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

  • Azhany Yaakub

    Universiti Sains Malaysia

  • Baskaran Mani

    Singapore Eye Research Institute and Singapore National Eye Centre

  • Bryan Ang

    Tan Tock Seng Hospital

  • Bui Van Anh

  • Calvin C.P. Pang

    The Chinese University Of Hong Kong

  • Carlo Traverso

  • Catherine Liu

    National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine

  • Charles McGhee

  • 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

  • Daniel Ting

  • David Mackey

    Lions Eye Institute, University of Western Australia

  • David Wen Wei Woo

    International Specialist Eye Centre (isec)

  • Do Tan

    Vietnam National Eye Hospital

  • Dominga Padilla

    St. Luke's Medical Center Global City

  • Edward Ryan Collantes

    Massachusetts Eye And Ear

  • Edwin Ku Chui Yong

    Southern Specialist Eye Center

  • Eng Hui GAN

    Isec (internatinal Specialist Eye Centre) Kl, Malaysia

  • Fei Li

    Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center

  • Gopal Lingham

    National University Health Sysem

  • Henry Chen

    Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

  • Ho Ching Lin

  • Hon Tym Wong

    Nhg Eye Institute / Tan Tock Seng Hospital

  • Ingeborg Stalmans

    University Hospitals Uz Leuven

  • Jelinar Mohamed Noor

    Hospital Kuala Lumpur

  • Jimmy Lai

    The University Of Hong Kong

  • 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

  • Kevin Chan

    New York University School of Medicine

  • Ki Ho Park

    Seoul National University

  • Kin Sheng Lim

    St Thomas' Hospital

  • Ko Eun Kim

    Department Of Ophthalmology, Nowon Eulji Medical Center, Eulji University, Seoul

  • Kouros Nouri-Mahdavi

    Stein Eye Institute, University Of California Los Angeles

  • Kyung Rim Sung

    Asan Medical Center, University Of Uisan

  • Lee Ming Yueh

  • Leopold Schmetterer

    Singapore Eye Reserach Institute

  • M. Francesca Cordeiro

    Imperial College, UCL and Western Eye Hospital London

  • Makoto Aihara

    University of Tokyo

  • Maria Cecilia Aquino

    National University Hospital, NUHS, Singapore

  • Maria Imelda Yap-Veloso

    Co-Director, Glaucoma Service, Asian Eye Institute

  • Md Mizanur Rahman

    Bangladesh Medical College.

  • Megumi Honjo

    Department of Ophthalmology, Tokyo University

  • Michael Coote

  • Michael Girard

    National University Of Singapore

  • Mimiwati Zahari

    University Of Malaya Medical Center

  • Mingguang He

    University Of Melbourne

  • Mitchell Lawlor

    Sydney Eye Hospital

  • Mohamad Fadzil Norliza

  • Mohammad Pakravan

    Labbafinejad Medical Hospital

  • Monisha Nongpiur

    Singapore Eye Research Institute

  • Muna Bhende

    Shri Bhagwan Mahavir Vitreoretinal Service, Medical Research Foundation

  • Nadeem Butt

  • Narayanaswamy Arun

    Senior staff physician, Singapore National Eye Centre

  • Naris Kitnarong

    Faculty Of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University

  • Nazrul Islam

    Bangladesh Eye Hospital & Institute

  • Nilo Vincent Florcruz

    University Of The Philippines Manila

  • Norlina Ramli

    University Malaya Eye Research Centre

  • Nurull Bahya Binti Suliman

    Ophthalmology Department, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah

  • P Sundaresan

  • Parul Ichhpujani

  • Paul Chew

    National University Hospital

  • Paul Healey

    Director of Glaucoma Services, Western Sydney Eye Hospital

  • Peng Khaw

    Moorfields Eye Hospital

  • Poeman Chan

    The Chinese University Of Hong Kong

  • Prin Rojanapongpun

  • Priyanka Ramesh

    Dr. R P centre for ophthalmic sciences

  • Ramanjit Sihota

    All India Institute Of Medica Sciences

  • Robert Ang

    Asian Eye Institute

  • Ryo Asaoka

    The University Of Tokyo

  • Seng Chee Loon

    National University Hospital Singapore

  • Seng Kheong Fang

    International Specialist Eye Centre, Kuala Lumpur

  • Shamira Perera

    Snec

  • Shinichi Usui

    Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine

  • Siamak Yousefi

  • Steven Mansberger

    Legacy Devers Eye Institute

  • Syril Dorairaj

  • Tae-Woo Kim

    Seoul National University College of Medicine

  • Takuhei Shoji

    Saitama Medical University

  • Talvir Sidhu

    Government Medical College Patiala Punjab

  • Tanuj Dada

    Prof of Ophthalmology, RP Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences

