Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society (APGS)
Conference: AAO 2019 meeting in San Francisco, October 12 – 15 2019
Date and Time: 1400 - 1615 | 13 October 2019
Background Statement: Angle closure glaucoma remains a major cause of irreversible blindness. Ophthalmologists must have up-to-date understanding of all the latest laser and surgical options to tackle angle closure and angle closure glaucoma effectively and safely.
A distinguished international faculty from the APGS will present the indications, techniques, outcomes, and how to avoid and manage complications, for the whole line-up of the latest laser and surgical options for angle closure and angle closure glaucoma, including laser peripheral iridotomy, laser peripheral iridoplasty, cyclophotocoagulation, laser trabeculoplasty, lens extraction, external drainage surgery, internal drainage surgery (including goniosynechialysis, MIGS, and newer options), and management of complications.
At the conclusion of this course, the attendee will have a better understanding of all the latest laser and surgical options available for angle closure and angle closure glaucoma. The attendee will be able to make an evidence-based selection, and to perform the laser or surgery effectively and safely, and to offer his / her patients the best possible clinical outcomes.
Moderators: Tetsuya Yamamoto, Japan, Ivan Goldberg, Australia, & Clement Tham, Hong Kong
Instructors: (in alphabetical order of surnames)
- Tin Aung
- Ivan Goldberg
- Paul Healey
- Nazrul Islam
- Ki Ho Park
- Robert Ritch
- Prin Rojanapongpun
- Clement Tham
- Ningli Wang
- Tetsuya Yamamoto
Number of Hours: 2 hours
Course Format: A series of lecture and video presentations, with sufficient time for further in-depth discussions.
Target Audience: Comprehensive Ophthalmologists & Subspecialists
Education Level: Intermediate
Subject Classification: Glaucoma