Your latest WGA Update

Welcome to the WGA newsletter, your monthly peek into the world of glaucoma. In this edition: news from the 2019 Fellows, great content from the Education Committee and a call to action from the Advocacy Committee. 

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Fellowship Program 2019

The ICO-World Glaucoma Association Three Month Fellowship Program is organized to help promising young ophthalmologists from developing countries improve their practical skills and broaden their perspectives of ophthalmology and glaucoma.  

This year, 5 Fellows from Sub-Saharan Africa attended the World Glaucoma Congress in Melbourne and continued the program with 3 months of training at an Australian institute. The Fellows have just wrapped up their program thanks to the outstanding support of the supervisors and mentors at the host institutes and are encouraged to bring the acquired knowledge and skills back to their home countries and take part in programs to preserve vision and prevent blindness.

The application process for the 2021 Fellowship Program will open later this year, keep a close watch on the various WGA channels for the announcement.
The 2019 Fellows at the Award Ceremony in Melbourne (WGC-2019) and during their Fellowship at the various host institutes in Australia. Read more about their experiences on the WGA website.

Educational Portal

Fully immersed in fostering the exchange of research and advancing science, the WGA is committed to being the most important source of specialist knowledge for ophthalmologists and other healthcare providers related to glaucoma.

That is why the WGA offers FREE access to the Educational Portal, which contains recorded sessions from past World Glaucoma Congresses.

The content of WGC-2019 is now online! All delegates have received their login details via email. If you attended the congress and have not received this email, please contact us at

The WGC-2019 Online Educational Portal is proudly supported by Novartis and Santen.

Basic Course in Glaucoma in more languages! 

  • ¡El Curso Básico en Glaucoma ahora también está disponible en Español!
  • Curso Básico de Glaucoma agora também está disponível em Português!
  • 青光眼的基础课程现在也有中文版!
All modules were written by world-renowned experts in the field and reviewed by members of the WGA Education Committee. They are intended for ophthalmologists and other eye care providers.

The online platform will allow you to have a pleasant learning experience, with a test and Certificate of Completion at the end.

Find out more online on the WGA website

Have you checked out yet? A website with un-biased information about glaucoma, using easy accessible language in a user-friendly platform for the general public, patients and their relatives.

We welcome you to share the link on your glaucoma (patient) society website. 

Share your advocacy success stories with us!

We advocate for policy change by telling the stories of persons living with glaucoma. As the Global Glaucoma Network, the WGA is the prime organization to bring these stories together and help you plan and execute a successful glaucoma awareness campaign in your local community.

We are currently developing a toolkit for our glaucoma society members to have resources that will help showcase the silent thief of sight and educate the policymakers about the critical funding issues glaucoma research faces.

We need your help with this toolkit! Part of the toolkit will be best practices, for other members to get inspiration and useful tips.

Have you had great success in convincing your government to make eyesight a policy priority? Or do you have great videos about glaucoma that can help explain this  to persons without a medical background? We would love to hear from you! Please reach out to the WGA Executive Office via to share or receive more information about this project.

Upcoming event

Looking to meet the WGA? Join us at the upcoming AAO Annual Meeting in San Francisco, USA, Oct. 12 - 15, 2019 at booth 7112.

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