  • Tengku Ain Kamalden

    University Of Malaya

  • Thasarat Vajaranant

  • 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

  • Virna Dwi Oktariana Asrory

  • Virna Dwi Oktariana Asrory

    Rscm/fkui

  • Visanee Tantisevi

  • 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

  • Zainora Mohammed

    Faculty Of Health Science, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

  • Zainora Mohammed

    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

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

Azhany Yaakub

Universiti Sains Malaysia

Associate Prof. Dr Azhany Yaakub is currently a senior lecturer and ophthalmologist in Universiti Sains Malaysia. She pursued her glaucoma training locally. She has published a number of articles in scientific journals and actively involves in eye research projects.

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.

Bui Van Anh

Calvin C.P. Pang

The Chinese University Of Hong Kong

Prof Calvin Pang studies the molecular genetics and external risk factors of POAG, PACG, AMD, PCV, DR, retinoblastoma, uveitis, Grave’s disease, keratoconus and myopia. He also investigates microRNA in ocular stem cells and ophthalmic effects of herbal molecules and small peptides, including GHRHR agonists/antagonists, for the alleviation of oxidative stress and inflammation. Prof Pang has received honors and awards from ARVO, APAO, National Science Foundation China, and Chinese Ophthalmological Society. Prof Pang is convener and coordinator of the visual sciences programs of APAO and WOC Congresses, and is reviewer for >20 national and international funding organisations and honorary/visiting professor of >60 tertiary academic institutions across the world. Prof Pang has contributed >450 publications in SCI journals and 22 book chapters.

Carlo Traverso

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.

Charles McGhee

Charles McGhee ONZM FRSNZ MB PhD DSc FRCOphth FRCS FRANZCO is the Maurice Paykel Professor and Chair, Head of Dept. of Ophthalmology, and Director of the New Zealand National Eye Centre, University of Auckland. A Clinician-Scientist and Senior Ophthalmic Corneal Surgeon, he divides his time 50:50 between clinical and clinical research activities. Under his leadership the Department has evolved as a fertile, nurturing environment for ophthalmology and visual science, growing from 6 to 64 staff and students. He has published >350 peer-reviewed papers and chapters with an H-Index of 45. Key research interests are: cornea and external diseases, keratoconus, corneal transplantation, corneal imaging, cataract outcomes, ocular trauma/reconstruction, and ocular corticosteroids. He has supervised approximately 100 clinical fellows and 31 ophthalmologists, optometrists and scientists pursuing doctoral research. His research has generated >$23 million in research funding. He is recent past-President of the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, representing 40% of the world’s ophthalmologists. He is also an elected Chair of Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis, comprising only 70 members internationally and has been named as one of the top-100 most influential people in ophthalmology worldwide.

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.

Daniel Ting

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.

Do Tan

Vietnam National Eye Hospital

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.

Edward Ryan Collantes

Massachusetts Eye And Ear

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!!

Eng Hui GAN

Isec (internatinal Specialist Eye Centre) Kl, Malaysia

Fei Li

Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center

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.

Ho Ching Lin

Adj Assoc Prof Ho is a Senior Consultant and the immediate past Head of Glaucoma Service, a position she held for almost a decade. She holds both a Paediatrics as well as an Ophthalmology specialist degrees. She was awarded the Wong Hock Boon Gold Medal for being the most outstanding candidate in the Master of Medicine (Paeds) Examinations.

She went to sub-specialise in paediatric glaucoma after completing a HMDP clinical fellowship in the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical school focusing on childhood and complex adult glaucomas in 2003 during which she received the Best Paper Award at the New England Ophthalmological Society Meeting.

During her tenure and Head of Glaucoma, she helped developed the Service to one of the largest in SNEC with all-round capabilities and comprehensive services for all types of glaucoma including childhood glaucoma, as well as the step-down Eye Clinic models of care for the management of stable glaucoma patients.

