The American Glaucoma Society 100: Articles with Significant Impact on Clinical Glaucoma Care

Kateki Vinod, Steven J. Gedde, Pradeep Y. Ramulu

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Purpose: To identify 100 articles with significant impact on the clinical care of patients with glaucoma. Design: Cross-sectional study. Participants: A total of 108 members of the American Glaucoma Society (AGS) in the original survey and 63 in the follow-up survey. Methods: The 100 most frequently cited English-language original articles relevant to glaucoma were identified via a Scopus search. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Preferred Practice Pattern Glaucoma Panel selected an additional 100 articles including newer and “classic” papers. An anonymous survey including the list of 200 articles was distributed to the AGS membership. Survey participants were asked to rate the impact of each article on the clinical care of glaucoma patients using a 4-point Likert scale. Survey respondents were able to provide “write-in” suggestions for the AGS 100. A subsequent anonymous follow-up survey was distributed asking participants to use the same Likert scale to rate 31 “write-in” articles suggested in the original survey. The AGS 100 was created by ranking the top 100 articles based on mean Likert scores from the original and follow-up surveys. Main Outcome Measures: Original English-language articles that have influenced the clinical care of patients with glaucoma. Results: The mean ± standard deviation Likert score of articles included in the AGS 100 was 2.9 ± 0.3 (range, 2.47–3.69). The median citation number was 345 (range, 11–2426). Publication year ranged from 1965 to 2020. Articles were published in 14 journals, the most common of which were Ophthalmology (42%), American Journal of Ophthalmology (21%), and Archives of Ophthalmology (20%). Forty-eight articles were derived from randomized clinical trials. Conclusions: The AGS 100 is a collection of articles judged to have significant clinical impact on glaucoma care. The list will serve as an online educational resource for ophthalmologists in training and in practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-15
Number of pages11
JournalOphthalmology Glaucoma
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022


  • Bibliometrics
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Glaucoma


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