G: AAO Symposium: Glaucoma and preventive ophthalmology: the glaucoma paradox (411)

Session type

Special Symposium

Date, time and place

Monday, August 27, 2012 at 08:15-09:45 in Finland

Moderator(s)

Maul EJ

Description

The share of glaucoma blindness worldwide has remained essentially unchanged in the last two decades. This symposium will address the lack of impact of recent progress in glaucoma management on the extent of glaucoma blindness. Prevalence and reasons for a large segment with undiagnosed glaucoma in the population. The role of screening for glaucoma, at which level and how should it be done. Treatment of glaucoma, how early and which first. Strategy for glaucoma diagnosis in the community. Contribution of open and angle closure glaucoma to the rate of blindness. Which should be the message to the community promoting blindness control from glaucoma?

Abstracts assigned


08:30

5'

Mo-Fi1-1

Introduction

Maul Eugenio J

08:35

12'

Mo-Fi1-2

Prevalence and rate of undiagnosed glaucoma. Which is the severity of undiagnosed glaucoma?

Jonasson Fridbert

08:47

12'

Mo-Fi1-3

Screening for open angle glaucoma: are we ready for massive screening? or should it be focused on high risk patients?

Maul Eugenio J

09:00

12'

Mo-Fi1-4

Angle closure glaucoma: its importance as a cause of blindness, and specific prevention strategies

Congdon Nathan G

09:12

12'

Mo-Fi1-5

Impact of resource utilisation in glaucoma care

Tuulonen Anja

09:24

12'

Mo-Fi1-6

Prevention of glaucoma blindness in a setting of limited resources

Congdon Nathan G

09:36

9'

Mo-Fi1-7

Discussion