From the comfort of your own home or office and accessible from any device, we welcome you to broaden your knowledge of glaucoma.
The WGA is excited to present its webinars as a way to improve the interaction between young ophthalmologists/glaucoma specialists and the WGA leadership. This is an opportunity to improve education and at the same time advance the discussion of new ideas that will tailor how glaucoma will be diagnosed, monitored and treated in the upcoming years.
If you’re not familiar with a webinar, it is a seminar presented online, similarly to lectures presented at meetings. They have an interactive format and can accommodate conflicts in schedule.
On May 23, 2019, the second WGA webinar brought to you by the Associate Advisory Board took place. Pradeep Ramulu MD, PhD hosted the session “When can I trust this visual field?”. The recording is now online!
Meet the Expert
We are honored to have Pradeep Ramulu MD, PhD, Chief of the Glaucoma Division and Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA, present this webinar.
Dr. Ramulu grew up in suburban Chicago and became interested in the eye during medical school, during which time he studied the genes and proteins of the eye with Dr. Jeremy Nathans. After pursuing a residency in ophthalmology and fellowship training in glaucoma, he joined the Wilmer glaucoma faculty in 2006, where he specializes in caring for both routine and complex glaucomas, including glaucomas requiring repeat operations, glaucoma occurring in the context of corneal or retinal disease and glaucoma occurring in newborns and young children.
Dr. Ramulu’s research focuses primarily on how glaucoma affects the individual. Specifically, he has studied the types of difficulties that glaucoma patients experience with regards to reading, walking, falling, driving and traveling outside the home. His long-term interests are to understand when and how glaucoma should be treated based on a more complete understanding of how patients are affected by their disease. Additionally, his work is geared toward developing rehabilitative strategies for individuals with severe vision loss from glaucoma and in developing recommendations to increase the safety and quality of life of all individuals with glaucoma.
Topic: When can I trust this visual field?
This webinar started with an introductory presentation on the topic by Pradeep Ramulu MD, PhD, followed by an online group discussion with all attending as well as a Q&A with Dr. Ramulu.
Joining this webinar is completely free, as part of the core purpose of the World Glaucoma Association to eliminate glaucoma-related disability worldwide.
Is it for me?
We welcome all ophthalmologists and other healthcare professionals related to glaucoma to watch this webinar. Whether you have 2 or 20 years of experience, this webinar is designed to accommodate eye care providers and glaucoma specialists at every stage in their career.
What will I learn?
- Latest insights on when to trust a visual field
- Exchange thoughts and knowledge on the topic with your peers from every corner of the world
- Exclusive opportunity for a Q&A with Dr. Ramulu
Date: December 21, 2018
Topic: Applications and Limitations of Imaging Endpoints
Expert: Jeffrey M. Liebmann, MD
Meet the Expert
Jeffrey M. Liebmann, MD, United States
Dr. Liebmann is presently the Shirlee and Bernard Brown Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department Ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center, where he also serves as Director of the Glaucoma Service.
His leadership positions include Immediate past-President of the American Glaucoma Society; Secretary-Treasurer of the New York Glaucoma Society; Co-editor of Journal of Glaucoma; Member of the Board of Governors of the World Glaucoma Association and Board of Directors of The Glaucoma Foundation.
His current main areas of research interest include the causes of glaucoma, glaucoma progression, glaucoma surgery, ocular imaging and neuroprotection.