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S09 Angle closure glaucoma

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Description

Angle closure glaucoma (ACG) is particularly prevalent in Asia. It poses distinguished challenges in its prevention and management. This symposium will have presentations covering important aspects such as lens extraction, phaco-trabeculectomy, neovascular glaucoma and nanophthalmos. Some challenging cases of ACG and the future research direction will also be talked about. Audiences should be able to get a better idea of current management and future challenges in ACG.

Contributors

  • Augusto Azuara-Blanco, PhD, FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth

    Title: Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist

    Affiliation: Queen’s University Belfast, UK

    Research Interests:  Academic career focused in trying to improve patient care and investigating the efficacy, efficiency and safety of new developments for glaucoma (e.g., interventions, diagnostic tests, models of eye care).  Expertise in primary and secondary research.   Chief Investigator of an international multicentre RCT comparing primary lens extraction versus laser iridotomy in patients with PACG without cataract (EAGLE study, https://viis.abdn.ac.uk/HSRU/eagle/) and an UK-based multicentre glaucoma diagnostic study evaluating automated imaging technologies (GATE, https://viis.abdn.ac.uk/HSRU/eagle/) Published over 140 peer-reviewed papers, 17 book chapters, and edited three books.  

    Leadership positions:  2012 Chair of the UK & Eire Glaucoma Society.  Member of the Editorial Board of eight specialist journals, including the Cochrane Eye and Vision Group.  Member of the Scientific Committee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.  Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.   Lead of the CCRN-NIHR for Scotland (2010-2012). 

    Special honours:  2008 American Academy of Ophthalmology achievement award.  2010 NHS distinction award for clinical excellence.

  • Kheong Fang Seng, MBBS, MS

    Affiliation: Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma specialist at the International Specialist Eye Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Leadership Position: Honorary Secretary of the Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society (APGS); Society editor for the International Glaucoma Review of the WGA; President of Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology; Chairperson for Malaysian Glaucoma Interest Circle and Committee Member of Malaysian Small Incision Surgery; Organizing secretary of the 3rd South East Asia Glaucoma Interest Group (SEAGIG) scientific meeting in Kuala Lumpur in 2004 and the Honorary Treasurer for the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) 20th Congress in Kuala Lumpur in 2005; Chairperson of the Organizing committee of the 7th Asian Angle Closure Glaucoma Club (AACGC) meeting in Kuala Lumpur December 2009.

    Awards/Honors: Received Distinguished Service Award from APAO in 2007 and the AACGC in 2009

  • A/Prof Paul Chew, FRCSEd, FRCOphth

    Affiliation: Senior Consultant and Director, Glaucoma Division, National University Health System.
    Associate Professor, National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

    Research Interest: Angle closure glaucoma, including laser and surgical treatment, Imaging topical medications in the treatment of open and closed angle glaucoma.

    Leadership positions: Editor-in-Chief, Asian Journal of Ophthalmology. Chairman, Committee of Ophthalmology, Division Graduate Medical School, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

  • Winifred Nolan, FRCOphth, MD

    Affiliation: Consultant Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma service, Moorfields Eye Hospital London, London, United Kingdom

    Areas of Interest: Angle closure glaucoma; Epidemiology of glaucoma and anterior segment imaging

    Leadership Position: She has published peer review papers, editorials and book chapters. She completed an MD thesis at the Institute of Ophthalmology, London, composed of research into early detection and treatment of angle closure in Mongolia and has been an investigator on glaucoma studies in Asia and Africa

  • Tarek M. Shaarawy

    Tarek M. Shaarawy is the Head of the Glaucoma unit, and the Glaucoma surgery research group at the University of Geneva Hospitals. He obtained both his medical bachelor and Masters Degree in ophthalmology at the University of Cairo, and his Doctorate in Medicine degree from the University of Lausanne. He trained in ophthalmology at the Cairo Research Institute of Ophthalmology and completed two glaucoma fellowships at the Universities of Lausanne and Basel. He is currently the President of the International Society of Glaucoma surgery as well as the associate vice president of the World Glaucoma Association.
    His main research interests are surgical techniques of Glaucoma surgery, normal pressure glaucoma, and glaucoma patterns of practice in developed and developing countries. He is the author and editor of five text books on Glaucoma, and more than 100 book chapters and publications in peer reviewed journals. He serves on the editorial board of many ophthalmology journals, including the International Journal of Ophthalmology, the Journal of Glaucoma, the Canadian Journal of ophthalmology, and the Middle East African Journal of ophthalmology, The Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, among others. In addition to his glaucoma practice Tarek Shaarawy is active in a number of NGOs dealing with global prevention of blindness.

  • Mingguang He, MD, PhD

    Affiliation: Associate Director and Professor in Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

    Area of Interest: Clinical and epidemiological research, randomized trial, twin study and imaging technology

    Leadership position: Associate Advisory Board Member of World Glaucoma Association. Member of the Editorial board of Ophthalmology, Molecular Vision, PLOS ONE, and International Glaucoma Review.

    Special Honors: Top 10 Best Poster Award, World Glaucoma Congress(2005); Best Paper Presentation, South East Asian Interest Group Conference(2006); Top 3 and Top 10 Best Poster Award, World Glaucoma Congress(2007); Distinguished Young Scholar Award, National Natural Science Foundation, China(2011).

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