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 APGS webinar series and the program put together by the Scientific Committee. Kindly note that the recordings of APGS webinars are available on-demand for members only via the online education platform.


Upcoming Webinars 

Webinar 4Additional date: Saturday 27 February 2021, 1900 hours GMT+8 
Joint APGS - ISGS (International Society of Glaucoma Surgery) Webinar: Current Paradigms in Glaucoma Surgery

Central European time: 1200 hours
India/Sri Lanka: 1630 hours
Myanmar: 1730 hours
Thailand/Indonesia (Jakarta): 1800 hours
Malaysia/Hong Kong/Singapore/Taipei: 1900 hours
Korea/Japan: 2000 hours
Australia (Sydney): 2200 hours

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

This webinar will be moderated by Prof Tanuj Dada and Dr Seng Kheong Fang.

Presentation title Speaker name 
How to deal with Bad Blebs Tarek Shaarawy
Revision Trabeculectomy
Michael Coote
Surgical management of Malignant Glaucoma
Do Tan
Controlled 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
Live panel discussion / Q&A All speakers & moderators 


Speakers & moderators information


Tarek M. Shaarawy MD, MSc, FRCOpth, FGS

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 and serving as a member of the board of Governors 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 seven text books on Glaucoma, and more than 120 book chapters and publications in peer reviewed journals.


Michael is an active glaucoma surgeon, researcher and has administrative roles. He is a serial creator: he developed a disposable tonometer, a tele-ophthalmology platform, a new problem based electronic medical record for ophthalmology, a new ophthalmic speculum and a new electrode for ERG recording. He developed the “CERA model” of bleb porosity testing and is the founder of a start-up developing a new drainage device based upon the insights. He has published over 50 peer reviewed manuscripts, authored 8 books and chapters and has given over 60 international lectures. He lives in Melbourne Australia.

Do Tan, MD, PhD

Do Tan is a chief of glaucoma department in Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology. He works as sub-specialty consultant (glaucoma) and also general consultant, vitreo-retinal consultant. He is capable of using many kinds of laser: ALT, SLT, Laser peripheral iridotomy, trans-scleral cyclodestruction, Laser iridoplasty…  and at the same time, being a competent surgeon with various types of surgery. He has experience of about 15 000 phacos, 3 000 trabeculectomies, nearly 1000 deep sclerectomies, 500 scleral buckling, 2000 vitrectomies for Malgnant Glaucoma, RD, endophthalmitis, familiar with every kind of phaco machines: from simplest to very modern ones like: Millennium, Infinity, Sovereign, Centurion; vitrectomy machines: Nidek, Accurus,Constellation. Being an expert in using quick-chop technique for hard and very hard cataracts and in doing Endoscopy assisted vitrectomy for malignant glaucoma, intraocular infection and retinal detachment. In addition, he is also an enthusiastic researcher and is spending a lot of time being involved in some regional and international studies as TVT Asia, QPI 1007, Genetics in glaucoma. He contributed as main authors and co-authors in some highly cited publications on the Journal of Glaucoma and Nature Genetics.

Prin Rojanapongpun, MD

Prin Rojanapongpun is the immediate Past President of the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society (APGS). He is an immediate past chairman of the department of ophthalmology at Chulalongkorn university and King Chulalongkorn Memorial hospital. He is a Consultant at Bumrungrad International, Sukumvit Hospital, and MedPark Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand.

He is the current board of APGS, Regional Advisory Committee of American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Council of the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO), and Advisory board of World Glaucoma Association (WGA). He also serves as chair, committee, and consultant to many national and regional societies and industries. He received awards from ASCRS, AAO, APAO, APACRS, and the Red Cross Society. He is a key opinion leader in cataract and glaucoma. His current research focuses on VR system, diagnostic AI in glaucoma, drainage and MIGS devices.

Assoc. Prof. Joseph Anthony Tumbocon, MD, FPAO

Dr. Joseph Anthony Tumbocon is a consultant at St. Luke’s Medical Center and an associate professor at St. Luke’s College of Medicine in the Philippines. He is a board member of the Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society, board member of the Philippine Cornea Society; trustee of the Philippine Board of Ophthalmology; and a past-president of the Philippine Glaucoma Society.

Dr. Tumbocon obtained his medical degree at the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines and completed his ophthalmology residency training in the same institution. He underwent further training as a clinical fellow in glaucoma at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, USA from 2000 to 2001; and completed another year of clinical fellowship in cornea & external disease at the University of Toronto, Canada in 2002. 

Paul Chew, FRCSEd, FRCOphth, FAMS

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.

Keith Barton

Keith Barton is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma Specialist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Honorary Reader in UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, Co-chair of Ophthalmology Futures Forums and Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

His areas of interest are the surgical management of glaucoma, especially surgical devices and secondary glaucomas, specifically the management of glaucoma in uveitis, for which he runs a dedicated clinic at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He is currently a member of the Primary Tube Versus Trabeculectomy (PTVT) Study Steering Committee, Chief Investigator in the Corneal Ancillary Study to the PTVT Study and a member of the Trial Management Committees of both the NIHR HTA-funded Treatment of Advanced Glaucoma (TAGS) and Lasers in Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension (LIGHT) Studies.

Prof Tanuj Dada

Dr Tanuj Dada serves on the Board of Directors of the Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society and is the Secretary of the International Society of Glaucoma Surgery. He has served as the Senior Chair of the Associate Advisory Board of the World Glaucoma Association and on the Glaucoma Task Force of the International Council of Ophthalmology. He is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Glaucoma and Chief Editor of the Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice. He has over 300 indexed publications including several innovations in glaucoma surgery and has pioneered the research on meditation and glaucoma.

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, after being its Honorary Secretary from 2012 to 2020. 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.



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 

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

This webinar was 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