UKEGS: UK and Éire Glaucoma Society

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.

2023 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 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!

See more conference and ticket information

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.

Complete our membership form today before purchasing your conference ticket.

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A man speaking at a lectern at UKEGS 2022 Conference

UKEGS guidance

Glaucoma Risk Stratification Tool

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.

RCOphth and UKEGS Glaucoma management plans during recovery phase of COVID

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.

UKEGS is overseen by a panel of ophthalmologists, currently:

Prof Pete Shah

UKEGS President 2021

Prof Gus Gazzard

UKEGS President 2022

Prof Anthony King FRCOphth MD

Glaucoma UK Chair and Clinical Advisory Panel

Ms Nishani Amerasinghe

UKEGS President-Elect