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LECTURES AND COURSES

Scientific Lectures and Courses>2015

Philippine Glaucoma Society Scientific Lectures, Meetings and Courses Organized in 2015:

Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Manila, Philippines​

A. GLAUCOMA SYMPOSIUM 1; December 3, 2015

·      Title: More Glaucoma Surgery Options

·      Topics and Participants:

o   Chair:  Norman M Aquino MD; Co-chair:  Maria Zita Zagala-Meriales MD

o   Femtosecond cataract surgery in the glaucoma patient, Robert J. Noecker MD

o   Micropulse trans-scleral diode laser cyclophotocoagulation, Robert J. Noecker MD

o   A new ab-interno procedure to perform trabeculotomy/canaloplasty, Mark Latina MD

o   The Use of Dry Amniotic Membrane in Glaucoma Surgery, Mark Latina MD

o   Glaucoma drainage devices – The local experience Tips and Tricks, Edgar U. Leuenberger MD

o   Glaucoma drainage devices in the Uveitic patient, Joseph Anthony Tumbocon MD

o   Novel techniques for glaucoma drainage device placement, Robert J. Noecker MD

B. GLAUCOMA SYMPOSIUM 2; December 3, 2015

·      Title: More Treatment and Diagnostic Options

·      Topics and Participants:

o   Chair: Alexander Joseph L. Reyes, MD; Co-chair: Cynthia Verzosa, MD

o   The ISGEO classification of angle closure, Ma. Catherina Coronel-Nasol MD

o   The PACG spectrum: diagnostic and management case discussion, Presenter: Stelson Sia MD; Panelists:

       Mark Latina MD, Robert J. Noecker MD, Patricia Khu MD

o   New directions in addressing compliance in glaucoma treatment, Maria Hannah Pia U. de Guzman MD

o   Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) – 14 years of experience: Basic Science and Clinical Review, Mark Latina MD

o   The cost benefit analysis of utilizing selective laser trabeculoplasty in the Philippines, Jose Maria D. Martinez MD

o   The cost benefit analysis of utilizing selective laser trabeculoplasty in the United States, Robert J. Noecker MD

o   Finer points in assessing the SD-OCT in glaucoma, Robert J. Noecker MD

C. PLENARY SESSION (Glaucoma Talks); December 3, 2015

o   Microinvasive glaucoma surgery. Robert J. Noecker MD

o   SLT as primary glaucoma therapy, Mark Latina, MD

D. GLAUCOMA INSTRUCTIONAL COURSE; December 4, 2015

·      Title: Optimizing Trabeculectomy Outcomes

·      Topics and Participants:

o   Chair: Maria Hannah Pia U. de Guzman, MD; Co-chair: Raquel J Quino MD

o   Pre-operative assessment and proper instrumentation, Pamela C. Allarey MD

o   Conjunctival flap dissection and closure, Edgar U. Leuenberger MD

o   Scleral flap dissection, sclerostomy, and scleral sutures, Benjamin M. Abela,Jr. MD

o   Antimetabolite application – what and how?, Maria Imelda Y. Veloso MD

o   Dealing with early and late post trabeculectomy complications, Rainier A. Covar  MD

o   Bleb needling – How it is done and how it works, Jesus Altuna MD

World Glaucoma Congress, Hongkong Convention and Exhibition Center

·      Title: Philippine Glaucoma Society Symposium, June 6, 2015

·      Topics and Participants:

o   Chair: Norman Aquino MD; Co-Chair: Joseph Anthony Tumbocon MD

o   Introduction; Norman Aquino MD

o   Local overview of the problem of glaucoma; Rainier Covar MD

o   Types of glaucoma seen in tertiary hospitals; Nilo Vincent Florcruz MD

o   Judicious use of diagnostic instruments; John Mark de Leon MD

o   Monitoring for progression; Joseph Anthony Tumbocon MD

o   Phacomorphic and phacolytic glaucoma surgical videos; Rainier Covar MD

o   Goniosynechiolysis in angle closure surgical videos; Rainier Covar MD

o   Bleb revision surgical videos; Joseph Anthony Tumbocon MD

o   Tubes in tight places surgical videos; Joseph Anthony Tumbocon MD

Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology Midyear Meeting, Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu, Philippines

·      Title: Glaucoma symposium: Understanding and managing IOP elevation in uveitis, May 16, 2015.

·      Topics and Speakers:

o   Chair: Manuel Delfin Jr, MD; Co-chair: Ma. Margarita Lat-Luna MD

o   Uveitic conditions with IOP rise/glaucoma; Cesar Perez MD

o   Steroid induced IOP rise/glaucoma and experience with newer steroids; Manuel Delfin, Jr. MD

o   Trab versus Tube in medically uncontrolled uveitic glaucoma/ocular hypertension;  Joseph Anthony

      Tumbocon MD

o   The challenge of monitoring progression in uveitic patients with IOP rise/glaucoma;

       Ma. Margarita Lat-Luna MD

Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology Lifelong Educational Programs

April 21, 2015 at The Medical City, Pasig: Pamela Allarey MD

July 4, 2015 at Harvest Hotel, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija: Ma. Catherine Coronel-Nasol MD