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VIIth National Glaucoma Masterclass: Advanced Trabeculectomy Skills

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Jurys Inn Birmingham

245 Broad Street


B1 2HQ

United Kingdom

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Glaucoma Masterclass is back! And it will be on "Advanced Trabeculectomy Skills"! Prof Peter Shah (UK), who was the key person in the inception of Glaucoma Masterclass, will be leading a faculty of experts to share their pearls with you.

This year, we have a special guest lecturer, Professor Graham Lee, a glaucoma and anterior segment specialist from Australia, who will be giving the keynote lecture on "Adverse Bleb Morphology."


08.30 - 09.00 Registration

09.00 - 11.00 Session 1

What should we be aiming for? - The evidence.

The key to avoiding complications - Pre-operative risk stratification.

Pre-op optimisation of the ocular surface – OSD Checklist.

Update on anticoagulants / bleeding diatheses.

Antifibrotic adjuvant therapy – Safe use & future developments.

11.30 - 13.00 Session 2

Rapid Fire 1: Potential Disasters!

  • Wipe-out.

  • Malignant glaucoma / aqueous misdirection.

  • Uveal effusion syndrome / nanophthalmos.

  • Hypotony maculopathy.

  • Toxic anterior segment syndrome.

  • IFIS in trabeculectomy.

  • Tight tissues.

Bleb dysaethesia – an in-depth look.

14.00 - 15.30 Session 3

Rapid Fire 2: Intra-operative Strategies

  • Very thin conjunctiva and Tenon’s capsule.

  • Anomalous superior rectus insertion.

  • Thin sclera – scleral flap dehiscence.

  • Intra-operative scleral collapse.

  • Eight-ball hyphaema.

  • PI or no PI?

  • Vitreous loss in trabeculectomy.

  • Conjunctival button-hole.

  • Developmental glaucomas.

16.00 - 17.30 Session 4

Rapid Fire 3: Post-operative Problems

  • Bleb assessment - Timing of post-op interventions.

  • Over-drainage – timing of early return to theatre.

  • Refractory choroidal detachment – differential diagnosis.

  • IOP 9 and macular folds!

  • Decompression maculopathy.

  • Unexplained visual loss after trabeculectomy.

  • Re-do trabeculectomy.

Keynote lecture

Adverse bleb morphology (Professor Graham Lee, Australia)

17.30 Conclusion

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