Your WGA Update for April

Spring is in the air! With ARVO having started this weekend, a great time of the year to connect. We look forward to meeting you there.

There are exciting developments at the World Glaucoma Association, so l
et us tell you about what's happening right now.

Basic Course now also in Spanish

Have you accessed the online Basic Course in Glaucoma yet? An evidence based, easy-to-understand platform from the WGA to increase your glaucoma knowledge. As one of the participants indicated 'The tips given have enabled me to become a better clinician by applying those tips in my practice.' And as a bonus: it's free!

All modules are now available in Spanish, next to English, and written by world renowned experts in the field, reviewed by members of the WGA Education Committee. The course is intended for ophthalmologists and other eye-care providers.

WGC-2019: plan & prepare

Attending the 8th World Glaucoma Association Congress in Melbourne is a great opportunity to explore Australia. Get a sneak peek of the tours you can add to your visit.

WGC-2017 videos: Education Committee Selections

Throughout the year we are releasing WGC-2017 content on the Educational Portal. Click here to access the portal and get free access to all WGC-2013 & WGC-2015 recordings. WGC-2017 participants have free access to all recorded sessions of WGC-2017!
The Education Committee carefully selects presentations from the World Glaucoma Congress 2017 in Helsinki for your benefit. This month Marcelo Hatanaka introduces the sessions Grand Rounds and Hot debates in glaucoma. 

Grand Rounds

Cyclodialysis cleft treatment: how to preserve conjunctival filtration?
Stefania Piludu
Stefania Piludu presented a case of hypotony and anterior chamber shallowing after an ab-interno anterior chamber-subconjunctival shunting with XEN implant. A cyclodialysis cleft was detected. In this case, what are the treatment options and what do you expect in terms of IOP control? Find out by watching her presentation.

Sudden visual scotoma in a woman with exfoliation glaucoma
Luis Silva
What may explain the sudden appearance of central scotoma in one eye with pseudo-exfoliation and ocular hypertension after pupillary dilation? This case presentation, by Luis Silva, will bring you one possible ...  Keep Reading

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Hot debates in glaucoma

With recent advances in optic nerve imaging, I believe that baseline optic nerve stereo photos are still essential
George Spaeth
Despite the difficulties related to learning glaucomatous optic disc patterns, optic disc evaluation and high quality photos are still the most valid and relevant method for diagnostic and follow-up purposes, according to Professor George Spaeth. Access this video to understand why.

With recent advances in optic nerve imaging, I believe that baseline optic nerve stereo photos are now unnecessary
Felipe Medeiros
In contrast to George Spaeth, Felipe Medeiros was asked to explain why stereo photos are ... Keep Reading

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Let's meet in Florence

The 13th European Glaucoma Society Congress is prepared to start on 19 May and end on 22 May 2018, taking place in Florence, Italy. Each new EGS Congress builds on past successes: newly established standards, a varied and stimulating scientific programme and a wide range of instructional courses offered at different levels to meet the varying needs of the delegates. Meet the WGA at booth 11.

Looking for a glaucoma meeting near you? Check our Member Glaucoma Societies Calendar online. If your meeting is not currently listed, please contact us at to arrange this.

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