UKÉGS annual meeting 2019

21st and 22nd November 2019

Science Centre, Glasgow

UKÉGS 2019

Thursday 21st November 2019

8.00      Registration, Tea/Coffee

8.45      Donald Montgomery – Welcome & Introduction

9.00      Case presentations

Anthony Khawaja

Andrew Tatham

Philip Bloom

10.00   Debate 1 

“Prophylactic PI is worth doing”

For:                     Alan Rotchford

Against:            Gus Gazzard

10.25   Discussion & vote

10.30   Tea/Coffee, posters & exhibition

11.00   Debate 2

“2029 – Drops will no longer be the mainstay of drug delivery to the eye”

For:                     Anthony King

Against:            John Salmon

11.25  Discussion & vote

11.30   Free Papers Session 1 – 5 papers

Neeru Vallabh

Evidence of altered cellular bioenergetics in primary open angle glaucoma Tenon’s fibroblasts

Georgios Lazaridis

The United Kingdom glaucoma treatment study: statistical power improvement via OCT modality transfer with probabilistic fusion of generative adversarial networks

Andrew Want

Optic Nerve Head Features as a Predictor of the Formation of Acquired Pits of the Optic Nerve (APONs)

Alison Greene

The Role of Methylation in the Regulation of Lysyl oxidase like 1 (LOXL1) expression in Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma

Sarah Eivers

Association of LOXL1 SNPs with Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma in an Irish Population

12.20   Lunch, posters & exhibition

13.30   A New Look at Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma

Genes and the environment in Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma – Deborah Wallace

“XFS and XFG – pathophysiology and clinical management” – Gabor Hollo

Managing cataracts in Pseudoexfoliation – Larry Benjamin

14.55   Tea/Coffee, posters & exhibition

15.30   The PTVT Study at 3 years – Sheng Lim

15.50   Free Papers Session 2 – 6 papers

Gokulan Ratnarajan

Outcomes of Phacoemulsification Combined with Two iStent Inject Trabecular Microbypass Stents with or without Endocyclophotocoagulation

Dan Lindfield

Safety and efficacy of routine 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) at 3rd week post XEN Gel Stent implant

Ejaz Ansari

Real World Experience of Goniotomy + phacoemulsification in open angle glaucoma: non-comparative 6 months study

Catherine Croghan

Ahmed valve flushing- a safe and effective procedure?

Ruth Chen

Lifetime visual outcomes of patients undergoing trabeculectomy

Duncan Leadbetter

Deep Sclerectomy Outcomes over 15 years

16.50   Session ends

17.05    Annual General Meeting

Drinks reception and gala dinner. Time tbc

Friday 22nd November 2019

8.00      Registration, Tea/Coffee

8.30      Who Wants to Be a MIGllionaire?

Gok Ratnarajan

Keith Barton

Philip Bloom

Karl Mercieca

Andrew Tatham

9.25      MIGS: Where are we headed? – Paul Singh

10.00   Paul Foster in conversation with Harry Quigley

10.30   Tea/Coffee, posters & exhibition

11.00   Free Papers Session 3 – 5 papers

Augusto Azuara-Blanco

Glaucoma in the Northern Ireland Cohort for the Longitudinal Study of Ageing (NICOLA): cohort profile, prevalence, awareness and associations

Bansri Lakhani

Defining stable glaucoma: A Delphi consensus survey of UK optometrists with a specialist interest in Glaucoma

Anurag Garg

Efficacy of Repeat Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty in Medication-Naïve Open Angle Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension during the LiGHT Trial

Kerr Brogan

Using the LiGHT study to adapt a glaucoma service for primary selective laser trabeculoplasty treatment

Michael Smith

Clinician-patient collaboration in glaucoma clinics

11.50   UKÉGS Hitchings Lecture 2019 – Harry Quigley

“How glaucoma research will change treatment”

12.50   Lunch, posters & exhibition

14.00   Can we repair the brain in neurodegenerative diseases? – Roger Barker

14.30   Can we repair the brain in glaucoma? – James Morgan

15.00   Reports from IGA/UKÉGS research grant awardees

Investigating the Role of the Proto-Oncogene c-Met and the PI3K/mTOR Signaling Pathway in Lamina Cribrosa Fibrosis in Glaucoma – Colm O’Brien

Gene Therapy for the Trabecular Meshwork: GlaucoMirs – Colin Willoughby

15.15   IGA/UKÉGS research grant awards 2019

Prize giving

15.25   UKÉGS 2020 Jim Kirwan

15.30   Close of meeting

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