The major goal of JGS is to promote research in glaucoma, through which pathophysiology of glaucoma would be elucidated and effectiveness of glaucoma treatment should be augmented. Subsequently, the JGS contributes to the national welfare by enhancing quality of vision in patients with glaucoma. Physician education is mandatory to accomplish this goal, so that the JGS has periodically published both Japanese and English versions of a guideline for glaucoma diagnosis and management. In addition, the JGS supports young generations of ophthalmologists to enhance their career development by awarding travel grant to attend WGC, EGS, APGC, and APAO. Enlightenment of public and patients is another mission of the JGS. Participating in the World Glaucoma Week is one of such activities. Last but not least, the JGS frequently communicates with academic societies worldwide such as the Glaucoma Research Society, the World Glaucoma Association, and the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society to facilitate glaucoma research from the global point of view.

President Tetsuya Yamamoto
Year of foundation October 13, 1988
Total membership 2,294(as of Dec, 2018)
Publication Journal of Japan Glaucoma Society (annually)
Palaceside bldg. 1-1-1, Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 100-0003, Japan
Phone :+81-3-6267-4550
FAX :+81-3-6267-4555
E-mail :maf-jgs@mynavi.jp
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