Your WGA Update for March

New Online Course Module: Approach to Exfoliation

Exfoliation syndrome (XFS) is an age related multifactorial, progressive, disorder, characterized by the excessive production of an extracellular material that results in white fibrillar deposits in many ocular tissues, significantly on the anterior lens surface and pupillary margin.

The module is written by world-renowned experts in the field and reviewed by members of the WGA Education Committee

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What can happen during femto laser cataract surgery

Francesc March De Ribot, Anna March de Ribot, Teresa Torrent, J. Tarrús
University Hospital, la bisbal, Spain

This video demonstrates an unusual complication of femtosecond cataract surgery in a hypertensive patient with glaucoma and a shallow anterior chamber. The docking resulted in a hypertensive crisis and intraoperative shallowing of the anterior chamber with iris herniation through the side ports. The patient was managed with lowering of blood pressure and IOP and cataract surgery was subsequently performed after a 60-minute interval using iris hooks to dilate the pupil. 

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WGC-2019 Videos: Education Committee Selections

Throughout the year we will be releasing content from the World Glaucoma Congress in Melbourne (WGC-2019) on the Educational Portal. Click here to access the portal and get free access to all the WGC-2017 recordings. WGC-2019 participants have free access to all the Melbourne recorded sessions as well!
The Education Committee carefully selects presentations from the WGC-2019 for your benefit. This month Harsha Rao introduces the sessions: 1) European Glaucoma Society – Towards a consistent definition of glaucoma and care outcome measures; 2) Perfect your glaucoma clinical exam; and 3) Tubes: varied techniques.

European Glaucoma Society – Towards a consistent definition of glaucoma and care outcome measures

Dr. Ted Garway Heath began this interesting EGS symposium by summarizing the design and output from a meeting in 2017 that aimed to arrive at a consistent definition of glaucoma. Follow-up of the meeting...

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Perfect your glaucoma clinical exam

Dr. Hon-Tym Wong started the course by speaking on perfecting the angle assessment. He described the diagnostic and therapeutic indications of gonioscopy. He also described in detail the technique of gonioscopy and the angle structures seen on gonioscopy. He also elaborated on the technique of indentation gonioscopy and differentiating appositional from...

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Tubes: Varied techniques

Dr. Henny Beckers spoke on the differences between a valved and a non-valved drainage device. In her talk, she focussed primarily on the Baerveldt and Ahmed device. She enumerated the differences in the design of both these devices and also discussed the results of the studies comparing the...

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From the WGC-2019 Photo Exhibition

Talvir Sidhu, Ramanjit Sihota & Tanuj Dada - Neovascularization of angle
Neovascularization of the anterior chamber angle with new blood vessels crossing the scleral spur and arborizing on the trabecular meshwork in a case of Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy.

Upcoming Events 

March 30 - April 1, 2021
E-module on Surgical Retina

European School for advanced studies in ophthalmology.

April 8-11, 2021
The 125th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Ophthalmological Society

April 9-11, 2021
AAPOS 2021 Virtual Meeting

2021 Virtual Meeting of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

April 9-23, 2021
San Raffaele OCT & Retina Forum

Virtual Congress & live talk show.

April 9-10, 2021
11th Congress of the Czech Glaucoma Society

Join the Czech Glaucoma Society for their 11th congress, on April 9-10, 2021.

April 10, 2021
4th WGA Global Webinar

We are preparing a great session under the theme of Medical Treatment of Glaucoma – now and next, and we would be excited to have you online with us.

April 28-29, 2021
ACS 2020

The 7th Asia Cornea Society Biennial Scientific Meeting
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