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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Did you or your patients miss the Lifestyle and Glaucoma broadcast, or want to rewatch the session? The webinar is now available on the WGA website, including subtitles in 10 languages.

Watch the replay of the WGA Patient Education Webinar here: ow.ly/nUuZ50GZ8pH
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Did you or your patients miss the Lifestyle and Glaucoma broadcast, or want to rewatch the session? The webinar is now available on the WGA website, including subtitles in 10 languages.

Watch the replay of the WGA Patient Education Webinar here: http://ow.ly/nUuZ50GZ8pH

Join us on Friday, December 3rd, for another exciting day of never-seen-before sessions. This edition will see our speakers going head-to-head in roundtable discussions, featuring eminent topics in the management and risk factors of glaucoma.

View the program now: ow.ly/6JVG50GY8xP
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Join us on Friday, December 3rd, for another exciting day of never-seen-before sessions. This edition will see our speakers going head-to-head in roundtable discussions, featuring eminent topics in the management and risk factors of glaucoma.

View the program now: http://ow.ly/6JVG50GY8xP

This cross-sectional study of 172 patients with glaucoma aims to determine whether functional and structural glaucoma damage is associated with cognitive functions.

Read the outcomes of the study here: ow.ly/Mtiv50GxyTf
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This cross-sectional study of 172 patients with glaucoma aims to determine whether functional and structural glaucoma damage is associated with cognitive functions.

Read the outcomes of the study here: http://ow.ly/Mtiv50GxyTf

The touchOPHTHALMOLOGY expert faculty have been sharing their COVID-19 experiences and advice through video interviews and short articles. Visit the touchOPHTHALMOLOGY Covid-19 Hub now: ow.ly/2fyc50Gxyx5 ... See MoreSee Less

The touchOPHTHALMOLOGY expert faculty have been sharing their COVID-19 experiences and advice through video interviews and short articles. Visit the touchOPHTHALMOLOGY Covid-19 Hub now: http://ow.ly/2fyc50Gxyx5

ATTENTION WGA MEMBERS: All World Glaucoma Association Members have FREE access to Journal of Glaucoma articles. To access, login via the WGA#One portal here: ow.ly/KYs050GxyqT #JoG ... See MoreSee Less

ATTENTION WGA MEMBERS: All World Glaucoma Association Members have FREE access to Journal of Glaucoma articles. To access, login via the WGA#One portal here: http://ow.ly/KYs050GxyqT #JoG
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