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2022 Program

We’re thrilled to share the 2022 program for Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Congress 2022.

In 2022 – the congress program will not only include the APGC sessions but MSJOC sessions as well!

It is important to note that in 2022 – the program will look slightly different:

  • Thursday / Friday – fully virtual
  • Saturday / Sunday – hybrid

The congress program is scheduled in GMT+8, Kuala Lumpur time zone. To check the program times in your location please use this handy convertor. 

Speakers and topics will be updated here – please be sure to check back regularly. 

Day 1 - Thursday 4 August
Virtual sessions only
APGC abstract session 1
Chairperson: Visanee Tantisevi and Vijaya Lingham
Prospective Multicentre Trial of iStent infinite Trabecular Micro-Bypass in Glaucoma Uncontrolled by Prior Surgical or Medical Therapy
Robert Ang

Complications and Post-operative Interventions after XEN45 Gel Stent Implantation in the Treatment of Open Angle Glaucoma – A Meta Analysis
Bjorn Betzler

Combined Ab-interno Canaloplasty (ABiC) in open and angle closure glaucoma: 12 month outcomes
Jason Cheng

Comparison of extended depth of focus and monofocal intraocular lenses in glaucomatous eyes
Nathan Kerr

Comparative study of 2-year outcomes for Hydrus or iStent inject microinvasive glaucoma surgery implants with cataract surgery
Colin Clement

Comparison of Short-Term Clinical Outcome between Ahmed Valve Implant versus Non-valved Paul implant in Malaysian Glaucoma patients
Sze Lian Loh

Intraocular Pressure Control After Trabeculectomy with Intraoperative Subtenon Injection of Mitomycin – C
Pir Salim Mahar

Dual Blade Goniotomy in Addition to Usual Fenestrating Slits to Enhance Early Intraocular Pressure Lowering in Non-Valved Aqueous Shunt Surgery for Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
Mary Qiu

Comparison of choroidal thickness after topical prostaglandin therapy in primary open angle glaucoma patients- a case series
Gajashree S

Online Perimetry: Validation, comparison with standard automated perimetry and patient appraisal
Simon Skalicky

Incidence of Hypotony Post Glaucoma Drainage Device Implantation: Paul vs Baerveldt
Melissa Pei Yin Wang

American Glaucoma Society (AGS) symposium: Best of AGS
Chairpersons: Pradeep Ramulu and Pratap Challa
The LiGHT Trial: 6-Year Follow-Up Results
Evgenia Konstantakopoulou

Rate of Visual Field Progression among Participants who developed POAG in Phase 1 or 2 in the Ocular Hypertension Treatment (OHTS) Study
James Brandt

Visual Field Outcomes from the Randomized, Multicenter, HORIZON trial
Giovanni Montesano

Effectiveness of Micro-invasive Glaucoma Surgery in the United States: IRIS Registry Longitudinal Analysis 2013-2018
Shuang-An Yang

Genetic Factors Associated with Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG) in the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study (OHTS)
John Fingert

Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter, Open-label, 12-Month Evaluation of the Effectiveness and Safety of the Gel Stent vs Trabeculectomy: the Gold Standard Pathway Study (GPS)
Arsham Sheybani

World Glaucoma Association (WGA) symposium: Bleb and non-bleb based surgeries: pearls from international experts
Chairpersons: Kaweh Mansouri and Tanuj Dada
Micropulse TLT: Clinical pearls for the best results
Jose Martinez de la Casa

Canaloplasty or Goniotomy: which is best?
Inder Paul Singh

Stenting: how to make them work for the patient
Kyung Rim Sung

XEN: Inside Out vs.Outside In?
Kaweh Mansouri

TRABS: Best practices for successful outcomes
Paul Healey

Tubes: optimising your outcomes
Da Wen Lu

APGC Film Festival
Chairpersons: Joseph A. Tumbocon and Do Tan
How to do Guided Implantation of Ahmed Glaucoma Valve and Its Usefulness
Chang Kyu Lee

Does Size Matter?
Yong Zheng Wai

Releasable Suture in Trabeculectomy - A Boon to Glaucoma
Rishika Lakshminarayana

Surgical techniques for management of hypotonic maculopathy
Nidhi Chauhan

XEN Resuscitation: Management of complications
Suho Lim

Novel Use of the Intra-Operative Optical Coherence Tomography in Trabecular Bypass Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery
Bryan Ang

A start to Trabectome Surgery: Must know tips and tricks!
Sahebaan Sethi

The Do-It-Yourself, Novel, Safe & Cost-Effective Diagnostic Cubicle for Glaucoma Practice in The COVID-19 Era
Prasanna Venkatesh Ramesh

