Courses


Thursday 3.45 pm-4.45 pmTBA

C4
Blood flow measurements in glaucoma: Ready for Prime Time?

Chair(s): Alon Harris (United States); Michael S. Kook (South Korea);

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    Invasive Angiography: New and Old
    Osamah Saeedi (United States)
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    Doppler Techniques for Assessing Blood Flow
    Leopold Schmetterer (Austria)
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    OCT Angiography
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    Systemic Assessment of Vascular Regulation
    Konstantin Gugleta (Switzerland)
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    Treatment for Vascular Dysregulation
    Gerhard Garhöfer (Austria)

Thursday 3.45 pm-4.45 pmTBA

C5
Angle Closure: Diagnosis and Treatment

Chair(s): Shan Lin (United States); Hon-Tym Wong (Singapore);

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    Definitions & prevelence of angle closure
    Paul Foster (United Kingdom)
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    Diagnosis and charactarisation
    Ronnie George (India)
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    Clear lens extraction (pros and cons)
    Dexter Leung (Hong Kong)
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    Practical tips for clear lens extraction
    Shenton Chew (New Zealand)
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    Secondary angle closure
    Mohammad Pakravan (Iran)

Thursday 3.45 pm-4.45 pmTBA

C7
Glaucoma's top model

Chair(s): Hari Jayaram (United Kingdom); Bang Bui (Australia);

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    The monkey model for glaucoma
    Anita Chan (Singapore)
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    Acute vs Chronic Models: pros and cons
    Hari Jayaram (United Kingdom)
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    Microbead models of glaucoma: pros and cons
    Derek Welsbie (United States)
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    The ocular explant mouse model of ocular hypertension : a study on RGCs and mitochondria in glaucoma
    Harry Quigley (United States)

Thursday 3.45 pm-4.45 pmTBA

C10
Surviving as a clinician scientist: around the world

Chair(s): Leonard Levin (Canada); Harsha Rao (India);

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    South Korea
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    Mexico
    Jibran Mohamed (Mexico)
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    Singapore
    Rachel Chong (Singapore)
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    Germany
    Verena Prokosch (Germany)
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    Canada
    Leonard Levin (Canada)

Thursday 3.45 pm-4.45 pmTBA

C11
Fuelling the power house

Chair(s): Miriam Kolko (Denmark); Ian Trounce (Australia);

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    Mitochondrial Therapeutics for Optic Nerve Dysfunction
    Ian Trounce (Australia)
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    A clinical approach to study the role of mitochondria in Human Glaucoma
    David Garway-Heath (United Kingdom)
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    Mitochondria & Astrocytes in the Optic Nerve Head - Relevance to Human Glaucoma
    Nicholas Marsh-Armstrong (United States)
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    Mitochondrial biomarkers in human glaucoma
    Patrick Yu Wai Man (United Kingdom)
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    The Impact of Ageing upon the Optic Nerve Head
    Bang Bui (Australia)

Thursday 3.45 pm-4.45 pmTBA

C13
Tube complications

Chair(s): Susana Duch (Spain); Paul Chew (Singapore); TBA;

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    Corneal decompensation
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    Erosions
    Jorge Acosta (Argentina)
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    Hypertensive phase
    Jeffrey Freedman (United States)
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    Hypotony
    Da-Wen Lu (Taiwan)
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    Late failure

Thursday 3.45 pm-4.45 pmTBA

C19
When the going gets tough: Making it easier for your patient

Chair(s): Ivan Goldberg (Australia); Alan Robin (United States);

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    Maximizing adherence to minimize disease
    Michael Boland (United States)
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    Apps & aids to assist the patient with severe glaucoma
    Mona Kaleem (United States)
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    Optimizing the ocular surface for comfort and vision
    Jod Mehta (Singapore)
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    Maximizing functionality and Minimizing disability in the advanced glaucoma patient
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    Living with glaucoma: the patient's perspective
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    What do patient's want from glaucoma surgery?
    Amanda Bicket (United States)

Thursday 3.45 pm-4.45 pmTBA

C20
Beyond IOP: Are there other modifiable risk factors in glaucoma?

Chair(s): TBA; Fotis Topouzis (Greece);

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    "Iatrogenic glaucoma": the story of blood pressure treatment
    Fotis Topouzis (Greece)
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    Are other diseases playing a role in my patient's "glaucoma"?
    Mitchell Lawlor (Australia)
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    Can dietary changes help prevent glaucoma progression?
    Catherine Birt (Canada)
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    Can physical activity prevent glaucoma?
    Jonathan Crowston (Australia)
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    Going beyond the eye: does visual perception help us understand braining function?
    Allison McKendrick (Australia)

Thursday 5.00 pm-6.00 pmTBA

C3
Perfect your glaucoma clinical exam

Chair(s): Mark Walland (Australia); Esther Hoffmann (Germany);

