Angle closure glaucoma webinar

Our Angle closure glaucoma webinar will provide an in-depth look at the diagnosis, management, and treatment options for angle closure glaucoma, and is aimed at all optometry and ophthalmic healthcare professionals.

The webinar will be given by Ophthalmologist Professor at Moorfields Eye Hospital Paul Foster, a leading expert in Angle closure glaucoma.

Paul Foster is Professor of Ophthalmic Epidemiology and Glaucoma Studies at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, and honorary consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital. A graduate of Nottingham University Medical School, his residency training was at Oxford Eye Hospital, and Moorfields Eye Hospital. He has a PhD in epidemiology of glaucoma in East Asian people. His current research interests include the epidemiology, environmental determinants, surgical management and prevention of glaucoma. He leads a large operational research project aiming to deliver more efficient, equitable and cost-effective care to people with eye disease. Major research projects include:

  • EPIC-Norfolk Eye Study: a cohort of 8,623 people aimed at investigating novel environmental and genetic factors in eye disease UK Biobank Eye and Vision Lead – designing the eye and vision testing and leading an 85 researcher consortium, analysing the data from the study. 
  • ZAP study: A randomised, controlled trial which has transformed the approach to preventive treatment for angle-closure glaucoma MRC EAGLE trial (Moorfields chief investigator) which demonstrated at incisional surgery (clear lens extraction) in primary angle-closure glaucoma gives patients better results than conventional treatment with laser iridotomy. 
  • HERCULES – (principal investigator) ground-breaking multidisciplinary research examining the optimal design and operational parameters of diagnostic hubs in ophthalmology and other high-volume outpatient specialities. The project has involved health-services researchers, architects, economists, engineers, mathematicians, private sector partners, and a large compliment of NHS staff and patients. 

Professor Foster has published over 325 peer-reviewed papers, 16 book chapters and 7 journal editorials. In 2003, he was elected a member of the Glaucoma Research Society, which is limited to 100 active members worldwide, promoting excellence in glaucoma research. He was also voted among the 100 most influential ophthalmologists worldwide in 2014, 2016, 2023 and 2024. He received awards recognising his contribution to ophthalmology in the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore and China.

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