Meet Dr Brian Ang


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QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING

● MBChB (University of Edinburgh)
● FRANZCO (Royal Australian & NZ 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 (ISGS)
● 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 Exam
● 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 organized by the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital, and 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

Wound healing modulation in glaucoma filtration surgery - conventional practices and new perspectives: antivascular endothelial growth factor and novel agents. J Curr Glaucoma Pract 2014; 8(2): 37-45
● Fan Gaskin J, Nguyen DQ, Ang GS, et al

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

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

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

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


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

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 - EPIDEMIOLOGY

Prevalence of glaucoma in the Australian National Eye Health Survey. Br J Ophthalmol 2019; 103(2): 191-195
● Keel S, Xie J, Foreman J, Lee PY, Alwan M, Fahy ET, van Wijngaarden P, Fan Gaskin JC, Ang GS, et al

The prevalence and causes of unilateral vision impairment and blindness in Australia: The National Eye Health Survey. JAMA Ophthalmology 2018; 136(3): 240-248
● Foreman J, Xie J, Keel S, 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

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


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS - VISUAL FIELD

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

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




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