Speakers

Plenary speakers

  • Gábor Holló

    Semmelweis University

  • Keith Barton

    Moorfields Eye Hospital

  • Paul Kaufman

    Uw-madison School Of Medicine And Public Health Department of Ophthalmology And Visual Sciences

  • Paul Palmberg

    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine

Gábor Holló

Semmelweis University

Professor Gábor Holló is Director of the Glaucoma Service and Perimetry Unit in the Department of Ophthalmology at Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary. He received his MD and PhD from Semmelweis University School of Medicine, and DSc degree in the clinical and experimental investigation of the retinal nerve fibre layer and ocular blood flow in glaucoma from the Hungarian Academy of Science. Dr Holló is the recipient of several awards, including the Széchenyi Professor Award (2000), the European Glaucoma Society’s (EGS) Special Recognition Award (2003), the Schulek Vimos Award by the Hungarian Ophthalmology Society (20014), and the Anagnostakis – Trantas Gold Medal by the Greek Glaucoma Society. He is a former Executive Committee member of the EGS, and the Founder and for 15 years the President of the Glaucoma Section of the Hungarian Ophthalmology Society. His work for the EGS notably includes a contribution to the development of the European Diagnostic and Treatment Guidelines.
Professor Holló is a reviewer for several international ophthalmology journals and serves on the editorial boards of several scientific journals. He has edited several books and book chapters, and authored or co-authored numerous scientific peer-reviewed publications. His main research interests are in the pathogenesis, imaging, early diagnosis and medical, laser, and surgical treatment of glaucoma.

Keith Barton

Moorfields Eye Hospital

Keith Barton is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma Specialist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Honorary Reader in UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Ophthalmology. His areas of interest are the surgical management of glaucoma, especially surgical devices and secondary glaucomas, specifically the management of glaucoma in uveitis, for which he runs a dedicated clinic at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Paul Kaufman

Uw-madison School Of Medicine And Public Health Department of Ophthalmology And Visual Sciences

Dr Kaufman is the Ernst H. Bárány Professor of Ocular Pharmacology and immediate past Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, in Madison, Wisconsin. He is a physician-scientist, specializing in glaucoma and studying the mechanisms of aqueous humor formation and drainage, and age-related loss of near vision. He has had continuous research funding from the US National Eye Institute for 35 years, has authored over 350 original scientific articles and 75 book chapters, co-edited several textbooks including the most recent editions of Adler’s Physiology of the Eye, and received numerous honors and awards.

Paul Palmberg

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine

Paul Palmberg, MD, PhD, is Professor of Ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine. His contributions include the introduction of the term “”target pressure””, evidence that field loss progression can usually be halted and even partially reversed by optimal IOP control (in AGIS, CIGTS, CSI-Miami), introduction of surgical techniques (bleb compression sutures for painful blebs, valve-like trab, two sets of stitches to reverse hypotony maculopathy), modification of corneal transplant media (HEPES and color indicator), and a retinopathy study that was a basis for the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial.

Recipient of WGA prize (2000), AGS surgery day lecture (2014), AGS Educator (2018), AAO lifetime achievement. Has trained 106 Glaucoma Fellows and 106 Foreign Fellows.

 

Invited speakers

  • Ahmad Aref

    The University of Illinois College of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology

  • Ahmad Tajudin Liza Sharmini

    Universiti Sains Malaysia

  • Ardiella Yunard

    Indonesian Glaucoma Society

  • Arthur Sit

    Mayo Clinic

  • Atchareeya Wiwatwongwana

    Chiang Mai University

  • Atsuya Miki

    Osaka University

  • Baskaran Mani

    Singapore Eye Research Institute and Singapore National Eye Centre

  • Bryan Ang

    Tan Tock Seng Hospital

  • Catherine Liu

    National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine

  • Chelvin Sng

    National University Hospital, Singapore

  • Ching-yu Cheng

    Singapore Eye Research Institute

  • Christopher Leung

    Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Chungkwon Yoo

    Department Of Ophthalmology, Korea University College Of Medicine

  • Clement Tham

    The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Daniel Lee

    Wills Eye Hospital

  • David Mackey

    Lions Eye Institute, University of Western Australia

  • David Wen Wei Woo

    International Specialist Eye Centre (isec)

  • Dominga Padilla

    St. Luke's Medical Center Global City

  • Edwin Ku Chui Yong

    Southern Specialist Eye Center

  • Gopal Lingham

    National University Health Sysem

  • Henry Chen

    Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

  • Hon Tym Wong

    Nhg Eye Institute / Tan Tock Seng Hospital

  • Jelinar Mohamed Noor

    Hospital Kuala Lumpur

  • Jin Wook Jeoung

    Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College Of Medicine

  • Joseph Anthony Tumbocon

    St. Luke's Medical Center

  • Kazuhiko Mori

    Kyoto Prefectural University Of Medicine

  • Keith Martin

    University Of Melbourne

  • Kevin Chan

    New York University School of Medicine

  • Ki Ho Park

    Seoul National University

  • Kouros Nouri-Mahdavi

    Stein Eye Institute, University Of California Los Angeles

  • Leopold Schmetterer

    Singapore Eye Reserach Institute

  • Makoto Aihara

    University of Tokyo

  • Megumi Honjo

    Department of Ophthalmology, Tokyo University

  • Michael Girard

    National University Of Singapore

  • Mingguang He

    University Of Melbourne

  • Monisha Nongpiur

    Singapore Eye Research Institute

  • Muna Bhende

    Shri Bhagwan Mahavir Vitreoretinal Service, Medical Research Foundation

  • Naris Kitnarong

    Faculty Of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University

  • Nazrul Islam

    Bangladesh Eye Hospital & Institute

  • Nilo Vincent Florcruz

    University Of The Philippines Manila

  • Nurull Bahya Binti Suliman

    Ophthalmology Department, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah

  • Paul Chew

    National University Hospital

  • Paul Healey

    Director of Glaucoma Services, Western Sydney Eye Hospital

  • Priyanka Ramesh

    Dr. R P centre for ophthalmic sciences, AIIMS New Delhi

  • Ryo Asaoka

    The University Of Tokyo

  • Shamira Perera

    Snec

  • Shinichi Usui

    Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine

  • Steven Mansberger

    Legacy Devers Eye Institute

  • Tae-Woo Kim

    Seoul National University College of Medicine

  • Tanuj Dada

    Prof of Ophthalmology, RP Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences

  • Tengku Ain Kamalden

    University Of Malaya

  • Tin Aung

    Singapore Eye Research Institute

  • Tina Wong

    Singapore National Eye Centre

  • Tomasz Zarnowski

    Medical University

  • Tony Realini

    West Virginia University

  • Toru Nakazawa

    Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine

  • Victor Koh

    National University Hospital, Singapore

  • Vijaya Lingam

    Sankara Nethralaya

  • Warakorn Thiamthat

    Lerdsin Hospital, Ministry Of Public Health, Thailand

  • Xinghuai Sun

    Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University

  • Xiulan Zhang

    Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center

  • Yaxing Wang

    Beijing Institute Of Ophthalmology, Beijing Tongren Hospital

  • Yoshiaki Kiuchi

    Hiroshima University

  • Yu-chieh Ko

    Taipei Veterans General Hospital

Ahmad Aref

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology

Dr. Aref is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and attending physician in the Glaucoma and Cataract Consultation Service at The University of Illinois College of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology. He serves as the Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary’s Chief Quality Officer and Director of Residency & Glaucoma Fellowship Programs.

