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UKPGS 2023 Programme
CPD = 8 self-accredited points (Royal College for Ophthalmologists)
08:00 - 09:00: Registration & Refreshments

09:00 - 09:10   

President's Welcome

Peng T Khaw, London, UK

11:25 - 12:17   

Session 3 - Research  

12:02 - 12:17: Discussion Panel

09:10 - 10:03   

Session 1 - Research  

Session Chairs: Beth Edmunds, Portland, USA & Patrick Watts, Cardiff, UK

Presentations: 09:10 - 09:47

1: Aqueous humour cytokine profile in primary congenital glaucoma

Carlos Oribio-Quinto, Madrid, Spain. Presented by Cristina Ginés-Gallego, Madrid, Spain 

2: Visual field indices in children compared to that in adults with comparable retinal nerve fibre layer thickness

Ashok Kumar Singh, Chandigarh, India

3: Use of factor analysis to develop a model for identifying changes in the optic nerve region using hand-held optical coherence tomography in children with childhood glaucoma

Sonal Shah, Leicester, UK. Presented by Joe Abbott, Birmingham, UK

4: Outcomes of exchange of Ahmed to Baerveldt glaucoma drainage devices in children

Brenda Bohnsack, Chicago, USA

5: Paediatric scleral buckle and glaucoma drainage device: When to implant both at the same time?

Ta Chen Peter Chang, Miami, USA

6: Prognostic significance of CYP1B1 genetic variants in non-acquired childhood glaucoma

Ashok Kumar Singh, Chandigarh, India (Trainee Prize Winner)

09:47 - 10:03: Discussion panel

10:03 - 10:55

Session 2 - Clinical

Session Chairs: James D Brandt, Sacramento, USA & Velota Sung, Birmingham, UK 

Presentations: 10:03 - 10:40


7: Profile of newly diagnosed childhood glaucoma in India: Indian childhood glaucoma study group report 1

Sirisha Senthil, Hyderabad, India

8: Efficacy of combined deep sclerectomy and trabeculotomy in the management of primary congenital glaucoma after failed previous angle surgeries

Mohamed Awwad, Benha, Egypt

9: Ocular hypertension in fellow eyes of unilateral PCG: Incidence and risk factors  

Aayush Majumdar, New Delhi, India (Trainee Prize Winner)

10: Visual acuity prediction in primary congenital glaucoma with machine learning models  

Fernando Ly Yang, Madrid, Spain (Trainee Prize Winner)

11: Octopus perimetry in primary congenital glaucoma: Structure-function correlation    

Cristina Ginés-Gallego, Madrid, Spain

12: Secondary intervention after failed initial intervention for primary congenital glaucoma

Nader Bayoumi, Alexandria, Egypt

10:40 - 10:55: Discussion Panel

10:55 - 11:25: Tea/Coffee, Poster and Exhibition

Session Chairs: Raymond G Areaux, Jr., Minneapolis, USA & Alessandra Martins, London, UK 

Presentations: 11:25 - 12:02

13: Can we use the current OCT normative data for children aged 17 or less?

Sirisha Senthil, Hyderabad, India

14: Corneal characteristics and OCT-A findings in Paediatric glaucomas and glaucoma suspects

Brenda Bohnsack, Chicago, USA

15: Commercial gene panels for congenital anterior segment anomalies: Are they all the same?

Maria Fernanda Villalba, Miami, USA

16: Diode laser cyclophotocoagulation with and without transcorneal torchlight transillumination in refractory paediatric glaucoma

Sagarika Snehi, Chandigarh, India. Presented by Faisal ThattarattodyChandigarh, India 

17: This too shall pass…

Manju Anilkumar, Madurai, India

18: How to manage juvenile open-angle glaucoma, evidence from a large multicentre study

Kasem Seresirikachorn, Bangkok, Thailand

12:17 - 13:20: Lunch, Poster and Exhibition

13:20 - 13:40   

GUEST LECTURE: Paediatric uveitic glaucoma: “Betwixt the devil and the deep blue sea”

Ms Ameenat Lola Solebo

London, UK

Introduced by Joe Abbott, Birmingham, UK

13:40 - 14:40   

Session 4 - Clinical  

Session Chairs: Elena Bitrain, Miami, USA & John Brookes, London, UK

Presentations: 13:40 - 14:23

19: Outcomes of primary combined trabeculotomy and trabeculectomy in children with Sturge-Weber syndrome and glaucoma

Sirisha Senthil, Hyderabad, India

20: Genotype-phenotype uncorrelation in a case of primary congenital glaucoma

Ta Chen Peter Chang, Miami, USA

21: Multimodal imaging of occult Group E retinoblastoma masquerading as unilateral glaucoma

Daniel M Vu, Boston, USA

22: Long-term outcomes of Aurolab aqueous drainage implant (AADI) vs Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) in paediatric patients: A retrospective study

