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Your latest WGA Update
COVID-19 pandemic has imposed unprecedented changes in our personal and
professional lives. We hope all of you, your families, and your staff
are staying healthy and safe. We are dedicated to providing support to
you through updates on resources available to protect our patients and
practices, and through educational materials for the management of
glaucoma and prevention of vision loss.
High COVID risk for ophthalmology
From March 2nd to April 12th 2020, New York City (NYC) experienced exponential growth of the COVID-19 cases. One study (read it via this link) assessed
the number of symptomatic confirmed COVID-19 cases among residents of
different specialties around the NYC area. Little is known regarding how
physicians have been affected.
Guidance for Cleaning Humphrey Perimeters
WGA members have been inquiring about the proper way to disinfect their
visual field machines given the added concerns about COVID-19
transmission. CarlZeiss has kindly provided detailed instructions on how
to disinfect their Humphrey Perimeters (see links below).
As information from our other industry partners comes in regarding
disinfection in the setting of the COVID-19 epidemic, we will provide
these links to our members.
Quick Start Guide
HFA COVID Cleaning Guidance
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 Parul Ichhpujani introduces
the sessions: Blood flow measurements in glaucoma: Ready for Prime
Time? and Tackling challenging glaucoma: A case-based approach
Blood flow measurements in glaucoma: Ready for Prime Time?
Presentation 1: Invasive angiography: New and Old By Dr Osamah Saeedi
Presentation 2: Application of OCT-A in glaucoma – Facts and Artifacts By Dr Christopher Leung
Presentation 3: Systemic Assessment of Vascular Regulation By Dr Konstantin Gugleta
Dr Osamah Saeedi spoke
about the need for building upon the already known angiographic
findings about retinal vasculature (“standing on the shoulders of
What Conventional Angiography contributed: In patients with glaucoma, Fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA) has ...
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Tackling challenging glaucoma: A case-based approach?
Presentation 1: Big eyes by Dr Norman Aquino
Presentation 2: Post corneal surgery by Dr Thasarat Vajaranant
Presentation 3: Post vitrectomy by Dr Augusto Paranhos Jr.
Presentation 4: Small eyes by Dr Jimmy Lai
Presentation 5: Expulsive choroidal hemorrhage by Dr Arvind Neelkantan
Dr Norman Aquino spoke
about the association between myopia and glaucoma. The odds for
development of glaucoma increase with increase in severity of myopia. He
discussed about clinical dilemma one faces especially in young myopic
patients with normal IOP, average CCT and peripapillary atrophy, whether
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