2014 Annual meeting, Halifax, NS

The annual meeting from June 4-7, 2014 included glaucoma skills transfer sessions (workshops), as well as talks & discussions in both the main COS meeting as well as the Canadian Glaucoma Society Annual meeting.

The complete glaucoma subspecialty content can be viewed at the COS Annual Meeting website. The activities are highlighted here.

Glaucoma

COS-2 Clinical update: glaucoma

Thursday, June 5
1045-1215
Room: 200 CD

Objectives
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of 24-hour intraocular pressure fluctuation on glaucoma progression
  • Describe the management and diagnosis of glaucomas with fluctuating intraocular pressures: low-tension glaucoma, pseudoexfoliation glaucoma and pigment dispersion glaucoma
  • Apply the knowledge of the 24-hour intraocular pressure fluctuation to the management of glaucoma in individual patients

 

Guest
Robert N. Weinreb, MD

Canadian speakers
Andrew C. Crichton, MD
Mark R. Lesk, MD, MScModerators
Yvonne Buys
Paul Rafuse

 

Schedule and description

1045Personalizing glaucoma management with 24-hour intraocular pressure
Robert Weinreb

1115Role of the changing intraocular pressure: normal tension glaucoma
Mark Lesk

1130Role of the changing intraocular pressure: pseudoexfoliation glaucoma
Andrew Crichton

1145Role of the changing intraocular pressure: pigment dispersion glaucoma
Jennifer Rahman

1200Discussion

 

Glaucoma workshop: Optic nerve imaging

Friday, June 6
1545-1715
Room: 301

Objectives
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the role of imaging in glaucoma
  • Order appropriate imaging modality for different stages of the disease
  • Interpret appropriately the results of various imaging tests, including recognition of imaging artifacts
  • Better integrate imaging into clinical decisions in glaucoma management

 

Chair
Marcelo T. Nicolela

Faculty
Balwantray C. ChauhanModerator
Marcelo T. Nicolela

 

Schedule and description

1545Optic nerve imaging with HRT
M. Nicolela

1600Optic nerve imaging with OCT
B. Chauhan

1615Retinal nerve fiber layer imaging and macula with OCT
M. Nicolela, B. Chauhan

1630Round table interactive case discussions / interpretation of exams

 

Interesting glaucomas

Saturday, June 7
1045-1215
Room: 301

Objectives
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize various interesting types of glaucoma that may present acutely and/or infrequently
  • Identify which cases may respond to specific treatment modalities to a greater extent than others
  • Determine the best treatment and follow-up strategies for these interesting forms of glaucoma

 

Guests
Keith Barton, MD FRCS

Moderators
Bryce Ford, MD FRCSC
Caroline LajoieFaculty
Delan Jinapriya, MD FRCSC
Cindy Hutnik, MD FRCSC
Marianne Edwards, MD FRCSC

 

Schedule and description

1045Angle closure glaucoma
Delan Jinapriya

1105Uveitic glaucoma
Keith Barton

1130Viral glaucoma
Cindy Hutnik

1150Post-Anti-VEGF injection related glaucoma
Marianne Edwards

1205Discussion

 

Glaucoma surgery in 2014

Saturday, June 7
1330-1500
Room: 301

Objectives
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the current surgical options for glaucoma management
  • Compare the current surgical treatment algorithm for glaucoma to that of previous decades
  • Differentiate pediatric glaucoma surgical treatments from those of adults with glaucoma

 

Chair
Hady Saheb

Guests
Robert N. Weinreb, MD
Keith Barton, MDFaculty
Ike Ahmed
Patrick Hamel

Moderator
Hady Saheb

 

Schedule and description

1330Angle surgery for glaucoma
Robert Weinreb

1350How do I choose: tube vs trab, Ahmed vs Baerveldt, and relevance of recent trials
Keith Barton

1410Glaucoma Surgery: The changing glaucoma treatment algorithm
Ike Ahmed

1425Pediatric glaucoma surgery
Patrick Hamel

1440Discussion

 

Glaucoma research

Saturday, June 7
1545-1715
Room: 301

Objectives
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Assess research performed in Canadian glaucoma community in the current year
  • Integrate conclusions of research performed on health literacy educational materials, visual fields, applanation tonometry disinfection, trabeculectomy surgery, 3D imaging, cost-effectiveness, novel devices for intraocular pressure measurement and glaucoma surgery

 

Faculty
Y. Iordanous, MD
H. Saheb, MD MPH
C.X. Li, MD
S. Arora, MD
J.M. Compan, MD
W. Hodge, MD
J. Corbin, MD
Y.N. Chen, MDModerator
Catherine Birt

 

Schedule and description

1545Cost-effectiveness analysis of iStent and phacoemulsification versus glaucoma medications in the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)
Y. Iordanous, C. Hutnik, M. Malvankar

1552Discussion 3 minutes

1555Two-year outcomes of a Schlemm's canal micro-stent for IOP reduction after cataract surgery in mild to moderate open angle glaucoma
H. Saheb, I.K. Ahmed

1602Discussion 3 minutes

1605Triggerfish recordings pre and post outflow modifying treatments
C.X. Li, C. Birt, D.K. Varma, I.K. Ahmed, T. Klein, J.M. Compan, A. Crichton, A. Muzychuk, P. Harasymowycz, D. Jinapriya

1612Discussion 3 minutes

16153D and 2D digital images versus 3D slide film for the evaluation of glaucomatous optic disc features
S. Arora, F. Kassam, C. Rudnisky, M. Edwards, K. Verstraten, B.Wong, K. F. Damji

1622Discussion 3 minutes

1625Use of bevacizumab in trabeculectomy surgery
J.M. Compan, S. Muhsen, T. Lai, C. Kranemann, C. Birt

1631Discussion 3 minutes

1635A systematic review and cost-effectiveness analysis of disinfection methods for Goldmann applanation tonometry to prevent morbid EKC
W. Hodge, O. Akhtar, H. Singh

1642Discussion 3 minutes

1645Could reliability of visual fields be improved by using frequency doubling technology (FDT)-matrix instead of Humphrey field analyzer (HFA-SITA)?
J. Corbin, M. Fredette

1652Discussion

1655Patient appropriate health literacy educational materials in ophthalmology
Y.N. Chen, D. Mikhail, K. Visscher, J. Wang, C. Hutnik

1702Discussion 3 minutes

1705Group Discussion