Dr. Aref completed his medical training at Northwestern University, his ophthalmology residency at The Penn State Hershey Eye Center, and his glaucoma fellowship at The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He is board-certified by The American Board of Ophthalmology as well as The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Ahmad Tajudin Liza Sharmini

Universiti Sains Malaysia

Professor Dr Liza Sharmini Ahmad Tajudin is an ophthalmologist and lecturer in Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. Her main research area is clinical and molecular research on glaucoma. She has nearly 20 years-experience in conducting clinical and molecular research and has completed 18 national and university research grants. She has published more than 100 manuscripts in various journals with nearly 550 citations. She is also the senior consultant ophthalmologist and head of service for glaucoma in Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia. She is also a member of Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology, Malaysia Society of Human Genetics (MSHG), Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society, College of Ophthalmologists (Malaysia), Academy of Medicine Malaysia, Asia Eye Genetic Consortium and Asia Pacific Eye Genetic Society.

Ardiella Yunard

Indonesian Glaucoma Society

2014 Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Yasuo Tano Travel Grant 2014, Japan

2016 Ophthalmology Speciality Program, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta.

2019 International Council of Ophthalmology Observership Fellowship Award of Glaucoma in Perth, Western Australia

Arthur Sit

Mayo Clinic

Dr. Sit is a Professor of Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Fellowship Director, and Vice Chair at the Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic. His research interests focus on aqueous humor dynamics, the variations in intraocular pressure, ocular biomechanics, and novel technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. His work has been supported by the National Eye Institute, Bright Focus Foundation, Research to Prevent Blindness, and industry grants. Dr. Sit has been the recipient of the American Glaucoma Society Clinician-Scientist Award, the World Glaucoma Association Young Clinician Scientist Award, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement Award. He has been named to Best Doctors in America since 2009. Dr. Sit is co-Chair of the Program Planning Committee for the World Glaucoma Congress, and is a member of the Board of Governors for the World Glaucoma Association. He is past Chair of the Research Committee for the American Glaucoma Society, and is past President of the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology.

Atchareeya Wiwatwongwana

Chiang Mai University

Dr. Atchareeya Wiwatwongwana is a pediatric ophthalmologist at the Chiang Mai University Hospital. She completed her clinical fellowship training in Pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the University of British Columbia in 2009 and is now an active member of the Thai Pediatric Ophthalmology Society, teaching faculty at the Chiang Mai University Hospital and committee of International Affairs for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists of Thailand. Her research interests include childhood glaucoma, pediatric cataract, retinopathy of prematurity and paediatric neurological diseases.

Atsuya Miki

Osaka University

1997: M.D. Osaka University Medical School
1998: Residency, Osaka University Hospital
2006: Ph.D. Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
2009: Assistant Professor, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
2012: Visiting Scholar, Hamilton Glaucoma Center, University of California, San Diego
2016: Associate Professor, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine

Baskaran Mani

Singapore Eye Research Institute and Singapore National Eye Centre

Asst Prof (Dr) Baskaran Mani, is a Clinician Scientist in Singapore Eye Research Institute and Singapore National eye Centre, with special interest in glaucoma and eye diseases. He completed his PhD from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, Singapore. Formerly, a glaucoma specialist from India, he participated in several clinical and epidemiological studies in glaucoma from both India and Singapore. He has more than 160 peer-reviewed publications, 70 invited talks in international conferences, 8 book chapters and 8 co-patents for inventions in the field of glaucoma imaging and diagnostics. His research interests include imaging in glaucoma, clinical trials and biomedical devices.

Bryan Ang

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Dr Bryan Ang, FAMS, FRCOphth, is an Associate Consultant in the Glaucoma Service at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. He completed his undergraduate medical degree at the National University of Singapore with Distinction (Surgery) and as 2nd Best in Cohort in Surgery. In the Masters of Medicine Ophthalmology Examinations in 2012, Dr Ang was awarded the Gold Medal as most outstanding candidate. In 2014, he was awarded the Singapore Health Quality Service Silver Award for exemplary clinical service. Dr Ang has published in peer-reviewed journals and has been an invited speaker and course faculty at both regional and international meetings. His clinical and research interests include Glaucoma surgery, in particular Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery, in Asian eyes.

Catherine Liu

National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine

Dr. Catherine Jui-Ling Liu is professor of Ophthalmology, National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan. She is also the chairperson of the Department of Ophthalmology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and President of the Ophthalmological Society of Taiwan.

Prof. Liu was graduated cum laude from National Yang-Ming University and received residency training in the Department of Ophthalmology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital. She has her glaucoma fellowship in Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

She has been dedicated to the practice and research in the field of glaucoma, as well as medical education and prevention of blindness, for more than 30 years. Dr. Liu has published more than 120 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Chelvin Sng

National University Hospital, Singapore

A/Prof Chelvin Sng is a Consultant at the National University Hospital in Singapore. She graduated from Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge University with triple First Class Honours and Distinctions. As a recipient of the Academic Medicine and Development Award, she completed her glaucoma fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

A/Prof Sng has a special interest in the use of glaucoma drainage devices and is the Convenor of the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (APGS-MIGS) Interest Group. Besides being trained in the implantation of Ahmed and Baerveldt tube shunt devices, she is amongst the first surgeons in Asia to be accredited in the use of several MIGS devices.She was awarded a grant to study the outcomes of MIGS in Asian patients, and has conducted training courses on MIGS at ESCRS and APAO meetings.

A/Prof Sng is also actively involved in research on glaucoma surgery and imaging. She was awarded the New Investigators Grant from the National Medical Research Council for her work on the “Novel Ocular Biometric Risk Factors in Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma”. She is the co-inventor of the Paul Glaucoma Implant, which has attained CE mark and is currently undergoing commercialization.

A/Prof Sng has received international awards from AAO (Best Poster Prize), ASCRS (Best Paper of Session Prize), ANZGIG (Travel Scholarship) and ARVO (Travel Grant). She was also awarded the Singapore Society of Ophthalmology Young Ophthalmologist Award, and was voted as one of the Top 50 Rising Stars in the global Ophthalmology Power List 2017 (#9 on the Power List).

Ching-yu Cheng

Singapore Eye Research Institute

Dr Ching-Yu Cheng is a Professor at Eye-ACP, Duke-NUS Medical School. His current research work involves a variety of epidemiological and clinical research related to age-related ocular diseases, such as glaucoma. As Director of the Singapore Epidemiology of Eye Diseases (SEED) program, his team has built up one of the largest epidemiological databases (n>10,000) for ocular diseases in the world. Prof Cheng has published more than 380 scientific papers. His honors include the prestigious Clinician Scientist Awards from the Ministry of Health, Singapore; the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Achievement Award and Outstanding Service in Prevention of Blindness Award; and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Achievement Award.

