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Welcome to the UK and Éire Glaucoma Society website.

UK and Eire Glaucoma Society

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.

Annual conference

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.

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Research grant awards

Glaucoma UK and UKEGS co-fund an annual glaucoma research award of £50,000 – £70,000 for high quality research that enhances the detection and treatment of glaucoma and improves patients’ quality of life.

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UKEGS us overseen by a panel of ophthalmologists, currently:

James Kirwan
UKEGS Chair 2020
Donald Montgomery
Past Chair
Pete Shah
Chair Elect

UKEGS Professional Membership

To become a UKEGS member and receive details of the UKEGS conference and other activities fill out and submit the form below. Membership is free and includes associate membership of Glaucoma UK.

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