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QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING

● MBChB (University of Edinburgh)
● FRANZCO (Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists)
● FRCOphth (Royal College of Ophthalmologists)
● FRCSEd (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh)

● Subspecialty training in glaucoma and cataract surgery
● Special interest in macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease


PUBLIC APPOINTMENTS

● Consultant Ophthalmologist, Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital
● Consultant Ophthalmologist, Western Health


CURRENT RESEARCH

Randomised controlled trial of cataract surgery versus combined cataract surgery with insertion of the iStent Inject (Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital)
● Principal Investigator

Glaucoma Initial Treatment Study: Comparing the effectiveness of selective laser trabeculoplasty with topical medication: a multi-centre prospective randomised controlled clinical trial (Centre for Eye Research Australia)
● Principal Investigator

The efficacy and safety of bimatoprost SR in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension (Melbourne Eye Specialists)
● Co-Investigator


ADDITIONAL ROLES

● Drugs & Therapeutics Committee, Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital
● Expert Advisory Panel, Glaucoma Australia
● Associate Advisory Committee, International Society of Glaucoma Surgery
● Lecturer and Examiner, Australian College of Optometry
● Examiner, MD Research Project, University of Melbourne
● Visionary, Sight for All


SPEAKER / LECTURER BY INVITATION

● World Glaucoma Congress
● Asia Pacific Glaucoma Congress
● RANZCO Victorian Branch Meeting
● Malaysian Conjoint Universities Ophthalmology Postgraduate Examinations
● Australian College of Optometry National Congress
● Southern Regional Congress
● Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital Eye and ENT Emergency Seminar

Presenting at the annual Eye and ENT Emergency Seminar attended by doctors from all over Australia and New Zealand.


AWARDS & GRANTS

● Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital Small Research Grant
● Save Sight Society & RANZCO Research Grant
● Johnson & Johnson Medical / Surgical Research Trust Scholarship
● Cheltenham Ophthalmology Scholarship Award
● Royal College of Ophthalmologists Ethicon Foundation Fund
● Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Myre Sim Fund
● WH Ross Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness Research Grant
● Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Research Support Grant
● Scottish Ophthalmological Club Presentation Prize
● NHS Highland Research & Development Endowment Fund
● Duke Elder Undergraduate Ophthalmology Prize Commendation
● British Scholarship Scheme Award
● University of Edinburgh Elective Bursary
● Junior MacKenzie Bursary in Anatomy


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS - GLAUCOMA SURGERY

Medium term outcomes of unsutured scleral flap trabeculectomies. J Glaucoma 2016; 25(8): 704-708
● Wang BZ, Ang GS, Meagher P

Comparison of standard trabeculectomy versus microtrabeculectomy as a surgical treatment for glaucoma - a randomized clinical trial. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 2012; 39(7): 648-57
Ang GS, Chan KCY, Poostchi A, Nicholas S, Birchall W, et al

A prospective study of surgical outcomes and bleb morphology using indocyanine green as a surgical dye in trabeculectomy with mitomycin-C. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 2012; 40(4): e143-e148
● Chan KCY, Ang GS, Birchall W, Wong T, Wakely L, et al

Postoperative infection in penetrating versus non-penetrating glaucoma surgery. Br J Ophthalmol 2010; 94(12): 1571-1576
Ang GS, Varga Z, Shaarawy T


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS - CATARACT SURGERY

Endophthalmitis or toxic anterior segment syndrome? Clin Experiment Optometry 2017; 100(1): 94-95
● Lee MH, Cugley D, Atik A, Ang GS

Ultrasound biomicroscopic study of the stability of intraocular lens implants after phacoemulsification cataract surgery. Acta Ophthalmologica 2012; 90(2): 168-172
Ang GS,Duncan L, Atta HR

Manual small incision cataract sugery in a United Kingdom university teaching hospital setting. Int Ophthalmol 2010; 30(1): 23-29
Ang GS, Wheelan S, Green FD

Phacoemulsification complication rates. Ophthalmology 2007; 114(11): 2101-2102
● Shaw AD, Ang GS, Eke T

Face to face' positioning for phacoemulsification in patients unable to lie flat for cataract surgery. Am J Ophthalmol 2006; 141(6): 1151-1152
Ang GS, Ong JM, Eke T

