Brazil 2005 Program

Location: Salvador da Bahia, Brazil at the Costa do Sauipe Resort Complex

Thursday AM - February 24

09:00 - 12:00

Opening Session

Mini-symposium: Case Control, Cohort, Cross Sectional and other non-Randomized Clinical Trials in Ophthalmology Moderator Anne Coleman, MD, PhD

Minckler: Overview of non-RCT
Coleman: Definition of a population based study
Thessaloniki: Eye Study: A Population-based Study in Greece
Thomas: Prevalance of Glaucoma in a South Indian Population
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Zangwill: Definition of a cohort study
Zangwill: DIGS cohort study - More Info (198 kbyte)
Jonas: Cohort studies on optic discs - More Info (55 kbyte)
Mills: Definition of meta-analyses and comparative studies
Mills: Cross-sectional comparative study in Seattle - More Info (6.73 Mbyte)
Minckler: Meta-analyses in glaucoma - More Info (690 kbyte)

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

Thursday PM - February 24

13:30 - 15:15


Chauhan: Central corneal thickness and progression of the visual field and optic disc in glaucoma
Grehn: The influence of central corneal thickness on Dynamic Contour Tonometry as compared to Goldmann applanation tonometry
Garway-Heath: The effects of corneal biomechanical properties on intraocular pressure measurement
Cronemberger: Ocular rigidity after refractive surgery with excimer laser
Pillunat: The effect of corneal thickness, axial length and corneal curvature on IOP measurements taken by applanation tonometry, tonopen, and OBF
Hatanaka: Intraocular pressure in supine position and after water drinking test
Jonas: Anatomical relationship between the lamina cribrosa, intraocular space and cerebrospinal fluid space in non-highly myopic eyes and highly myopic eyes

15:15 - 15:45 Refreshment Break
15:45 - 17:00

Diagnostics Continued

Liebmann: Disc hemorrhage in the Low-Pressure Glaucoma Treatment Study
Heijl: The long-term risk of manifest glaucoma after optic disc haemorrhages
Calixto: Intraocular pressure, axial length, anterior chamber depth, lens thickness and horizontal corneal diameter in normal children
Abe: Microcirculation of the optic nerve head and visual field loss in glaucoma
Tamm: Transgenic studies on the role of myocilin and optineurin in the eye

Friday AM - February 25

08:00 - 09:30

Business Meeting

09:30 - 10:30

Diagnostics Continued

Tomita: Scanning laser polarimetry in open-angle glaucoma with hemifield defects
Yamamoto: HRT findings of superior segmental optic hypolaasia for differentiating glaucoma
Viswanathan: The suitability of rate-based methods of visual field progression analysis for outcome measurement in randomized controlled trials
Orgul: Does the human choroids have a vascular autoregulation?

10:30 - 11:00

Refreshment Break

11:00 - 11:30

GOLDMANN LECTURE: Dr.Yoshiaki Kitazawa
"Optic disc hemorrhage"

11:30 - 13:15

Diagnostics Continued

Goldberg: Hyperhomocystenaemia in open-angle glaucoma


Zeyen: Results of the European Glaucoma
Prevention Study
Costa: Blood-aqueous barrier changes following the use of prostaglandin analogs in pseudophakic and aphakic patients: a six-month, randomized trial
Kuwayama: Is timolol really not effective at night?
Araie: Time-course of change in optic nerve
head circulation after acute reduction in intraocular pressure
Vessani: Comparison of Stratus OCT parameters to detect glaucomatous damage


Sherwood: Glaucoma drainage implant surgery has a higher survival role as a primary procedure in a rabbit model

Friday PM - February 25


Transfer from Costa do Sauipe Resort Complex to Salvador. Visit to "Farol da Barra", historic neighborhood, "Largo do Pelourinho", Sao Francisco Church, Se'Square Park and shopping at "Mercado Modelo"

Saturday AM - February 26

08:00 - 10:30

Surgical Continued

Sampaolesi: Correlation between surgical technique and functional results in non-penetrating deep sclerectomy
Da-Wen Lu: The changes of aqueous humor pH values after anterior chamber paracentesis in patients with acute angle closure glaucoma
Palmberg: How much of the glaucoma damage is pressure-dependent?
Wilensky: Indications for trans-scleral laser cyclotherapy
Shirato: Surgical outcome of non-penetrating deep sclerectomy with mitomycin C in primary open-angle glaucoma in Japanese patients
Camras: Novel glaucoma drainage device to the external ocular surface
Nicolela: Is central corneal thickness associated with the development of hypotonous maculopathy?
Minckler: Results with the Trabectome for treatment of open angle glaucoma

10:30 - 11:00

Refreshment Break

11:00 - 13:00


Evidence based approach to the medical and surgical treatment of Glaucoma
Moderator Franz Grehn, MD

Ivan Goldberg: Beneficial effects of pressure lowering IOP
Anders Heijl: Individualized management: Risk factors and rate of progression
Tetsuya Yamamoto: Initiation of therapy
Dale Heuer: Results and complications of conventional filtering surgery versus non penetrating surgery
Remo Susanna: PRO and CONS for early versus late treatment

Panel discussion and Case Presentations

Saturday PM - February 26


Visit to "Praia do Forte" including "Projecto Tamar". Transportation by chartered bus with guides

Sunday - February 27

Check out and transfer to airport in Salvador