Lionel Sebbag

DVM, Diplomate ACVO
Assistant Professor
515-294-2060
1567 Lloyd
Education & Certifications  

Veterinary School: Ecole Nationale Veterinaire de Toulouse (France)

Internship: Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Residency: University of California-Davis, College of Veterinary Medicine

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Research Focus & Interests  

Metabolomic profiling and pharmacokinetics of tear fluid in companion animals

Honors & Awards  

ACVO Resident Best Manuscript Award - Clinical Research (2015)                                                                               

AAVC Outstanding Resident Award (2016)                                                                                

Selected Publications  

Sebbag L, Allbaugh RA, Strauss RA, Strong TD, Wehrman RF, Foote BC, Ben-Shlomo G. MicroPulse™ transscleral cyclophotocoagulation in the treatment of canine glaucoma: preliminary results (12 dogs). Vet Ophthal 2018; accepted for publication. 

Strauss RA, Genschel U, Allbaugh RA, Sebbag L, Ben-Shlomo G. Evaluation of microbial contamination of canine plasma eyedropper bottles following clinical use in canine patients. Vet Ophthalmol. 2018 May 24.

Sebbag L, Showman L, McDowell EM, Perera A, Mochel JP. Impact of flow rate, collection devices and extraction methods on tear concentrations following oral administration of doxycycline in dogs and cats. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther, 2018 Apr 30. 

Moore BA, Roux M, Sebbag L, et al. A Population Study of Common Ocular Abnormalities in C57BL/6N Rd8 Mice. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 2018, May 1;59(6):2252-2261. 

Sebbag L, McDowell EM, Hepner PM, Mochel JP. Effect of tear collection on lacrimal total protein content in dogs and cats: a comparison between Schirmer strips and ophthalmic sponges. BMC Vet Res. 2018, 14(1):61. 

Sebbag L, Allbaugh RA, Strong TD, Strauss RA, Wehrman RF, Foote BC, Peterson C, Ben-Shlomo B. Lack of effect of a topical regenerative agent on re-epithelialization rate of canine spontaneous chronic corneal epithelial defects: A randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled study. Vet J. 2018, 233:63-65.

Sebbag L, Pesavento PA, Carrasco SE, Reilly CM, Maggs DJ. Feline dry eye syndrome of presumed neurogenic origin: a case report. JFMS Open Reports. 2018 Jan 2; 4(1):2055116917746786.

Sebbag L, Harrington DM, Mochel JP. Tear fluid collection in dogs and cats using ophthalmic sponges. Vet Ophthalmol. 2017 Aug 27.

Sebbag L, Park SA, Kass PH, et al. Assessment of tear film osmolarity using the TearLab™ osmometer in normal dogs and dogs with keratoconjunctivitis sicca. Vet Ophthalmol. 2016 Oct 20. 

Sebbag L, Reilly CM, Eid R, Maggs DJ. Goblet cell density and distribution in cats with clinically and histologically normal conjunctiva. Vet Ophthalmol. 2016 Jul;19 Suppl 1:38-43.

Sebbag L, Thomasy SM, Woodward AP, Knych HK, Maggs DJ. Pharmacokinetic modeling of penciclovir and BRL42359 in the plasma and tears of healthy cats to optimize dosage recommendations for oral administration of famciclovir. Am J Vet Res. 2016 Aug;77(8):833-45. 

Sebbag L, Kass PH, Maggs DJ. Reference values, intertest correlations, and test-retest repeatability of selected tear film tests in healthy cats. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2015 Feb 15;246(4):426-35.