Adj Assoc Prof Ho is actively involved in clinical teaching and research, as well as community service. She is an invited speaker and faculty member at numerous regional and international conferences. She has tutored many local and international students, trainees and fellows and is an examiner for the postgraduate ophthalmology examinations. For her work in the Asia Pacific region and beyond, she was conferred the Holmes Lecture Award, the Prevention of Blindness Award, as well as the Distinguished Service Award for outstanding services to Ophthalmology by the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award amongst many others.

She is currently the Director of Strategic Development and Philanthropy, Ophthalmology Academic Clinical Program and chairs several charity and philanthropic committees in aid of VisionSave and other non-profit organizations.

Adj Assoc Prof Ho’s research interests include paediatric glaucoma, new glaucoma surgery techniques and devices, aqueous shunt devices, lasers in glaucoma, angle closure glaucoma and anterior segment imaging.

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.

Ingeborg Stalmans

University Hospitals Uz Leuven

Professor Doctor Ingeborg Stalmans heads the Laboratory of Ophthalmology at the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven) as well as the Glaucoma unit of the University Hospitals in Leuven (UZ Leuven). She obtained her medical degree with greatest distinction in 1996 and, having received a scholarship from the Research Foundation – Flanders, combined her residency in Ophthalmology in Leuven with basic research in the laboratory of Professor Carmeliet and Professor Collen (1997–2002). The subject of her PhD was the role of VEGF in retinal angiogenesis and in the pathogenesis of DiGeorge syndrome. This work resulted in several high-impact papers such as Nature, Cell and PNAS, and was rewarded by the prestigious GlaxoSmith-Kline prize.
The current focus of her basic and clinical research work is medical glaucoma therapy, glaucoma surgery and retinal imaging as a biomarker for systemic diseases. She has published in Cell, Ophthalmology, Journal of Glaucoma, IOVS etc. Her work has been awarded by prizes from the Funds for Research in Ophthalmology (FRO) and the Pfizer Glaucoma Research Award. As a glaucoma specialist and researcher, she frequently lectures both nationally and internationally, including at ARVO, WGC, ISGS, EVER, EGS, ESCRS, SOE and ESASO. Within the European Glaucoma society, she is a member of the Executive Committee, treasurer, chair of the Communication Committee as well as co-chair of the program planning committee. She also serves in the Board of Governors of the World Glaucoma Association (WGC) and she is the Treasurer of the Belgian Glaucoma Society and a member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium.

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

Jimmy Lai

The University Of Hong Kong

Jimmy LAI is the Clinical Professor and Acting Head of the Department of Ophthalmology, the University of Hong Kong; Chief of Service and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist of the Department of Ophthalmology, Queen Mary Hospital & Grantham Hospital; Chair of Specialty of the Department of Ophthalmology, Gleneagles Hospital and the Immediate Past-President of the College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong. He is also the Medical Director of Asian Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness. He has received the Hospital Authority Long Service Award; the Asian Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Distinguished Service Award, DeOcampel Award and the Achievement 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.

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.

Kin Sheng Lim

St Thomas' Hospital

Mr K. Sheng Lim is the head of Glaucoma Service & Research lead for Ophthalmology Department at St Thomas’ Hospital. He is also a Reader (Associate Professor) in Glaucoma Studies at King’s College London.
He qualified from University of Leicester Medical School and trained in general and glaucoma ophthalmology in London during his residency program. He obtained his MD degree from University of London in 2001 based on his research in glaucoma surgery device. He was the International Glaucoma Association Post-doctoral fellow at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota for one year, under the supervision of Drs Brubaker and Johnson.
His current research interests are exclusively in human aqueous dynamics and treatment for glaucoma. He is currently involved in 12 glaucoma studies as Principle or Chief Investigator with a team of researchers based at the KCL Frost Department at St Thomas’ Hospital.

Ko Eun Kim

Department Of Ophthalmology, Nowon Eulji Medical Center, Eulji University, Seoul

Ko Eun Kim, MD, PhD is an assistant professor at Nowon Eulji Medical Center, Seoul, Korea and a member of the Korean Glaucoma Society. She completed internship, residency, and glaucoma fellowship in Seoul National University Hospital. Her current research interests include macular damage in glaucoma, the study of treatment outcomes in glaucoma, and the imaging and pathophysiology of glaucoma.

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.

