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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Access top-notch resources and boost your knowledge on glaucoma through the WGA Video Library, which now offers a full overview of all WGA published videos, including past congresses, Film Festivals, Webinars and more!
Visit us today: wga.one/wga/wga-video/
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Access top-notch resources and boost your knowledge on glaucoma through the WGA Video Library, which now offers a full overview of all WGA published videos, including past congresses, Film Festivals, Webinars and more! 
Visit us today: https://wga.one/wga/wga-video/

The ICO-WGA three month Fellowship Program is organized to help youthful ophthalmologists from developing countries improve their practical skills and expand their outlook of ophthalmology and glaucoma.

Meet the ten chosen Fellows for 2021: ow.ly/vmnx50FC6ML
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Exciting announcement: The WGA website has a new look!

Explore the new WGA website, and enjoy a user-friendly experience with all of the core WGA activities and resources just one click away: ow.ly/TGTV50FC3eC
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The WGA Patient Information website has been created to aid patients and their family members with important information about glaucoma.

There are many questions raised by the general public about the degenerative disease. Some include: who is at greater risk, how to treat glaucoma during pregnancy, glaucoma and driving, and many others. To address frequently asked questions about glaucoma, visit the website here: ow.ly/JJUR50FC3bk
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The WGA Patient Information website has been created to aid patients and their family members with important information about glaucoma.

There are many questions raised by the general public  about the degenerative disease. Some include: who is at greater risk, how to treat glaucoma during pregnancy, glaucoma and driving, and many others. To address frequently asked questions about glaucoma, visit the website here: http://ow.ly/JJUR50FC3bk

After 925 Kilometers and having reached 9 milestones across Japan; including Tokyo, Nara and Osaka; we are pleased to announce the WGC-2021 Walking Challenge is complete!

Thank you to all participants for joining us on our virtual journey!

#walkforglaucoma
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After 925 Kilometers and having reached 9 milestones across Japan; including Tokyo, Nara and Osaka; we are pleased to announce the WGC-2021 Walking Challenge is complete!

Thank you to all participants for joining us on our virtual journey!

#walkforglaucoma
http://ow.ly/mgb050FC6Ky

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