In February Dr Guy D’Mellow presented an international lecture via zoom to glaucoma fellows involved with the Sight For All programme.
The topic was ‘Primary Open Angle Glaucoma’ and delegates were from multiple Asian Countries including Mongolia, Cambodia, Laos, Viet-Nam and Myanmar. The lecture was presented a couple of days after the coup in Myanmar but fortunately their ophthalmologists were still able to attend. Sight For All is a registered charity that runs in-country fellowship training in various sub-specialities including glaucoma over a twelve month period. The online format appears to work well and lets many countries attend for this programme.
February also included the annual scientific meeting of the Australian & New Zealand Glaucoma Society for which Dr D’Mellow is the ex-deputy chair. This again was an online meeting with over one hundred delegates and presented several interesting cases and an inspiring presentation from Professor Geoffrey Goldberg from Stamford on optic nerve regeneration. Whilst this topic is very exciting the practical application does seem a little way off at present.