Kyung Rim Sung

Asan Medical Center, University Of Uisan

Kyung Rim Sung, MD, is Professor and Chair of Deparment of Ophthalmology at the Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of medicine, Seoul, Korea. Dr. Sung graduated Seoul National University, medical school. She completed residency and clinical fellowship at Asan Medical Center and research fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Her current research interests include pathogenesis of angle-closure glaucoma, ocular blood flow in glaucoma, myopia and glaucoma, glaucoma imaging, and basic research related to optic nerve head astrocyte. She received several worldwide renowned awards including the AAO achievement award and published 127 peer reviewed article in international journals.

Lee Ming Yueh

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.

M. Francesca Cordeiro

Imperial College, UCL and Western Eye Hospital London

Professor M Francesca Cordeiro, is a clinician-scientist, Chair of Ophthalmology Imperial College London, and UCL Professor, Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist/Research Lead and Director of the ICORG Clinical Trials Unit at the Western Eye Hospital London.

Her research, funded continuously by the Wellcome Trust since 1996, focuses on novel and translational approaches with a target of saving sight and reducing disability, with over 150 peer-reviewed publications.

She has received a number of international awards for this work, including the Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize 2005, the Research to Prevent Blindness International Research Scholar Award 2015, the GG2 Diversity Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medicine 2017 and 2019 Duke Elder Award (Royal College of Ophthalmologists) and is frequently asked to give keynote lectures abroad.

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.

Maria Cecilia Aquino

National University Hospital, NUHS, Singapore

MARIA CECILIA D. AQUINO, M.D., Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) graduated from University of Santo Tomas, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Manila, Philippines where she received her medical degree. Her residency training in Ophthalmology was from the university hospital of the same institution. She was conferred Diplomate in Ophthalmology by the Philippine Board of Ophthalmology and Master of Medicine in Ophthalmology by the National University of Singapore. She received subspecialty training in Glaucoma at National University Hospital, National University Health System, Singapore and joined the Glaucoma Unit of the said institution. She is actively involved in clinical and in research and development of newer modalities of glaucoma treatment such as micropulse cyclophototherapy and glaucoma drainage implant.

Maria Imelda Yap-Veloso

Co-Director, Glaucoma Service, Asian Eye Institute

Dr. Maria Imelda Yap-Veloso finished her medical school and residency training in ophthalmology at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine-Philippine General Hospital. She completed her glaucoma clinical fellowship at the Harvard Medical School-Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts. This was followed by a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Harvard Medical School-Schepens Eye Research Institute. Dr. Yap-Veloso is Past President, Philippine Glaucoma Society and Board of Trustees, Philippine Glaucoma Foundation. She is Co-Director of the Glaucoma Service at the Asian Eye Institute, Makati City, Philippines. Dr. Yap-Veloso is also Clinical Associate Professor at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and Consultant of the Glaucoma Service, Sentro Oftalmologico Jose Rizal, Philippine General Hospital. At present she is Vice-Chairman, Head of the Training Committee as well as Chief of the Glaucoma Service, Department of Ophthalmology, Rizal Medical Center. She has authored numerous local and international publications and has given several lectures both locally and internationally in glaucoma.

Md Mizanur Rahman

Bangladesh Medical College.

Professor Dr Md Mizanur Rahman.
Professor and Head of department.
Dept. Of Ophthalmology.
Bangladesh Medical College.
&
President,
Bangladesh Glaucoma Society.

Megumi Honjo

Department of Ophthalmology, Tokyo University

Michael Coote

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.

Mimiwati Zahari

University Of Malaya Medical Center

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.

Mitchell Lawlor

Sydney Eye Hospital

Mitchell Lawlor is a glaucoma surgeon and neuro-ophthalmologist at Sydney Eye Hospital, with dual fellowships from Moorfields Eye Hospital. A/Prof Lawlor has a PhD in bioethics from the University of Sydney and continues research as a clinical academic. His research looks at methods of distinguishing glaucoma from other diseases of the optic nerve, and he chairs the Australia and New Zealand registry of glaucoma outcomes: Fight Glaucoma Blindness!