Tailoring the Tube – Managing complications of Glaucoma Drainage Devices.
Amit Pandey

Affordable MIGS- Training & Surgery
Smita Narayanan

Normal pressure glaucoma
Chairperson: Mimiwati Zahari and David Wen Wei Woo
Lan-Hsin Chuang

Cognitive impairment in NTG
Puspha Raman

Risk factors associated with progression in normal-tension glaucoma: systemic blood pressure
Hyoung Won Bae

Risk factor of progression in NTG with lower IOP controlled under 13mmHg
Rei Sakata

Special attention to disc hemorrhage in NTG
Kazuhisa Sugiyama

NTG- and metabolic syndrome
Virna Dwi Oktariana Asrory

Obesity, nutrient supply and glaucoma
Joon Kim

Industry symposium: Introducing Hydrus® Microstent Into your Clinical Practice

Moderator: Chelvin Sng

Introduction and Opening Remarks
Moderator: Chelvin Sng

Hydrus® Outcomes in the 5 year HORIZON Trial
Graham Lee

Hydrus® Microstent Surgical Implantation Steps
Shamira Perera

Integrating into Practice with Hydrus®
Nathan Kerr

Moderated Q&A
Dr Chelvin Sng & Panel

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Day 2 - Friday 5 August
Virtual sessions only
MSJOC oral presentations
Chairpersons: Mae-Lynn Catherine Bastion and Teh Wee Min
In vitro and in vivo Biodegradation of PHA polymer: Regenerative Strategy for Corneal Application
Bakiah Shaharuddin

Dry Eye Management with Diquafosol 3% Eyedrops Before and After Cataract Surgery
Mun Wai Lee

Machine learning for predicting childhood myopia progression
Yong Li

Conditioned Media from Mesenchymal Stem Cells Upregulates Corneal Epithelial Genes Expression on PHA
Bakiah Shaharuddin

Retinal neural dysfunction in diabetes revealed with handheld chromatic pupillometry
Tan Tien-En

Intra-arterial Chemotherapy for Retinoblastoma: 7-years outcomes in Malaysia
Yong Zheng Wai

Umbilical cord plasma therapy for recalcitrant dry eye disease in a local Singaporean context
Joy Wong

International Society of Glaucoma Surgery (ISGS) symposium: reducing risk in glaucoma surgery
Tubes in older patients as primary treatment
Andy Crichton

Reducing variation in outcome of trabeculectomy
Surinder Pandav

Reducing needling rates in XEN implants
Michael Coote

Reducing rick in vulnerable and isolated patient groups
Tarek Shaaraway

Auditing risk management in surgery
Kerr Brogan

Managing the stent in GDD - tips and pearls
Keith Barton

APGC abstract session 2
Chairperson: Ningli Wang and Nazrul Islam
Effect of Trans-resveratrol on NMDA Induced Retinal Injury: Involvement of AA1R
Afiqq Aiman

Incidence and factors associated with brimonidine allergy
Sunee Chansangpetch

Caregiver burden in Childhood Glaucoma
Nidhi Chauhan

Combined phaco-emulsification and trabecular micro-bypass stent (iStent inject) for management of cataract and glaucoma: prospective longitudinal outcomes from the Fight Glaucoma Blindness Registry
Colin Clement

Reduced intradisc vessel density is associated with optic disc hemorrhage in eyes with primary open-angle glaucoma
Ko Eun Kim

PreserFlo™ Microshunt: Safety and Efficacy Outcomes in Uveitic Glaucoma
Jonathan Kirk

Assessment of the Anterior Chamber Angle and Central Biometric Parameters with Hyperparallel Optical Coherence Tomography
Natalia Porporato

The efficacy and safety of prostaglandin analogues/ timolol fixed combinations in glaucoma and ocular hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Parin Trabwongwitaya

Iridolenticular Contact Area, Pupil Block and Primary Angle Closure
Tin A Tun

Low Optic Disc Perfusion Evaluated with Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography is Associated with Visual Field Progression in Open Angle Glaucoma
Jooyoung Yoon

Trabeculectomy and GDD: How to improve outcomes
Chairpersons: Ikke Sumantri and Norshamsiah Md Din

