Ophthalmology and Glaucoma Practice in the COVID-19 Era

The World Glaucoma Association will continue to support glaucoma professionals as much as possible by helping them to deliver optimal care to their patients in these exceptional circumstances due to COVID-19. Keep an eye on our social media channels for useful resources. And with so many of us staying home, stay on top of your practice by brushing up on your glaucoma knowledge with the WGA online resources.

Stay healthy and take care.


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Posted 1 day ago

World Glaucoma Association

We are very proud to learn about the incredible achievements made by 2019 ICO-WGA Fellow, Dr. Lemlem Tamrat. After kick starting her global learning experience from Australia, through to Nepal and Ethiopia, she is back home doing SLT treatment for her patients with the laser machine donated by Dr. Geoff and his colleagues from Australia:

‘Just finished one year glaucoma fellowship at Flinders University, SA, Tilganga institute of Ophthalmology, Nepal and Saint Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College (SPHMMC), Ethiopia (March 2019 to March 2020). Thank you ICO, WGA and all sponsoring bodies for making my fellowship in South Australia so fruitful. I want to thank my host prof. Jamie Craig and his colleague Dr. John L. at Flinders University. Many thanks to Dr. Amma Galanopolous, Prof. Robert C. and Dr. James M., at Royal Adelaide Hospital, where I did part of my fellowship in SA.

Part of my fellowship training was in Nepal and Ethiopia. I want to extend my extreme gratitude to Prof. Suman T. and Dr. Indira P. Dr. Scott L., Dr. Girum W. for contributing for this fellowship.

My appreciation also goes to Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Society, Sight for All, Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) for supporting this training. After all, now I am back home doing my practice at SPHMMC. I also started doing SLT treatment for my patients with the later machine donated by Dr. Geoff and his colleagues from Australia. My learning experience at each site was so wonderful.

God bless all and stay safe.’
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We are very proud to learn about the incredible achievements made by 2019 ICO-WGA Fellow, Dr. Lemlem Tamrat. After kick starting her global learning experience from Australia, through to Nepal and Ethiopia, she is back home doing SLT treatment for her patients with the laser machine donated by Dr. Geoff and his colleagues from Australia:

‘Just finished one year glaucoma fellowship at Flinders University, SA, Tilganga institute of Ophthalmology, Nepal and Saint Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College (SPHMMC), Ethiopia (March 2019 to March 2020). Thank you ICO, WGA and all sponsoring bodies for making my fellowship in South Australia so fruitful. I want to thank  my host prof. Jamie Craig and his colleague Dr. John L. at Flinders University. Many thanks to Dr. Amma Galanopolous, Prof. Robert C. and Dr. James M., at Royal Adelaide Hospital, where I did part of my fellowship in SA. 

Part of my fellowship training was in Nepal and Ethiopia. I want to extend my extreme gratitude to Prof. Suman T. and Dr. Indira P. Dr. Scott L., Dr. Girum W. for contributing for this fellowship.

My appreciation also goes to Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Society, Sight for All, Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) for supporting this training. After all, now I am back home doing my practice at SPHMMC. I also started doing SLT treatment for my patients with the later machine donated by Dr. Geoff and his colleagues from Australia. My learning experience at each site was so wonderful.

God bless all and stay safe.’Image attachmentImage attachment

Posted 2 days ago

World Glaucoma Association

Since the turn of the year, Asia has faced the mounting challenge of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The first cases were reported in China in late 2019, while Singapore saw their first imported case in late January 2020. Over the last few months, we have experienced many challenges in the clinical management of patients with glaucoma.This article provides perspectives from China and Singapore on how glaucoma practice has adapted during this crisis: wga.one/wga/challenges-and-lessons-for-managing-glaucoma-during-covid-19-pandemic-perspectives-fr... ... See MoreSee Less

Since the turn of the year, Asia has faced the mounting challenge of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The first cases were reported in China in late 2019, while Singapore saw their first imported case in late January 2020. Over the last few months, we have experienced many challenges in the clinical management of patients with glaucoma.This article provides perspectives from China and Singapore on how glaucoma practice has adapted during this crisis: https://wga.one/wga/challenges-and-lessons-for-managing-glaucoma-during-covid-19-pandemic-perspectives-from-asia/

Posted 3 days ago

World Glaucoma Association

In this narrative review, current evidence around detection of SARS-CoV-2 in human tears and forms of transmissions are reviewed.

Furthermore, a comprehensive approach that may be implemented in an ophthalmic care facility to prevent the spread of the virus is introduced: www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09273948.2020.1755442?src=recsys
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In this narrative review, current evidence around detection of SARS-CoV-2 in human tears and forms of transmissions are reviewed. 

