg, Jr., lecture, presented by Jennifer I. Lim, MD, of the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago. She serves as the Marion H. Schenk, Esq., chair in Ophthalmology for Research in the Aging Eye and director of retina services.
Lim has performed more than 6,000 vitreoretinal surgeries. She also has directed more than 50 clinical research studies and trials on age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, macular edema, retinal vein occlusion and complex retinal detachments. She is the recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Senior Achievement and Secretariat Awards and the American Society of Retina Specialists Senior Honor Award. Her lecture topic at SEVR will be “Sickle cell retinopathy: Revelations from SDOCT and OCTA imaging.”
The remainder of the seminar will feature presentations related to vitreoretinal surgery, medical retinal diseases, uveitis, and related topics. Emory Eye Center faculty will discuss some of their most interesting cases; attendees are invited to bring their own for sharing.
G. Baker Hubbard, III, MD, Thomas M. Aaberg Professor of Ophthalmology and director of clinical retina at Emory Eye Center, will host the seminar. Hubbard’s primary research interest is in characterizing the clinical manifestations of pediatric retinal disorders and their treatment outcomes. He also has been the institutional principal investigator for national clinical trials on emerging therapies for adult retinal disorders, such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.
“This year we are so excited to have Dr. Jenny Lim back at Emory,” Hubbard adds. “She is a world authority on macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and complex retinal detachment. In addition, she is a terrific speaker and educator, and I know she will make the 2017 version of SEVR something special.”
Emory University Hospital is located at 1364 Clifton Road, NE, in Atlanta. All SEVR sessions will take place in the hospital’s second floor auditorium.
The Emory Eye Center is the largest, most comprehensive eye care facility in Georgia, serving patients for more than 125 years. Physicians from across the globe seek residency and fellowship training at the Center from our internationally-renowned clinical and basic science faculty. Scientists at Emory Eye Center are researching the causes of and improved treatments for macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, genetic eye diseases and more. Innovative treatments, groundbreaking research and personalized care have earned Emory Eye Center the respect of patients and providers alike.
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