The American Glaucoma Society (AGS) is comprised of Glaucoma Specialists dedicated to sharing clinical and scientific information for the benefit of patients, colleagues, fellows and residents. The mission of the American Glaucoma Society is to promote excellence in the care of patients with glaucoma and preserve or enhance vision by supporting glaucoma specialists and scientists through the advancement of education and research. Since its inception in 1985, the scope of the Society has expanded tremendously, both at home and world-wide.
Since the establishment of the Society, the number of members has increased from 13 founding members in 1985 to over 1000 today, from 17 countries, including members who are currently in glaucoma fellowship training, fellowship trained glaucoma specialists, and scientists active in glaucoma research. For all members who have a clinical practice, the minimum requirement is a one-year clinical fellowship in glaucoma after a 3-year residency training in Ophthalmology. The AGS provides an excellent forum to its members through continuing education and other ample opportunities of collegial discussions on better care of the patients.