Christopher Leung

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Prof Christopher Leung is Assistant Dean in the Faculty of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a clinician-scientist with research focus on glaucoma investigation and management. He has received the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Clinician-Scientist Research Award (2010), World Glaucoma Association Science Award (2009 and 2011), American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement Award (2015) and Secretariat Award (2012), among other research awards. He is Section Editor of British Journal of Ophthalmology, Contributing Editor of International Glaucoma Review, and Editorial Board Member of Journal of Glaucoma, Translational Vision Science & Technology, Ophthalmic Epidemiology, and Ocular Surgery News (Asia Pacific Edition).

Chungkwon Yoo

Department Of Ophthalmology, Korea University College Of Medicine

Affiliation
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Korea University Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Areas of Interest: Intraocular Pressure – Fluctuation / Postural Effects; Imaging – Anterior and Posterior Segments; Vascular pathophysiology of Glaucoma; Normal Tension Glaucoma; Angle Closure Glaucoma; Glaucoma Surgery; Myopia

Education & Experience
MD (1997) & PhD (2005), Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea; Ophthalmology Residency (2002) & Glaucoma Fellowship (2005), Korea University Hospital, Seoul, Korea; Visitor (2008), Gifu University School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan; Visitor (2016), Singapore National Eye Center, Singapore; Visiting Associate Professor (2016), University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Leadership Positions
Clinical Associate Professor (2006-2010), Associate Professor (2011-2016), and Professor (2016-present), Department of Ophthalmology, Korea University of College of Medicine; Director of Public Relations (2011-2012), Secretary General (2012-2014) & Director of Scientific Programs (2015-2016), Director of International Affairs (2019~ present), Chairman of Epidemiological Investigation Committee (2019~present), The Korean Glaucoma Society; Reviewer for Ophthalmology Journals including Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Acta Ophthalmologica, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Graefe’s Archives of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Journal of Glaucoma, Current Eye Research, Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, Optometry and Vision Science, OSLI, Korean Journal of Ophthalmology, International Ophthalmology and BMC Ophthalmology.

Honors
Invited lectures at international conferences including European Glaucoma Society Congress 2014 (Nice), World Glaucoma Congress (2013 Vancouver, 2015 Hong Kong, 2017 Helsinki, 2019 Melbourne), Japanese Glaucoma Society Annual Meeting 2013 (Tokyo), ASEAN Ophthalmology Congress 2015 (Hanoi), World Ophthalmology Congress 2018 (Barcelona) & Asian Angle Closure Glaucoma Club Meetings (2017 Hainan, 2018 Ulaanbataar, 2019 Seoul), Asian-Pacific Glaucoma Congress 2018 (Busan).

Clement Tham

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Chairman and S.H. Ho Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
Chief-of-Service, Hong Kong Eye Hospital
Vice President, Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society (APGS) since 2014
Chair, Scientific Program Committee, Inaugural Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Congress (APGC) 2012 in Bali, Indonesia
Congress President and Chair of the Organizing Committee, The 2nd APGC 2014 in Hong Kong
Secretary General and CEO, Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO)
Congress President, The 33rd APAO Congress 2018 in Hong Kong.
Founding Fellow and Council Member, The Academy of Asia-Pacific Professors of Ophthalmology (AAPPO)
Treasurer, International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO)
Chair, Scientific Program Committees of WOC2016 Guadalajara in Mexico, and WOC2018 Barcelona in Spain
Chair, Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis (AOI)

Daniel Lee

Wills Eye Hospital

Daniel Lee, M.D. is an Assistant Professor and the Medical Director of the Glaucoma Research Center at the Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. After obtaining his medical degree from Rutger’s University’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, ophthalmology residency at the Yale School of Medicine and glaucoma fellowship at the Wills Eye Hospital. Following his training, Dr. Lee joined the Spaeth, Katz & Myers private practice and now serves as an active faculty member of Wills Glaucoma Service.

Dr. Lee has authored and co-authored numerous articles and lectured at local and national meetings. He is actively involved in the training of residents and fellows at Wills Eye Hospital. His current research interests include novel glaucoma treatments and the role of ocular perfusion in glaucoma pathogenesis.

David Mackey

Lions Eye Institute, University of Western Australia

Professor David Mackey has achieved international recognition as a genetic ophthalmologist with over 400 publications. His major works centre on the optic nerve and glaucoma. He rewrote the genetics chapters for the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Basic and Clinical Science Course textbooks.

He has given many Named Lectures: more recently the Bruce Hamilton Lecture (RANZCO Tasmania 2019), Edridge Green Lecture (RCO, UK 2019), Franceschetti Lecture (ISGEDR 2017) and the Marshall M Parks Lecture (AAO 2015). David was awarded an Alcon Research Institute Award in 2010, Fellowship of ARVO in 2011, elected to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences in 2014, the Academy of Asia-Pacific Professors of Ophthalmology in 2017 and Officer of the Order of Australia in 2019.

David Wen Wei Woo

International Specialist Eye Centre (isec)

Dr Woo is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Glaucoma Specialist at the International Specialist Eye Centre (ISEC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

He was awarded an undergraduate scholarship to study Medicine at University College London (UCL), United Kingdom. During his time at UCL, Dr Woo was awarded a second scholarship to undertake an Intercalated BSc in Tumour Biology.

Foundation training was completed in London before Dr Woo commenced Ophthalmology Specialist Training in Northeast England. Towards the end of his training programme, he received subspecialty training in Glaucoma at Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle and Sunderland Eye Infirmary.

Dr Woo subsequently spent 2 years at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London as a Glaucoma Fellow and worked under Dr Keith Barton.

Prior to his return to Malaysia, Dr Woo practised as a Consultant Ophthalmologist in the United Kingdom at Sunderland Eye Infirmary and also York Hospital.

Dr Woo is an examiner for the UK Royal College of Ophthalmologists and also serves as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed Ophthalmology journals.

Dominga Padilla

St. Luke's Medical Center Global City

Dr. Ma. Dominga B. Padilla is a Clinical Associate Professor of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Philippine General Hospital, UP College of Medicine. She is the President and CEO of the Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines and a Founding Council member of the Asia Cornea Society. She is a past president of the Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Padilla is an active consultant at the St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City where she also heads the Committee on Ethics and discipline as well as the Ocular Tissue Transplant Service.
She has authored and co-authored various publications, ranging from scientific reports to socio-political commentaries. Among her interests are dry eyes, ocular surface disease, infectious keratitis, keratoplasty, keratoprosthesis implantation, and keratoconus.

