Society Symposiums


Wednesday 7.30-8.30 amRoom 207

GS-W-5
Pakistan Glaucoma Association - Glaucoma Diagnosis - A perspective from Pakistan

Chair(s): Afzal Bodla (Pakistan); Nasir Saeed (Pakistan);

  • 7.30-7.40
    Corneal hysteresis & glaucoma
    Nadeem Butt (Pakistan)
  • 7.40-7.50
    Gonioscopy - A forgotten art in the developing countries
    Imtiaz Ali (Pakistan)
  • 7.50-8.00
    Visual field interpretation in glaucoma diagnosis
    Muhammad Naqaish Sadiq (Pakistan)
  • 8.00-8.10
    OCT in the glaucoma diagnosis
    Salim Mahar (Pakistan)
  • 8.10-8.20
    MGCC in the diagnosis of glaucoma
    Afzal Bodla (Pakistan)
  • 8.20-8.30
    Glaucoma pattern in Pakistan
    Nasir Saeed (Pakistan)

Wednesday 7.30-8.30 amRoom 206

GS-W-4
Brazilian Glaucoma Society Meeting

Chair(s): Wilma Barbosa (Brazil); Emilio Suzuki Jr (Brazil);

  • 7.30-7.40
    Arcade retinal nerve fiber layer (rNFL) volume acquired with an 88um cut-off performers better to detect glaucoma than standard rNFL quadrant thickness
    Susy Pachon (Brazil)
  • 7.40-7.45
    Discussion
    Roberto Vessani (Brazil)
  • 7.45-7.55
    Retinal layers within the optic nerve head rim
    Lucas Torres (Brazil)
  • 7.55-8.00
    Discussion
    Lisandro Sakata (Brazil)
  • 8.00-8.10
    Driving performance in glaucomatous patients
    Nara Ogata (Brazil)
  • 8.10-8.15
    Discussion
    Marcelo Hatanaka (Brazil)
  • 8.15-8.25
    nGoggle: a portable brain-computer interface for functional assessment
    Fabia Daga (Brazil)
  • 8.25-8.30
    Discussion
    Christiane Rolim de Moura (Brazil)

Wednesday 7.30-8.30 amRoom 208

GS-W-1
Egyptian Society for the Glaucomas - About congenital glaucoma; Targeting a better diagnosis and cure

Chair(s): Ayman El-Shiaty (Egypt); Ahmad Khalil (Egypt);

  • 7.30-7.45
    Congenital glaucoma in Egypt; magnitude of the problem
    Ayman El-Shiaty (Egypt)
  • 7.45-8.00
    Particularities in the diagnosis of congenital glaucoma, Handle-less probe trabeculotomy
    Ahmad Khalil (Egypt)
  • 8.00-8.15
    Particularities in the diagnosis of congenital glaucoma, Trabeculotomy: are we doing it right
    Yasmin El-Sayed (Egypt)
  • 8.15-8.30
    Goniotomy highlights, follow-up and involving the family in the care of the child
    Hala El-Hilali (Egypt)

Wednesday 7.30-8.30 amRoom 203a+b

GS-W-2
Exfoliation SIG - New studies on the genetics of exfoliation syndrome

Chair(s): Tin Aung (Singapore); Robert Ritch (United States); Janey Wiggs (United States);


Wednesday 7.30-8.30 amRoom 201

GS-W-3
Iranian Glaucoma Society - Glaucoma surgery: Walking the thin line

Chair(s): Heydar Amini (Iran); Mohammad Pakravan (Iran);

  • 7.30-7.38
    Trabeculectomy
    Mohammad Pakravan (Iran)
  • 7.38-7.46
    Combined surgery
    Naveed Nilforushan (Iran)
  • 7.46-7.54
    Shunt procedures
    Farideh Sharifipour (Iran)
  • 7.54-8.04
    Pediatric glaucoma surgery
    Masoud Mohammadi (Iran)
  • 8.04-8.12
    Nonpenetrating glaucoma surgery
    Alireza Esmaeili (Iran)
  • 8.12-8.20
    Complications of filtering surgery
    Azadeh Doozandeh (Iran)

Wednesday 8.40-9.40 amRoom 103a+b

GS-W-8
Chinese Glaucoma Society - Glaucoma and cerebrospinal fluid pressure: existing evidence and further proofs

