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Welcome to the UK and Éire Glaucoma Society website.

UK and Éire Glaucoma Society

UK and Éire 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 Éire.
  • 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 & Éire.
  • Promote, protect and foster the interests and care of people living with – or at risk of developing glaucoma.

2024 UKEGS Conference information and tickets

UKEGS proudest achievement is its annual conference aimed mainly at the ophthalmology community, but increasingly of interest to optometrists and other professionals. The 2024 conference will be held in Southampton, the hometown of the current President, Nishani Amerasinghe on 9 and 10 October 2024.

Visit our dedicated page about the upcoming conference using the button below for more information. Tickets are now on sale!

Call for Abstracts

We welcome abstracts for poster and oral presentation at the UKEGS conference in Southampton on 9 and 10 October 2024. Submissions will only be accepted from UKEGS members, and you can join for free (see below).

By submitting your abstract, you or an associate author agree to be available in Southampton on 9 and 10 October to present the abstract in person if the work is selected. You will need to purchase tickets for the conference from the website when they become available later this year .

There are two categories that will be judged separately. You can submit your abstract for either an oral presentation, or for a poster presentation, or for both.

To submit an abstract please download the template from our website and submit in word format to by midnight on 31 July 2024.

Abstracts should be submitted in English and include:

  • Whether you are submitting for the Poster, Presentation or Both categories.
  • Lead author’s name, email address, phone number and institution.
  • Names and email address of co-authors.
  • Title – max 25 words.
  • Abstract text – max 300 words including acknowledgements.
  • Your abstract submission should include a statement confirming that all authors and co-authors are willing to have their names and email addresses maintained in the Glaucoma UK database for three years – please see our Privacy Notice for further information.

Abstracts will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Clarity and Layout.
  • Subject relevance and importance.
  • Potential impact on future treatment.

For further guidance please email with ‘abstracts’ in the subject line.

Become a UKEGS member

The UKEGS annual conference is an opportunity to network, share the latest research and hear from inspiring speakers

You must be a UKEGS member to attend our annual conference. UKEGS membership is free and means you’ll hear about our conference, research grants and news. You’ll also hear about opportunities to your views on topics like professional practice and standards.

UKEGS guidance

Glaucoma Risk Stratification Tool

The RCOphth and UKEGS collaboratively developed a clinical tool for classification of patients with glaucoma into strata of risk for significant future sight loss and an estimate of resource requirement for managing the patient. The tool acknowledges diagnosis, stage of disease, complexity of disease, rate of disease progression, life expectancy, ocular and systemic comorbidities, dependency and socio-economic deprivation. The eye-level classification should be used to stratify patients according to the worse eye which has remaining useful vision, for which the patient is willing to undergo treatment to retain sight.

Glaucoma Risk Stratification Tool

UKEGS is overseen by a panel of ophthalmologists, currently:

Prof Gus Gazzard

Prof Gus Gazzard

Past UKEGS President

Ms Nishani Amerasinghe

Mrs Nishani Amerasinghe

Current UKEGS President

Prof Anthony King FRCOphth MD

Prof Anthony King FRCOphth MD

Glaucoma UK Chair and Clinical Advisory Panel

Andrew Tatham

Dr Andrew Tatham

UKEGS President-Elect