We are glaucoma clinicians, surgeons, and scientists dedicated to improving the lives of people with glaucoma by advancing knowledge and care through education, research, advocacy, and leadership.
Who we are
The American Glaucoma Society (AGS) is comprised of Glaucoma Specialists dedicated to sharing clinical and scientific information for the benefit of patients, colleagues, fellows and residents.
Since the establishment of the Society, the number of members has increased from 13 founding members in 1986 to over 1600 today, from 17 countries, including members who are currently in glaucoma fellowship training, fellowship trained glaucoma specialists, and scientists active in glaucoma research.
AGS engages all professionals involved in glaucoma care through programs, education, research, and knowledge sharing. The dissemination of state of the art information by the AGS results in exceptional outcomes for people with glaucoma. Providers provide sustainability and success in a dynamic healthcare environment.
What We Do
Guided by the core mission and vision of the American Glaucoma Society, the clinicians and scientists of the society strive to provide excellent and comprehensive care to patients with glaucoma in a collaborative manner in the community, academic and industry settings. The AGS provides a collegial atmosphere for its members to exchange insights and ideas, with a common goal of conquering this blinding disease.
By diagnosing and treating patients with all forms of glaucoma, the glaucoma specialists provide their clinical observations to the scientists who are dedicated to understanding the disease mechanisms and in turn bringing the bench research to clinical.
Together with other health care organizations, the AGS serves as an important patient advocacy force to promote glaucoma awareness among policy makers and the general population. Through those approaches, glaucoma patients receive better care and live a more productive life today.