Chair(s): Ningli Wang (China);


Wednesday 8.40-9.40 amRoom 206

GS-W-10
Symposium of Association of Ophthalmologists of Latvia

Chair(s): Guna Laganovska (Latvia); Kristine Baumane (Latvia);

  • 8.40-8.48
    Analysis of genetic polymorphisms in primary open angle glaucoma patients in Latvian population
    Kristine Baumane (Latvia)
  • 8.49-8.57
    Tear osmolarity changes of open angle glaucoma patients after cataract surgery
    Eriks Elksnis (Latvia)
  • 8.58-9.06
    Comparison of three methods of tonometry: Goldmann applanation, iCare and non-contact tonometer and their correlation with central corneal thickness
    Jekaterina Varlamova (Latvia)
  • 9.07-9.14
    Glaucoma parameters evaluation depending on corneal thickness
    Davis Rascevskis (Latvia)
  • 9.15-9.23
    Evaluation of filtration blebs after trabeculectomy for patients with primary open angle glaucoma using anterior segment optical cocherence tomography
    Oskars Gertners (Latvia)
  • 9.24-9.30
    Intraocular pressure changes after silicone oil removal in eyes with long-term silicone oil existence
    Ilze Lace (Latvia)
  • 9.31-9.40
    Assessment of primary congenital glaucoma in Latvia
    Eva Drucka (Latvia)

Wednesday 8.40-9.40 amHall 1

GS-W-6
Update on detection and management of progression in glaucoma patients; Turkish Glaucoma Society panel with international contribution

Chair(s): Murat Irkec (Turkey); Anja Tuulonen (Finland);

  • 8.40-8.50
    Risk factors for progression
    Ahmet Akman (Turkey)
  • 8.50-9.00
    Detection of progression functionally
    Ilgaz Yalvac (Turkey)
  • 9.00-9.12
    Detection of progression structurally
    Gabor Hollo (Hungary)
  • 9.12-9.24
    Role of 24-hour IOP monitoring in glaucoma progression
    Anastasios Konstas (Greece)
  • 9.24-9.34
    Surgical options in case of progression
    Umit Eksioglu (Turkey)

Wednesday 8.40-9.40 amRoom 201

GS-W-9
Latin American Glaucoma Society - Pan American Glaucoma Society - Research projects

Chair(s): Fernando Gomez (Colombia); Rodolfo Perez Grossman (Peru);

  • 8.40-8.44
    Structure and function longitudinal changes after surgical intraocular pressure reduction in open angle glaucoma patients
    Roberto Vessani (Brazil)
  • 8.44-8.48
    Functional and structural damages after at least one year or more after a single episode of acute primary angle closure in Brazilians
    Rafael Vidal Merula (Brazil)
  • 8.49-8.53
    Structure and function relationship in a Hispanic population
    Fernando Gomez (Colombia)
  • 8.54-8.58
    Economic evaluation of glaucoma in Brazil (cost-utility of primary open angle glaucoma)
    Ricardo Guedes (Brazil)
  • 8.59-9.03
    Short and long-term OCT follow-up of primary angle-closure glaucoma patients
    Sebastian Cronemberger (Brazil)
  • 9.04-9.08
    PSLT a innovative tool in trabeculoplasty
    Sandra Belalcazar-Rey (Colombia)
  • 9.09-9.14
    Ocular surface and inflammatory control of glaucoma surgery
    Heloisa Russ (Brazil)
  • 9.15-9.20
    Projected prevalence of glaucoma for Colombia in the years 2020 and 2040
    Omar Salamanca (Colombia)
  • 9.21-9.26
    Nanotechnology and glaucoma
    Vital Costa (Brazil)
  • 9.27-9.32
    Long-term outcomes of trabeculectomy in contact lens wearers
    Jose Antonio Paczka (Mexico)

Wednesday 8.40-9.40 amRoom 207

GS-W-11
Indian Glaucoma Society - Glaucoma care in resource poor settings

Chair(s): Garudadri Chandra Sekhar (India); Vinay Nangia (India); R. Ramakrishnan (India);