Edwin Ku Chui Yong

Southern Specialist Eye Center

Ku Chui Yong is a Glaucoma and Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Southern Specialist Eye Center, SSEC (a member of International Specialist Eye Center, ISEC). Ophthalmology has been his romance for the past decade and he has a keen interest in glaucoma. He has 2 great mentors, Dr Fang Seng Kheong (Glaucoma and Consultant Ophthalmologist, ISEC) and Dr Aihara Makoto (Professor and Chair, Ophthalmology Department, University of Tokyo). He performed laboratory experiments on ROCK inhibitors and presented a poster about it during the WGC in 2019. He has great passion for MIGS and believes it will be a game-changer in treating severe glaucoma in future. During leisure, he listens to Baroque music…. And yes, he is aged as the wine in your cellar!!

Gopal Lingham

National University Health Sysem

Dr Lingam Gopal completed his medical graduate degree from Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam in 1979; MS (Ophthalmology) from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh in 1982; Diploma of National Board of Examinations (DNB) in 1984; and FRCS (Edin) in September 2002 and MSc (epidemiology) university of London 2016. He underwent fellowship training in Vitreoretinal surgery in 1983 from Medical Research Foundation, a unit of Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India.
He worked as consultant in vitreo retinal services at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India between 1984-2011 and 2016- 2018. He is currently a senior consultant at National university hospital, Singapore since 2011.

He has published 185 papers in peer reviewed national and international journals and has also written 26 chapters in various ophthalmic books.

Henry Chen

Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

Dr. Henry Shen-Lih Chen is Assistant Professor in the Glaucoma Service, Department of Ophthalmology at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University in Taiwan. This was followed by a fellowship in research and clinical glaucoma under the direction of Professor Spaeth at Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia in 1989. He was also the Chief of Department of Ophthalmology at Taipei Chang Gung Memorial Hospital between 1994 and 2002. He was taking an Executive Master Business Administration ( EMBA) program at College of Management of National Taiwan University and has been graduated in 2008. He is also the council of the Asia-Pacific Ocular Imaging Society. His research interests include ocular imaging of glaucoma, glaucoma ocular blood flow, deep learning of medical imaging and tissue engineering of glaucoma surgery.

Hon Tym Wong

Nhg Eye Institute / Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Clinical Associate Professor Wong Hon Tym is the Medical Director of Singapore’s National Healthcare Group Eye Institute (NHGEI) and the Clinical Director of the Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI), which focuses on healthcare workforce transformation.

He is also the Pro-Tem Chief of the Ophthalmology Department at the upcoming Woodlands Health Campus, while continuing to serve as a Senior Consultant in Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s Ophthalmology Department and as a member of the hospital’s Clinical Board.

From 2008-2015, he was Clinical Director of NHG 1-Health, an ambulatory surgery centre, where he led the design and practice of streamlined cataract surgery.

He also currently serves as the Chairman of the Guide Dogs Singapore.

A/Prof Wong obtained his Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and his Masters degree in Medicine in 1999.
He was a glaucoma fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital in 2002-3.

A/Prof Wong plays an active role in the training and education of junior ophthalmologists in Singapore, with multiple Best Teacher Awards. He has been a course instructor at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting, the World Glaucoma Congress and the European Glaucoma Society Congress.

His efforts in patient care have also been recognized with Singapore’s Excellent Service Star Award in 2006. His current appointments as Critical Incident Manager and Open Communication instructor reflects his keen interest in patient communication.

A/Prof Wong received the Distinguished Service Award for Eye and Vision Health in 2013, the NHG Distinguished Citizen Award in 2014, and the National Medical Excellence team award in 2019.

Jelinar Mohamed Noor

Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist, Department of Ophthalmology Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL)
Head of Glaucoma Unit, Department of Ophthalmology, HKL
Member of the Glaucoma Subspecialty Training Committee, Ministry of Health Malaysia
Vice Chairperson of the HKL Hospital Research Review Committee
Chairperson of the Clinical Practice Guidelines on Management of Glaucoma (2nd Edition) Development Committee
Past Secretary Malaysian Medical Association Ophthalmology Society
Past Vice-Chairperson of the Peri-Operative Mortality Review Committee
Past Deputy Head of Ophthalmology Department Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Glaucoma Fellowship (Aberdeen, Scotland) 2003-2004
Publication in peer review journal
Local PI for multicenter trials
HKL excellence award 1996 and 2005
Recipient of the Johan Mahkota Wilayah 2011 award

Jin Wook Jeoung

Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College Of Medicine

Jin Wook Jeoung, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea. Dr. Jeoung graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine. He completed internship, residency, and glaucoma fellowship at Seoul National University Hospital.

He was awardee of “HanGil Academic Award (2018)”, “Yun-am Academic Award (2017)”, “APGS Young Investigator Award (2016)”, “APAO Achievement Award (2017)”, “AAO Achievement Award (2016)”, “Koo Bonsool Academic Award (2013)”, “Yulsan Academic Award (2010)”, and “Taejoon Academic Award (2008)”.

Dr. Jeoung has published more than 140 papers in international peer-reviewed SCI journals. His current research interests include the RNFL and ganglion cell imaging, pathophysiology of glaucoma, risk factors for glaucoma, and glaucoma genetics.

Joseph Anthony Tumbocon

St. Luke's Medical Center

Associate Professor Joseph Anthony Tumbocon is a glaucoma specialist practicing in St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC) Global City and Quezon City, Philippines. He is a past-president of the Philippine Glaucoma Society; trustee of the Philippine Board of Ophthalmology; assistant head for undergraduate education in SLMC Quezon City; associate professor and assistant dean for clinical sciences in SLMC College of Medicine. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines and completed his ophthalmology residency training in the same institution. He underwent further training as a clinical fellow in glaucoma at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, USA from 2000 to 2001; and completed another year of clinical fellowship in cornea at the University of Toronto, Canada in 2002.

Kazuhiko Mori

Kyoto Prefectural University Of Medicine

Ass. Prof. KAZUHIKO MORI, MD., PhD.: Glaucoma specialist, currently working at Department of Ophthalmology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto Japan.
Graduated KPUM in 1988; Resident in KPUM, 1988-89; postdoctoral course in KPUM, 1989-1993; visiting associate at National Eye Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA, 1991-93; clinical staff in Fukui Medical School, Fukui, Japan, 1993-1995; clinical staff in KPUM, 1995-1999; assistant professor in KPUM, 1999-2003; associate professor in KPUM, 2003-.

Recipients of Suda Memorial Fund for Glaucoma Research, 2008; Achievement Award, 2016; International Scholar Award, 2013 at American Academy of Ophthalmology. Also known as an inventor of Mori upright surgical gonio lens (Ocular Instruments, Inc., Bellevue, WA, USA). Special interests in glaucoma surgery, genetics, and trabecular outflow facilities.

Keith Martin

University Of Melbourne

Keith Martin is Managing Director of the Centre for Eye Research Australia and Ringland Anderson Professor and Head of Ophthalmology at the University of Melbourne. Until January 2019, he was Head of Ophthalmology at the University of Cambridge, Deputy Director of the University’s John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair and an Affiliate Principal Investigator at the Wellcome Trust – MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute.

