Dear Participant,

It is a great pleasure to invite you to take part in the 8th International Congress on Glaucoma Surgery (ICGS), to be held at the Al Bustan Palace Hotel, Muscat – Oman from February 17-20, 2016. Over the last 15 years, the ICGS has emerged as the key scientific meeting in the field of Glaucoma with the highest scientific calibre and offers an opportunity for immediate skill transfer from some of the most gifted glaucoma surgeons across the globe. This unique scientific meeting generates great enthusiasm and is renowned for garnering widespread interest and enrolment. We are pleased to announce that this edition is being held in collaboration with the Oman Ophthalmic Society.

Muscat is a distinctly cosmopolitan city with a strong middle-eastern ethos and a very rich socio-cultural milieu. The congress venue is the Al Bustan Palace Hotel; a world-class hotel situated between the Al Hajar mountain range and the sea of Oman. The Centre provides auditoria equipped with technical facilities of the highest standard. The meeting facilities and exhibition spaces at the Al Bustan Palace Hotel are ergonomically designed, giving easy access to scientific rooms as well as catering facilities, thereby giving the delegates adequate opportunity to visit exhibition booths during program breaks and in between sessions.

The world of glaucoma surgery is fast evolving and requires keen cooperation and harmonization between research, device innovations, and technical refinements in the surgical management of glaucoma. The prime focus of the ICGS is glaucoma lasers and surgery; however it endeavours to incorporate all aspects of glaucoma care, including epidemiology, diagnostics and medical therapy in order to be increasingly relevant to the glaucoma practitioner. The meeting starts off with a dedicated course for ophthalmology residents and fellows on glaucoma diagnostics and surgical techniques.

We are expecting around 1000 participants, including the virtual who’s who of the world of glaucoma; a multinational cast of key glaucoma leaders, premier guest speakers and corporate representatives from all glaucoma-related fields. Our target audience includes glaucoma specialists, general ophthalmologists and related professionals from all over the world.
We offer you our warmest welcome and hope to make the 8th ICGS Congress in Oman a memorable experience for you!



Tarek Shaarawy, MD
Mark Sherwood, MD
Tanuj Dada, MD
ISGS President ISGS Vice President ISGS Secretary