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.
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 16,000 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.
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.
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.
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.