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Glaucoma

Taming The Monster

A Series of Glaucoma Adventures by International Esteemed Pioneers in the Field

 

Schedule

10:30 P.M Dubai (GMT +4)

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14 March 2021

Glaucoma management guidelines

Dr. Gdih Gdih 

18 April 2021

The opening lecture: “The Modern Day Bleb 2021”

Dr. Ike Ahmed

20 Jun 2021

Glaucoma surgery complication management

Dr. Gdih Gdih 

27 Jun 2021

The mysterious Optic disc

Dr. Muneer Otri

25 Jul 2021

OCT and Glaucoma: Top tips

Dr. Muneer Otri

22 Aug 2021

The dark art of gonioscopy

Dr. Tarek Shaarawy

19 Sep 2021

Major glaucoma landmark RCTs

Dr. Gdih Gdih 

19 Dec 2021

Lasers in Glaucoma: Micropuls laser

Dr. Tarek Shaarawy

12 Dec 2021

Lasers in Glaucoma: What, why and why not?

Dr. Muneer Otri

14 Nov 2021

Which glaucoma drop to which patient?

Dr. Gdih Gdih 

17 Oct 2021

The 40 rules in glaucoma

Dr. Tarek Shaarawy

30 May 2021

Glaucomatous VF interpretation

Dr. Gdih Gdih 

 

Speakers

FEATURED EXPERTS

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Dr. Ahmad Muneer Otri

MD, MSc, FRCS (Ophth), FRCOphth, PhD

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with a special interest in Glaucoma and Cataract surgery
University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire

Originally, Mr Otri graduated from the University of Aleppo, Syria and then completed his core ophthalmology training in Damascus University Hospital, Syria. Following which he came to the UK in 2007 and completed his PhD degree and clinical research fellowship in Cornea and anterior segment at Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, UK in 2011. He then completed another honorary fellowship in Oculoplastic and Orbital surgery in Birmingham Eye Centre, UK. Subsequently, he joined the Ophthalmology department at University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire as a Specialty Doctor in 2013. 
Mr Otri undertook the prestigious Queens Medical Centre glaucoma fellowship training in Nottingham in 2019/2020. After which, he was appointed as a Glaucoma consultant at University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire in 2020. 
Mr Otri has 27 publication in peer-reviewed journals (5 of them as a first author).

Dr. Tarek Shaarawy

MD, MSc, FRCOpth, FGS

Tarek M. Shaarawy is the Head of the Glaucoma unit, and the Glaucoma surgery research group at the University of Geneva Hospitals. He obtained both his medical bachelor and Masters Degree in ophthalmology at the University of Cairo, and his Doctorate in Medicine degree from the University of Lausanne. He trained in ophthalmology at the Cairo Research Institute of Ophthalmology and completed two glaucoma fellowships at the Universities of Lausanne and Basel. He is currently the President of the International Society of Glaucoma surgery and serving as a member of the board of Governors of the World Glaucoma Association.
His main research interests are surgical techniques of Glaucoma surgery, normal pressure glaucoma, and glaucoma patterns of practice in developed and developing countries. He is the author and editor of seven text books on Glaucoma, and more than 120 book chapters and publications in peer reviewed journals. He is the editor in chief of the journal of current glaucoma practice, he also serves on the editorial board of many ophthalmology journals, including the International Journal of Ophthalmology, the Journal of Glaucoma, the Canadian Journal of ophthalmology, the Middle East African Journal of ophthalmology, and The Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, among others.
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n addition to his glaucoma practice Tarek Shaarawy is active in a number of NGOs dealing with global prevention of blindness, and is a founder member of the board of trustees of the Baladi Foundation, which serves patients in upper Egypt.

Chargé des cours, 
University of Geneva

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Dr. Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed

MD

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Fellowship Director, Glaucoma and Anterior Segment Surgery (GAASS) Fellowship, University of Toronto
Research Director, Kensington Eye Institute, University of Toronto
Division Head, Ophthalmology, Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, Ontario
Medical Director, Prism Eye Institute
Co-Medical Director, TLC Oakville

Dr. Ahmed has been a leader in novel treatments for glaucoma, cataract, and lens implant surgery. His pioneering work in innovative glaucoma surgery includes coining the term microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). An assistant professor at the University of Toronto, Professor at the University of Utah, also a research director at Kensington Eye Institute and director of the Glaucoma and Advanced Anterior Segment Surgery (GAASS) fellowship, both at the University of Toronto. In addition, He is the head of the ophthalmology division at Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, Ontario. He’s recognized as one of the most experienced complex eye surgeons in the world.

