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Koret School of Veterinary Medicine,
The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agricultural, Food & Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Address: Herzl 229, P.O. Box 12,
Rehovot 76100, Israel

Phone: +972-(0)8-9489021/31;
Fax: +972-(0)8-9467940



Selected Recent Publications

  1. Sebbag L, Thomasy SM, Leland A, Mukai M, Kim S, Maggs DJ. Altered corneal innervation and ocular surface homeostasis in FHV-1-exposed cats: A preliminary study suggesting metaherpetic disease. Front Vet Sci 2021.
  2. Gentile D, Allbaugh RA, Adiguzel MC, Kenne DE, Sahin O, Sebbag L. Bacterial cross-contamination in a veterinary ophthalmology setting. Front Vet Sci. 2020 Dec 23;7:571503.

Professional Experience and Qualifications

  • 2006-2011: DVM, École Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse (France)
  • 2011-2012: Small Animal Rotating Intern, Kansas State University
  • 2012-2016: Comparative Ophthalmology Resident, UC-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2018: Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • 2016-2020: Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology), Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2016-2020: Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology, Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Lionel Sebbag

Special Interest

Veterinary and Comparative Ophthalmology


  • Clinical training in Ophthalmology for senior veterinary students.
  • Veterinary Ophthalmology courses including Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Canine Ophthalmology, Feline Ophthalmology, and Equine Ophthalmology.


  • Tear film biology and dynamics
  • Animal models of ocular surface diseases
  • Ocular pharmacology and innovation in drug delivery systems