Mission & Goals

Core Purpose

To eliminate glaucoma-related disability worldwide.

Core Values

The leadership and member societies of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA) are committed to acting consistently with the following values:

  • Responsibility (Accountability) – to each other, to member societies, to the larger global glaucoma community, to the patient and to the public.
  • Consensus – open communication, inclusion of diverse viewpoints, and the aspiration to achieve practical consensus before acting.
  • Collegiality and Mutual Respect.
  • Best Care and Service – advancing the best care available to glaucoma patients worldwide.



Goal 1 – Education

The WGA will be an important source of education for ophthalmologists and other healthcare providers related to glaucoma.

World Glaucoma Congress

Goal 2 – World Glaucoma Congress®

The World Glaucoma Congress® will be the best glaucoma meeting in the world.

Public Awareness and Recognition of Glaucoma

Goal 3 – Public Awareness and Recognition of Glaucoma

Public awareness and recognition of glaucoma will increase.

Impact in Developing Countries

Goal 4 – Impact in Developing Countries

The resources of the global glaucoma community – including individuals, member societies, industry, governments, NGOs and patients – will be integrated and leveraged to enhance glaucoma care, particularly in developing countries.


Goal 5 – Technology

The WGA will use information/communication technologies as a key tool in achieving its goals.


Goal 6 – Organization

The WGA will be financially sound and organized to lead the glaucoma community.