Dr. Gdih Gdih

MD, FRCS-C 

Dr Gdih graduated from Al-Arab Medical school, Benghazi-Libya, in the year 2000, he then moved to Canada, where he completed his residency training in Ophthalmology at the University of Ottawa, then he completed a postdoctoral clinical fellowship training in Glaucoma at the University of Toronto, Canada. 
After completing his training he was appointed as a teaching staff and glaucoma specialist at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, he has been practicing glaucoma and anterior segment surgery for 11 yrs, he is also heavily involved with research,  medical and surgical teaching at the department of Ophthalmology, University of Manitoba. He practices at both Misericordia Health center and the Children Health Science Center where he provides tertiary care at these centers , he is also the founder and medical director of Aqua i Laser center. 
Dr. Gdih contributed significantly to international ophthalmology, where he travels twice a year to volunteer his time for teaching and providing ophthalmic care to different hospitals in Libya for the last 10 yrs.  

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Dr. Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed

MD

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Fellowship Director, Glaucoma and Anterior Segment Surgery (GAASS) Fellowship, University of Toronto
Research Director, Kensington Eye Institute, University of Toronto
Division Head, Ophthalmology, Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, Ontario
Medical Director, Prism Eye Institute
Co-Medical Director, TLC Oakville

Dr. Ahmed has been a leader in novel treatments for glaucoma, cataract, and lens implant surgery. His pioneering work in innovative glaucoma surgery includes coining the term microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). An assistant professor at the University of Toronto, Professor at the University of Utah, also a research director at Kensington Eye Institute and director of the Glaucoma and Advanced Anterior Segment Surgery (GAASS) fellowship, both at the University of Toronto. In addition, He is the head of the ophthalmology division at Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, Ontario. He’s recognized as one of the most experienced complex eye surgeons in the world.

Dr. Gdih Gdih

MD, FRCS-C 

Dr Gdih graduated from Al-Arab Medical school, Benghazi-Libya, in the year 2000, he then moved to Canada, where he completed his residency training in Ophthalmology at the University of Ottawa, then he completed a postdoctoral clinical fellowship training in Glaucoma at the University of Toronto, Canada. 
After completing his training he was appointed as a teaching staff and glaucoma specialist at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, he has been practicing glaucoma and anterior segment surgery for 11 yrs, he is also heavily involved with research,  medical and surgical teaching at the department of Ophthalmology, University of Manitoba. He practices at both Misericordia Health center and the Children Health Science Center where he provides tertiary care at these centers , he is also the founder and medical director of Aqua i Laser center. 
Dr. Gdih contributed significantly to international ophthalmology, where he travels twice a year to volunteer his time for teaching and providing ophthalmic care to different hospitals in Libya for the last 10 yrs.  

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Dr. Ahmad Muneer Otri

MD, MSc, FRCS (Ophth), FRCOphth, PhD

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with a special interest in Glaucoma and Cataract surgery
University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire

Originally, Mr Otri graduated from the University of Aleppo, Syria and then completed his core ophthalmology training in Damascus University Hospital, Syria. Following which he came to the UK in 2007 and completed his PhD degree and clinical research fellowship in Cornea and anterior segment at Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, UK in 2011. He then completed another honorary fellowship in Oculoplastic and Orbital surgery in Birmingham Eye Centre, UK. Subsequently, he joined the Ophthalmology department at University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire as a Specialty Doctor in 2013. 
Mr Otri undertook the prestigious Queens Medical Centre glaucoma fellowship training in Nottingham in 2019/2020. After which, he was appointed as a Glaucoma consultant at University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire in 2020. 
Mr Otri has 27 publication in peer-reviewed journals (5 of them as a first author).

Dr. Tarek Shaarawy

MD, MSc, FRCOpth, FGS

Tarek M. Shaarawy is the Head of the Glaucoma unit, and the Glaucoma surgery research group at the University of Geneva Hospitals. He obtained both his medical bachelor and Masters Degree in ophthalmology at the University of Cairo, and his Doctorate in Medicine degree from the University of Lausanne. He trained in ophthalmology at the Cairo Research Institute of Ophthalmology and completed two glaucoma fellowships at the Universities of Lausanne and Basel. He is currently the President of the International Society of Glaucoma surgery and serving as a member of the board of Governors of the World Glaucoma Association.
His main research interests are surgical techniques of Glaucoma surgery, normal pressure glaucoma, and glaucoma patterns of practice in developed and developing countries. He is the author and editor of seven text books on Glaucoma, and more than 120 book chapters and publications in peer reviewed journals. He is the editor in chief of the journal of current glaucoma practice, he also serves on the editorial board of many ophthalmology journals, including the International Journal of Ophthalmology, the Journal of Glaucoma, the Canadian Journal of ophthalmology, the Middle East African Journal of ophthalmology, and The Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, among others.
I
n addition to his glaucoma practice Tarek Shaarawy is active in a number of NGOs dealing with global prevention of blindness, and is a founder member of the board of trustees of the Baladi Foundation, which serves patients in upper Egypt.