  • 8.40-8.50
    Undetected glaucoma - effective glaucoma screening in resource poor setting
    Ronnie George (India)
  • 8.50-9.00
    Leveraging technology advances in glaucoma care in developing communities
    Garudadri Chandra Sekhar (India)
  • 9.00-9.10
    Branded vs generic anti glaucoma medications in developing countries
    Harsh Kumar (India)
  • 9.10-9.20
    Cost effectiveness of selective laser trabeculoplasty in the lesser developed countries
    Surinder Pandav (Australia)
  • 9.20-9.30
    Newer adaptations in trabeculectomy
    P. Sathyan (India)
  • 9.30-9.40
    Relevance of newer glaucoma surgeries
    Tanuj Dada (India)

Wednesday 9.00-12.00 amRoom 208

GS-W-7
Finnish Glaucoma Society 20th anniversary symposium "Towards the Personalized Glaucoma Care"

Chair(s): Mika Harju (Finland); Hannu Uusitalo (Finland);


Wednesday 9.50-10.50 amRoom 206

GS-W-15
Portuguese Glaucoma Group - Glaucoma challenges: from diagnosis to therapy

Chair(s): Antonio Figueiredo (Portugal);

  • 9.50-10.00
    Glaucoma suspect and refractive surgery
    Teresa Gomes (Portugal)
  • 10.00-10.10
    Microvascular changes detected by OCT-angio in glaucoma patients
    Maria da Luz Freitas (Portugal)
  • 10.10-10.20
    Vital dye enhanced glaucoma surgery
    Luis Pinto (Portugal)
  • 10.20-10.30
    CO2 laser assisted sclerectomy: our 1st year results
    Pedro Faria (Portugal)
  • 10.30-10.40
    Deep sclerectomy: what can go wrong
    Nuno Lopes (Portugal)

Wednesday 9.50-10.50 amRoom 201

GS-W-14
Optometric Glaucoma Society - New developments in perimetry

Chair(s): Murray Fingeret (United States);


Wednesday 9.50-10.50 amRoom 103a+b

GS-W-13
Korean Glaucoma Society Symposium

Chair(s): Michael S. Kook (South Korea);

  • 9.50-10.00
    Ganglion cell layer imaging in glaucoma: Where are we now?
    Jin Wook Jeoung (South Korea)
  • 10.00-10.10
    Influence of ERM on peripapillary RNFL measurements
    Chan-Yun Kim (South Korea)
  • 10.10-10.20
    MIGS overview - perspective from a non-penetrating surgeon
    Kaweh Mansouri (Switzerland)
  • 10.20-10.30
    IOP-lowering efficacy of phacoemulcification in open-angle glaucoma
    Chungkwon Yoo (South Korea)
  • 10.30-10.40
    Glaucoma as a generalized neurodegenerative disease?
    Paul Foster (United Kingdom)
  • 10.40-10.50
    Clinical significance of focal lamina cribrosa changes in glaucoma patients
    Hae-Young Lopilly Park (South Korea)

Wednesday 9.50-10.50 amRoom 207

GS-W-16
Glaucoma care in Nigeria /Subsaharan Africa: Next Level

Chair(s): Adeyinka Ashaye (Nigeria); Olusola Olawoye (Nigeria); Adeola Onakoya (Nigeria);

  • 9.50-10.00
    Development of model glaucoma care in Nigeria
    Adeola Onakoya (Nigeria)
  • 10.00-10.10
    Improving awareness and access to glaucoma care in Nigeria
    Fatima Kyari (Nigeria)
  • 10.10-10.20
    Cost effectiveness in glaucoma treatment in Subsaharan Africa
    Adunola Ogunro (Nigeria)
  • 10.20-10.35
    Preferred practice pattern for glaucoma in Nigeria
    Elizabeth Awoyesuku (Nigeria)
  • 10.35-10.50
    Panel discussion: Preferred practice pattern of glaucoma in Nigeria

Wednesday 9.50-10.50 amHall 1

GS-W-12
International Society Glaucoma Surgery - Plumbing at its best - surgical video symposium

Chair(s): Tarek Shaarawy (Switzerland); Tanuj Dada (India);


Wednesday 11.00-12.00 amHall 1

GS-W-17
Best of the 2017 American Glaucoma Society meeting

Chair(s): Felipe Medeiros (United States); Kuldev Singh (United States);


