Philippine Glaucoma Society

Philippine Glaucoma Society Scientific Lectures, Meetings and Courses Conducted in 2016: 

Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Manila, Philippines, November 24-26, 2016

A. GLAUCOMA SYMPOSIUM Day 1 – Thursday, November 24, 2016

  • Title: New Concepts in the Pathophysiology and New Directions in the Management of Glaucoma
  • Topics and Participants:
    • Chair: Dr. Mario Aquino
    • Co-Chair: Dr. Stelson Sia
    • Updates on Normal Tension Glaucoma – Dr. Ki Ho Park
    • Myopia and Glaucoma – Dr. Ki Ho Park 
    • Detecting Progression in Clinical Practice – Dr. John Mark de Leon 
    • Impact of Glaucoma on Quality of Life Issues – Dr. Maria Hannah Pia de Guzman 
    • Giving Light at the End of the Tunnel: Improving Lives of Your Glaucoma Patients
      – Dr. Carmela Ongsiako-Isabela

B. GLAUCOMA INSTRUCTIONAL COURSE Day 1 – Thursday, November 24, 2016

  • Title: Building Better Blebs
  • Topics and Participants:
    • Chair: Dr. Manuel Delfin Jr.
    • Co-Chair: Dr. Jose Ma. Martinez
    • Pre-op Preparations for Healthier Blebs – Dr. Cynthia Verzosa
    • Specific Bleb Complications: Identification, Pathophysiology – Dr. Ma. Catherina Coronel-Nasol
    • Post-op Bleb Assessment (Grading Systems) and Manipulation
      (Flap Suture Removal, Post-op Antimetabolites) – Dr. Cesar Perez Jr.
    • “Poking” the Bleb – Indications and Techniques for Bleb Needling – Dr. Jesus Altuna
    • When to Refer Out Your Complicated Post-Trabeculectomy Case – Dr. Raquel Quino

C. GLAUCOMA SYMPOSIUM Day 3 – Saturday,  November 26, 2016

  • Title: Updates on the Disease and New Surgical Options
  • Topics and Participants:
    • Chair: Dr. Manuel Agulto
    • Co-Chair: Dr. Ernesto Pangalangan. Jr.
    • What’s New in Glaucoma Genetics? – Prof. Tin Aung
    • Asia Pacific Glaucoma Guidelines Updates (2016) – Prof. Tin Aung
    • Update on Clear Lens Extraction in Angle Closure Glaucoma – Prof. Tin Aung
    • The Role of Goniosynechiolysis in Angle Closure – Dr. Rainier Victor Covar
    • Clinical Experience with the Hydrus and Glaukos MIGs Devices – Dr. Robert Edward Ang
    • Minimally or Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGs) – Is There a Future for These Locally?
      – Dr. Norman Aquino

D. GLAUCOMA INSTRUCTIONAL COURSE Day 3 – Saturday,  November 26, 2016

  • Title: Practical Interpretation of Anterior Segment Imaging Devices in Glaucoma
  • Topics and Participants:
    • Chair: Maria Imelda Veloso
    • Co-Chair: Rommel Bautista
    • Angle Anatomy and Gonioscopy – Dr. Pamela Allarey
    • Ultrasound Biomicroscopy – Dr. Manolito Reyes
    • Maximizing the Use of the AS-OCT in Glaucoma – Dr. Edgar Leuenberger
    • Advanced AS-OCT in Glaucoma – Prof. Tin Aung

PAO-LEAP Instructional Course, Makati Medical Center, August 17, 2016

  • Title: NTG vs NAION: Compare/Contrast
  • Topics and Speakers:
    • Pathophysiology of NTG – Dr. Rigo Daniel Reyes
    • Evidence-Based Management of NTG – Dr. Maria Hannah Pia de Guzman

APGC PGS Members Talks, Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand, July 14-16, 2016

  • Topics and speakers:
    • Dr. Norman Aquino – Medical Treatment for Glaucoma
    • Dr. Maria Imelda Veloso – Medical Non-Adherence: Is it a Big Problem?
    • Dr. John Mark De Leon – Disc Hemorrhage and Progression of Glaucoma

Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology Midyear Meeting, Avenue Hotel, Naga City, Philippines, April 29, 2016

  • Title: PAO Midyear Meeting Glaucoma Workshop
  • Topics and speakers:
    • Epidemiology of glaucoma & estimate of undetected cases – Dr. Ma. Margarita Luna
    • Gonioscopy – Dr. Aldo-Mar Cariaga
    • Qualitative ONH & RNFL examination – Dr. Pamela Allarey
    • Quantitative ONH & RNFL evaluation – Dr. Pamela Allarey
    • Automated visual field examination – Dr. John Mark de Leon
    • Medical management – Dr. Gertrude Reinoso
    • Lasers in glaucoma – Dr. Stelson Sia
    • Surgical management – Dr. Aldo-Mar Cariaga

Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress, Taipei International Convention Center, Taiwan

  • Title: Correlation of structure and function in glaucoma: Practical tips on using perimetry and OCT;
    Glaucoma Instructional Course, March 27, 2016 9:00-10:30am
  • Course Director: Patricia Khu, MD
  • Topics and Speakers:
    • Visual field defects in glaucoma, Patricia Khu MD
    • Visual field progression in glaucoma, John Mark de Leon MD
    • Glaucoma damage in the optic nerve head, Maria Hannah Pia de Guzman MD
    • Optic Nerve Analysis Using OCT in glaucoma, Jose Ma. Martinez MD