Prophylaxis against postoperative infective endophthalmitis in cataract surgery: a survey of routine practice. Eur J Ophthalmol 2006; 16(3): 394-400
Ang GS, Barras CW

Effect and outcomes of posterior capsule rupture in a district general hospital setting. J Cataract Refract Surg 2006; 32(4): 623-627
Ang GS, Whyte IF


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS - GLAUCOMA LASER

Spectral domain optical coherence tomography evidence on the mechanism of diode laser peripheral iridoplasty. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 2015; 43(5): 474-476
● Leong JCY, Stevenson C, Ang GS, Wells AP

Repeatability of primary selective laser trabeculoplasty in patients with primary open angle glaucoma. Int Ophthalmol 2013; 33(5): 501-506
● Avery N, Ang GS, Wells AP

Factors influencing laser peripheral iridotomy outcomes in White eyes - an anterior segment optical coherence tomography study. J Glaucoma 2011; 20(9): 577-583
Ang GS, Wells AP

Changes in Caucasian eyes after laser peripheral iridotomy - an anterior segment optical coherence tomography study. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 2010; 38(8): 778-785
Ang GS, Wells AP

Laser iridoplasty for chronic angle closure glaucoma. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2012; (2):CD006746
● Ng WS, Ang GS, Azuara-Blanco A


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS - INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE

Issues with intraocular pressure measurement in post-LASIK corneal interface fluid syndrome: case and review. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 2015; 43(7): 688-689
● Kong GYX, Fan Gaskin JC, Ang GS

The effect of thin, thick, and normal corneas on Goldmann intraocular pressure measurements and correction formulae in individual eyes. Ophthalmology 2012; 119(3): 443-449
● Park SJK, Ang GS, Nicholas S, Wells AP

Poor utility of intraocular pressure correction formulae in individual glaucoma and glaucoma suspect patients. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 2011; 39(2): 111-118
Ang GS, Nicholas S, Wells AP

Goldmann applanation tonometry and dynamic contour tonometry after treatment with prostaglandin analog/prostamide. J Glaucoma 2010; 19(5): 345
Ang GS, Wells AP

The effect of travoprost on daytime intraocular pressure in normal tension glaucoma: a randomised controlled trial. Br J Ophthalmol 2008; 92(8): 1129-1133
Ang GS, Kersey JP, Shepstone L, Broadway DC

Corneal biomechanical properties in primary open angle glaucoma and normal tension glaucoma. J Glaucoma 2008; 17(4): 259-262
Ang GS, Bochmann F, Azuara-Blanco A


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS - VISUAL FIELD & EPIDEMIOLOGY

Test-retest variability of fundus-tracked perimetry at the peripapillary region in open angle glaucoma fundus-tracked perimetry - variability in glaucoma. Invest Ophthalmol Visc Sci 2016; 57(8):3619-3625
● Wu ZC, McKendrick AM, Hadoux X, Fan Gaskin JC, Ang GS, et al

Pupil ruff atrophy (PRA) correlations with intraocular pressure and cup-to-disc ratio in a glaucoma clinic population. Ophthalmology 2012; 119(8): 1546-1551
Ang GS, Wong T, Nicholas S, Wells AP

Lifetime visual prognosis of patients with glaucoma. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 2011; 39(8): 766-770
● Goh YW, Ang GS, Azuara-Blanco A

Perimetric progression in open angle glaucoma and the Visual Field Index (VFI). J Glaucoma 2011; 20(4): 223-227
Ang GS, Mustafa M, Scott N, Diaz-Aleman VT, Azuara-Blanco A

Effect of cataract extraction on the Glaucoma Progression Index (GPI) in glaucoma patients. J Glaucoma 2010: 19(4): 275-278
Ang GS, Shunmugam M, Azuara-Blanco A

The influence of the new General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) contract in optometrist referrals for glaucoma in Scotland. Eye 2009; 23(2): 351-355
Ang GS, Ng WS, Azuara-Blanco A

Primary angle closure closure glaucoma: a descriptive study in a Caucasian population. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 2008; 36(9): 847-851
● Ng WS, Ang GS, Azuara-Blanco A

Lifetime visual prognosis for patients with primary open angle glaucoma. Eye 2007; 21(5): 604-608
Ang GS, Eke T




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