Wednesday 11.00-12.00 amRoom 207

GS-W-21
Danish Glaucoma Society - Update on glaucoma in Denmark

Chair(s): Miriam Kolko (Denmark); John Thygesen (Denmark);


Wednesday 11.00-12.00 amRoom 203a+b

GS-W-18
Philippine-Vietnam Glaucoma Society Joint Symposium - Managing acute primary angle closure

Chair(s): Benjamin Abela (Philippines); Tan Do (Vietnam);

  • 11.00-11.11
    Definition, epidemiology and mechanisms of acute primary angle closure
    Tin Aung (Singapore)
  • 11.11-11.19
    Evidence-based medical approach to acute primary angle closure
    Pham Nhu Vinh Tuyen (Vietnam)
  • 11.19-11.29
    Laser peripheral iridotomy vs argon laser peripheral iridoplasty for acute primary angle closure
    Benjamin Abela (Philippines)
  • 11.29-11.39
    Surgery for acute primary angle closure not involving the lens (e.g. trab, paracentesis, surgical iridectomy)
    Rommel Bautista (Philippines)
  • 11.39-11.49
    Surgery for acute primary angle closure involving the lens (phaco, phaco+trab, phaco+GSL)
    Tan Do (Vietnam)
  • 11.49-12.00
    Open forum

Wednesday 11.00-12.00 amRoom 201

GS-W-19
Canadian Glaucoma Society - Imaging in Glaucoma managment

Chair(s): Catherine Birt (Canada); Jamie Taylor (Canada);

  • 11.00-11.10
    What is new in anterior segment imaging?
    Devesh Varma (Canada)
  • 11.10-11.25
    How do I use imaging to help me diagnose glaucoma?
    Jamie Taylor (Canada)
  • 11.25-11.40
    How do I use imaging to help me monitor glaucoma?
    Marcelo Nicolela (Canada)
  • 11.40-11.50
    What are the pitfalls in glaucoma imaging?
    Paul Harasymowycz (Canada)
  • 11.50-12.00
    Imaging symposium Q & A
    Catherine Birt (Canada)

Wednesday 11.00-12.00 amRoom 206

GS-W-20
Society Symposium (open) of the Argentine, Columbian and Peruvian Glaucoma Societies

Chair(s): Fernando Gomez (Colombia); Rodolfo Perez Grossman (Peru); Virginia Zanutigh (Argentina);

  • 11.00-11.05
    Reoperating failed filters
    Jorge Acosta (Argentina)
  • 11.05-11.10
    Zero IOP
    Javier Casiraghi (Argentina)
  • 11.10-11.15
    Ahmed glaucoma valve implantation through the ciliary sulcus in pseudophakic NVG
    Vania Castro T (Peru)
  • 11.15-11.20
    Transconjunctival application of mitomycin in needling
    Maria Delgado (Colombia)
  • 11.20-11.25
    Improving the setting of the ahmed valve plate
    Alberto Dios (Peru)
  • 11.25-11.30
    Goniosynechiae in uveitic glaucoma, what do we do?
    Lyle Newball (Colombia)
  • 11.30-11.35
    One-way linear phakotrabeculectomy with injected mitomycin
    Juan Camilo Parra (Colombia)
  • 11.35-11.40
    Where is the tube?
    Rodolfo Perez Grossman (Peru)
  • 11.40-11.45
    Overfiltration in trab
    Alejo Peyret (Argentina)
  • 11.45-12.00
    Discussion

Wednesday 2.00-3.00 pmRoom 208

GS-W-22
Japan Glaucoma Society - In vivo imaging targeting glaucomatous optic neuropathy

Chair(s): Yasuaki Kuwayama (Japan); Makoto Nakamura (Japan); Toru Nakazawa (Japan);


Wednesday 2.00-3.00 pmRoom 201

GS-W-24
Commonwealth of Independent States Society - Glaucoma surgery: results vs. Conclusions

Chair(s): Tursungul Botabekova (Kazakhstan); Eugeny Egorov (Russian Federation); Zoya Veselovskay (Ukraine);