Mohamad Fadzil Norliza

Mohammad Pakravan

Labbafinejad Medical Hospital

Biography
Personal information
Name: Mohammad Pakravan, M.D.
Address: Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (Formerly National University)
Labbafi nejad Medical Center
Department of Ophthalmology
9th Boostan, Pasdaran Ave,
Tehran, Iran
Telephone: (+98) 21-22549011, (+98) 21-22000972, (+98) 912-1433478
Fax: (+98) 21-22587317, (+1) 310-7454736
Website: dr-pakravan.com
E mail: [email protected]
Date of Birth August 19, 1962
Place of Birth Tehran, Iran
Marital Status Married / has 2 daughters

Current position

2012- Present Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Director of Glaucoma,
and Neuro-ophthalmology Divisions, Labbafinejad Medical Center-
Active staff – Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences-
Tehran- Iran

2006-2012 Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Director of
Glaucoma, and Neuro-ophthalmology Divisions, Labbafinejad Medical Center- Active staff – Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences- Tehran- Iran

2006 – 2019 Educational Director of Ophthalmology Division, Labbafinejad Medical Center – Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences-Tehran- Iran

Education

1980 Iranian national diploma, grade 83.9%

1985-1992 Medical School- Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Degree: MD, Grade: 91.5%
Honors valedictorian status

1992-1996 Residency Program, ophthalmology at Shahid Beheshti University of
Medical Sciences
Degree: Ophthalmology
Grade: 97%

Honors and Achievements

1992 Honors Valedictorian Status on Medical School examinations

1996 Honors Valedictorian Status on Iranian Ophthalmology Board
Examination

2015 Receiving Achievement Award from American Academy of Ophthalmology

2017 World Glaucoma Congress – 3rd prize film festival award

Certifications

1992 General Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University
1996 Diploma Iranian Board of ophthalmology, Shahid Beheshti University,
1999 Part-time Fellowship in Neuro-ophthalmology, Iran University
2000 Fellowship in Glaucoma, Shahid Beheshti University
2003 Fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University
2004 Fellowship in Glaucoma, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University

Professional and teaching experiences

2000-2002 Hospital appointment, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Glaucoma
and Neuro-ophthalmology division, at Labbafinejad Medical Center,
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
2001- 2002 Head of Glaucoma and Neuro-ophthalmology Division at
Labbafinejad Medical Center
2001-2002 Educational Director of Ophthalmology Section, Labbafinejad
Medical Center
2002-2006 Hospital appointment, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Anterior
segment and Neuro-ophthalmology division, at
Torfeh Medical center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical
Sciences
2004- 2006 Hospital appointment, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Glaucoma and Neuro-ophthalmology division, at Labbafinejad Medical center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
2006 – 2012 Hospital appointment, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Glaucoma and Neuro-ophthalmology division, at Labbafinejad Medical center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
2012 – Present Hospital appointment, Professor of Ophthalmology, Glaucoma and Neuro- ophthalmology division, at Labbafinejad Medical center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
2006 – Present Educational Director of Ophthalmology Section, Labbafinejad Medical
Center

Membership of scientific associations
1986- Present Member of Iranian Ophthalmology Association
1999 – Present Member of the editorial board of Bina Journal of Ophthalmology
2006- Present Member of the editorial board of Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
2003- Present Member of American Academy of Ophthalmology
2004- 2016 Member of European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Major research interests
• Glaucoma
• Neuro-ophthalmology
• Cornea and Anterior segment

I have published more than 62 peer-reviewed articles and also a book and two chapters of two books.

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.

Nadeem Butt

Narayanaswamy Arun

Senior staff physician, Singapore National Eye Centre

Arun was trained at Sankara Nethralaya, one of the top eye hospitals in India and worldwide. He worked as a Consultant in the Glaucoma service there and then subsequently moved to SERI/ SNEC in 2009 and is currently a Senior staff physician. He has published close to 29 articles in peer reviewed journals including high impact factor publications such as Ophthalmology and Archives of Ophthalmology. He has also been awarded major research grants from NMRC (New Investigator Grant worth $200,000) and SingHealth, as well as grants in India.

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

Norlina Ramli

University Malaya Eye Research Centre

Associate Professor Dr Norlina Ramli graduated from Newcastle University, UK with distinction and obtained her early postgraduate ophthalmology training in the North East of England. She also obtained the local Masters in Ophthalmology qualification from University Malaya upon her return to Malaysia, where she won an award for the best Masters student from University of Malaya. She subsequently underwent sub-specialty training in Glaucoma in Singapore where she obtained a Fellowship in Glaucoma from Singapore National Eye Centre. She is actively involved in public screening events to raise awareness of glaucoma such as the World Glaucoma Week and UM wellness campaign. She is also regularly invited as a speaker in her area of expertise for various international and national academic meetings. She is currently Head of Ophthalmology Department in University Malaya Medical Centre, Her research area of interest include ocular blood flow in normal tension glaucoma, neuro-imaging in glaucoma, visual field perimetry and also ophthalmic epidemiology.

