World Glaucoma Association (WGA)
The WGA is an amalgamation of glaucoma societies throughout the world. In addition, the association has industry members as well as a patient organization. The WGA membership covers about 12,000 individuals involved in glaucoma in some aspect or another and touches many more glaucoma patients.
Its core purpose is to eliminate glaucoma-related disability worldwide. Both the leadership and the society members of the WGA are committed to acting consistently on 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