Final programme - 2019

Morning sessions
8:30 – 9:00

Coffee/Tea and Registration


9:00 – 9:15

President’s Welcome

Professor Sir Peng T Khaw


Research Session
Chairs: Miss Maria Papadopoulos / Professor Alana Grajewski

9:15 – 9:25

Densitometric and biomechanical corneal characteristics in patients with PCG

Dr Blanca Benito-Pascual

Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain

9.25 – 9:35

Study of corneal biomechanical properties in patients with congenital glaucoma

Dr Mercedes Molera Senosiain

Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain

9.35 – 09:45

The validity and reliability of intraocular pressure measurement, using rebound tonometry in young children with ocular and systemic disease

Mr Joe Abbott

Birmingham Women’s & Children's Hospitals, Birmingham, UK

09:45 – 09:55

Surgical Outcomes of Goniotomy in the different forms of Primary Congenital Glaucoma

Dr Alicia Serra

Hospital Sant Joan de Deu, Barcelona, Spain

09:55 – 10:05

Cataract extraction in patients with primary congenital glaucoma 

Dr Blanca Benito-Pascual

Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain

10:05 – 10:15

Outcomes of Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery in Adult Buphthalmic Eyes

Mr Imran Masood

Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, Birmingham, UK

10:15 – 10:25

Trabeculectomy or Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation as Initial Treatment of Secondary Childhood Glaucoma in Northern Tanzania

Mr Joe Abbott

Birmingham Women’s & Children's Hospitals, Birmingham, UK

10:25 – 10:35

Ologen Augmentation of Ahmed glaucoma drainage devices

Dr Brenda Bohnsack

University of Michigan, USA

10:35 – 10:45

Long-term results in congenital glaucoma treatment

Dr Esther Hoffmann

Childhood Glaucoma Center Mainz, University Medical Center Mainz

10:45 – 10:55

Microcornea and Thickened Lens in Angle Closure following Nonsurgical Treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity

Dr Peter Ta Chen Chang

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, USA

10:55 – 11:05

Evaluation of a computer-based facial dysmorphology analysis algorithm (Face2Gene) using standardized textbook photos

Dr Peter Ta Chen Chang

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, USA

11:05 – 11:15

Follow-up Compliance and Barriers to Care in Childhood Glaucoma

Dr Raymond Gerard Areaux, Jr

University of Minnesota, USA

11:15 – 11:45

Tea Break


Grand Round

Chairs: Cecilia Fenerty / Joe Abbott

11:45 – 11:55

Angle Closure With Ciliary Body Cysts

Dr Huda Sheheitli

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, USA

11:55 – 12:05

The Efficacy and Safety of Micropulse Versus Continuous Wave Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation in Refractory Pediatric Glaucoma

Dr Bibiana Jin Reiser

University of Southern California/Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, USA

12:05 – 12:15

Glaucoma with Low Baseline IOP in a Child

Dr Peter Ta Chen Chang

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, USA

12:15 – 12:25

Neuro-ophthalmic Disease in Pediatric Glaucoma Practice

Dr Aubrey Tirpack

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, USA

12:25 – 12:35

Why do children develop glaucoma after early cataract surgery? A hypothesis and a treatment suggestion

Professor Franz Grehn

University Hospitals, Mainz, Germany

Guest Lecture:

12:35 – 12:50

The genetic overlap between congenital and adult primary glaucoma

Dr Anthony Khawaja

Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

12:50 - 13:20​

The impact of genomics on paediatric glaucoma

Dr Mariya Moosajee

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Senior Lecturer

UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Moorfields Eye Hospital and

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

13:20 – 14:30


After Lunch Sessions


14.00 – 14:30

UKPGS business meeting
(during the lunch break)

UKPGS report on accounts / 2020 meeting date
Noel Rice Lecturer 2020 / IGA / AOB

Travel award presentation


Surgical Video Symposium

Chairs: Velota Sung / Peter Ta Chen Chang  

14:30 – 14:40

Baerveldt Attached to XEN: A New Technique for Paediatric Glaucoma 

Dr Filipa Teixeira

Hospital Santa Maria, Lisbon, Portugal; Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

14:40 – 14:50

Angle surgery in paediatric glaucoma; development of teaching models 

Dr Elena Bitrian
Mayo Clinic & Bascom Palmer, USA

14:50 – 15:00

A novel surgical approach for tube insertion in pediatric glaucomas with corneal opacities

Dr Sameer Ahmad

University of Maryland, Washington, USA

15:00 – 15:10

Case journey and surgical management of aqueous misdirection in a paediatric eye 

Ms Monali Chakrabarti

Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, Birmingham, UK

15:10 – 15:20

Gonioscopic Ab-interno Transluminal Trabeculotomy (GATT) in Juvenile Glaucoma

Mr Imran Masood

Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, Birmingham, UK

15:20 – 15:30

The Tube in Tube technique 

Dr Lina Osman

Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospital, Birmingham, UK

15:30 – 15:45

CGRN update

Professor Alana Grajewski

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, USA

15:45 – 16.15

Tea break

16.15 – 17.15

The Noel Rice Lecture 
Dr Anil K Mandal, MD

Senior Consultant, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad


Congenital Glaucoma: A Multidimensional Perspective 

with a patient's perspective from Naqi Rizvi


Congenital glaucoma is a global problem and has a broad range of ocular manifestations and is sometimes associated with systemic disorders and syndromes. It poses a major diagnostic and management problem to the ophthalmologists. A proper diagnostic evaluation under general anesthesia is advisable for all children who do not cooperate for an office examination. Surgery remains the principal therapeutic modality in the management of developmental glaucoma and medial therapy is limited to a supplemental role while the child is being prepared for surgery. Conventional angle incision surgery (goniotomy and trabeculotomy ab externo) is uniquely valuable in the management of primary congenital glaucoma, while combined trabeculotomy cum trabeculectomy offers the best hope of success in advanced cases in India. In recent years, artificial drainage devices such as Ahmed glaucoma valve or other devices seem to be promising for safe and effective pressure control in children with refractory congenital glaucoma. Visual rehabilitation involves correction of refractive errors, removal of opacities in media (i.e. cataract or corneal scarring), and aggressive amblyopia therapy. In advanced cases, early intervention and low vision rehabilitation play a pivotal role in the management. Early diagnosis, prompt institution of therapy and commitment from the family for postoperative follow-up care are critical for the restoration of good visual function.   

Over the last 30-years, we have developed an integrated management strategy to take holistic care for the afflicted children and their families. This includes medical, surgical, genetic and low vision rehabilitative approaches in an integrated manner, so that every afflicted child becomes a contributory member of our society with good quality of life. We have conducted research on the quality of life of children with congenital glaucoma as well as their caregivers. I will share some of the ‘lived experiences of patients with congenital glaucoma’ with some representative examples.    


17.15 – 17.45



UKPGS meeting dinner