Program subject to change without notice.

Thursday, November 23rd 

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome Reception

Friday, November 24th 

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Registration, Breakfast, Exhibits


8:00 am – 8:15 am

Welcome / Opening Remarks


8:15 am – 8:45 am

Session 1 – Research Award Presentations

Differential effects of acetylsalicylic acid and mitomycin C on cytokine-induced Tenon’s capsule myofibroblast transdifferentiation and activity:  Implications for glaucoma surgery – Anastasiya Vinokurtseva

Serious Adverse Events of Oral and Topical Carbonic anhydrase Inhibitors – Marko Popovich

Long-term Outcomes from the HORISON Randomized Trial for a Schlemm’s Canal Microstent in Combination Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery – Ike Ahmed



8:45 am – 9:45 am

Session 2 – Glaucoma Diagnostics 

AI and Visual Field Testing – Moshe Eizenman / Runjie (Bill) Shi

AI in OCTA Perfusion heterogeneity in glaucoma – Hoyoung Jung

Large language models (LLMs) ChatGPT in ophthalmology research – Ali Salimi

Augmented Intelligence (AI) for glaucoma – Opportunity to augment our work or a threat to what we do?

Panel Discussion: A. Crichton, R. Bindlish, D. Jinapriya, Eneh Amaka, Priya Gupta

Issues to discuss:

Benefits: Screening, Prediction of function and progression, increasing access and reducing costs, improving systems, intraoperative assistance, advancing research, prevents blindness, medical education, and training

Challenges: Gold standards, Ethical and legal considerations, accountability, data related, issues workflow integration, glaucoma definition, training



9:45 am – 10:15 am

KEYNOTE: Primary Congenital Glaucoma – Angle Surgery and Outcomes – Mr. John L. Brookes



10:15 am – 10:45 am

Break and Exhibits


10:45 am – 11:15 am

Session 3 – Medical Glaucoma, Part 1

Medical Management of Uveitis and Glaucoma in Children – Carol Tadrous

Medical Management of Uveitis and Glaucoma in Adults – Soumya Podury

Surgical Considerations in patients with Uveitis and Glaucoma – Patrick Gooi

Case studies

Panel discussion


11:15 am – 11:45 am

Session 4 – Medical Glaucoma, Part 2

Is it glaucoma: How do I manage my non glaucomatous optic neuropathy – Fiona Costello

Case studies

Panel Discussion


11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Session 5 – Glaucoma Surgery,  Part 1

Indications and Tips for Office Based Glaucoma Surgery and Procedures

  1. Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty – Catherine Birt
  2. Laser Iridotomy – Irfan Kherani
  3. YAG Goniopuncture – Paul Harasymowycz
  4. Transcleral Cyclodiode / Micropulse – Jella An
  5. YAG IZHV – Jeb Ong
  6. XEN Gen Stent Ab Externo Transconjunctival Implant – Sebastine Gagne
  7. Bleb Needling – Catherine Baril
  8. Paracentesis and Anterior chamber reformation – Raageen Kanjee
  9. Intracameral Glaucoma Medication and Implants – Jella An
  10. Tube revisions and Repositioning – David Tingey

Panel Discussion


1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch and Exhibits


6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Networking and Reception – Innovation in Action – Partnering with Industry

Saturday, November 25th 

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Breakfast and Exhibits


8:00 am – 8:45 am

Session 6 – Global Health and Human Resources – Glaucoma

Panel Discussion

Lessons from my experiences in International and Public Health Glaucoma – Myrna Lichter, Andrew Toren

Training for the Future: Glaucoma Human Resource Development
Neeru Gupta, Marjorie Charbonneau, Jonathan Wong, Irfan Kherani



8:45 am – 9:15 am

Session 7 – Pediatric Glaucoma

Paediatric Glaucoma – Diagnosing Glaucoma in Kids: An Update – Asim Ali

Panel Discussion


9:15 am – 10:00 am

KEYNOTE: Secondary Childhood Glaucomas – Overview and Other Surgical Options
– Mr. John L. Brookes



10:00 am – 10:30 am

Break and Exhibits


10:30 am – 11:15 am

Session 8 – Glaucoma Surgery, Part 2

New Surgical Technologies in the Horizon – Hady Saheb

Glaucoma Surgery: MIGS / Trabs / Tubes Case Studies

Panel – Lesya Shuba, Toby Chan, Jennifer Rahman, Jing Wang, Michael Dorey



11:15 am – 11:45 am

Session 9 – Glaucoma Surgery, Part 3

Surgical Film Festival

My Challenging Cases and Complications Management


11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Session 10 – Practice Management Strategies / Wellness

  1. Dear Younger Me! What l wished I knew at the beginning of my practice? – Sadhana Kulkarni
  2. Lessons from My Community Glaucoma Practice – Bryce Ford
  3. Lessons from my Academic Glaucoma Practice – Catherine Burt
  4. Preparing for retirement from my Glaucoma Practice – Paul Rafuse
  5. Strategies for well-being, coping with stress and avoiding burnout in my practice – Paul Harasymowycz
  6. Mentoring for glaucoma subspecialists – Cindy Hutnik



12:45 pm – 1:00 pm

Closing Remarks


1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch and Exhibits


1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

CGS Business Meeting


6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

CGS Closing Reception and Dinner


Guest Speaker

John Brookes, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Following medical training in London, John started his ophthalmic training at the Western Ophthalmic Hospital in Central London and several other eye institutions in the South East of England, culminating in a fellowship in both adult and paediatric glaucoma at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He was appointed as consultant surgeon at Moorfields in 2004, initially managing both adults and children with glaucoma but in recent years becoming a full time clinician treating children only.

In 2012, John became honorary consultant ophthalmologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and he continues to provide outpatient clinics and surgery on a weekly basis, mainly dealing with children with additional complex systemic needs.

Since 2022, having seen the burden of families travelling from Northern Ireland to London for treatment, he started a paediatric glaucoma service at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast and he travels there weekly to provide an outpatient clinic and operating list, to reduce the travel and accommodation difficulties for families needing specialist treatment.

As a full time clinician, surgical outcomes are his main priority and research interest, particularly looking at outcomes of 360-degree trabeculotomies in both primary congenital glaucoma and selected secondary childhood glaucomas.

He regularly teaches on the ORBIS programme, having completed trips to India, China, Vietnam, Mongolia and Bangladesh and lectures widely on the subject of childhood glaucoma at National and  International meetings, when time allows!

Outside of medicine, John’s interests are playing tennis and running along the country roads and coastlines of Northern Ireland.

Learning Objectives 

At the end of the meeting, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the different glaucoma research studies awarded a grant in the last few years.
  2. Provide an update on the management and understand the different approaches to managing pediatric glaucoma cases.
  3. Provide an update on the most recent developments in functional / structural approaches to glaucoma diagnosis.
  4. Understand the management of non-glaucomatous optic neuropathy and its differential diagnosis.
  5. Discuss the management of glaucoma patients with associated uveitis.
  6. Provide a forum for discussing the challenges related to providing glaucoma care including for human resource development and global health.
  7. Provide an update on recent developments and review the surgical management of glaucoma including in office procedures and in combined or complicated cases.
  8. Explore and offer practical practise management and wellness strategies to promote well-being and prevent burnout and stress.