Webinar information

In 2020, the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society has launched their webinar series.

We hope this series will help to foster learning,  ensure collaboration and engage members across the all important glaucoma community. Please find outlined below information about our inaugural webinar and those that will continue the series. 


Upcoming Webinars 

Webinar 3 – Sunday 6 December 2020, 1030 hours GMT+8
Joint APGS - AGS (American Glaucoma Society) Webinar: Hot Topics in Glaucoma

Eastern Standard Time (New York): Saturday, 5 December – 2130 hours
India: Sunday, 6 December – 0800 hours
Thailand: Sunday, 6 December – 0930 hours
Malaysia/Hong Kong/Singapore: Sunday, 6 December – 1030 hours
Australia (AEST): Sunday, 6 December – 1230 hours

A certificate of attendance will be sent to all participants of the webinar. 

This webinar will be moderated by Dr SK Fang and Dr Steven J Gedde.

Presentation title Speaker name 
Myopia and Glaucoma: The Strange Bedfellows Norman M Aquino
Opening the black box of deep learning in glaucoma Ki Ho Park
New Developments in Ocular Imaging for Glaucoma Ahmad Aref
How to get the best results with pars plana micro pulse laser  Paul TK Chew
Creating the Perfect Bleb: Microshunt or Trabeculectomy? Joseph Panarelli
Tube Shunt Implantation in the New Age of Glaucoma Surgery Ying Han
Live discussion/Q&A All speakers & moderators


Moderators & Speakers information

Steven J. Gedde, MD

Steven J. Gedde, MD, is Professor of Ophthalmology and Vice Chair of Education at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He has served as the Residency Program Director at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute since 1999. Dr. Gedde has been a member of the Board of Directors of the American Glaucoma Society and the American Board of Ophthalmology since 2017. He is Chair of the Glaucoma Preferred Practice Pattern Panel. He is a study chairman for the Tube Versus Trabeculectomy (TVT) Study and Primary Tube Versus Trabeculectomy (PTVT) Study, multicenter randomized clinical trials comparing tube shunt surgery with trabeculectomy.

Dr Fang Seng Kheong

Presently Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma specialist at the International Specialist Eye Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Presently President-Elect of the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society. Committee member and founding member of the Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology (MSO) since 2008 and being its Past President from 2013 to 2017.Elected Council member of the APAO since 2010 being regional secretary representing Malaysia. Chairman of the Young Ophthalmologist Standing Committee of the APAO since 2013.Editorial board of the International Glaucoma Review of the WGA, Asian Journal of Ophthalmology, Asia Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Surgery News APAO Edition and EyeWorld Asia Pacific.

Norman M Aquino 

Dr. Norman M. Aquino is an Associate Professor of the University of the Philippines. He is the Chief of the Glaucoma Service of the Department of Ophthalmology of the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital. He also is the head of the Glaucoma Section of the American Eye Center. Dr. Aquino is a founding member and a Past President of the Philippine Glaucoma Society. 
He is currently the Secretary General of the Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society (APGS). 

Ki Ho Park 

Ki Ho Park is a professor of ophthalmology at Seoul National University and the President of the Korean Ophthalmological Society (KOS). He is Associate editor of Journal of Glaucoma; Section editor of the BJO, JJO and APJO; Editorial board member of IOVS, KJO, etc. He is the President of the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society (APGS) and the President-Elect of the Glaucoma Research Society (GRS). He has been served as the Board of Governors of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA) and as co-chair of WGC 2017 Scientific Program Committee and Convener of WOC 2020. He has published more than 300 papers in SCI journals and was awarded the AAO Senior Achievement Award (2018), APAO Senior Achievement Award (2018), AAO Achievement Award (2012), APAO Achievement Award (2012), and APAO Distinguished Service Award (2005).

Ahmad A. Aref, MD, MBA

Dr. Aref is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and attending physician in the Glaucoma and Cataract Consultation Service at The University of Illinois College of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology. He serves as the Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary’s Medical Director and Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs. Dr. Aref completed his medical training at Northwestern University, his ophthalmology residency at The Penn State Hershey Eye Center, and his glaucoma fellowship at The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He is board-certified by The American Board of Ophthalmology as well as The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Paul Chew


Paul Chew is Professor at the National University of Singapore. He has an interest in angle closure glaucoma and glaucoma surgical devices. He is the inventor and patent holder of the Micropulse transcleral parsplana therapy probe and more recently the Paul Glaucoma Implant. He continues to work on new laser and surgical devices for glaucoma.

Joseph F. Panarelli, MD

Joseph F. Panarelli, MD is a board certified ophthalmologist and Chief of the Glaucoma division. He specializes in the treatment of glaucoma in both adult and pediatric patients. Dr. Panarelli’s research interests stem from his passion for innovative surgical approaches and primarily include development of surgical devices and techniques. He is also actively involved in graduate medical education as the director of the glaucoma fellowship program and in teaching residents on the glaucoma service.

Ying Han 

Dr Ying Han is a Professor of Ophthalmology at University of California San Francisco (UCSF). She has received ophthalmology residency and glaucoma fellowship training at UCSF. In addition to clinical work, she is an active clinical scientist with research interests in tube-shunt surgery, glaucoma surgical device design, and glaucoma surgical clinic trials with funding sources from NEI and others. She has over 70 peer-reviewed publications in major ophthalmology journals. She is a member of AGS and AAO and serve several committees at AAO and AGS.


Webinar 4 – Saturday 6 February 2021, 1900 hours GMT+8 
Joint APGS - ISGS (International Society of Glaucoma Surgery) Webinar: Current Paradigms in Glaucoma Surgery 

Presentation title Speaker name 
How to deal with Bad Blebs Tarek Shaarawy
Revision Trabeculectomy
Michael Coote
Surgical management of Malignant Glaucoma
Do Tan
Control hypotony for long-term success in filtering surgery
Prin Rojanapongpun
Tubes in tight places
Joseph Anthony Tumbocon
The new GDD – Initial results of PGI
Paul TK Chew
Decision making on which MIGS to choose for which patient Keith Barton


Past Webinars 

Inaugural webinar - 22 September 2020 at 1800 hours GMT+8 
Current concepts in management of primary angle closure disease


This webinar was moderated by Dr SK Fang and Professor Tanuj Dada.

Presentation title Speaker name 
How to diagnose angle closure Clin A/Prof Paul Healey
Laser therapy - for angle closure  Dr Vijaya Lingam 
A logical approach to managing angle closure Professor Clement Tham 
Role of MIGS in PACG  Professor Prin Rojanapongpun 
Panel Q&A Professor Paul Healey, Dr Vijaya Lingam, Professor Clement Tham, Professor Prin Rojanapongpun


Webinar 2 - 11 October 2020 at 1830 hours GMT+8 
Joint APGS EGS (European Glaucoma Society) Webinar: Glaucoma Management in 2020


This webinar was moderated by Dr SK Fang and Fotis Topouzis.

Presentation title Speaker name 
New ways to build guidelines; the added value of evidence-based medicine Carlo Traverso
Glaucoma monitoring: what tools to use and how much is enough?  Ananth Viswanathan 
Medical treatment - integrating novelties into clinical practice  Gauti Johannesson 
Personalised surgery - establishing a rationale for choosing  Ingeborg Stalmans 
Using AI in glaucoma diagnosis  Tin Aung
Meditation - a polypill for glaucoma  Tanuj Dada 
Dr Google will see you now  Ivan Goldberg