International Glaucoma Association

Support organisation for people with Glaucoma

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To ensure that all people with or at risk of glaucoma have the knowledge and access to care that will enable them to maintain a good quality of life.

Services provided:

  • Provide information, advice and support through their telephone SightLine service and internet forum for patients and others with specific concerns
  • Publish and distribute in print and via the IGA website a wide range of booklets and leaflets aimed at patients, carers and professionals. All information is regularly updated and approved by specialists.
  • Distribute regular newsletters to members covering various issues related to the care of people with glaucoma
    Fund a range of research projects to advance the knowledge of the causes of glaucoma and to develop more effective methods of diagnosis and treatment
  • Organise patient support groups and organise meetings for patients where members can hear from experts in glaucoma and share their experiences
  • Campaign for improved quality of care and services at local and national levels
  • Organise an annual National Glaucoma Awareness Week
  • Work with other organisations worldwide.

opening hours:

Helpline can be accessed Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 5.00pm.


  • Quarterly newsletters
  • Various Booklets
  • Glaucoma guide and various leaflets.


Woodcote House
15 Highpoint Business Village
TN24 8DH

Phone: 01233 648 164
Fax: 01233 648 179
Helpline number: 01233 648 170 (Sightline)

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