About IGR: Abstract
To provide information on Glaucoma
IGR is intended for members of glaucoma societies throughout the
Three-monthly publication of a critical review - the Editors Selection -
and classified abstracts of all glaucoma literature; in addition: reports,
meeting announcements, comments, views, your special attention for paragraph
Main outcome measure:
- Increased availability and knowledge of glaucoma literature.
- Cooperation and reporting of world Glaucoma Societies
- Information on what goes on in glaucoma
Abstracts, editors selection, announcements, reports, reviews,
opinions for every glaucomatologist member of a Glaucoma Society.
Concise and unique information on glaucoma literature, comments by
experts, data on activities of Glaucoma Societies.
IGR and Association of International Glaucoma Societies (WGA)
IGR is the journal for the Association of International Glaucoma Societies
(WGA). The WGA is an independent, impartial, ethical global organisation for
glaucoma science and care. More information about the WGA can be found at their
IGR expects to provide
- Increased awareness of the activities of fellow Glaucoma Societies by
means of co-operation and reporting.
- Efficient and easy availability, three times per year, of virtually all
glaucoma literature world-wide, with a critical review of selected papers.
The uniqueness of IGR is its attempted completeness, its classification, and
the Editorís Selection. IGR has the most complete collection of abstracts from
the glaucoma literature which are otherwise not available, certainly not within
the same time span. It is the only journal that presents a three-monthly
critical review of selected glaucoma literature.
Furthermore IGR-expert contains announcements and reports from the Glaucoma
The names of the members of the executive committees of the societies and the
addresses of the secretaries appear in the opening pages of the journal. Each
Glaucoma Society has a representative on the Editorial Board, the Society
Editor, who is responsible for announcements and reports, and for any other
information concerning the societies.
IGR has an Editorial Board of top glaucomatologists.
- Classified (over 120 headings) abstracts of papers on glaucoma.
(approximately 1200 abstracts per year).
- Editors selection: critical review of the most interesting 10% of papers
on glaucoma by experts in the field
- News Flashes
- Announcements and reports from Glaucoma Societies throughout the world
- Special comments by experts
- and sometimes reproductions of exciting full papers, meeting reports,
interviews, opinions, hypotheses, reviews and anything else considered of
interest to the membership of the Glaucoma Societies.
How to get the most out of IGR
With the multitude and variety of publications it seems almost impossible for
the ophthalmologist to intelligently read all the relevant subspecialty
literature. Even the dedicated glaucomatologist may have difficulty to absorb
1200 yearly publications concerning his/her favorite subject. A solution to this
confusing situation may be a critical selection and review of the world
IGR provides CONDENSED GLAUCOMA LITERATURE.
IGR uses a four level system; from most elaborate (1) to selected one-liners
LEVEL 1: 1200 ABSTRACTS taken from glaucoma publications, reports etc.
LEVEL 2: EDITOR'S SELECTION: critical review of 10% of the most interesting and
LEVEL 3: HIGHLIGHTS of the 'Editor's Selection in RED
LEVEL 4: 'NEWS FLASH' super selected one-liners
The reader with chronic shortage of time may choose to look at the 'News
Flashes' and select points of interest, then turn to the relevant part of the
'Editor's Selection' or the various reports. In need of further details, he may
read the actual abstract(s).
The reader with some more time may find reading the 'Editors Selection' most
informative and can form his opinion by looking at the related abstracts