Who We Are
The Korean Glaucoma Society (KGS) is comprised of Korean ophthalmologists specializing glaucoma.
It was founded in 1984 by Prof. Dong Ho Youn of the Seoul National University, who is known to have been the legendary leader in the history of Korean ophthalmologic society. The scope of KGS has expanded very fast, both domestically and worldwide since its inception.
What We Do
We dedicate to share and improve clinical and scientific knowledge of glaucoma for the benefit of patients, colleagues, fellows and residents. The mission of the Korean Glaucoma Society is to promote worldwide excellence of glaucoma care through providing educational opportunities, supporting research, and spreading knowledge to the public.
Guided by the its mission, all the KGS members strive to provide excellent and comprehensive care to patients with glaucoma in a collaborative manner in the community, academic and industry settings. The KGS offers an encouraging atmosphere for its members to exchange insights and ideas, with the purpose of conquering this blinding disease.
As a member of World Glaucoma Association, KGS acts as an important source of evidence-based scientific knowledge of glaucoma in Korea.
We try to enhance glaucoma awareness among policy makers and the public.
We believe that glaucoma patients of Korea can benefit from better care and live a much healthier life.
Since the establishment of the KGS, the number of members has increased from 8 founding members in 1984 to 198 registered members in 2018. To be a member, the minimum requirements for application are a one-year clinical fellowship in glaucoma after a 4-year residency training in ophthalmology, at least 2 academic papers accepted for publication, recommendation letters from 2 KGS members.The KGS provides lifelong opportunities of education and mutual exchange to its members through academic forums and social events.