Your WGA Update for December

WGA Global Webinars

Wrapping up this year with a great online session! On Saturday, December 19, over 13,000 viewers from 137 countries joined the 2nd WGA Global Webinar on Glaucoma diagnosis, monitoring and more
We want to sincerely thank all participants across the world, as well as our inspiring line-up of speakers, who keep making the WGA Global Webinar series a success.

Worm in the eye? Look closer!

Sushmita Kaushik
Advanced Eye Centre, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

This video describes an interesting case of a 2-month old boy who presented with sudden appearance of “blood and a worm” in his right eye, with no history of trauma. Anterior segment examination including Gonioscopy revealed anterior insertion of iris in both eyes with iris processes typical of Axenfeld Rieger’s anomaly with pupil obscured by iris tissue. A detached Schwalbe’s line (posterior embryotoxon) was seen which gave the initial “worm” like presentation. A Pupilloplasty was performed using a vitrectomy cutter to expose the underlying clear lens. 

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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-2013, WGC-2015 and 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 Sola Olawoye introduces the sessions: Glaucoma Australia Patient Symposium and Grand Rounds. 

Glaucoma Australia Patient Symposium

This symposium was anchored by Glaucoma Australia. It explored how patients and Ophthalmologists can be united by their interests in glaucoma. The passion of the glaucoma Australia patient symposium is to improve awareness and ensure early diagnosis of glaucoma in Australia.

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Grand Rounds

Bilateral Cystoid Macular Oedema following SLT both eyes
Dr. Pankaj Bankale discussed a patient with primary angle closure glaucoma and cataracts in both eyes with intraocular pressures of 24mmHg and 26 mmHg in the right and left eyes respectively. Patient had bilateral phacoemulsification and after 3 months his intraocular pressures were ...

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Tip: when watching the videos, don't forget to access the slides of the lecture at the Resources Tab and open them in a different window. This will allow you to appreciate both the slides and the lecturer at the same time.

From the WGC-2019 Photo Exhibition

Srinivasan Kavitha - Axenfeld Anomaly Angles

This is the gonioscopic picture of a patient with Axenfeld Anomaly. The picture (Panels A & B) shows angles with a prominent Schwalbe’s line (green arrow) and adhesions of the iris strands to the anteriorly displaced Schwalbe’s line (red arrow).

Stay tuned for 2021

2020 has been a year unlike any other. We look forward to a time when we can meet again in person and discuss ideas, network, and make connections. For now, we will continue to connect with the glaucoma community online. Stay tuned for the exciting online developments the WGA has in store for 2021!

Upcoming Events 

January 4-29, 2021
Columbia University BSCO 2021

Columbia University Basic Science Course in Ophthalmology (BSCO) 2021.

January 23, 29 & 30, 2021
Glaucoma 360

Glaucoma 360 is a series of three days of events uniting research, industry, and philanthropy to prevent vision loss from glaucoma and speed the cure. 

January 29-30, 2021

The 6th Annual Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology: Asia-Australia (COPHy AA).
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