World Glaucoma Congress heads Down Under

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The World Glaucoma Congress will be coming to Australia in 2019, taking place from 27 to 30 March in Melbourne.

Organised by the World Glaucoma Association, the event is open to all optometrists, ophthalmologists and allied health professionals. The scientific program comprises a stimulating mix of symposiums, courses, posters, and rapid-fire presentations covering topics from the basic science and genetics of glaucoma to the latest developments in medical and surgical management of glaucoma.

Emerging new topics will include: potential applications of artificial intelligence to glaucoma management, the role of the mitochondria in glaucoma pathogenesis, and the use of large data sets in glaucoma research. Symposiums and courses will provide an update on the latest results from laser and surgical treatment trials, practical tips on glaucoma surgery, and the impact of glaucoma on patients / challenges of providing a service in different global settings. There will be debates on angle closure, normal-tension glaucoma, paediatric glaucoma and imaging.

In parallel to these sessions there will be opportunities to take part in a poster walk with leading glaucoma experts, and participate in surgical wetlab training.

A globally diverse faculty of experts in glaucoma research and clinical practice will come together to share their knowledge and insight in what promises to be an exciting and interesting meeting.

For more information and to register, visit worldglaucomacongress.org

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