Professor Martin is working to develop new treatments for eye disease using stem cells, gene therapy and other techniques. He is co-founder of Quethera, a Cambridge-based gene therapy company which has developed a gene therapy for glaucoma that is currently progressing towards human clinical trials. His other current main research interest is in the potential for regeneration and repair of nerve damage in the eye and brain.

Clinically, Professor Martin specialises in the medical and surgical management of complex glaucoma. He was President of the World Glaucoma Association 2018-9.

Kevin Chan

New York University School of Medicine

Dr. Chan is the director of the Neuroimaging and Visual Science Laboratory at New York University School of Medicine. His laboratory focuses on developing and applying new, noninvasive methods for imaging degeneration, development, protection, plasticity, and regeneration in the visual system. His research aims to better understand interactions among the eye, the brain, and behavior in health and disease in order to guide vision preservation and restoration. Dr. Chan currently serves as the deputy editor of the neuroimaging section of the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, associate editor of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, and editorial board member of Frontiers in Brain Imaging Methods, Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery, and Neural Regeneration Research. He also serves as the vice-chair of the ISMRM Publications Committee, as well as an Annual Meeting Program Committee member of the ARVO.

Ki Ho Park

Seoul National University

Ki Ho Park is a professor and the chairman of ophthalmology at Seoul National University and the current President of Korean Ophthalmology Society. He is serving as an editorial board member in eye journals: associate editor of Journal of Glaucoma; section editor of the British Journal of Ophthalmology and Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology; associate editorial board member of International Glaucoma Review (IGR); editorial board member of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (IOVS), the Asia Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, Korean Journal of Ophthalmology, Asian Journal of Ophthalmology, etc.

He is the President Elect of the Glaucoma Research Society, the Board of Governors of the World Glaucoma Association, and the President Elect of the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society. He has served as co-chair of World Glaucoma Congress (WGC) 2017 Scientific Program Committee and is serving as Convener of World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) 2018 Invited Glaucoma Program.
He was the Congress Chair of APGC 2018 (Busan, Korea) and was Secretary General and Co-chair of the Organizing Committee of Joint Meeting of South East Asian Glaucoma Interest Group (SEAGIG) and AACGC (2008, Seoul, Korea).

He was awarded the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Senior Achievement Award (2018), Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Senior Achievement Award (2018), AAO Achievement Award (2012), APAO Achievement Award (2012), APAO Distinguished Service Award (2005) and Jules Stein Eye Institute Laboratory Research Award (2000).

Prof. Park has published more than 250 papers in international peer-reviewed SCI journals. He was editor of Atlas of Angle Closure Glaucoma (2010) and associate editor of Angle Closure Glaucoma (2007). His research interests include risk factors of glaucoma, retinal nerve fiber layer and ganglion cell imaging, normal-tension glaucoma, angle-closure glaucoma and neuroprotection. Lastly, he had been serving as the President of Korean Glaucoma Society.

Kouros Nouri-Mahdavi

Stein Eye Institute, University Of California Los Angeles

Kouros Nouri-Mahdavi, MD, MS, is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Glaucoma Advanced Imaging Laboratory at UCLA’s Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Nouri-Mahdavi is a clinician-scientist and has published more than 100 articles in the field of glaucoma. His research focuses on functional and structural measurements for optimizing diagnosis of glaucoma or its progression, machine learning in glaucoma diagnostics, and study of surgical outcomes. He has been the recipient of many professional and research awards including the AAO’s Secretary Award in 2019. He is currently a member of the American Glaucoma Society’s Annual Meeting Committee and serves on Editorial Boards of Journal of Glaucoma, International Glaucoma Review, and Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research.

Leopold Schmetterer

Singapore Eye Reserach Institute

Professor Leopold Schmetterer has graduated from the Technical University of Vienna. In 1989 he finished his PhD. He is Scientific Director and Head of Ocular Imaging at Singapore Eye Research Institute and Professor of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University. Until 08/2016 he was chairing the Ophthalmic Pharmacology at the Department of Clinical Pharmacology at the Medical University of Vienna. In addition, he had an affiliation with the Center of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Schmetterer held a post doc position at the Institute de Recherche en Ophthalmologie in Sion and was a guest Professor at EPFL in Lausanne. His research interests include a wide array of sub-specialities in ophthalmology including imaging, glaucoma, medical retina and dry eye syndrome. He is involved in many international societies including EVER (president 2012 and president of the EVER foundation 2014-2016), ARVO (program committee member 2009-2011), ISOPT (program committee member), WOC (program committee member). AOPT. Dr. Schmetterer is a member of many Editorial Boards including Progress of Retinal and Eye Research, Acta Ophthalmologica, Current Eye Research, Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Ophthalmic Research. He has published more than 350 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has received grant funding of more than 20 Million Eúros.

Makoto Aihara

University of Tokyo

Prof. Makoto Aihara graduated School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, and Post-graduate School of Medicine, majoring lipid mediator and neuro-biochemistry, and received M.D. and Ph.D.. He next stayed at Shiley Eye Center in University of California, San Diego as a research scientist, and conducted basic research work and published 17 articles during the stay in UCSD under the tuition of Prof. Robert N. Weinreb. After returning University of Tokyo, he continued clinical and basic research works and now he is a professor and a chair of the Ophthalmology. Prof. Aihara received several honors and published over 150 peer-reviewed journals. His research interests are IOP regulation, aqueous humor dynamics, ocular pharmacology, glaucomatous optic neuropathy, and lipid mediators.

Megumi Honjo

Department of Ophthalmology, Tokyo University

Michael Girard

National University Of Singapore

Dr Girard is currently the head of the Ophthalmic Engineering & Innovation Laboratory at the National University of Singapore (NUS), and Co-Heads the Bioengineering & Devices Research Group at the Singapore Eye Research Institute. His research has remained translational and has focused on Ocular Biomechanics, Ophthalmic Devices, Biomedical Imaging, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Dr Girard is also an entrepreneur and the main founder of the start-up company Abyss Processing Pte Ltd that provides 3D AI solutions for glaucoma management.

Mingguang He

University Of Melbourne

Prof. Mingguang He is currently Professor of Ophthalmic Epidemiology in University of Melbourne and Centre for Eye Research Australia(CERA), Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Blindness at CERA. He is the former Associate President and Professor of Ophthalmology in the Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. Research interest: Clinical and epidemiological studies,Twin study, Big data and AI in Ophthalmology.

Monisha Nongpiur

Singapore Eye Research Institute

Muna Bhende

Shri Bhagwan Mahavir Vitreoretinal Service, Medical Research Foundation

Dr Muna Bhende is a practicing Vitreoretinal Surgeon since 1994 and is currently a senior consultant and the Deputy Director of the Vitreoretina services in Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai. Her work profile includes medical and surgical management of retinal disorders along with teaching and training of fellows and residents. Her special interests are in medical retina , imaging techniques and collaborative research work with basic sciences and other ophthalmic subspecialties.

Naris Kitnarong

Faculty Of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University

Dr.Naris Kitnarong M.D., M.B.A. is the associate professor of glaucoma at the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. He graduated his medical doctor (1993) and ophthalmology residency training (1999) from the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University. Dr.Kitnarong had finished the glaucoma fellowship training from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine, Tennessee, USA (2003), Bascom Palmer eye institute, Florida, USA (research fellow, 2004) and Heidelberg University, Germany (2005). He also received Master of Business Administration (MBA.) from Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand (2002). His works are majorly in glaucoma and cataract surgery. He is a pioneer in using antivascular endothelial growth factors (anti-VEGA) as adjunctive treatment for neovascular glaucoma. His interest area of researches is not only glaucoma treatment, but also the effect of cataract and premium IOL on glaucoma patients. He involves in residency and glaucoma fellowship training programs of the faculty. Dr.Kitnarong is a leader of mobile cataract unit of Siriraj hospital, operating cataract surgery on underprivileged patients in the remote area of Thailand 2-4 times a year as a part of Vision 20/20. Now, Dr.Kitnarong is also the deputy dean in corporate and communication and social responsibility of Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University.its

Nazrul Islam

Bangladesh Eye Hospital & Institute

Dr. Nazrul Islam, currently working as Professor & Chairman of Glaucoma Dept. at Bangladesh Eye Hospital & Institute, Dhaka. He is the former Head of Ophthalmology, BIRDEM Hospital in Bangladesh.

Prof. Nazrul is the current President of Bangladesh Eye Care Society, Past President of Bangladesh Glaucoma Society, Chairman of the Board of Management of Jessore Community Eye Hospital and Board member of Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society.

He is the author of 65 scientific publications, edited Journal of the Ophthalmological Society of Bangladesh. Presently he is the Chief Editor of Journal of Bangladesh Glaucoma Society. Written 5 books on Eye diagnosis and treatment in Bangla. Developed Android App “Glaucoma Bangla”.

Nazrul received Gold Medals from home and abroad, His website www.profnazrul.com is dedicated for the patients and Junior Ophthalmologists

Nilo Vincent Florcruz

University Of The Philippines Manila

Currently teaches at University of the Philippines Manila as Associate Professor and at East Avenue Medical Center as Assistant Chair for Training and Head of Cataract Service.

Glaucoma and Cataract Consultant at American Eye Center, Manila, Philippines

Treasurer of Philippine Glaucoma Society

Nurull Bahya Binti Suliman

Ophthalmology Department, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah

“Dr Nurull Bahya qualified from University of Malaya for both undergraduate MBBS 2004 & post graduate Master Ophthalmology in 2013. She completed her fellowship training in Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) 2017 and Certificate of Completion in Fellowship Training (CCFT) Glaucoma by Ministry of Health Malaysia in 2018.
Currently she is working in Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah ( HTAR, Klang).”

Paul Chew

National University Hospital

Associate Professor Paul Chew’s specialty is in glaucoma surgery and research. He is the Director, Glaucoma Division in the Department of Ophthalmology, NUHS. He has been principal investigator in numerous glaucoma clinical trials. He invented and commercialised the now globally available Glaucoma MP3 Therapy Laser. He also heads the glaucoma drainage implant research, which provides enhanced safety and success in the treatment of severe glaucoma disease. He is an editorial reviewer for numerous medical journals, Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Ophthalmology, and Editorial Board of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology as “Glaucoma” Section Editor. He has published more than 100 publications.

Paul Healey

Director of Glaucoma Services, Western Sydney Eye Hospital

Prof Healey is Director of Glaucoma Services, Western Sydney Eye Hospital, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Sydney Eye Hospital, Director of Glaucoma Research, Westmead Institute for Medical Research and Clinical Associate Professor, University of Sydney. After training in Cell Biology as the first Medical Student to work at the Garvan Institute, Sydney and subsequently at the Institute for Molecular Medicine in Oxford, UK, Prof. Healey went on to graduate with Honours from the Medical School of the University of NSW before completing an MMed in Clinical Epidemiology and PhD in Medicine at Sydney University. His glaucoma fellowship was at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

Paul’s volunteer appointments include the Australia New Zealand Glaucoma Society, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia, Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society, Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, and World Glaucoma Association. He is currently the Treasurer of the ORIA, APGS and WGA.

Paul has many research interests including Ophthalmic Epidemiology & Public Health, Cell Biology, Diagnostic Test & Screening Evaluation and Genetics. He has been honoured with a number of awards including the International Young Clinician-Scientist Award from the Association of International Glaucoma Societies and Achievement Award from the APAO. He has made over 230 scientific presentations at international meetings throughout the world. He is an editorial board member of number of journals and has published over 150 articles based on original research.

Priyanka Ramesh

Dr. R P centre for ophthalmic sciences, AIIMS New Delhi

Dr. Priyanka Ramesh MD, completed her undergraduation in 2014 securing the highest marks in Ophthalmology. She completed her postgraduation in Ophthalmology from the prestigious Dr. R. P Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi. She has been trained in Glaucoma from the same institution. She has also received the FICO from the International Council of Ophthalmology and DNB degree from the National Board of Examinations. She is interested in the field of glaucoma imaging and has various chapters in Ophthalmology textbooks and other publications.

Ryo Asaoka

The University Of Tokyo

Dr Ryo Asaoka is assistant professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, the University of Tokyo. Ryo has graduated from the Tokyo Medical University in 1996, and gained degrees in Medicine at the Department of Ophthalmology, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine in 2005. He has achieved an international reputation in glaucoma research, in particular in the analysis of glaucoma diagnosis/progression, often using machine learning methods and also the association with the corneal biomechanics. These results are documented in more than 100 peer reviewed papers. He is a current board member of the Imaging and Perimetry or IPS (formerly the International Perimetric Society) and, the Japan Glaucoma Society and also the Japan Perimetric Society.

Shamira Perera

Snec

A/Prof Shamira Perera qualified from University of London, with a BSc(Hons) First Class (1994) and MBBS(Hons) in 1997. Following 2 fellowships he came to Singapore in 2008.
He has an interest in novel surgeries and imaging. At SERI he is the Co Head of Bioengineering and Devices. His most recent role as the deputy director of the Med Tech office for SingHealth seeks to promote this promising area to other specialties. Supported by competitive research grants totalling over S$1.5M as PI, his core work has yielded 9 patents. A/Prof Perera has been an invited lecturer for over 90 conferences, written 5 book chapters and 125 peer reviewed publications.

Shinichi Usui

Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine

Shinichi Usui, MD obtained Ph D by Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine in 2003. He studied oxidative stress in Wilmer Eye Institute from 2006 to 2009. Currently he is working in Osaka University Hospital as a glaucoma specialist.

Steven Mansberger

Legacy Devers Eye Institute

Steven L. Mansberger, M.D., M.P.H. is Chief of the Department of Ophthalmology, and Director of Glaucoma Services at the Legacy Devers Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Mansberger completed his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, an ophthalmology residency at Shiley Eye Center at the University of California, San Diego, and a glaucoma fellowship at Devers Eye Institute. He also earned a Masters in Public Health degree (MPH-Biostatistics/Epidemiology).