Furthermore, a comprehensive approach that may be implemented in an ophthalmic care facility to prevent the spread of the virus is introduced: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09273948.2020.1755442?src=recsys

Posted 5 days ago

World Glaucoma Association

It is clear that our ophthalmology and glaucoma practices are changing in order to provide eye care in a safe environment, both for the patient as well as the medical and administrative staff.

In order to stay up to date on the latest developments in glaucoma during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we encourage all members to make use of the free-access Journal of Glaucoma. Find out what WGA has been up to over the past few months: wga.one/wga/the-world-glaucoma-association-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/
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It is clear that our ophthalmology and glaucoma practices are changing in order to provide eye care in a safe environment, both for the patient as well as the medical and administrative staff. 

In order to stay up to date on the latest developments in glaucoma during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we encourage all members to make use of the free-access Journal of Glaucoma. Find out what WGA has been up to over the past few months: https://wga.one/wga/the-world-glaucoma-association-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

Posted 1 week ago

World Glaucoma Association

Visit us at the #WOC2020 Virtual® Exhibition (26-29 June 2020), and learn more about the World Glaucoma Congress in 2021 and the World Glaucoma Association! Find us at Exhibition Hall 3: bit.ly/3eua0g1 ... See MoreSee Less

Visit us at the #WOC2020 Virtual® Exhibition (26-29 June 2020), and learn more about the World Glaucoma Congress in 2021 and the World Glaucoma Association! Find us at Exhibition Hall 3: https://bit.ly/3eua0g1

Posted 1 week ago

World Glaucoma Association

Lead researcher Professor Francesca Cordeiro et. al. from the Imperial College of London, have developed a quick, automated and highly sensitive way to identify which people with glaucoma are at risk of rapid progression to blindness: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/05/200503092736.htm ... See MoreSee Less

Lead researcher Professor Francesca Cordeiro et. al. from the Imperial College of London, have developed a quick, automated and highly sensitive way to identify which people with glaucoma are at risk of rapid progression to blindness: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/05/200503092736.htm

Posted 2 weeks ago

World Glaucoma Association

During these extraordinary times, we invite you to join us at the World Ophthalmology Congress 2020 Virtual®, 26-29 June 2020, where WGA will host a LIVE Symposium, titled: Simplifying Glaucoma Management.

Connect at our virtual WGA booth and benefit from reduced rates as a WGA Member. Learn more:
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During these extraordinary times, we invite you to join us at the World Ophthalmology Congress 2020 Virtual®, 26-29 June 2020, where WGA will host a LIVE Symposium, titled: Simplifying Glaucoma Management. 

Connect at our virtual WGA booth and benefit from reduced rates as a WGA Member. Learn more: 
https://us16.campaign-archive.com/?e=[UNIQID]&u=66d00b6d0b098ed76650ade67&id=120eaa6b15

Posted 2 weeks ago

World Glaucoma Association

The Education Committee carefully selects presentations from the WGC-2019 for your benefit. This week spotlights the session titled ‘Controversies in angle closure treatment’.

This session is in a debate format which takes up the questions of laser peripheral iridotomy for all in PACS, the role of laser peripheral iridotomy for all in PACS, iridoplasty in PACG and clear lens extraction.

Brush up your skills from home with this free-access presentation: www.pathlms.com/wga/events/1446/event_sections/10155
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The Education Committee carefully selects presentations from the WGC-2019 for your benefit. This week spotlights the session titled ‘Controversies in angle closure treatment’. 

This session is in a debate format which takes up the questions of laser peripheral iridotomy for all in PACS, the role of laser peripheral iridotomy for all in PACS, iridoplasty in PACG and clear lens extraction. 

Brush up your skills from home with this free-access presentation: https://www.pathlms.com/wga/events/1446/event_sections/10155

Posted 2 weeks ago

World Glaucoma Association

With the World Glaucoma Congress postponed to the latter half of 2021, we are developing more online tools to support you in your work until we meet again in person. We would like to have your input before moving ahead!

Our members have received a survey via email to complete. If you haven’t received a survey link, please contact the Executive Office: info@worldglaucoma.org
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With the World Glaucoma Congress postponed to the latter half of 2021, we are developing more online tools to support you in your work until we meet again in person. We would like to have your input before moving ahead! 

Our members have received a survey via email to complete. If you haven’t received a survey link, please contact the Executive Office: info@worldglaucoma.org
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