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).”

P Sundaresan

Dr.P.Sundaresan, heads the Department of Genetics, Aravind Medical Research Foundation, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, India. He received his Ph.D from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai and served as a post-doctoral fellow at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA. He worked as Research Assistant Professor in School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, New York. Dr. Sundaresan’s Postdoctoral training was on structure-function of Herpes simplex virus-1 glycoprotein gE & HSV-1: Viral Gene therapy for brain and prostate cancer.

Dr. P.Sundaresan is currently working as Senior Scientist from Aravind Medical Research Foundation, His research focuses on the Molecular Genetics on Inherited Eye diseases, Identification of candidate genes for eye diseases and developing Genetic tests for inherited eye diseases.

He has published over 135 scientific papers in peer reviewed national and international journals. He has four Nature Genetics publications on genetics of Corneal endothelial dystrophy, PACG and PXF. He guided 16 Ph.D . He has been awarded the biotechnology overseas associateship award for the academic year 2005-2006 and CREST AWARD in 2010-2011 from Ministry of Science and Technology, DBT, Govt.of India. He received two ICMR awards 1. Biomedical research scientist award and prize (2006) for his contributions in the field of Molecular Genetics of inherited eye diseases 2. Biomedical research conducted in undeveloped areas (2009) and also received TamilNadu Scientist award (TANSA 2013) under the discipline Biological Sciences. In addition, Dr.P.Sundaresan received Hari Om Ashram Alembic Research Award (Medical Council of India) for 2010 from Honourable President of India.

Parul Ichhpujani

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.

Peng Khaw

Moorfields Eye Hospital

Professor Sir Peng Khaw has developed surgical techniques including the Moorfields Safer Surgery System, which have markedly improved the safety and outcomes of antimetabolite-assisted trabeculectomy. He proposed the 10-10-10 glaucoma challenge: an IOP of 10 mmHg for 10 years, done in 10 minutes. He is developing new surgical instruments, anti-scarring treatments including beta radiation, drainage devices and pharmacokinetic models (the PK-EyeTM). He has jointly proposed the ‘energy’ theory of glaucomatous axonopathy, now moving towards stem cell regenerative therapy for the optic nerve.

He was President of ARVO in 2013. He has published over 500 papers, chapters and books, and has helped to raise over $150 million for research and facilities, including the world’s largest children’s eye hospital and clinical research centre. He and his group have won some 25 major awards. He is on the Times List of Britain’s Top 100 Doctors for adults and children, and is listed as one of the most influential ophthalmologists worldwide. In 2013, he was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, one of two ophthalmologists this century for services to ophthalmology.

Poeman Chan

The Chinese University Of Hong Kong

Prin Rojanapongpun

Priyanka Ramesh

Dr. R P centre for ophthalmic sciences

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.

Ramanjit Sihota

All India Institute Of Medica Sciences

Prof Ramanjit Sihota, MD, FRCS, FRCOphth, is heading the Glaucoma research facility and clinical services at Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

She completed her MD Ophthalmology in 1982, and her FRCS, Edinburgh in 1984. She has won the World Glaucoma Association ‘Research recognition award’ 2011, and numerous national and international awards for research in glaucoma, especially pertaining to primary angle closure disease, glaucoma surgery and imaging in glaucoma.

Dr Sihota has spearheaded the National Task force in Glaucoma, which is currently operational across India. She has also taken a lead in rationalizing the treatment of Primary angle closure disease in South East Asia.

Robert Ang

Asian Eye Institute

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.

Seng Chee Loon

National University Hospital Singapore

Dr Loon specialises in glaucoma, as well as complex cataract surgery. He also specialises in the epidemiology of eye diseases.

He received his basic training in Singapore, with specialist degrees conferred from the National University of Singapore and Edinburgh. He underwent further fellowship and training in Sydney University, where he obtained a second Masters of Medicine (Merit) in Clinical Epidemiology.

He is also keen in medical outreach, and has done medical mission work in Bangladesh, China, Indonesia and Nepal with like-minded friends and colleagues. In 2011, he was conferred the Humanity Award by President Nathan for his work in medical mission work.

Seng Kheong Fang

International Specialist Eye Centre, Kuala Lumpur

Presently Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma specialist at the International Specialist Eye Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Graduated with MBBS from University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 1986. Obtained Masters of Surgery in Ophthalmology, UKM in 1994. Clinical fellow in glaucoma at Department of Ophthalmology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney under Dr Ivan Goldberg in 1995.

