Childhood glaucoma is recognised to be one of the most challenging subspecialities in the field of glaucoma. Its clinical course can be variable as can the approach to treatment, which is primarily surgical and often challenging. Over the years there has been a dramatic improvement in the prognosis of this disease. However, there is still potential for further improvement as we aim to provide a lifetime of vision for these children. Through the WGA Childhood Glaucoma consensus we hope to present a logical approach to looking after children with glaucoma, with this aim in mind. The symposium will present consensus statements regarding the definition of glaucoma in children, a new classification system, genetics, the main types of childhood glaucoma and treatment, both medical and surgical.