Webinar Information 

In 2020, the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society has launched their webinar series.

We hope this series will help to foster learning,  ensure collaboration and engage members across the all important glaucoma community. Please find outlined below information about APGS webinar series and the program put together by the Scientific Committee.

Kindly note that the recordings of APGS webinars are available on-demand for members only via the online education platform.

Recent Webinar




Speaker’s & Moderator’s Information




Andrew Tatham MD, MBA


Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion and University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland


Andrew is a consultant at Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh, Scotland.


He completed his glaucoma fellowship training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, and at Shiley Eye Institute, University of California, San Diego.


His research interests focus on imaging, remote disease monitoring, glaucoma surgery and new methods of drug delivery. Andrew is a member of the European Glaucoma Society (EGS) Executive Committee, co-chair of the EGS Scientific Committee and a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ Scientific Committee. In his spare time, he is a qualified classifier for the British Paralympic Association.





Norman M. Aquino

Associate Professor, University of the Philippines

Chief of Glaucoma Service, Department of Ophthalmology, University of the

Philippines-Philippine General Hospital

Head, Glaucoma Section, American Eye Center Philippines


Dr. Norman M. Aquino is an Associate Professor of the University of the Philippines. He is the Chief of the Glaucoma Service of the Department of Ophthalmology of the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital.


He also is the head of the Glaucoma Section of the American Eye Center. Dr. Aquino is a founding member and a Past President of the Philippine Glaucoma Society.




Luciano Quaranta

 Director, School of Specialization in Ophthalmology, University of Pavia
Director, Ophthalmology Clinic of Foundation & Policlinico San Matteo Pavia
Scientific Advisor, Italian Ophthalmology Society

Prof. Quaranta is a Director of the School of Specialization in Ophthalmology, University of Pavia, and a Director of the Ophthalmology Clinic of Foundation & Policlinico in San Matteo, Pavia.

Having completed more than 7,000 operations for glaucoma, cataract, corneal transplantation and other pathologies of the anterior segment
and of the adnexa, he showcasing high degrees of competence in the diagnosis and treatment of major eye diseases, and frequently receives patients from all over Italy for second opinions on complex cases of glaucoma.

In terms of academia, Prof. Quaranta has 188 publications in the main international journals, and is the co-author of 5 monographs and 12 book chapters, as well as a book for medical students.





Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand


Dr Pathanapitoon is currently the Professor with the Department of Ophthalmology in Chiang Mai University while maintaining her position as the Head of Glaucoma and Uveitis unit.


She had completed a Fellowship in Uveitis and Glaucoma with the University of British Columbia, Canada in 1999 and PhD in Uveitis from Utrecht University, the Netherland in 2005. 


She is a member of many esteem professional groups, including,

•President of Thai Ocular Immunology and Inflammation Society 

•Scientific committee of Royal College of Ophthalmologists of Thailand 

•Research and Scientific committee of Thai Glaucoma Society 

•Editorial Board of Chiang Mai Medical Journal 

•International Uveitis Study Group (IUSG)





Kyung Rim Sung, MD, PhD

Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan, College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea


She is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of medicine. She is the current Director for the Scientific Program of Korean Glaucoma Society, Director of the Scientific Program of Korean Ophthalmologic Society, Co-chair of Scientific program of 2021 Asia Pacific Glaucoma Congress.


She graduated from the Seoul National University, Medical School and completed her fellowship at the Asan Medical Center and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.


Her research interests include pathogenesis of angle-closure glaucoma, pseudoexfoliation, glaucoma imaging, and basic research related to gliosis and glaucoma. She received several worldwide renowned awards including the AAO achievement award and published 142 peer reviewed article in international journals.





Makoto Aihara

President, Japan Glaucoma Society


Prof. Makoto Aihara graduated from the School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, and Post-graduate School of Medicine, majoring lipid mediator and neuro-biochemistry, and received M.D. and PhD. He next stayed in University of California, San Diego as a research scientist, and conducted basic research work using mouse glaucoma model and published many articles.


After returning University of Tokyo, he continued clinical and basic research works and now he is a professor and a chair of the Ophthalmology. He received several honours and published over 200 peer-reviewed journals. His research interests are IOP regulation, aqueous humor dynamics, ocular pharmacology, glaucomatous optic neuropathy, and lipid mediators.


Currently, he serves as the president of the Japan Glaucoma Society and is a board member of the Japanese Ophthalmological Society, Neuro-ophthalmology, Ocular pharmacology, and APGS.













Prof. Catherine Liu


Webinar Moderator


Dr. Catherine Jui-Ling Liu is a Professor of Ophthalmology, National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan. She is also the chairperson of the Department of Ophthalmology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and just stepped down from the position of President of the Ophthalmological Society of Taiwan.

She has been dedicated to practice and research in the field of glaucoma, as well as medical education and prevention of blindness, for more than 30 years. Dr. Liu has published more than 130 articles in SCI journals, and served as a reviewer for several prestigious journals including Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology and Eye, and now serves as Associate Editor-in-Chief in Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology.