Consultant Ophthalmologist in Hospital Kuala Lumpur and head the Glaucoma service between 1995 to 1999. Then Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma Specialist at the Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital from 1999 to May 2007.

Presently Honorary Secretary of Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society since 2012, previously Honorary Secretary of South East Asia Glaucoma Interest Group. Committee member and founding member of the Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology (MSO) since 2008 and being its Past President from 2013 to 2017. Committee member of the College of Ophthalmologist, Academy of Medicine Malaysia since 2015. Received distinguished service award from Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) in 2007, the Asian Angle Closure Glaucoma Club in 2012, MSO in 2017, ASEAN Economic Community Ophthalmology Meeting in 2017 and Outstanding Service award from the APAO in 2016. Also member of the IMAGE Asia Pacific Glaucoma Advisory Board since its inception. Elected Council member of the APAO since 2010 being regional secretary representing Malaysia. Chairman of the Young Ophthalmologist Standing Committee of the APAO since 2013. Board member of ASEAN Ophthalmology Society from 2013 to 2017. Editorial board of the International Glaucoma Review of the World Glaucoma Association, Asian Journal of Ophthalmology, Asia Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Surgery News APAO Edition and EyeWorld Asia Pacific. Also Chairman of the Medical Board of ISEC Healthcare Ltd, since 2014

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.

Siamak Yousefi

Siamak Yousefi is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology and the Department of Genetics, Genomics, and Informatics of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2012 and completed two postdoctoral trainings at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) working on Brain Computer Interface (BCI) and University of California San Diego (UCSD) working on computational ophthalmology. He is the director of the Data Mining and Machine Learning (DM2L) laboratory at UTHSC working on broad applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in vision and ophthalmology particularly on glaucoma diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring.

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.

Syril Dorairaj

Dr. Syril Dorairaj is a Professor of Ophthalmology and consultant in glaucoma and cataract surgery at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, USA. He is one of the pioneers in minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries and has done extensive research on understanding the biomechanical aspects of glaucoma especially angle closure. A graduate of Bangalore Medical College, India, Dr. Dorairaj did his residency at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, New York and glaucoma fellowships at the New York Eye and Infirmary and University of California, San Diego. He has presented over 100 instructional courses and over 300 lectures worldwide and has been an invited speaker and chaired sessions at national and international conferences. He has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications and abstracts, over 50 book chapters and editorials and a book on glaucoma management. He has mentored over 25 fellows and residents. Dr. Dorairaj is a recipient of achievement awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology.

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.

Takuhei Shoji

Saitama Medical University

Takuhei Shoji, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor at Department of Ophthalmology, Saitama Medical University, Japan. His research interests clinical ophthalmology, imaging in glaucoma, epidemiology, perimetry and surgical innovations in glaucoma. He studied pathogenesis of glaucoma and relationship between glaucoma and myopia using OCT and OCTA.

Talvir Sidhu

Government Medical College Patiala Punjab

Talvir Sidhu is working as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab. She has completed her under-graduation and post-graduation in Ophthalmology from All India Institute of Medical Sciences. She has various publications in glaucoma including a book on gonioscopy and a video atlas on gonioscopy.

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.

Thasarat Vajaranant

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”

Virna Dwi Oktariana Asrory

Virna Dwi Oktariana Asrory

Rscm/fkui

Virna is a glaucoma specialist since 2008. She works in Cipto Mangunkusumo hospital the top referral hospital in Indonesia and also the university hospital. The hospital is teaching hospital for medical students, residents, and fellows of Faculty of medicine Universitas Indonesia. She also did many researches and one of them resulted a patent as “Virna Glaucoma implant”. She is now appointed as the head/President of Indonesian Glaucoma Society, the head of glaucoma division and the coordinator of residency program in ophthalmology.

Visanee Tantisevi

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.

Zainora Mohammed

Faculty Of Health Science, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Dr Zainora Mohammed is a lecturer and Head for Program of Optometry and Vision Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). She graduated with Bachelor of Optometry from UKM and PhD from UMIST, United Kingdom. Her research works and publications cover areas of vision rehabilitation, reading rehabilitation, special population and ageing. Her on-going research are on visual ability of visually impaired schoolchildren, issues of employment among visually impaired people and mobility in aging population.

Zainora Mohammed

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia