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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[WEBINAR] Have you registered yet? We are a few days away from the 6th WGA global webinar, featuring the latest glaucoma trends and WGC-2021 insights. Join Sasan Moghimi and listen to his insights on "Early lens extraction in PAC/PACG after/without LPI". Tune in at prime time on October 9, 2021 and don't miss the action! 💻 wga.one/wga/wga-global-webinars/ ... See MoreSee Less

[WEBINAR] Have you registered yet? We are a few days away from the 6th WGA global webinar, featuring the latest glaucoma trends and WGC-2021 insights. Join Sasan Moghimi and listen to his insights on Early lens extraction in PAC/PACG after/without LPI. Tune in at prime time on October 9, 2021 and dont miss the action! 💻  https://wga.one/wga/wga-global-webinars/

Myopic optic neuropathy or GON? Don’t miss Tae Woo Kim leading the discussion on this topic on October 9, 2021.

This is only one of the various topics that will be covered in the upcoming WGA global webinar "WGC-2021: Going Deeper", featuring the latest trends in glaucoma as well as insightful highlights from WGC-2021. Register for this free webinar 👉 wga.one/wga/wga-global-webinars/
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Myopic optic neuropathy or GON? Don’t miss Tae Woo Kim leading the discussion on this topic on October 9, 2021.

This is only one of the various topics that will be covered in the upcoming WGA global webinar WGC-2021: Going Deeper, featuring the latest trends in glaucoma as well as insightful highlights from WGC-2021. Register for this free webinar 👉 https://wga.one/wga/wga-global-webinars/

Mark your calendar for the second #WGC2021 live release! Session 1, titled: "Of Mice and Men… Towards Glaucoma Care for the Next Generation", will take place on October 1, 1:00 - 2:00 pm CEST. This exciting scientific session, featuring a panel of international experts, will cover lessons from the optic nerve head, meshwork research for the 21st century, and how to treat your patients’ genes, not just their glaucoma.

View the topics discussed here: ow.ly/Lj3u50GgUqh
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Mark your calendar for the second #WGC2021 live release! Session 1, titled: Of Mice and Men… Towards Glaucoma Care for the Next Generation, will take place on October 1, 1:00 - 2:00 pm CEST. This exciting scientific session, featuring a panel of international experts, will cover lessons from the optic nerve head, meshwork research for the 21st century, and how to treat your patients’ genes, not just their glaucoma.

View the topics discussed here: http://ow.ly/Lj3u50GgUqh

Are you ready for the upcoming WGA global webinar, tapping into the depths of WGC-2021? ⏳

We have great talks planned for you, such as Arthur Sit’s discussion on “Clinical relevance of 24 hs IOP monitoring”.

Don’t miss your chance to save your free online seat. 💻 The webinar will be broadcasted 4 times on October 9, 2021, so find your local time and register now 👉 wga.one/wga/wga-global-webinars/
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Are you ready for the upcoming WGA global webinar, tapping into the depths of WGC-2021? ⏳

We have great talks planned for you, such as Arthur Sit’s discussion on “Clinical relevance of 24 hs IOP monitoring”.

Don’t miss your chance to save your free online seat. 💻 The webinar will be broadcasted 4 times on October 9, 2021, so find your local time and register now 👉 https://wga.one/wga/wga-global-webinars/
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