IGR Online Database

The production team of IGR is in the process of transporting all abstracts published in IGR to an online accessible and fully searchable database. Abstracts will n-longer be printed in IGR, but only be available online, starting with volume 9. At the time of printing of IGR 9-1, volumes 7, 8 and issue 9-1 will be available. Volumes 1 to 6 will be added before the World Glaucoma Congress 2007 in Singapore.

But that's not all. The comments from the Editor's Selection have also been put into a database and are also fully searchable and linked to the abstracts. This makes it possible to read what experts have to say about important abstracts and then directly read these abstracts, or vice versa. Furthermore, you can use several features when searching both databases. Amongst others it is possible to:

  • limit your search by abstracts with comments in the Editors' Selection only.
  • limit your search by classification.
  • limit your search to (a range) of year(s) of publication.
  • use operators to refine your queries.
  • use the internal bookmarking system to keep track of your searches and easily reproduce your searches later on.
  • find related abstracts with one click of your mouse
  • browse abstracts by classification, journal or author. Or just start reading from the first abstracts of an issue and on.
  • download pdf-files of abstracts.


Access to IGR Online remains complimentary for all members of glaucoma societies associated in the WGA. However, you are required to register before you can access the abstracts and make use of other features of the new IGR website.

Registration is done in three easy steps

  1. On the address label of your printed edition of IGR, your unique IGR ID is printed directly above your name. Members of certain societies (Chinese, Japanese and Ghanese) will find their IGR ID printed on a separate sheet included in the IGR printed edition. Please note that your IGR ID has changed compared to previous issues. Hence the only valid IGR ID is the one included in issue 9-1 and later issues.
    An IGR ID consists of numbers and letters (for example: 1234ABCDEFG1234), and the length may vary from 5 to 20 characters.
    Should you have lost your IGR ID, please send us an e-mail at, mentioning your name, address and the glaucoma society(ies) of which you are a member and we will retrieve your IGR ID instantly.
  2. Go to the registration form at: and provide us with the requested information. You may choose your username and password yourself.
  3. A few moments after having filled out the registration form, you will receive an e-mail at the address you indicated. Follow the easy steps described in that e-mail to activate your registration.

Now you can start using all the new features of IGR Online.

Please take note of the terms of use and privacy policy of IGR Online. Your membership is personal and can not be shared. Interested colleagues are advised to join one of the participating societies.

Should you have any questions, please visit the support section on the IGR website or contact us at

Register now and unleash the full power of IGR Online

Recommendation by Tony Wells

Tony Wells At ARVO this year, I was fortunate to have a first look at the new International Glaucoma Review (IGR) database. This is an online database of the abstracts covered in all issues of IGR back to volume 7 (2005), as well as the expert comment that IGR generates. The inter-face allows searching 3000+ of selected abstracts of high relevance to glaucoma by a variety of criteria, including whether they are accompanied by expert comment. to the best of my knowledge n-such subspecialty database exists with this variety of search options. The fact that a pre-selection and (sub)classification on glaucoma has already been made by IGR makes searching faster and more efficient. This will be a valuable resource for the global glaucoma community.

Tony Wells, Wellington, New Zealand

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