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February 28, 2018

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Images of East Lake Golf Club, 2016 and 2017 SEVR


Retina Expert Dr. Daniel F. Martin to Lecture at Emory Eye Center’s SEVR 2018 Seminar in April

(ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center will host the 32nd annual Southeastern Vitreoretinal Seminar (SEVR) on Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, 2018, at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

The conference will open Friday morning with the Paul Sternberg, Jr., lecture, presented by Daniel F. Martin, MD, of Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute. He serves as the Barbara and A. Malachi Mixon III Institute Chair in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Martin has been Chair of Cole Eye Institute since 2008. Prior to that, he served as Thomas M. Aaberg Professor of Ophthalmology and tenured professor at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. He has extensive experience in the management of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, macular pucker, macular hole, retinal detachment, and inflammatory and infectious diseases of the retina.

Martin’s lecture topic at SEVR will be “Managing Neovascular AMD: Important Clinical Pearls from CATT.”

Other invited guest lecturers will include Charlie Wykoff, MD, of Retina Consultants of Houston, and Christina Flaxel, MD, of the Casey Eye Institute/Oregon Health and Science University.

The remainder of the seminar will feature case presentations along with point/counterpoint discussions 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.

SEVR 2018 is co-directed by G. Baker Hubbard, III, MD, Thomas M. Aaberg Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Retina Service at Emory Eye Center, and Steven Yeh, MD, Louise M. Simpson Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Emory Eye Center’s Uveitis and Vasculitis Service. 

“SEVR is my favorite meeting of the year,” Hubbard says. “I love the give and take at this meeting and the wide range of interesting cases and retinal conditions that we cover. We’re fortunate to have superb guest faculty this year with Drs. Martin, Flaxel, and Wykoff.”

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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