Welcome to the UK and Éire Glaucoma Society website.
UK and Éire Glaucoma Society (UKEGS) is a non-profit national scientific society, and part of Glaucoma UK, which aims to:
UKEGS proudest achievement is its annual conference aimed mainly at the ophthalmology community, but increasingly of interest to optometrists and other professionals. The 2023 conference will be held in London, the hometown of the current President, Professor Gus Gazzard on 22 and 23 November 2023.
Visit our dedicated page about the upcoming conference using the button below for more information. Tickets are now on sale!
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.
Complete our membership form today before purchasing your conference ticket.
The RCOphth and UKEGS have 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.
This guidance provides pragmatic advice on recommencing care for glaucoma patients based on clinical expertise from a variety of clinical settings around the UK. The scope of this document is to provide advice for the ‘recovery phase’ rather than the acute lockdown phase. We anticipate this phase will cover perhaps the next six months or so. Some of the points will be germane to longer term ‘post COVID-19’ services.