Your WGA Update for March

The World Glaucoma Association will continue to support glaucoma professionals as much as possible by helping them to deliver optimal care to their patients in these exceptional circumstances due to COVID-19. Keep an eye on our social media channels for useful resources. And with so many of us staying home, stay on top of your practice by brushing up on your glaucoma knowledge with the WGA online resources.

Stay healthy and take care. 

Throwback to World Glaucoma Week

Thank you to all who showed their support during #glaucomaweek. With your continuous collaborative efforts, we have confidence that we will improve the current state of glaucoma diagnosis and early treatment worldwide. Have a look at some of the best moments captured on social media by browsing the official hashtag #glaucomaweek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

Watch the JoG Paper of the Month video!

The Journal of Glaucoma (JoG) is an official publication of the WGA. Every month the WGA Associate Advisory Board selects the Paper of the Month. 

Our guest for this episode is Kaweh Mansouri from the Montchosi Clinic, Lausanne, Switzerland and the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado Denver.

His paper reports the Impact of Phacoemulsification Combined with XEN Gel Stent Implantation on Corneal Endothelial Cell Density.

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Access our online resources

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, continue your learning and maintain your practice through a number of online learning platforms, available through the WGA#One portal

What you will find:

  1. Courses in various languages
    1. Intraocular Pressure
    2. Gonioscopy
    3. Standard Automated Perimetry
    4. Clinical Examination of the Optic Nerve
    5. Ocular Hypertension
    6. OCT in Glaucoma
    7. Tips to maximize adherence
    8. How to approach the failed bleb
  2. World Glaucoma Congress Recordings
  3. Webinars: meet the experts
  4. Lectures: Hood Visual Science Lab

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 Tanuj Dada introduces the sessions: Beyond IOP: Are there other modifiable risk factors in glaucoma? and Glaucoma and lens extraction: where are we?.

Beyond IOP: Are there other modifiable risk factors in glaucoma? 

Iatrogenic glaucoma: the story of blood pressure treatment
Dr. Fotis Topouzis

Dr. Topouzis said that our understanding about the complexity of relationship between blood pressure, anti-hypertensive treatment and glaucoma is limited. He said low blood pressure on treatment might be considered a modifiable risk factor in glaucoma. He ...

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Glaucoma and lens extraction: where are we?

Phaco considerations in the pseudo exfoliation eye
Haripriya Aravind

Dr. Haripriya started by enumerating intraoperative challenges during phacoemulsification in a pseudo exfoliation eye. She presented the results of Aravind Pseudoexfoliation study (APEX). She highlighted that the rates of intraoperative complications and IOL decentration at 5 years were not higher in ...

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