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The Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Society (ANZGS) is the body that represents glaucoma specialists in Australia and New Zealand. Its membership includes academic and non academic ophthalmologists and it is a Regional Member of the World Glaucoma Association. ANZGS' focus is on disseminating glaucoma research. Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness worldwide. It is estimated that 4.5 million persons globally are blind due to glaucoma and that this number will rise to 11.2 million by 2020.
ANZGS is an integral part of RANZCO and initially operated through the Annual Scientific Congresses of the College. For more information about the 2017 RANZCO Annual Scientific Congress, please visit the official website.
The next ANZGS Scientific Meeting will be held in Sydney on 23 and 24 February 2018. For information on the most recent Scientific Meeting, please visit www.anzgig2017.com/
For information on past ANZGIG Scientific Meetings, please click here.
Our group was formed in 1988 as the Glaucoma Club, founded by Dr William (Bill) Gillies. The Club became The Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Interest Group (ANZGIG) in 2006. At our Annual General Meeting held on 4 February 2017 in Brisbane, it was decided for ANZGIG to become a Society: The Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Society (ANZGS).