Dr. Mansberger has received over 36 research grants, and won numerous awards including “Best Doctors in Portland, OR” and “Best Doctors in America”. He is on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Glaucoma and American Journal of Ophthalmology. He has authored over 260 journal articles, book chapters, and abstracts.

Tae-Woo Kim

Seoul National University College of Medicine

Dr. Tae-Woo Kim is currently a professor in the Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital. He was graduated from Seoul National University and finished his residency at Seoul National University Hospital. He had his glaucoma fellowship at Shiley Eye Center, University of California San Diego. He has served as a vice dean at the Seoul National University College of Medicine. He is currently serving as a member of Editorial Board of Journal of Glaucoma and International Glaucoma Review.

His research interest includes lamina cribrosa imaging, glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, myopia and glaucoma, blood flow in normal tension glaucoma. He has published over 120 SCI papers.
He received Yeonam Glaucoma Research Award in 2007, Best Paper Award at AAO in 2010, Research Recognition Award from the World Glaucoma Association in 2011, Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2014 and Toncon Academic Award in 2019.

Tanuj Dada

Prof of Ophthalmology, RP Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences

Dr Tanuj Dada is currently Professor of Ophthalmology at RP Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He has over 300 research publications in peer reviewed indexed journals and has authored 5 textbooks on glaucoma. He is currently the Secretary General of the International Society of Glaucoma Surgery, Senior Chair of the Associate Advisory Board of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA), Co-Chair Education Committee of WGA and Serves on Board of Directors of the Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society. He is the Chief Editor of the Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice and Associate Editor of the Journal of Glaucoma.

Tengku Ain Kamalden

University Of Malaya

Tengku Ain Kamalden, MBBS DPhil, is a clinician-scientist and vitreoretinal surgeon at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. An alumnus of University of Malaya, she was awarded DPhil from Green Templeton College, University of Oxford following which she completed retinal fellowship at the National University Hospital, Singapore (NUHS). She is actively involved in research having received several local and international grants including Bayer Global Ophthalmology Awards Program and Alcon Young Investigator Award Grant. Recently she received the Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar Award at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr Kamalden is currently an Associate Professor at the University Malaya Medical Centre. Her research interests are microRNA biomarkers for diabetic retinopathy, and epidemiology of ocular trauma.

Tin Aung

Singapore Eye Research Institute

Professor Aung is a clinician scientist, with clinical practice focusing on glaucoma and research interests in angle closure glaucoma and glaucoma genetics. Professor Aung’s research has secured more than S$20 million in competitive research grant funding.

Professor Aung currently has more than 570 publications including 15 major papers in Nature Genetics (6 as First or last author) as well as papers in JAMA and Lancet. He has delivered more than 100 Invited Lectures at many international meetings. He is on the Editorial Board of 7 journals (including Ophthalmology, Progress in Retinal and Eye Research, and a regular reviewer for more than 20 journals.

Tina Wong

Singapore National Eye Centre

MBBS, BSc(Hons), PhD, FRCOphth, FRCSEd

Professor Wong is Head of the Glaucoma Service and Senior Consultant at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC). Director of Clinical Translational Research and Head of the Ocular Therapeutics and Drug Delivery Research Group at the Singapore Eye Research Institute and Professor, DUKE-NUS Graduate Medical School.

Professor Wong’s research focuses on ocular wound healing and inflammation relating to post glaucoma bleb forming surgeries (trabeculectomies and MIGS) and the identification of new inflammatory and fibrotic targets to attain improved surgical outcomes. Her other interests lie in the primary angle closure disease spectrum and its pathophysiology, development of animal models in angle closure disease, drug delivery systems for sustained drug release, nanomedicine applications for the treatment of myopia, health service related outcomes of new treatments and patient adherence to treatments.

She has delivered over 60 invited plenary, symposium and named lectures globally. Her research work as generated 10 patents, 1 of which was awarded the prestigious SIngapore President’s Science and Technology Award in 2014 and has since been licensed to a spin off company, of which she is co-founder. She has also been awarded the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress Founders Cup and Distinguished Service Award at the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology.

She serves as a member on the World Glaucoma Association and is the current scientific co-Chair for the 2021 World Glaucoma Congress.

Tomasz Zarnowski

Medical University

Prof. Tomasz Żarnowski is a professor and chairman at the Chair of Ophthalmology, Medical University, Lublin, Poland (Professor title in 2012). He specializes in glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology. His research is focused on glaucoma surgery, genetics of glaucoma and neuroprotection in glaucoma and neurological diseases. In numerous studies he investigated modifications of glaucoma surgery by anti-VEGFs, genetics of pseudoexfoliation, NTG and PACG, also neuroprotective potential of: tempol, lithium, citicoline, ketone bodies, ketogenic diet, kynurenine pathway metabolites. He published over 150 peer-reviewed publications including Nature (cumulated IF over 200) and is active in several editorial boards (Acta Ophthalmologica, Journal of Ophthalmology). He received two British Council Fellowships: in Norwich (UEA) and Oxford (St. John’s College).

Tony Realini

West Virginia University

Toru Nakazawa

Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine

Toru Nakazawa received the Ph.D degree in Ophthalmology in 2002. He spent the following three years at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary as the research fellow under the direction of Prof. Joan W Miller. He has been a Professor and Chairman of Department of Ophthalmology at Tohoku University since 2011. He conducts the translational research aimed at the development of clinical therapy by using the results of basic research. Prof. Nakazawa`s research interests have been focused on the study of neuroprotection related. He creates various animal models in eye disease and with extensive technology, he locates the important signal transduction to explore the target of neuroprotection treatment. By contrast in clinical research, he focuses on the research of ocular blood flow which is one of major intraocular pressure independent factors for glaucoma. Also, he discloses the relationship between OCT and a visual field in the innovative method to examine the way of progression measurement of glaucoma and focusing on fragmenting patients successfully.

Dr. Nakazawa has published more than 302 articles in board reviewed international Journals.

Victor Koh

National University Hospital, Singapore

Victor Koh graduated from National University of Singapore in 2007 and passed his Ophthalmology Specialist Accreditation Examination in 2016. He is currently a Consultant at the Department of Ophthalmology, National University Hospital, Singapore and Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He has a keen interest in managing adult and childhood glaucoma.

His research interest includes innovation and medical devices. He held several grants to develop novel devices/imaging tools to improve patient care especially for glaucoma patients. He was awarded the NUS-NUH Young Educator Award 2014 and NUH Young Clinician Mentor Award 2015. He also served as Chief Resident from 2013 to 2014.

Vijaya Lingam

Sankara Nethralaya

Published 146 (115 indexed and 31 non-indexed) papers, authored ten chapters, delivered 170 lectures.

