About the World Glaucoma Association

The World Glaucoma Association (WGA) is an independent, impartial, ethical, global organization for glaucoma science and care. WGA’s core purpose is to eliminate glaucoma-related disability worldwide.
The members and decisionmakers of the WGA are all healthcare professionals. They offer their time and expertise freely, while continuing their daily, high-paced clinical and/or research work.
WGA volunteers are world renowned experts. Their opinions are routinely sought, and their papers are regularly published and referenced.
Overall, the WGA is a source of high quality, evidence-based science that pushes the boundaries of glaucoma medicine.

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Being able to take care of the sight of a patient is both a responsibility and a privilege. The World Glaucoma Association unites all national and regional glaucoma organizations around the world, reaching over 12,000 eye care providers. Through the tireless work of many individuals, we provide updates, education, advocacy, consensus, and many other activities in order to honor this responsibility and privilege by delivering the best possible eye care for each glaucoma patient. Because this is our ultimate goal: to eliminate blindness and visual disability due to glaucoma around the world.

Fabian Lerner President World Glaucoma Association

The WGA’s role in fighting glaucoma blindness

The WGA acts in the interests of patients by providing glaucoma experts with the support and tools they need to deliver the best possible care.
The WGA does this by:

  • Disseminating evidence-based, scientific knowledge through the World Glaucoma Congress, 2 scientific journals, newsletters and the Glaucoma Consensus Initiative.
  • Driving glaucoma awareness by organizing the World Glaucoma Week.
  • Supporting promising young ophthalmologists from developing countries with the Fellowship Program.
  • Providing a wealth of scientific content, easily accessible on the WGA website, used by some 10,000 visitors each month.

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International Glaucoma Review

The uniqueness of International Glaucoma Review is its attempted completeness, its classification, and the Editor’s Selection. It is the only journal that presents a three-monthly critical review of selected glaucoma literature. IGR is distributed free of charge to all members of affiliated Glaucoma Societies four times a year.

International Glaucoma Review

Journal of Glaucoma

The Journal of Glaucoma is the world’s premier scientific journal for glaucoma research, devoted to new fundamental understandings, innovations in diagnosis and technology, and advancements in glaucoma medical and surgical care. The Journal of Glaucoma is the only scientific journal dedicated to the field of glaucoma that is both indexed and has an impact factor. Enjoy free access to the Journal of Glaucoma through your WGA#One account and stay abreast of best practices in glaucoma and the latest developments in the field.

Journal of Glaucoma

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You can now catch up or rewatch on all WGA Webinars, including the popular sessions on Glaucoma Surgery, Lifestyle and Glaucoma, and more! Watch the Webinars you missed over the past months in the WGA Video library: wga.one/wga-videos/global-webinar/ ... See MoreSee Less

You can now catch up or rewatch on all WGA Webinars, including the popular sessions on Glaucoma Surgery, Lifestyle and Glaucoma, and more! Watch the Webinars you missed over the past months in the WGA Video library: https://wga.one/wga-videos/global-webinar/

Meet the ICO-WGA Fellows!
After working for almost 2 and a half years in rural areas in Addis, Dr. Meriem Seraj Nurrey received the opportunity of an ophthalmology residency program at Addis Ababa University, Minilik hospital @menilikhospital. Dr. Meriem graduated in 2005 and worked in different hospitals and eye clinics. Currently, she is working at Signum Vitae eye clinic as an ophthalmic surgeon.

Read more here: wga.one/wga/fellowship-program-2021/
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Meet the ICO-WGA Fellows!
After working for almost 2 and a half years in rural areas in Addis, Dr. Meriem Seraj Nurrey received the opportunity of an ophthalmology residency program at Addis Ababa University, Minilik hospital @menilikhospital. Dr. Meriem graduated in 2005 and worked in different hospitals and eye clinics. Currently, she is working at Signum Vitae eye clinic as an ophthalmic surgeon.

Read more here: https://wga.one/wga/fellowship-program-2021/

In celebration of #WorldSightDay, WGA is pleased to announce the opening of the World #GlaucomaWeek activity submission portal. You are invited to add your 2022 World Glaucoma Week activity on the WGW site. #LoveYourEyes

Pledge your sight test today, and submit your #WGW activity: www.worldglaucomaweek.org/
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In celebration of #WorldSightDay, WGA is pleased to announce the opening of the World #GlaucomaWeek activity submission portal. You are invited to add your 2022 World Glaucoma Week activity on the WGW site. #LoveYourEyes
 
Pledge your sight test today, and submit your #WGW activity: https://www.worldglaucomaweek.org/

👏 A big thank you to all our viewers who tuned in on Saturday, October 9, 2021 to watch the 6th WGA global webinar, featuring a deep dive into WGC-2021! This session marked the last webinar of the year! We want to extend our appreciation to all speakers who made this initiative possible! 👏 Keep an eye out for all of our other activities 👀 wga.one ... See MoreSee Less

👏 A big thank you to all our viewers who tuned in on Saturday, October 9, 2021 to watch the 6th WGA global webinar, featuring a deep dive into WGC-2021! This session marked the last webinar of the year! We want to extend our appreciation to all speakers who made this initiative possible! 👏 Keep an eye out for all of our other activities 👀 https://wga.one
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