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Guidelines For Authors

Summary Brief


1. Who is our target audience?

This educational activity is intended for comprehensive ophthalmologists, ophthalmology residents and fellows.

2. What are our educational objectives?

Medical knowledge, professionalism and patient care.

Each issue has its own educational objectives that were established to guide the development of the content.

3. Instructional Format

Glaucoma Now is a 12-16 page, newsletter-format, enduring material published 2-3 times each year. Each issue has a major theme. Within each issue there are four sections, each of which treats some aspect of the theme in a predefined way.

  • Special Focus is a major review that outlines the expert consensus on the topic area, bringing together research findings and the judgement of highly regarded clinical scientists (length of chapter appr. 2000 words, 4-6 illustrations and 15-20 references).

  • What’s New examines research directions and the latest findings in the theme area (length of chapter appr. 1000 words, 3-4 illustrations and 5-10 references).

  • Clinical Issues relates research to clinical practice (length of chapter appr. 550 words, 1-2 illustrations and 3-6 references).

  • Practical Tips describes a related technique or procedure in sufficient detail to allow its immediate adoption in the clinic (length of chapter appr. 500 words, 1-2 illustrations and 1-5 references).

4. Needs Assessment

Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma are taking place with enormous speed. On November 10 2017, a PubMed search under the keywords “glaucoma” found 2821 peer-reviewed papers on the subject published in the current year alone.

From a clinical perspective, however, glaucoma is neither diagnosed nor treated exclusively by sub-specialists. Rather, glaucoma is widely treated by comprehensive and general ophthalmologists, who are greatly challenged to keep up with that volume of research.

In each of the projected issues of Glaucoma Now, a major topic area in glaucoma damage mechanisms, pathogenesis, diagnosis, or management will be addressed by pre-eminent global authorities in the field. These individuals are asked to review and summarize advances with an emphasis on incorporating them into everyday practice.


Dear Authors,

To help us put this current edition together within the tight timeframe mentioned above we would like to ask you for the following:

  • Please provide a summary of the core concepts of your article in 7-10 bullet points
  • Please ensure that the article is clear, comprehensive, evidence-based, unbiased and that it is adequately referenced (peer reviewed publications).
  • Please be aware of the other three articles in the issue (listed above) in which your contribution will appear in order to avoid repetition.
  • Please aim for maximal visual impact with adequate illustrations, graphs, etc. to emphasize the content. Please make sure you have obtained permission for use of any material from literature.
  • Please place your references as footnotes at the end of the text. Please use the following reference type: Jones AB, Doe J et al.: Title. Journal. Year; Volume: pages.

We would like to thank you for your support for glaucoma education!



Please make sure to fill in the author disclosure form and send back to the contact address within!


Latest Issues

Access the latest issue of Glaucoma Now. Each issue focuses on a major theme and is split into four sections: Special Focus, What's New, Clinical Issues and Practical Tips.


Based on the information found in each electronic issue, we offer an associated e-learning course. Individual issues of Glaucoma Now are accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME).

About Glaucoma Now

Our goal is to educate and update general ophthalmologists, glaucoma specialists and ophthalmology residents. Learn more about our publication, guidelines for authors and our editorial board.

Editorial Board

Ivan Goldberg MD, FRANZCO, FRACS, Sydney Eye Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Remo Susanna Jr MD, Department of Ophthalmology, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil