The annual ANZGS meeting was held in Brisbane on the 4th & 5th February.Invited speakers were Professor Keith Martin from Cambridge who presented the Lowe Lecture, and Professor Stuart Graham from Sydneywho presented the Gillies lecture.
As well as his role as Head of Ophthalmology at the University of Cambridge, Professor Martin is Director of the van Geest Centre for Brain Repair and a principal investigator at the Cambridge Stem Cell institute. He gave two inspiring presentations, firstly on protective optic nerve strategies in glaucoma particularly with gene therapies, and secondly on the status of regeneration of ganglion cells.
Professor Graham gave an excellent and comprehensive overview regarding vascular factors in glaucoma. His unit at Macquarie University is focussed on unravelling the various effects Systemic & Ocular blood flow has in glaucoma.
Case discussions form a significant part of this meeting with Glaucoma specialists from all over Australia & New Zealand bringing their difficult cases to present to an expert panel for comment. The audience is encouraged to be involved in the discussion also. These sessions are undoubtedly helpful to all of us who are treating patients with difficult glaucoma.
Next year’s meeting will be held in Sydney.