UK and Eire Glaucoma Society (UKEGS) is a non-profit national scientific society, and part of Glaucoma UK, which aims to:
Establish personal contacts and to promote the exchange of knowledge between glaucoma specialists and those involved in the management and care of glaucoma patients in the UK and Eire. Stimulate glaucoma research by bringing together scientists and clinicians involved in glaucoma research, thereby establishing a scientific community with similar interests/aims and building a sense of comradeship and active co-operation. Promote an interest in glaucoma as a sub-speciality in trainee ophthalmologists and those in related occupations. Keep contact with other glaucoma societies within and outside the UK & Eire. Promote, protect and foster the interests and care of people living with – or at risk of developing glaucoma.
UKEGS proudest achievement is its annual two-day conference aimed mainly at the ophthalmology community, but increasingly of interest to optometrists and others. The conference is held over two days towards the end of each year and is hosted in the hometown of the current Chair.
For the first time, our 2020 conference will be hosted digitally in light of the global pandemic.
The programme for the 2020 UKEGS conference will be announced in Summer 2020. To become a member and receive information on the conference and other UKEGS events click here. Membership is free and includes associate membership of the IGA.