Prof. Michael S. Kook
Professor, Ophthalmology, University of Ulsan, Asan Medical Center, Seoul
Dr. Michael S. Kook is currently a professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Ulsan, Asan Medical Center in Seoul, Korea. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA and completed his Ophthalmology residency and glaucoma fellowship at the University of Michigan and UCLA, Jules Stein Eye Institute in the United States. 
Prof. Kook has received numerous honors in his career including Achievement Award-Asia Pacific Association of Ophthalmology, Senior Achievement Award-American Academy of Ophthalmology, Leading Health Professionals of the World 2005-2016-International Biographical Centre, England, International distinguished scholar 2012 – 2016, ICB – Cambridge, England, Member of World Glaucoma Congress Steering and Program Planning Committee 2005-present. 
Prof. Kook has shared his clinical and research findings with the Ophthalmology community in over 200 peer-reviewed publications and posters nationally and internationally as a responsible author and has lectured widely on the topic of ophthalmology and glaucoma nationally and abroad. He is a scientific reviewer on 12 international Ophthalmology journals, a member of several ophthalmic advisory boards, and has served as President and member on the Executive Committee of the Korean Glaucoma Society. His current main areas of interest include investigations of surgical management of cataract and glaucoma, normal-tension glaucoma, glaucoma ocular imaging, ocular blood flow in glaucoma, myopia and glaucoma, pharmacotherapy in glaucoma, and glaucoma surgery. 

Central European Time:                           1200 hours
India/Sri Lanka:                                        1630 hours
Myanmar:                                                 1730 hours
Thailand/Indonesia (Jakarta):                   1800 hours
Malaysia/Hong Kong/Singapore/Taipei:  1900 hours
Korea/Japan:                                            2000 hours
Australia (Sydney):                                   2100 hours

Past Webinars

Inaugural webinar - 22 September 2020 at 1800 hours GMT+8 
Current concepts in management of primary angle closure disease

This webinar was moderated by Dr SK Fang and Professor Tanuj Dada.

Presentation title Speaker name 
How to diagnose angle closure Clin A/Prof Paul Healey
Laser therapy - for angle closure  Dr Vijaya Lingam 
A logical approach to managing angle closure Professor Clement Tham 
Role of MIGS in PACG  Professor Prin Rojanapongpun 
Panel Q&A Professor Paul Healey, Dr Vijaya Lingam, Professor Clement Tham, Professor Prin Rojanapongpun

Webinar 2 - 11 October 2020 at 1830 hours GMT+8 
Joint APGS EGS (European Glaucoma Society) Webinar: Glaucoma Management in 2020

This webinar was moderated by Dr SK Fang and Fotis Topouzis.

Presentation title Speaker name 
New ways to build guidelines; the added value of evidence-based medicine Carlo Traverso               
Glaucoma monitoring: what tools to use and how much is enough?  Ananth Viswanathan 
Medical treatment - integrating novelties into clinical practice  Gauti Johannesson 
Personalised surgery - establishing a rationale for choosing  Ingeborg Stalmans 
Using AI in glaucoma diagnosis  Tin Aung
Meditation - a polypill for glaucoma  Tanuj Dada 
Dr Google will see you now  Ivan Goldberg 

Webinar 3 – Sunday 6 December 2020, 1030 hours GMT+8
Joint APGS - AGS (American Glaucoma Society) Webinar: Hot Topics in Glaucoma

This webinar was moderated by Dr SK Fang and Dr Steven J Gedde.

Presentation title Speaker name 
Myopia and Glaucoma: The Strange Bedfellows Norman M Aquino
Opening the black box of deep learning in glaucoma Ki Ho Park
New Developments in Ocular Imaging for Glaucoma Ahmad Aref
How to get the best results with pars plana micro pulse laser  Paul TK Chew
Creating the Perfect Bleb: Microshunt or Trabeculectomy? Joseph Panarelli
Tube Shunt Implantation in the New Age of Glaucoma Surgery Ying Han
Live discussion/Q&A All speakers & moderators

Webinar 4 – Saturday 27 February 2021, 1900 hours GMT+8 
Joint APGS - ISGS (International Society of Glaucoma Surgery) Webinar: Current Paradigms in Glaucoma Surgery

This webinar was moderated by Prof Tanuj Dada and Dr Seng Kheong Fang.

Presentation title Speaker name 
How to deal with Bad Blebs Tarek Shaarawy
Revision Trabeculectomy
Michael Coote
Surgical management of Malignant Glaucoma
Do Tan
Controlled hypotony for long-term success in filtering surgery
Prin Rojanapongpun
Tubes in tight places
Joseph Anthony Tumbocon
The new GDD – Initial results of PGI
Paul TK Chew
Decision making on which MIGS to choose for which patient Keith Barton
Live panel discussion / Q&A All speakers & moderators