"In the last ten years we have also seen many changes in the association, relating to the campaigns and education opportunities both for eye-care providers and patients. The World Glaucoma Association developed a workplace for patients and the general population, and the education Committee of WGA has developed a series of courses for ophthalmologists and other eye-care providers that are free of charge and provided in many languages. Of course, the rise of social media has been a powerful tool to get people around the world involved, and has played a key part in our mission towards raising awareness. Whether successful or unsuccessful, stories promoted through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram can have a big impact on general awareness about glaucoma prevention and treatment."
President World Glaucoma Association