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    Perfecting the Angle Assessment
    Hon-Tym Wong (Singapore)
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    Perfecting the Optic Nerve Assessment
    Anton Hommer (Austria)
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    Perfecting Assessment of Pediatric Patients
    Elena Bitrian (United States)
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    Systemic Considerations: Looking Beyond the Eye
    Andrew White (Australia)
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    Tonometry Tips: Perfecting IOP Assessment
    Carroll Webers (Netherlands)

Thursday 5.00 pm-6.00 pmTBA

C6
Managing the Glaucoma Suspect

Chair(s): Neeru Gupta (Canada); Robert Fechtner (United States);

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    Mimickers of Glaucomatous Optic Nerves
    Bill Morgan (Australia)
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    Considerations for the Myopic Glaucoma Suspect
    Lucy Shen (United States)
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    OCT is Best For Managing Glaucoma Suspects
    Syril Dorairaj (United States)
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    Visual Fields are Best for Managing Glaucoma Suspects
    Andrew Tatham (United Kingdom)
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    Managing the Ocular Hypertensive Patient
    Tomas Grippo (Argentina)

Thursday 5.00 pm-6.00 pmTBA

C22
Genetics for the non-geneticist

Chair(s): Subhabrata Chakrabarti (India); John Fingert (United States);

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    How can you tell that genetics are involved in a disease and traits- Introduction to heritability
    Alex Hewitt (Australia)
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    Importance of families/pedigrees in genetic studies
    David Mackey (Australia)
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    What is Epigenetics and relevance to disease
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    After the genes whats next?- Introduction to Functional genomics
    Francesca Pasutto (Germany)
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    Labwork & genetics- what is involved
    Monica Melo (Brazil)
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    What is a GWAS?
    Ching-Yu Cheng (Singapore)

Thursday 5.00 pm-6.00 pmTBA

C24
Analyzing the evidence

Chair(s): Jeffrey Liebmann (United States); Ravi Thomas (Australia);

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    Don't believe everything you read: evaluating published results
    Jeffrey Liebmann (United States)
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    Integrating glaucoma clinical trial data into clinical practice
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    Understanding simple and complex statistics in research publications
    Pradeep Ramulu (United States)
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    Meta-analyses: value, pitfalls, and guides to interpreting results
    Paul Healey (Australia)
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    Reading about surgical outcomes - what should I be looking for?
    Alan Robin (United States)

Friday 3.45 pm-4.45 pmTBA

C1
Lasers in glaucoma: Finding the right spot

Chair(s): Lisandro Sakata (Brazil); Tony Realini (United States);

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    Endocyclophotocoagulation
    Carla Siegfried (United States)
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    External cyclophotocoagulation
    Mohammed Abdull (Nigeria)
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    Laser trabeculoplasty (how)
    Nuno Lopes (Portugal)
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    Laser trabeculoplasty (when?)
    Tony Realini (United States)
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    Micropulse
    Ying Han (United States)
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    Laser iridoplasty
    Tony Wells (Australia)

Friday 3.45 pm-4.45 pmTBA

C2
Artificial intelligence: The future of glaucoma?

Chair(s): Xiulan Zhang (China); Felipe Medeiros (United States);

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    What is AI?
    Linda Zangwill (United States)
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    Deep learning for identifying glaucoma related features in fundus images
    Naama Hammel (United States)
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    Deep learning assessment of OCT images
    Michael Girard (Singapore)
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    Machine learning for visual field interpretation
    Osamah Saeedi (United States)
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    The role of AI in clinical practice
    Xiulan Zhang (China)

Friday 3.45 pm-4.45 pmTBA

C8
Going with the flow? OCT-A in glaucoma management

Chair(s): Kaweh Mansouri (Switzerland); Leopold Schmetterer (Austria);

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    OCT-A in experimental glaucoma
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    OCT-A of drainage blebs
    Monisha Nongpiur (Singapore)
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    Ocular blood flow in human glaucoma
    Joao Barbosa Breda (Portugal)
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    Anterior segment angiography – past and future
    Anne Brooks (Australia)
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    The role of OCT-A in clinical glaucoma
    Grace Richter (United States)

Friday 3.45 pm-4.45 pmTBA

C16
The Many Faces of Dreaded Bleb Complications

Chair(s): Alain Bron (France); Tetsuya Yamamoto (Japan); Jody Piltz Seymour (United States);

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    The dysesthetic bleb
    Paul Palmberg (United States)
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    The encapsulated bleb
    Eugenio A Maul (Chile)
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    The infected bleb
    Fabian Lerner (Argentina)
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    The leaking bleb
    Jody Piltz Seymour (United States)
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    The overfiltering bleb
    Esther Hoffmann (Germany)

Friday 3.45 pm-4.45 pmTBA

C18
Surgical approaches to secondary glaucoma

Chair(s): Makoto Aihara (Japan); Michael Coote (Australia); Gordana Sunaric-Megevand (Switzerland);

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    ICE Syndrome
    Sirisha Senthil (India)
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    Neovascular glaucoma
    Janet Serle (United States)
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    Silicone oil - associated glaucoma
    Guy D'Mellow (Australia)
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    Sturge Weber
    Jamie Brandt (United States)
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    Uveitic glaucoma

Friday 3.45 pm-4.45 pmTBA

C18
Glaucoma and lens extraction: where are we?

