Lasers and Surgeries for Angle Closure and Angle Closure Glaucoma – All You Need to Know for 2020


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.

Abstract
SYNOPSIS
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.

OBJECTIVE
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

Topic Speaker Time
Welcome Tetsuya Yamamoto 10 mins
An overview of management of angle closure (AC) and angle closure glaucoma (ACG) Clement Tham 10 mins
Laser procedures for AC and ACG
Laser peripheral iridotomy Ki Ho Park 10 mins
Laser peripheral iridoplasty Robert Ritch 10 mins
Cyclophotocoagulation and laser trabeculoplasty Prin Rojanapongpun 10 mins
Surgical procedures for AC and ACG
Lens extraction Ningli Wang 10 mins
External drainage surgery – including trabeculectomy and non-penetrating variations Nazrul Islam 10 mins
Internal drainage surgery 1 - goniosynechialysis (GSL) Tin Aung 10 mins
Internal drainage surgery 2 - MIGS and other newer options Paul Healey 10 mins
Malignant glaucoma and choroidal detachment after drainage surgery and its management Tetsuya Yamamoto 10 mins
Q & A Faculty 10 mins
Concluding remarks Ivan Goldberg 10 mins