Abdullah Khan, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

23: Inverted T trabeculectomy for primary congenital glaucoma, a novel technique

Ashraf El Habbak, Benha, Egypt. Presented by Mohamed AwwadBenha, Egypt

24: Paediatric glaucoma in NF1 patients

Alicia Serra, Barcelona, Spain

25: Efficacy and safety of the PreserFlo implant with mitomycin C in childhood glaucoma after previous failed glaucoma surgeries

Cristina Ginés-Gallego, Madrid, Spain

14:23 - 14:40: Discussion Panel

14:40 - 15:35   

Session 5 - Rapid Fire

Session Chairs: Joe Abbott, Birmingham, UK & Ta Chen Peter Chang, Miami, USA

Presentations: 14:40 - 15:17


26: Effects of Haab’s striae on corneal parameters in childhood glaucoma

Sirisha Senthil, Hyderabad, India

27: Effect of glaucoma surgery on the axial length in early onset childhood glaucoma

Faisal Thattaruthody, Chandigarh, India

28: Outcome measures in childhood glaucoma: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials

Maram EA Abdalla ElSayed, Oxford, UK

29: Improving adherence to follow-up in childhood glaucoma

Manju Anilkumar, Madurai, India

30: Acute corneal hydrops as a presenting manifestation of primary congenital glaucoma - A challenging approach to amblyopia prevention

Rita Rodrigues, Porto, Portugal

31: An unrecognised cause of childhood glaucoma

Helen Yeung, Boston, USA

32: Persistent corneal oedema following ab-externo trabeculotomy: An unexpected cause and its treatment

Allison Bradee, Portland, USA

33: Challenges of cataract surgery in young adults with primary congenital glaucoma and buphthalmos

Yingying Shi, Miami, USA. Presented by Elena Bitrian, Miami, USA

34: A challenging case of diffuse choroidal haemangioma in the fellow eye of a SWS patient with total retinal detachment

Rony Rachmiel, Tel Aviv, Israel

15:17 - 15:35: Discussion Panel

15:35 - 16:00: Tea/Coffee, Poster and Exhibition

16:00 - 16:35   

Session 6a - Rapid Fire

Session Chairs, 6a: Cecilia Fenerty, Manchester, UK & Sirisha Senthil, Hyderabad, India

6a Presentations: 16:00 - 16:25

35: Does the depth of anaesthesia influence the intraocular pressure measurement in children with glaucoma? Results of the prospective EyeBIS study

Alicja Strzalkowska, Mainz, Germany (unable to attend)

36: The incidence of glaucoma following surgery for congenital cataracts at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Thilendran Nadasan, Durban, South Africa (unable to attend)

37: Goniectomy, a game changer in the management of congenital glaucoma in the Nile Delta region

Hend Helal, Benha, Egypt. Presented by Mohamed AwwadBenha, Egypt

38: Paediatric vision screening guidelines and practices in Florida

Meghan Sharma, Miami, USA

39: Paradoxical increase in peripapillary retinal nerve fibre layer thickness during the acute phase of steroid induced increase in intraocular pressure in a patient with vernal keratoconjunctivitis

Daniella Bach-Holm, Copenhagen, Denmark

40: ICare home tonometry for assessment of preoperative and postoperative intraocular pressure variation in paediatric glaucoma

Meghan Sharma, Miami, USA

16:25 - 16:35: Discussion Panel

16:35 - 17:15

Session 6b - Rapid Fire

16:35 - 16:45 - CGRN Update - Alana Grajewski

Session Chairs, 6b: Cecilia Fenerty, Manchester, UK & Alana Grajewski, Miami, USA

6b Presentations: 16:45 - 17:05

41: Gateway to safe GATT - Overcoming the learning curve (video)

Swati Upadhyaya, Pondicherry, India. Presented by Manju Anilkumar, Madurai, India

42: Visco-tamponade for the management of refractory paediatric glaucoma secondary to recurrent hyphaemia (video)

Raymond G Areaux, Jr., Minneapolis, USA

43: Extraction of intraluminal supramid suture from a Baerveldt tube in the anterior chamber (video)

Sam Gurney, Birmingham, UK

44: Aesthetic indications for removal of glaucoma drainage devices in paediatric glaucoma. A case series (video)

Rayan Abou Khzam, Miami, USA. Presented by Elena Bitrian, Miami, USA

17:05 - 15:15: Discussion Panel

17:15 - 17:25   

Prizes and acknowledgements

UKPGS Committee

17:25 - 17:55


Caring for children with glaucoma: A journey that's just begun

Sushmita Kaushik

Chandigarh, India                                                                          

Introduced by Peng T Khaw, London, UK

17:55 - 18:00   

Closing comments

Peng T Khaw, London, UK

18:00 - 20:00: Drinks and Dinner (Ticket entry only)

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