ESCRS - MIGS Masterclass ;

ESCRS Masterclass - MIGS

Applications now closed

The MIGS Masterclass aims to offer a comprehensive theoretical and practical MIGS training to well-seasoned cataract surgeons in order to improve glaucoma care and reduce the burden of the disease in our communities.

This Masterclass programme will include the following:

  • Assignment to a mentor to support questions and provide advice throughout the programme. Participants will be part of a small WhatsApp group with direct access to mentor
  • Four online modules on:
      Introduction to glaucoma and MIGS
      Angle surgery using implants
      Angle surgery without implants
      Subconjunctival and suprachoidal implants
  • Four interactive webinars with all faculty members and groups, to summarise each module in turn and answer any questions
  • In-person Half Day wet/dry labs at the Vienna Annual Congress

Each participant who completes all of these components and passes the exam will obtain a certificate of completion and will receive a credit to apply to future ESCRS registration and membership fees. There is no cost to participate in this programme.

The Masterclass will consist of the following:

  • An evaluation of the participant's knowledge of:
    • Glaucoma diagnosis and follow up
    • Therapeutic options
    • Type of MIGS and their indications
    • Expected outcomes and complications after MIGS
    • The level of confidence and willingness of each participant to adopt MIGS (pre-Masterclass)

This Masterclass is primarily targeted towards Cataract Surgeons who:

  • have more than 5 years of experience post-training practicing ophthalmology (preferably >1000 cataracts as primary surgeon)
  • conduct at least 200 cataract surgeries per year
  • see glaucoma patients
  • have begun to implant MIGS devices, or are intending to start immediately after this education programme
  • based in a surgical facility where MIGS devices are available

Applications are submitted through the MIGS Masterclass online application form and should include a detailed CV.

Applications are reviewed by the Masterclass Mentors. Priority will be given to surgeons who best fit the targeted audience parameters identified above

Invited Faculty

Ike Ahmed

Ahmad Aref

Wallace Alward

Phillip Bloom

Teresa Chen

Deepak Edwards

Davinder Grover

Hans G. Lemij

Jose Martinex de la Casa

Imran Masood

Gok Ratnarajan

David Sola Valle

Paul Singh

Tarek Shaarawy