Your WGA Update for October

We are proud to announce the latest edition in the WGA Consensus Series: Glaucoma Surgery, edited by R.N. Weinreb, P. Ramulu, F. Topouzis, K.H. Park, K. Mansouri and S.F. Lerner. Congratulations to all involved, and especially the editors who did a fantastic job in a very timely manner. Find out how you can order your copy now and much more in this October newsletter.

If you have ideas on what you would like to see included in our newsletter, then we are all ears! Let us know via In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this one.

WGA Consensus Series 11: Glaucoma Surgery

Glaucoma surgery was the topic of the eleventh World Glaucoma Association Consensus meeting. Glaucoma surgery in primary open-angle glaucoma was also the topic of the second Consensus meeting held in 2005. For the current version, angle closure and angle-closure glaucoma, as well as the secondary glaucomas, were also included. But the expansion of the subject matter is not the only reason for the timing of this new Consensus. Perhaps even more important is the explosion of new surgical ideas and techniques, which are revolutionizing the surgical approach to the glaucoma patient. The idea of targeting anatomic outflow and inflow pathways and individualizing care has opened so many new possibilities for improving surgical outcomes. Furthermore, outcomes are no longer only focused on lowering intraocular pressure, but also on enhancing health- and vision-related quality of life.
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Watch the JOG Paper of the Month video!

The Journal of Glaucoma (JOG) is an official publication of the WGA. Every month the WGA Associate Advisory Board selects the Paper of the Month. 

Our guest for this episode is AnnaMaria Ohnell from the Department of Clinical Sciences of Lund University and the Department of Ophthalmology of Skåne University Hospital, in Malmö. Her paper reports the accuracy of glaucoma diagnosis made with only two initial visual fields based on data from the EMGT.

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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 also online! All delegates have received their login details via email. If you attended the congress in Melbourne and have not received this email, please contact us at

The WGC-2019 Online Educational Portal is proudly supported by Novartis and Santen.
Have you accessed the Online Courses in Glaucoma yet? An evidence based, easy-to-understand platform from the WGA to increase your glaucoma knowledge. As one of the participants indicated 'The tips given have enabled me to become a better clinician by applying those tips in my practice.' And as a bonus: it's free!

All modules are written by world renowned experts in the field, reviewed by members of the WGA Education Committee. The course is intended for ophthalmologists and other eye-care providers.
¡El Curso Básico en Glaucoma ahora también está disponible en Español!
Curso Básico de Glaucoma agora também está disponível em Português!
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Get ready for the 2021 Fellowship Program

Promising young ophthalmologists from Sub-Saharan Africa: we invite you to visit the WGA website to learn more about the requirements and how to apply.

Looking for the latest free online issue of the Journal of Glaucoma (JOG)? The recordings of previous World Glaucoma Congresses (WGCs) and more? Visit your WGA#One Dashboard for easy access!
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