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About IGR - Abstract


To provide information on Glaucoma


IGR is intended for members of WGA affiliated glaucoma societies throughout the world.


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 etc..
Main outcome measure:

  1. Increased availability and knowledge of glaucoma literature.
  2. Cooperation and reporting of WGA affiliated glaucoma societies
  3. Information on what goes on in glaucoma


Abstracts, editors selection, announcements, reports, reviews, opinions for every glaucomatologist.


Concise and unique information on glaucoma literature, comments by experts, data on activities of WGA affiliated glaucoma societies.

IGR is the journal of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA). WGA is an independent, impartial, ethical global organization for glaucoma science and care. More information about the WGA can be found at their website:

IGR expects to provide

  1. Increased awareness of the activities of fellow Glaucoma Societies by means of co-operation and reporting.
  2. Efficient and easy availability, four 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 Editor’s 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 contains announcements and reports from WGA affiliated glaucoma societies involved.

IGR has an Editorial Board of top glaucomatologists.

IGR provides

  • 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 WGA affiliated glaucoma societies
  • 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 literature

IGR uses a five level system; from most selected one-liners (1) to most elaborate (5):

  1. NEWS FLASH: super selected one-liners
  2. HIGHLIGHTS: of the ‘Editor’s Selection
  3. EDITOR’S SELECTION: critical review of the most interesting and relevant abstracts that comprise ~10% of total publications
  4. 1200 ABSTRACTS: obtained from glaucoma publications, reports etc.
  5. FULL ARTICLE: a direct link to the full article on the website of the journal (publisher fees may apply).
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