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Scientific Lectures and Courses>2016

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:

o   Chair: Dr. Mario Aquino

o   Co-Chair: Dr. Stelson Sia

o   Updates on Normal Tension Glaucoma – Dr. Ki Ho Park

o   Myopia and Glaucoma – Dr. Ki Ho Park 

o   Detecting Progression in Clinical Practice – Dr. John Mark de Leon 

o   Impact of Glaucoma on Quality of Life Issues – Dr. Maria Hannah Pia de Guzman 

o   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:

o   Chair: Dr. Manuel Delfin Jr. 

o   Co-Chair: Dr. Jose Ma. Martinez

o   Pre-op Preparations for Healthier Blebs – Dr. Cynthia Verzosa 

o   Specific Bleb Complications: Identification, Pathophysiology – Dr. Ma. Catherina Coronel-Nasol 

o   Post-op Bleb Assessment (Grading Systems) and Manipulation

      (Flap Suture Removal, Post-op Antimetabolites) – Dr. Cesar Perez Jr. 

o   “Poking” the Bleb – Indications and Techniques for Bleb Needling – Dr. Jesus Altuna 

o   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:

o   Chair: Dr. Manuel Agulto 

o   Co-Chair: Dr. Ernesto Pangalangan. Jr. 

o   What’s New in Glaucoma Genetics? – Prof. Tin Aung

o   Asia Pacific Glaucoma Guidelines Updates (2016) – Prof. Tin Aung

o   Update on Clear Lens Extraction in Angle Closure Glaucoma – Prof. Tin Aung

o   The Role of Goniosynechiolysis in Angle Closure – Dr. Rainier Victor Covar 

o   Clinical Experience with the Hydrus and Glaukos MIGs Devices – Dr. Robert Edward Ang 

o   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:

o   Chair: Maria Imelda Veloso 

o   Co-Chair: Rommel Bautista 

o   Angle Anatomy and Gonioscopy – Dr. Pamela Allarey 

o   Ultrasound Biomicroscopy – Dr. Manolito Reyes 

o   Maximizing the Use of the AS-OCT in Glaucoma – Dr. Edgar Leuenberger 

o   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:

o   Pathophysiology of NTG – Dr. Rigo Daniel Reyes

o   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

o   Dr. Norman Aquino - Medical Treatment for Glaucoma

o   Dr. Maria Imelda Veloso - Medical Non-Adherence: Is it a Big Problem?

o   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: 

o   Epidemiology of glaucoma & estimate of undetected cases – Dr. Ma. Margarita Luna

o   Gonioscopy -  Dr. Aldo-Mar Cariaga

o   Qualitative ONH & RNFL examination – Dr. Pamela Allarey

o   Quantitative ONH & RNFL evaluation – Dr. Pamela Allarey

o   Automated visual field examination – Dr. John Mark de Leon

o   Medical management – Dr. Gertrude Reinoso

o   Lasers in glaucoma – Dr. Stelson Sia

o   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:

o   Visual field defects in glaucoma, Patricia Khu MD

o   Visual field progression in glaucoma, John Mark de Leon MD

o   Glaucoma damage in the optic nerve head, Maria Hannah Pia de Guzman MD

o   Optic Nerve Analysis Using OCT in glaucoma, Jose Ma. Martinez MD