Education is focus of final day of Glaucoma 360

January 31, 2019

The Glaucoma Research Foundation’s (GRF) annual Glaucoma 360 event concludes Saturday with a day of continuing education ‒ for ophthalmologists in the morning and optometrists in the afternoon.

Andrew Iwach, MD, one of the co-founders and co-organizers of Glaucoma 360, said the day of educational events features a robust lineup of speakers composed of top leaders in the eye care field today.

This is the 23rd year the ophthalmic event has been held. The optometric edition was a later addition, and is now in its fourth year. Both are offered free of charge to attendees, and both events are expected to record crowds again this year.

“Every speaker is tasked with providing attendees with clinical pearls that they can apply to their practices right away, allowing them to deliver improved results for their patients,” Dr. Iwach said. “This faculty is one of the best that we can possibly assemble. We believe this is one of the reasons that many attendees come back year after year.”

“Getting this type of high-quality information into the hands of doctors who are on the front lines of combatting glaucoma is one of the most important things we can do to help improve glaucoma outcomes for patients who are suffering today,” added Thomas Brunner, GRF’s president and CEO.

Ophthalmology program

For the ophthalmology session in the morning, L. Jay Katz, MD, will highlight the program with the Shaffer‐Hetherington‐Hoskins Lecture. His topic is, “Screening for Glaucoma: New Strategies.”

The rest of the symposium includes presentations from:

  • Shan C. Lin, MD - “Refractive Considerations in Cataract Surgery in Glaucoma Patients;”

  • Thomas W. Samuelson, MD - “Stents, Trabs, and Tubes: Decision Making in Surgical Glaucoma;”

  • Kuldev Singh, MD, MPH - “Will MIGS Replace Trabeculectomy?;”

  • Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD - “Glaucoma and Genetics: What’s Ready for Prime Time?;”

  • Yvonne Ou, MD - “Virtual Reality and Visual Fields;”

  • Sunita Radhakrishnan, MD - “When Good Blebs Go Bad;”

  • Terri Pickering, MD - “Uveitic Glaucoma: Old Challenges, New Options;”

  • Ruth D. Williams, MD - “Private Equity and Ophthalmology: Will I Be Left Behind?;”

  • Anita Agarwal, MD - “Meet You at the Pars Plana;”

  • Robert L. Stamper, MD - “OCT Angiography: Where Are We, What Do We Need To Learn?;”

  • Dr. Iwach - “Glaucoma: Trends and Challenges.”

Optometry program

The afternoon session geared toward optometrists will include the following speakers:

  • Dr. Williams - “Should I Treat My Elderly Patient with OHT?;”

  • Dr. Radhakrishnan - “Old vs. New: Gonioscopy vs. Anterior Segment OCT for Angle Closure;”

  • Dr. Pickering - “Uveitic Glaucoma: Old Challenges, New Options;”

  • Dr. Katz - “The Role of Systemic Blood Pressure in Glaucoma;”

  • Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO - “Glaucoma Test Results: Facts vs. Fiction;”

  • Daniel F. Goodman, MD - “Glaucoma: Views from the Cornea;”

  • Dr. Agarwal - “Glaucoma: Meet You at the Pars Plana;”

  • John G. Flanagan, OD, PhD - “Glaucoma: Research News and Views;”

  • Dr. Stamper - “Home Tonometry: Helpful or More Information Than We Need?;”

  • Dr. Lin - “Refractive Considerations in Cataract Surgery in Glaucoma Patients;”

  • Dr. Iwach - “Glaucoma: Managing the Odds.”

The Glaucoma 360 event will reconvene in San Francisco on Feb. 6-8, 2020.