Improving surgical technique of trabeculectomy
Nazrul Islam

Filtration surgery with stent
Prin Rojanapongpun

Rescuing of failing trab
Michael Coote

Improving outcome of GDD
Paul Chew

Managing cataract along with tubes surgery
Ishtiaque Answar

Fixing common complications of GDD
Victor Koh

Placement of GDD tube: anterior chamber or sulcus?
Ch'ng Tun Wang

Video symposium on challenging situations in glaucoma surgery
Chairpersons: Chan Yun Kim, Da Wen Lu and Gan Eng Hui
The art of deep sclerectomy
Andre Mermoud

Filtration surgery at the inferior limbus - when and how
Leon Au

iStent misadventures & how to manage
Bryan Ang

Difficult xen implantation: stay zen
Kaweh Mansouri

How to restore a failing filter
Vital Costa

Ab interno repair of a cyclodialysis created while doing GSL
Shamira Perera

Difficult situations after tubes
SS Pandav

Surgical management of nanophthalmos with glaucoma
Sirisha Senthil

How to manage hypotony maculopathy
Paul Palmberg

Challenges in congenital glaucoma
Alana Grajewski

Hybrid wetlab featuring the Hydrus® Microstent

Facilitators: Bryan Ang, Shamira Perera, Nathan Kerr
delivery mode: in person only

In-Person WetLab Session
Hydrus® instructors
delivery mode: in person only

WetLab Virtual Broadcast
delivery mode: in person and virtual broadcasting

Didactic Session & Hands-On WetLab
Nathan Kerr, Shamira Perera, Bryan Ang
delivery mode: in person and virtual broadcasting


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Day 3 - Saturday 6 August
Hybrid sessions
Opening of APGC 2022

Opening comments from APGC 2022 Congress Chair
SK Fang

Opening comments from APGS President
Ki Ho Park

Opening comments from MSJOC Congress Chair
Hon Seng Wong

Opening comments from MSO President
Mano Shunmugan

Opening comments from SSO President
Lee Shu Yen
Hot topics in glaucoma
Chairpersons: Paul Healey and Jemaima Che Hamzah
New IOP lowering agent
Reza Razeghinejad

Micropulse trans-scleral cyclophotocoagulation: when? Who? Optimal setting?
Shan Lin

Multifocal IOL in glaucoma patients / EDOF IOLs
Catherine Liu

Visual rehabilitation for patient with glaucoma: where are we now?
Liza Sharmini Ahmad Tajudin

Aqueous outflow regulation - 21st century concepts
Chen Xin

Role of intraocular MIGS without conjunctival incision: when? who? tips for surgical success
Kaweh Mansouri

Optimising microtube implantation
Peng Khaw

Diagnostic accuracy of total macular thickness in glaucoma
Mimiwati Zahari

Paediatric Ophthalmology
Chairpersons: Jamalia Rahmat, Lai Yi En and Tsiang Ung
Myopia progression and online learning
Safinaz Mohd Khialdin

Acquired esotropia and digital eye strain
Shatriah Ismail

Pediatric craniosynostosis - a difficult year due to pandemic restrictions
Choo May May

Intraarterial chemotherapy in retinoblastoma
Norhafizah Hamzah

Refractive surgery in children
Azura Ramlee

Gene therapy in paediatric ophthalmology
Chan Hwei Wuen

Intermittent exotropia - early or late surgery
Norazah Abdul Rahman

Great mimics in paediatric ophthalmology
Fazilawati A. Qamarrudin

Panel discussion
Expert Panel:
The Three Wishes of Glaucoma Management -
Early diagnosis, Effective treatment & Enhanced adherence

Chair:Seng Kheong Fang
Expert panel: Makoto Aihara, Ki Ho Park

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Current concepts in primary angle closure disease
Chairperson: Mohd Aziz Husni
Effect of myopia and cataract surgery on burden of angle closure disease in Asia
Mingguang He

Genetics of angle closure disease - what we have learnt?
Tin Aung

Evidence based management options for PACS, PAC and PACG
Lingam Vijaya

Diagnostic tools for angle closure disease - Gonioscopy or anterior segment OCT?
Kyung Rim Sung

Management options for acute primary angle closure (APAC)
Clement Tham

Internal drainage surgery - goniosynechialysis, MIGS and other newer options
Xiulan Zhang

Aqueous misdirection and other secondary angle closures
Tetsuya Yamamoto

Utility of AI in diagnosing PACD
Benjamin Xu

Chairpersons: K John Mathen and Marcus Ang
Clinical pearls in managing infectious keratitis
Chandramalar Santhirathelagan

Allergic eye disease management
Wan Haslina

Descematopexy in descement's membrane detachment after cataract surgery
Siti Nor Roha

