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 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.

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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The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic value of BMO-MRW compared with peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) thickness for detecting early glaucoma in patients with moderate to severe myopia. #JoG
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The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic value of BMO-MRW compared with peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) thickness for detecting early glaucoma in patients with moderate to severe myopia. #JoG
Read the full study online: http://ow.ly/9Wro50GZtht

Did you know that all WGA Members have free access to several online courses on glaucoma? All modules are written by glaucoma experts and reviewed by WGA Education Committee Members.
You can now access the new French edition of the WGA Basic Course in Glaucoma: ow.ly/MOPb50GZt9g
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Did you know that all WGA Members have free access to several online courses on glaucoma? All modules are written by glaucoma experts and reviewed by WGA Education Committee Members.
You can now access the new French edition of the WGA Basic Course in Glaucoma: http://ow.ly/MOPb50GZt9g

There are only a few weeks left to watch the sessions you missed on the WGC-2021 E-Congress platform - all live releases are now available on-demand!

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There are only a few weeks left to watch the sessions you missed on the WGC-2021 E-Congress platform - all live releases are now available on-demand!

Log in now: http://ow.ly/mlEq50GZhHR

We are proud to collaborate with the University of São Paulo for the 24th Congresso de Oftalmologia #USP! We'll be presenting the latest research in #glaucoma with global top-notch speakers on Saturday, December 4.

#glaucomacongress #glaucomaresearch

For more details, check the website: ow.ly/IOrB50H2RMP
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We are proud to collaborate with the University of São Paulo for the 24th Congresso de Oftalmologia #USP! Well be presenting the latest research in #glaucoma with global top-notch speakers on Saturday, December 4. 

#glaucomacongress #glaucomaresearch

For more details, check the website: http://ow.ly/IOrB50H2RMP

Tune in today for the LIVE release kicking off at 1:30 pm CET. You can still access all content and watch previous sessions through the WGC-2021 E-Congress platform.

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Tune in today for the LIVE release kicking off at 1:30 pm CET. You can still access all content and watch previous sessions through the WGC-2021 E-Congress platform.

Log in now: http://ow.ly/6HE550GZi9R
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