World Glaucoma Association

Jan van Goyenkade 11
1075 HP Amsterdam
The Netherlands


The World Glaucoma Association (WGA), formerly constituted as the Association of International Glaucoma Societies (AIGS), was founded as an independent, impartial, ethical, global organization for glaucoma science and care. The first intercontinental cooperation of Glaucoma Societies started in the early nineties, when the American Glaucoma Society and the Japanese Glaucoma Society joined the European Glaucoma Society as supporters of International Glaucoma Review (IGR).

In 2001 Robert Weinreb and Erik Greve developed the idea to create a Global Association of Glaucoma Societies, starting with thirteen Glaucoma Societies involved in IGR. Roger Hitchings joined immediately. This triumvirate started to realize a dream, with the essential aspect to unite all parties involved in glaucoma: Glaucoma Societies, Glaucoma Industries and Glaucoma Patient Organizations. After extensive preparations in 2001, WGA officially started its activities on January 1, 2002. The first board of Governors consisted of Roger Hitchings (UK), Robert Weinreb (US), Erik Greve (NL), Yoshi Kitazawa (JP) and Remo Susanna (BR).

OMICS Group International is an amalgamation of Open Access publications and worldwide international science conferences and events. Established in the year 2007 with the sole aim of making the information on Sciences and technology 'Open Access', OMICS Group publishes 350 online open access scholarly journals in all aspects of Science, Engineering, Management and Technology journals. OMICS Group has been instrumental in taking the knowledge on Science & technology to the doorsteps of ordinary men and women. Research Scholars, Students, Libraries, Educational Institutions, Research centers and the industry are main stakeholders that benefitted greatly from this knowledge dissemination. OMICS Group also organizes 100 International conferences annually across the globe, where knowledge transfer takes place through debates, round table discussions, poster presentations, workshops, symposia and exhibitions. The key features of OMICS conferences are 20,000 Editorial board members, 300 Open Access Journals, organizing 100 conferences per year, a 21 days rapid review process with valuable 2 Million readers, publication immediately after acceptance of article, quality and quick editorial review processing by board members of the journal.

OMICS Group have conducted World Congresses, EB meetings, International Conferences, Trade shows, Exhibitions all over the world, OMICS Group Conferences proudly feature keynote address by renowned personalities, and subsequent themes and tracks in an interdisciplinary manner to allow delegates to explore issues within their specific area of expertise. OMICS Group caters to the necessities of each event that includes the venue, infrastructure and world-class hospitality provided to speakers. OMICS conferences pave a way to gather visionaries through the research presentations, talks, promote peer collaboration and partner networking in an effective way.

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