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Ivan Goldberg is Head of the Glaucoma Unit, Sydney Eye Hospital, Clinical Professor, University of Sydney, Director of Eye Associates and Life Governor of Glaucoma Australia.
Ivan is Past President of the Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society, of Glaucoma Australia, of the World Glaucoma Association, of the Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Society, and of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. He chaired both first and second editions of the Asia Pacific Glaucoma Guidelines.
Ivan's efforts have been recognized by the Order of Australia Award in 2011, as International Scholar of the American Glaucoma Society and the Glaucoma Foundation of New York's Robert Ritch Award for Excellence and Innovation in Glaucoma (both in 2013), the International Award of the University of Sao Paulo in 2011, the Bartisch Medal of the University of Dresden in 2014 and honorary memberships of both the Philippine and South African Glaucoma Societies. He has been a Visiting Professor in many countries, including the Philippines, Israel, India, the USA, Germany, Britain, New Zealand and Brazil as well as all Australian States.
Ivan trained with Fred Hollows, University of New South Wales and then Bernard Becker and Michael Kass, Washington School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri. He works, teaches and researches clinically and mentors younger colleagues. His interests in particular are on patient-centred care, including adherence and enhanced drug delivery.
Ivan has published over 180 peer-reviewed papers, 30 Editorials, 30 book chapters, 44 posters and 75 informal publications. He has also co-authored two books for patients on how to save their sight.
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Keith Barton is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma Specialist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Honorary Reader in UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
His areas of interest are the surgical management of glaucoma, especially surgical devices and secondary glaucomas, specifically the management of glaucoma in uveitis, for which he runs a dedicated clinic at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He has been an investigator in the Tube versus Trabeculectomy Study and Co-Chair of the Ahmed Baerveldt Comparison Study. He is currently a member of the Primary Tube Versus Trabeculectomy (PTVT) Study Steering Committee, Chief Investigator in the Corneal Ancillary Study to the PTVT Study and a member of the Trial Management Committees of both the NIHR HTA-funded Treatment of Advanced Glaucoma (TAGS) and Lasers in Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension (LIGHT) Studies.
His medical school education was in Belfast followed by residency training at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and a fellowship in Cornea and External Eye Disease at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami. He was Director of the glaucoma service at Moorfields Eye Hospital from 2005 - 2011, and Chairman of the International Glaucoma Association from 2012 to 2017. He has been Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Ophthalmology from 2014. He has been Hong Leong Visiting Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, National University of Singapore from 2011-204 and 2016-2017. In 2015 he joined the board of trustees of the TFC Frost Charitable Trust.
Dr.Barton has been invited to lecture on every continent and in 2017 was awarded the Charamis Medal at the Societas Ophthalmologica Europeae in Barcelona for achievement in the field of ophthalmic surgery, gave the Honoured International Keynote Lecture at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Glaucoma Day in Los Angeles. He is Honorary Treasurer of the International Society for Glaucoma Surgery and founder of ESCRS Glaucoma Day. He organises and runs glaucoma educational symposia which have attracted significant acclaim, including The Glaucoma Galaxy – A Hitch-hiker’s Guide (2007) and the Moorfields International Glaucoma Symposium (from 2008 – 2018) (www.migs.org.uk). In 2012, Dr Barton co-founded and organised Ophthalmology Futures Forums, industry investor networking events in Ophthalmology, both in Europe and Asia (www.ophthalmology-futures.com).
Dr Barton is actively involved in surgical teaching and patient education. He organises surgical teaching wetlabs for residents and fellows locally around London as well as in collaboration with the International Society for Glaucoma Surgery. He has produced patient information on aqueous shunt implantation and trabeculectomy that are available online in several languages and which have been awarded the NHS Information Standard in the UK. Additionally, he has established an online resource to help patients and clinicians navigate the proliferation of new glaucoma surgical devices.
Dr Barton has been involved in charitable work and population-based research in Ghana, West Africa as an Investigator in the Tema Eye Survey and is currently an Investigator in the follow-up Tema Eye Survey II. He regularly takes part in sporting events, most recently raising money for the International Glaucoma Association by cycling 200 miles from London to Paris in just over 24 hours. Additionally he completed 5 x 100 mile charity cycle rides for Moorfields Eye Charity from 2013-2017 as well as 5 marathons, including Boston.