Chair(s): TBA; Vital Costa (Brazil); Jian Ge (China);

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    Phaco considerations in the pseudo exfoliation eye
    Arvind Haripriya (India)
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    Refractive and IOL issues in glaucoma patients
    Michael Coote (Australia)
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    What did we learn from the EAGLE trial?
    Paul Foster (United Kingdom)
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    What is the added value of MIGS to phacoemulsification
    Nathan Kerr (Australia)
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    When is phaco alone the best procedure with open angles?
    Delan Jinapriya (Canada)
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    When is phaco trab the best procedure with open angles?
    Vital Costa (Brazil)

Friday 3.45 pm-4.45 pmTBA

C21
Integrating genetics into clinical practice

Chair(s): Robert Casson (Australia); Eranga Vithana (Singapore);

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    The future of genetics
    Stuart MacGregor (Australia)
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    How do you find & motivate family members to seek care?
    Annie Gibbins (Australia)
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    What genetics cause glaucoma & where can you get them tested?
    Susie Williams (South Africa)
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    Considering age, type of glaucoma, and other factors to screen family members intelligently
    Srinivasan Kavitha (India)
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    Practical tips about when and how to implement genetic screening in clinical practice
    John Fingert (United States)

Friday 3.45 pm-4.45 pmTBA

C23
Convince your government and payors that what you do is useful & cost-effective

Chair(s): TBA; Andrey Brezhnev (Russian Federation);

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    Comanagement with optometry: lowering costs while preserving quality of care
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    Comparing the effectiveness of treatment alternatives
    Jennifer Burr (United Kingdom)
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    How do I measure the utility of my efforts?
    Dana Blumberg (United States)
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    My government doesn't pay for MIGS - what do I do?
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    Fostering sustainable glaucoma care
    Anja Tuulonen (Finland)

Friday 5.00 pm-6.00 pmTBA

C9
Stretching the Cables: Biomechanics

Chair(s): Nick Strouthidis (United Kingdom); Jost Jonas (Germany);

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    Associations between Laminar Compliance and Visual Field Loss: Is Stiffer Better?
    Michael Girard (Singapore)
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    The Translaminar Pressure Difference: Key to Glaucoma?
    Jost Jonas (Germany)
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    Imaging and Biomechanics of the Laminar Microarchitecture: What’s Happening at the Beam and Axon Level?
    Nick Strouthidis (United Kingdom)
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    IOP, CSFP, and OPP Dynamics: What are We Missing in the Clinic?
    Crawford Downs (United States)
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    IOP Dynamics and Visual Field Progression: Are IOP Spikes the Culprit?
    Carlos Gustavo de Moraes (United States)

Friday 5.00 pm-6.00 pmTBA

C12
The brave new world in managing glaucoma

Chair(s): Sayoko Moroi (United States); Louis Pasquale (United States);

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    What should OCT be telling you about a patients glaucoma
    Don Hood (United States)
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    Glaucoma Biomarkers - hiding in the aqueous?
    Carla Siegfried (United States)
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    Glaucoma Care Driven by Artificial Intelligence
    Sameer Trikha (Singapore)
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    Drop-Free Glaucoma Treatment- The Patients' Dream Come True..
    Ian Pitha (United States)
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    Stem Cell therapy for the Trabecular Meshwork

Friday 5.00 pm-6.00 pmTBA

C14
Tackling challenging glaucoma: a case based approach

Chair(s): TBA; Remo Susanna Jr. (Brazil); Franz Grehn (Germany);

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    Big eyes
    Norman Aquino (Philippines)
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    Post corneal surgery
    Shibal Bhartiya (India)
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    Post vitrectomy
    Augusto Paranhos Jr (Brazil)
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    Small eyes
    Jimmy Lai (Hong Kong)
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    Expulsive choroidal hemorrhage
    Arvind Neelakantan (United States)

Friday 5.00 pm-6.00 pmTBA

C15
Tubes: varied techniques

Chair(s): Mark Sherwood (United States); Prin Rojanapongpun (Thailand); Andre Mermoud (Switzerland);

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    Choice of tube: valved or non-valved
    Don Budenz (United States)
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    Cost effective options
    George Puthuran (India)
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    Tube location and sealing methods
    Jaewan Choi (South Korea)
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    Methods of early IOP control: wicks, fenestrations, abterators and meds
    Luis Pinto (Portugal)
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    To tunnel or not to tunnel
    Jesus Jimenez Roman (Mexico)

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