Management of OSSN
Che Mahiran

Role of contact lens in ocular surface disorder
On Heong Liew

DMEK - Learning curve and pearls to overcome
Anshu Arundhati

Panel discussion
APGS Biennial GM Meeting
DuoTrav® and Simbrinza® for IOP Lowering

Chair: Mimiwati Binti Zahari

The Recent Advances in Glaucoma Management
Tin Aung

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Networking drinks
European Glaucoma Society (EGS) symposium: Highlights from the EGS congress in Athens 2022
Chairperson: Luis Pinto and Ananth Viswanathan
EGS guidelines on surgical innovation
Luis Abegao Pinto

Will genotyping change our everyday practice in the future
Ananth Viswanathan

Choosing wisely - avoid fiddling with timing of surgery while Rome burns
Stylianos Kandarakis

Can glaucoma be reversed with neuroregeneration?
Keith Martin

The EGS patient project
Stelios Georgoulas

Day 4 - Sunday 7 August
Hybrid sessions
Chairpersons: Hon Seng Wong and Daniel Ting
Relevant imaging features in managing wet & dry AMD
Embong Zunaina

Non-exudative AMD
Daniel Ting

Fluid or no fluid in managing AMD
Tara Mary George

Persistent fluid in neovascular AMD: optimising treatment regime
Gavin Tan

Learnings from local wet AMD patients: Pagenax related IOI
Shelina Oli Mohamad

Better efficacy and longer durability: new agents in management of wet AMD
Wong Jun Shyan

PCV: Is there still a role for PDT?
Norfariza Ngah

Challenging cases in AMD
Barkeh Hanim

Panel discussion
APGS President’s Summit
Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery
Chairpersons: Colin Clement and Ng Hong Kee
Troubleshooting subconjunctival MIGS
Keith Barton

Aqueous angiography guided MIGS
Tanuj Dada

Japanese clinical study of Preserflo Microshunt and its potential
Makoto Aihara

Surgical predictor of Xen Gel Stent
Seungsoo Rho

Advances in ab interno canaloplasty
Nathan Kerr

Suprachoroidal drainage
Tarek Shaarawy

Microhook ab-interno trabeculotomy
Masaki Tanito

MSO-SSO YO session

Chan Jan Bond

Update from MSO YO
Sudhashini Chandrasekaran

Update from SSO YO
Wong Chee Wai

MSO-SSO YO potential collaboration: discussion session

APAO YO rising stars program
Marcus Ang

YO to YO: residency, training and fellowship
Pushpa Raman and Daniel Ting
Cataract/refractive surgery
Chairpersons: Lee Mun Wai and Zainah Alsagoff
Introduction and definition
Miswan Muiz Mayhudin

Laser vision correction
Miswan Muiz Mayhudin

Implantable contact lens
Mohamad Rosman

Lens options for cataract and clear lens exchange
Khairidzan Mohd Kamal

Ocular biometry for high myopia
Fam Han Bor

Pearls for high myope cataract surgery
Lee Mun Wai

APGS Presidential symposium: Imaging in glaucoma with OCT and AI
Chairpersons: Tin Aung, Ki Ho Park and Liza Sharmini
Detection of early glaucoma using OCT
Joel Schuman

AI in glaucoma care
Felipe Medeiros

OCT in myopic glaucoma
Ki Ho Park

Estimation of the central 10-degree visual field using en-face images obtained by optical coherence tomography
Takeo Fukuchi

AI in glaucoma diagnosis and prediction
Xiulan Zhang

Describing the structure and biomechanical phenotype of glaucoma using AI
Michael Girard

Glaucoma diagnostics in the era of high-resolution imaging and AI: a new horizon
Jin Wook Jeoung

Awards symposium and closing ceremony
Chairperson: Jelinar Mohamed Noor and SK Fang
APGC and MSJOC awards
- APGC 2022 best free paper oral award
- APGC Film Festival award
- MSJOC best paper oral award
- MSJOC best paper poster award

Young Investigator Award presentation
Chelvin Sng

Asia Pacific Award presentation: Optic disc hemorrhage and its clinical significance
Tetsuya Yamamoto

International Award presentation
Neeru Gupta

Keshmahinder Singh Oration: Innovations and advances in translational research
Peng Khaw

MGS Distinguished Service Award
Ropilah Abdul Rahman

MSO Keynote Lecture: Diabetic vitrectomy - is there still a role in the age of anti-VEGF?
Lee Shu Yen

Abstract submission deadline extended

Important dates
Submission open: NOW!
Submission close: 1 Dec 2023 Monday 15 January 2024
Author notifications: 15 February 2024