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Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9570

How to assess glaucoma progression? For residents and general ophthalmologists

6th Global Ophthalmologists Annual Meeting

May 16-18, 2016 Osaka, Japan

Bonnie Nga Kwan Choy

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Clin Exp Ophthalmol

Abstract :

Synopsis: The course will discuss how residents and general ophthalmologists can determine if there is progression of glaucoma, which is essential to aid further management. Assessments including slit lamp biomicroscopy, fundus photo, optical coherence tomography (retinal nerve fibre layer and ganglion cell complex; trend and event analysis) and visual field. Also, situations which make analysis difficult, such as in high myopia, will be discussed. Objective: At the conclusion of the course, audience can get an overview of how they can use various techniques to assess glaucoma progression, the advantages and short-coming of each technique, and how they can integrate anatomical and functional assessment to help them derive a decision on when to step up the treatment.

Biography :

Bonnie Nga Kwan Choy graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong. She subsequently underwent ophthalmology training at a public hospital in Hong Kong. She joined the University of Hong Kong as Clinical Assistant Professor in 2013 to further her academic pursuit, where she can devote more time in researches. She has delivered more than 10 presentations in various regional and international conferences, including invited speeches, since she joined the University. Her research interest is in the field of Glaucoma.