  • 2.00-2.10
    Early and late results of surgical treatment glaucoma patients. Results from actual clinical practice. A multicenter study results
    Eugeny Egorov (Russian Federation)
  • 2.10-2.20
    Glaucoma progression. 2011-2016 results of the multicenter research groups "Scientific vanguard"
    Alexander Kuroyedov (Russian Federation)
  • 2.20-2.30
    The experience of surgical treatment of neovascular glaucoma decompensation
    Zoya Veselovskay (Ukraine)
  • 2.30-2.40
    Surgical treatment of extremely complicated forms of glaucoma
    Tatyana Imshenetskay (Belarus)
  • 2.40-2.50
    Features of surgical treatment of pseudoexfoliation glaucoma
    Tursungul Botabekova (Kazakhstan)
  • 2.50-3.00
    16 years of experience in the application of a modified laser cyclocoagulation in glaucoma patients with preserved visual functions. Retrospective analysis and prospects
    Alexey Egorov (Russian Federation)

Wednesday 2.00-3.00 pmRoom 206

GS-W-25
Bulgarian Glaucoma Society - Glaucoma diagnosis and therapy

Chair(s): Marieta Konareva-Kostjaneva (Bulgaria); Nataliya Petkova (Bulgaria);

  • 2.00-2.10
    Central corneal thickness in patients with primary congenital glaucoma
    Stanislava Ivanova (Bulgaria)
  • 2.10-2.20
    OCT parameters in preperimetric open-angle glaucoma
    Snezhina Kostianeva-Zhelinska (Bulgaria)
  • 2.20-2.30
    Anterior segment optical coherence tomography of blebs after glaucoma filtering surgery
    Ralitsa Kermedchieva (Bulgaria)
  • 2.30-2.40
    XEN implantation controls intraocular pressure in medically and surgically refractory glaucoma associated with Sturge–Weber Syndrome. A case report
    Anani Toshev (Bulgaria)
  • 2.40-2.50
    Cyclophotocoagulation - out experience
    Maria Yaneva (Bulgaria)
  • 2.50-2.56
    Postoperative Late Onset Hypotony in Congenital Glaucoma and results of treatment with Autologous Blood Injection
    Nataliya Petkova (Bulgaria)
  • 2.56-3.00
    Discussion

Wednesday 2.00-3.00 pmRoom 103a+b

GS-W-23
Taiwan Glaucoma Society - Glaucoma in Taiwan, present and future

Chair(s): Catherine Jui-Ling Liu (Taiwan); Da-Wen Lu (Taiwan);

  • 2.00-2.10
    Overview of glaucoma in Taiwan
    Da-Wen Lu (Taiwan)
  • 2.10-2.20
    Impact of socioeconomic status on the diagnosis and management of glaucoma in Taiwan
    Yu-Chieh Ko (Taiwan)
  • 2.20-2.30
    How is myopic glaucoma diagnosed?
    Yi-Chun Chen (Taiwan)
  • 2.30-2.40
    Artifacts, pitfalls and accountability of OCT images interpretation
    Henry Shen-Lih Chen (Taiwan)
  • 2.40-2.50
    Microvascular density in OAG and NAION: An OCT angiography study
    Chun-Hsiu Liu (Taiwan)
  • 2.50-3.00
    Intratenon mitomycin C injection prior to trabeculectomy
    Ying Ying Chen (Taiwan)

Wednesday 2.00-3.00 pmRoom 207

GS-W-26
Bangladesh Glaucoma Society - Glaucoma management in Bangladesh - a paradigm shift

Chair(s): Ziaul Karim (Bangladesh); Zakia Sultana Shahid (Bangladesh);

  • 2.00-2.08
    Improvement in glaucoma diagnosis and support of FORUM glaucoma workplace software
    Ziaul Karim (Bangladesh)
  • 2.08-2.16
    POAG - Initial treatment: medication, laser or surgery
    Zakia Sultana Shahid (Bangladesh)
  • 2.16-2.24
    Ocular hypertension: when to treat?
    Ruhi Mannan (Bangladesh)
  • 2.24-2.32
    Laser trabeculoplasty: myths and facts
    Mizanur Rahman (Bangladesh)
  • 2.32-2.40
    Glaucoma surgery: Current status and developments
    Nazrul Islam (Bangladesh)
  • 2.40-2.48
    Management of failing filtration surgery
    M.A. Karim (Bangladesh)
  • 2.48-3.00
    Discussion