Consensus Initiative

Robert N. Weinreb

The Glaucoma Consensus Initiative of the World Glaucoma Association is based on the idea that the collective wisdom of a group is better than the opinion of a single expert. Assembling a sufficiently large and sufficiently diverse group of glaucoma specialists and scientists provides recommendations and insights that are likely to be superior to those of a single clinician. These recommendations and insights form the foundation for the Glaucoma Consensus Reports.

To prepare each of the consensus reports, there were several months of active discussion via the Internet by more than 100 expert members of the various consensus committees. The preliminary documents were circulated to each of the more than 70 member societies of the World Glaucoma Association, and additional comments were solicited. Participants were asked to review the international peer-reviewed literature, with special attention to the quality of available evidence.
A Consensus Meeting attended by the experts and society representatives was then conducted. Consensus points were formulated and the report revised by the Consensus Panel following these discussions.

The clinic acumen and knowledge of numerous and diverse practitioners and scientists can be harnessed more efficiently and effectively than ever with the contemporary inter-connected global communication. We can learn from each other by sharing, adapting and updating new information, and agreeing on the significance of the information. Linking networks of glaucoma specialists has tangible and ongoing important implications for glaucoma research, glaucoma clinical care and glaucoma education on a global basis.

Robert N. Weinreb
Consensus Initiative Chair, World Glaucoma Association

View members of the Consensus Committee

Consensus 11

Glaucoma Surgery

edited by:
R.N. Weinreb, P. Ramulu, F. Topouzis, K.H. Park, K. Mansouri and S.F. Lerner

Consensus 10

Diagnosis of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma

edited by:
R.N. Weinreb, D.F. Garway-Heath, C. Leung, F.A. Medeiros and J. Liebmann

Childhood Glaucoma

edited by:
R.N. Weinreb, A.L. Grajewski, M. Papadopoulos, J. Grigg and S. Freedman

Consensus 8

Progression of Glaucoma

edited by:
R.N. Weinreb, D.F. Garway-Heath, C. Leung, J.G. Crowston and F.A. Medeiros

Consensus 7

Medical Treatment of Glaucoma

edited by:
R.N. Weinreb, M. Araie, R. Susanna Jr, I. Goldberg, C. Migdal and J. Liebmann

Consensus 6

Ocular Blood Flow in Glaucoma

edited by:
R.N. Weinreb and A. Harris

Consensus 5

Glaucoma Screening

edited by:
R.N. Weinreb, P.R. Healey and F. Topouzis

Consensus 4

Intraocular Pressure

edited by:
R.N. Weinreb, J.D. Brandt, D.F. Garway-Heath and F.A. Medeiros

Consensus 3

Angle Closure and Angle Closure Glaucoma

edited by:
R.N. Weinreb and D.S. Friedman

Glaucoma Surgery: Open Angle Glaucoma

edited by:
R.N. Weinreb and J.G. Crowston

Glaucoma Diagnosis: Structure and Function

edited by:
R.N. Weinreb and E.L. Greve

Kugler Publications

The Consensus Series is published by Kugler Publications.

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