Chargé des cours, 
University of Geneva

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Dr. Gdih Gdih

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MD, FRCS-C 

Dr Gdih graduated from Al-Arab Medical school, Benghazi-Libya, in the year 2000, he then moved to Canada, where he completed his residency training in Ophthalmology at the University of Ottawa, then he completed a postdoctoral clinical fellowship training in Glaucoma at the University of Toronto, Canada. 
After completing his training he was appointed as a teaching staff and glaucoma specialist at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, he has been practicing glaucoma and anterior segment surgery for 11 yrs, he is also heavily involved with research,  medical and surgical teaching at the department of Ophthalmology, University of Manitoba. He practices at both Misericordia Health center and the Children Health Science Center where he provides tertiary care at these centers , he is also the founder and medical director of Aqua i Laser center. 
Dr. Gdih contributed significantly to international ophthalmology, where he travels twice a year to volunteer his time for teaching and providing ophthalmic care to different hospitals in Libya for the last 10 yrs.  

Dr. Ahmad Muneer Otri

MD, MSc, FRCS (Ophth), FRCOphth, PhD

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with a special interest in Glaucoma and Cataract surgery
University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire

Originally, Mr Otri graduated from the University of Aleppo, Syria and then completed his core ophthalmology training in Damascus University Hospital, Syria. Following which he came to the UK in 2007 and completed his PhD degree and clinical research fellowship in Cornea and anterior segment at Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, UK in 2011. He then completed another honorary fellowship in Oculoplastic and Orbital surgery in Birmingham Eye Centre, UK. Subsequently, he joined the Ophthalmology department at University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire as a Specialty Doctor in 2013. 
Mr Otri undertook the prestigious Queens Medical Centre glaucoma fellowship training in Nottingham in 2019/2020. After which, he was appointed as a Glaucoma consultant at University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire in 2020. 
Mr Otri has 27 publication in peer-reviewed journals (5 of them as a first author).

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Dr. Tarek Shaarawy

MD, MSc, FRCOpth, FGS

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Tarek M. Shaarawy is the Head of the Glaucoma unit, and the Glaucoma surgery research group at the University of Geneva Hospitals. He obtained both his medical bachelor and Masters Degree in ophthalmology at the University of Cairo, and his Doctorate in Medicine degree from the University of Lausanne. He trained in ophthalmology at the Cairo Research Institute of Ophthalmology and completed two glaucoma fellowships at the Universities of Lausanne and Basel. He is currently the President of the International Society of Glaucoma surgery and serving as a member of the board of Governors of the World Glaucoma Association.
His main research interests are surgical techniques of Glaucoma surgery, normal pressure glaucoma, and glaucoma patterns of practice in developed and developing countries. He is the author and editor of seven text books on Glaucoma, and more than 120 book chapters and publications in peer reviewed journals. He is the editor in chief of the journal of current glaucoma practice, he also serves on the editorial board of many ophthalmology journals, including the International Journal of Ophthalmology, the Journal of Glaucoma, the Canadian Journal of ophthalmology, the Middle East African Journal of ophthalmology, and The Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, among others.
I
n addition to his glaucoma practice Tarek Shaarawy is active in a number of NGOs dealing with global prevention of blindness, and is a founder member of the board of trustees of the Baladi Foundation, which serves patients in upper Egypt.

Chargé des cours, 
University of Geneva

Dr. Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed

MD

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Fellowship Director, Glaucoma and Anterior Segment Surgery (GAASS) Fellowship, University of Toronto
Research Director, Kensington Eye Institute, University of Toronto
Division Head, Ophthalmology, Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, Ontario
Medical Director, Prism Eye Institute
Co-Medical Director, TLC Oakville

Dr. Ahmed has been a leader in novel treatments for glaucoma, cataract, and lens implant surgery. His pioneering work in innovative glaucoma surgery includes coining the term microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). An assistant professor at the University of Toronto, Professor at the University of Utah, also a research director at Kensington Eye Institute and director of the Glaucoma and Advanced Anterior Segment Surgery (GAASS) fellowship, both at the University of Toronto. In addition, He is the head of the ophthalmology division at Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, Ontario. He’s recognized as one of the most experienced complex eye surgeons in the world.

Ike Ahmed.jpeg

Dr. Tarek Shaarawy

MD, MSc, FRCOpth, FGS

Tarek.jpeg

Tarek M. Shaarawy is the Head of the Glaucoma unit, and the Glaucoma surgery research group at the University of Geneva Hospitals. He obtained both his medical bachelor and Masters Degree in ophthalmology at the University of Cairo, and his Doctorate in Medicine degree from the University of Lausanne. He trained in ophthalmology at the Cairo Research Institute of Ophthalmology and completed two glaucoma fellowships at the Universities of Lausanne and Basel. He is currently the President of the International Society of Glaucoma surgery and serving as a member of the board of Governors of the World Glaucoma Association.
His main research interests are surgical techniques of Glaucoma surgery, normal pressure glaucoma, and glaucoma patterns of practice in developed and developing countries. He is the author and editor of seven text books on Glaucoma, and more than 120 book chapters and publications in peer reviewed journals. He is the editor in chief of the journal of current glaucoma practice, he also serves on the editorial board of many ophthalmology journals, including the International Journal of Ophthalmology, the Journal of Glaucoma, the Canadian Journal of ophthalmology, the Middle East African Journal of ophthalmology, and The Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, among others.
I
n addition to his glaucoma practice Tarek Shaarawy is active in a number of NGOs dealing with global prevention of blindness, and is a founder member of the board of trustees of the Baladi Foundation, which serves patients in upper Egypt.

Chargé des cours, 
University of Geneva

Dr. Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed

MD

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Fellowship Director, Glaucoma and Anterior Segment Surgery (GAASS) Fellowship, University of Toronto
Research Director, Kensington Eye Institute, University of Toronto
Division Head, Ophthalmology, Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, Ontario
Medical Director, Prism Eye Institute
Co-Medical Director, TLC Oakville

Dr. Ahmed has been a leader in novel treatments for glaucoma, cataract, and lens implant surgery. His pioneering work in innovative glaucoma surgery includes coining the term microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). An assistant professor at the University of Toronto, Professor at the University of Utah, also a research director at Kensington Eye Institute and director of the Glaucoma and Advanced Anterior Segment Surgery (GAASS) fellowship, both at the University of Toronto. In addition, He is the head of the ophthalmology division at Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, Ontario. He’s recognized as one of the most experienced complex eye surgeons in the world.

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Dr. Gdih Gdih

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MD, FRCS-C 

Dr Gdih graduated from Al-Arab Medical school, Benghazi-Libya, in the year 2000, he then moved to Canada, where he completed his residency training in Ophthalmology at the University of Ottawa, then he completed a postdoctoral clinical fellowship training in Glaucoma at the University of Toronto, Canada. 
After completing his training he was appointed as a teaching staff and glaucoma specialist at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, he has been practicing glaucoma and anterior segment surgery for 11 yrs, he is also heavily involved with research,  medical and surgical teaching at the department of Ophthalmology, University of Manitoba. He practices at both Misericordia Health center and the Children Health Science Center where he provides tertiary care at these centers , he is also the founder and medical director of Aqua i Laser center. 
Dr. Gdih contributed significantly to international ophthalmology, where he travels twice a year to volunteer his time for teaching and providing ophthalmic care to different hospitals in Libya for the last 10 yrs.  

Dr. Ahmad Muneer Otri

MD, MSc, FRCS (Ophth), FRCOphth, PhD

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with a special interest in Glaucoma and Cataract surgery
University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire

Originally, Mr Otri graduated from the University of Aleppo, Syria and then completed his core ophthalmology training in Damascus University Hospital, Syria. Following which he came to the UK in 2007 and completed his PhD degree and clinical research fellowship in Cornea and anterior segment at Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, UK in 2011. He then completed another honorary fellowship in Oculoplastic and Orbital surgery in Birmingham Eye Centre, UK. Subsequently, he joined the Ophthalmology department at University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire as a Specialty Doctor in 2013. 
Mr Otri undertook the prestigious Queens Medical Centre glaucoma fellowship training in Nottingham in 2019/2020. After which, he was appointed as a Glaucoma consultant at University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire in 2020. 
Mr Otri has 27 publication in peer-reviewed journals (5 of them as a first author).

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