Educational Qualifications

  1. MBBS- S V Medical College,Tirupati, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India- 1980
  2. Diploma in Ophthalmology- Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool,Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati- 1984
  3. Master of Surgery in Ophthalmology- Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool,Sri Venkateswara University,Tirupati,1985
  4. Fellow ship in Vitreo Retinal Surgery- Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya,Chennai, India. 1986
  5. Honorary FRCS (Edin), UK, 2017

Work experience

  1. Consultant, Glaucoma Services Vision Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India- March 1987 to March 1992
  2. Senior consultant, Glaucoma Services Vision Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya,Chennai, India- March 1992 to June 2000
  3. Director, Glaucoma Services, Vision Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, June 2000 to August, 2014.
  4. Adjunct Associate Professor, Senior Clinician, Singapore National Eye Center, Singapore, September, 2014 to April 2016.
  5. Distinguished Senior Consultant, Glaucoma Services, Vision Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, July 2016to till date.

In all the above positions, the roles and responsibilities include clinical practice of ophthalmology, academics (teaching and training) and research.

Honours and Awards

  1. Rustom Ranji Oration Medal ,AP State Ophthalmological Society- for the year 2007
  2. Dr Rustom D Ranji Rotary Award -for Contribution to Ophthalmology – (LV Prasad Eye Institute and Rotary Club Hyderabad Dist 3150) – 2008
  3. American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award 2009
  4. Dr.Samir Biswas Memorial Oration (Ophthalomological Society of West Bengal)- 2009
  5. Prof. T. GopinathaMenon Memorial Oration (Cochin Ophthalmic Club)-2009
  6. AIOS IJO Platinum Award, for the best paper published in Indian Journal of Ophthalmology – Outcomes of cataract surgery in a rural and urban south Indian population. – 2010
  7. Paul Harris Fellow, given by Rotary Foundation of Rotary International – July, 2012
  8. LC Dutta Award, given for best publication in Indian Journal of Ophthalmology – February,2015.
  9. Fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) – September,2015
  10. APAO Achievement Award March, 2016
  11. Dr VL Albal Oration (Deccan Ophthalmological Society) – September 2016
  12. Dr P Sivareddy Oration – Given by Telengana Ophthalmological Society – July 2017
  13. Dr Sonty Sriram Lecture and Medal – Given by AP Ophthalmological Society – October 2017

Important roles and positions held

  1. President Glaucoma society of India- 2006- 2008
  2. Consultant – World Health Organization- for Strategies to prevent blindness from glaucoma
  3. Member of Initiative for Management and Glaucoma Education (IMAGE)
  4. Member, South east Asia glaucoma interest group- Asia pacific guidelines for glaucoma
  5. Member, World Glaucoma association advocacy committee
  6. Participant, Association of international glaucoma society’s consensus group for angle closure glaucoma- Are angle closure glaucomas important health problems?
  7. Member, Organizing group for the world glaucoma congress at Singapore (2007), Boston (2009) and Paris (2011).
  8. Organizing chairperson, SEAGIG- Chennai 2006.
  9. Member of the executive committee of the Glaucoma Research Society, 2014- 2016
  10. Member of World Glaucoma Association Global Outreach Committee.
  11. Scientific committee member APGC,Busan, 2017
  12. Member of the membership committee of the Glaucoma Research Society.

Active

  1. Member, Board of Governors, World Glaucoma Association
  2. Member, Glaucoma research society (Formed for innovative glaucoma related research world wide)
  3. Member, Board of studies in post doctoralfellowship courses (medical&surgical). Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai, India
  4. Professor and registered PhD guide, Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai, India.
  5. Member of Board – Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society
  6. Chair– WGA global outreach program
  7. Section leader – WGA, Glaucoma surgery consensus
  8. Member Nomination Committee, WGA”

Warakorn Thiamthat

Lerdsin Hospital, Ministry Of Public Health, Thailand

2003-2006 Residency in ophthalmology Rajavithi Hospital, Thailand
2007 Fellowship in Pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Thailand
2011-2012 Research Fellowship in Pediatric ophthalmology and glaucoma, Duke Eye Center, Duke university, USA

Current position:
Pediatric ophthalmology and Strabismus, Lerdsin Hospital, Bangkok
Pediatric glaucoma consultant, Queen Sirikit National institute of Child health, Bangkok
Strabismus consultant, Rajavithi Hospital, Bangkok

Xinghuai Sun

Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University

Dr. SUN serves in Eye & ENT hospital since 1984 graduated from Shanghai Medical University and focus on glaucoma clinical and research work. He received his PhD from Shanghai Medical University in 1990.

Current Appointments:
Chairman and professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Science of Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, China
PI of State Key Laboratory of Medical Neurobiology, Institutes of Brain Science of Fudan University, China
Director, NHC/Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Key Laboratory of Myopia (Fudan University)

Professional Societies:
President-elect (Oct. 2016-), Chinese Ophthalmology Society, President (Mar.2017-), Ophthalmology & Vision Science Committee of Chinese Research Hospital Association. Fellow (Feb.2018-), Academy of Asia-Pacific Professors of Ophthalmology, Governor of the World Glaucoma Association Board (Jan., 2020-)

Xiulan Zhang

Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center

Prof. Xiulan Zhang, MD, PhD, glaucoma specialist, is currently the director of the Clinical Research Center at Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center (ZOC), Sun Yat-sen University, P. R. China. She is the outstanding Principal Investigator of State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology in China, and was listed as one of the TOP 100 most influential people in ophthalmology in the Ophthalmologist Power List 2014. She serves as a fellow of the Academy of Asia-Pacific Professor of Ophthalmology (AAPPO) and the board member of the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society (APGS), Asia Angle-Closure Glaucoma Club (AACGC) and the secretary of Chinese Glaucoma Society (CGS). She also served as the Convener of the Glaucoma Scientific Program of Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress 2018 and 2019. She was awarded the Achievement Award of APAO in 2017 and the Prestigious Award of Ophthalmic Image Analysis in 2019. She is also the co-founder of the largest annotated public ocular database — iChallenge (eye.baidu.com).

Yaxing Wang

Beijing Institute Of Ophthalmology, Beijing Tongren Hospital

Yoshiaki Kiuchi

Hiroshima University

Graduated School of Medicine Hiroshima University 1983
Resident Hiroshima University Hospital
Specialist in Ophthalmology 1989
Post-doctoral associate Yale Eye center 1990-1992
Lecture Hiroshima University 1995
Vice Director of department of Ophthalmology Osaka National Hospital 1997
Director of department of Ophthalmology Otemae Hospital 2003
Professor and Chairman Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science Hiroshima University 2006
Director of Hiroshima University Hospital 2018

Yu-chieh Ko

Taipei Veterans General Hospital

Dr. Ko graduated from National Yang-Ming University and completed her ophthalmic residency training at Taipei Veterans General Hospital. She had her research fellowship in 2010-2012 at Massachusetts eye and ear infirmary, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA.

She is now an attending physician at the Department of Ophthalmology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University.

Dr Ko’s research involved epidemiology of glaucoma, as well as assessing factors affecting vision-related quality of life and disease progression in glaucoma patients. She also participated in the development of computer assisted diagnosis of glaucoma in her institute.