Following glaucoma patients through virtual care.
(webinar in English)

Monday 13/07/2020

  • Introduce the concept of remote patient monitoring
  • Provide information about the importance of following glaucoma patients and the opportunity of telemedicine for chronic conditions
  • Present the experience of a glaucoma virtual clinic


Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM): Concept, applications, and overview of devices for self-exam
Dra. Aline Lutz de Araujo (Brazil)

Glaucoma burden and services' workload - The opportunity to provide care from a distance while closely monitoring
Dra. Paula Gross (Brazil)

Experience from the Moorfields Eye Hospital's glaucoma virtual clinics: indications, clinical protocols, and the workflow between virtual and in-person care
Dra. Renata Puertas (Brazil)

Aline Lutz de Araujo

Dra. Aline Lutz de Araujo MD MSc


  • Ophthalmologist
  • Master's Degree in Ophthalmology at Instituto Universitario Barraquer / Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • Fellowship-trained in Cornea and External Diseases at Federal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil
  • Board member of Technology, Telemedicine and Innovation Committee, Conselho Brasileiro de Oftalmologia
  • PhD candidate at Federal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP) with doctorate research on teleophthalmology and predictive models in ophthalmology

Paula Gross

Dra. Paula Gross MD MSc


  • Ophthalmologist
  • Postgraduate (MSc) in Clinical Sciences at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil
  • Fellowship-trained in Glaucoma at Federal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil
  • Collaborated in the development while working as a teleconsultant ophthalmologist at Teleoftalmo, a teleophthalmology project from TelessaudeRS (UFRGS- Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil)

Renata Puertas

Dra. Renata Puertas MD/MBBS


  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon (locum) at Moorfields Eye Hospital (MEH) London since 2014 
  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in Glaucoma (adult and Paediatric) and Cataract at Moorfields Dubai. (2009 to 2011) 
  • Lead for Clinical Audit in Glaucoma since 2011 
  • Interim Deputy Director of Medical Undergraduate Education at MEH, University College London (UCL) and Barts and the London Hospital (2014-15) 
  • Research and clinical trials fellowship at MEH, developed the virtual clinic for Glaucoma stable patients and subsequent measure outcomes
  • Member of the Glaucoma steering group for Open Eyes (open-source electronic patient record) 
  • Residency program and postgraduate degree from Paulista School of Medicine (Escola Paulista de Medicine – EPM/UNIFESP) in Sao Paulo, Brazil

PAAO Coordinators: Eduardo Viteri (Ecuador), Dr. Eduardo Mayorga (Argentina), Dra. Giselle Ricur (Argentina)