Your WGA Update for February

New Editor-in-Chief Journal of Glaucoma

As of January 2021, Prof. Neeru Gupta is the new Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Glaucoma, the official journal of the World Glaucoma Association.

The Journal of Glaucoma is the world’s premier scientific journal for glaucoma research, devoted to new fundamental understandings, innovations in diagnosis and technology, and advancements in glaucoma medical and surgical care. The Journal of Glaucoma is the only scientific journal dedicated to the field of glaucoma that is both indexed and has an impact factor.

New papers appear online within 72 hours of acceptance. 

Enjoy free access to the Journal of Glaucoma through your WGA#One account and stay abreast of best practices in glaucoma and the latest developments in the field. 
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Optic reconstructive surgery in treatment of acute angle closure

Natalia Volkova
Ophthalmology Surgery Department, Scientific Department, Irkutsk Branch of S. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Federal State Institution, Irkutsk, Russian Federation

Patients with acute angle closure often have paralytic mydriasis accompanied by neurotrophic changes of iris stroma. The decreased function of the iris diaphragm function leads to visual aberrations that compromise the vision related quality of life. In this video the authors describe a technique for reconstruction of the iris and mechanical opening of the anterior chamber angle. The surgical technique involves  goniosynechiolysis to expose the trabecular meshwork and iridoplasty with a purse string 10-0 propylene to correct the mydriasis and also stretch the iris out preventing irido-trabecular contact. 

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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 Lisandro Sakata introduces the sessions: New frontiers in glaucoma and The Many Faces of Dreaded Bleb Complications. 

New frontiers in glaucoma

In this stimulating session, top glaucoma researchers provide us their perception about the future of glaucoma care: the role of artificial intelligence, OCT evolution, neuroprotection therapy, genomics and role of autoimmunity. Of note, this session brings us some quite interesting discussions moderated by Dr. Peng Khaw and Dr. Janet Serle.


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The Many Faces of Dreaded Bleb Complications

Trabeculectomy remains our well-known reference standard surgery for uncontrolled glaucoma, however, this surgery may present some complications that requires our best management. In this course, experienced glaucoma surgeons discuss their preferred approaches for preventing and treating some of the most dreaded bleb complications.

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From the WGC-2019 Photo Exhibition

Shamira Perera - Acquired aniridia
Following a highly traumatic road traffic accident, this patient's iris was completely avulsed and remarkably cleanly expressed from the eye, leaving the IOL in the bag and relatively little collateral damage. The ciliary processes, Pan Retinal Photocoagulation scars and the equatorial region of the capsular bag are easily visible.

Meet us at the AGS Annual Meeting

The 2021 American Glaucoma Society Annual Meeting will be fully virtual, with live presentations taking place March 4 - 7, 2021.

The WGA team is ready to tell you more about membership, World Glaucoma Week, the Global Webinar series, the World Glaucoma E-Congress and much more. We look forward to e-meeting!

Upcoming Events 

February 27, 2021
Joint APGS & ISGS Webinar

Joint APGS – ISGS Webinar: Current Paradigms in Glaucoma Surgery

March 4-7, 2021
AGS 2021

Annual meeting of the American Glaucoma Society 2021

March 7-13, 2021
World Glaucoma Week

The world is bright, save your sight!

March 19-20, 2021
Annual Meeting of the Bulgarian Glaucoma Society

This year, the Bulgarian Glaucoma Society will organize its annual meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria.

March 20, 2021
APGS Masterclass

APGS Masterclass on “How can OCT help your glaucoma clinic now and in future?”
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