Welcome to the Chandler Grant Glaucoma Society

A Message from the President . . .

Welcome to the Chandler Grant Glaucoma Society website.  Since the Society was founded in 1982, its members have worked to carry on the ethical and moral values of our namesakes, Dr. Paul Chandler and Dr. W. Morton Grant.  A key focus of our members is the continuing effort to prevent blindness from glaucoma through innovative research, development of clinical applications of scientific knowledge, and raising public awareness of glaucoma.

Initial members of the Society were fellows who trained directly under Drs. Chandler and Grant.  Current (and future) members include ophthalmologists in subsequent generations of Chandler and Grant fellows which fosters our ability to carry on the principles started by these two great physicians.

Sincerely,


Janey Wiggs, MD, PhD
President 


IN THE NEWS

 CGGS Members Meet in Nashville










Over 45 members gathered at The Standard at Smith House in Nashville to reconnect with colleagues and attend the Annual Meeting.   Built in the late 1840’s, The Standard's rich history offered a unique and welcoming gathering spot.

The evening included a  “Glass of Wine with Chandler and Grant,” facilitated by Joel Schuman, MD; welcome remarks from President Janey Wiggs, MD, PHD; a relaxing dinner; and an open audience forum giving attendees the opportunity to discuss their personal experiences during COVID. Ian Conner, MD, PhD, Treasurer, led this interesting and unique discussion with members commenting on their life changes and experiences during this unprecedented time. 

A highlight of the meeting was the announcement of the 2021 David Epstein Clinician Scientist Award, presented to Brian Stagg, MD, MS.  Thank you to Aerie Pharmaceuticals for their generous funding of this prestigious award. 

Upcoming Events

The Chandler Grant Lecture and the 

New England Ophthalmological Society 

Glaucoma Session

September 23 - 24, 2022

Planning is underway. Please check back periodically.


Past Events


CGGS Annual Meeting

March 4, 2022

Nashville, TN



AERIE PHARMACEUTICALS COMMITS TO FIVE-YEAR GRANT TO FUND AWARD

The Chandler Grant Glaucoma Society (CGGS) is pleased to announce an exclusive five-year partnership with Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to fund the distinguished David L. Epstein Clinician-Scientist Research Award.

The CGGS created this award to honor Dr. Epstein, who is widely \considered to be one of the most influential leaders in the world of glaucoma and glaucoma research over the past 40 years.

The award is a small way to honor his commitment to the scientific understanding and cure of glaucoma through the support of promising clinician-scientists in research environments. As Joel Schuman, MD, past-president, CGGS, once wrote in a tribute to Dr. Epstein, his “greatest legacy is the army of clinician-scientists whom he inspired throughout his years.” 

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Learn About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye disease that has been called the "sneak thief of sight" because permanent damage to the eye can occur before patient even notices symptoms.  That is why early detection and management of this chronic disease is so important.

Information from the American Glaucoma Society -  click here 
Information from the American Academy of Ophthalmology -
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    THANK YOU  TO  AERIE PHARMACEUTICALS

    FOR THEIR COMMITMENT TO SUPPORT THE  DAVID L. EPSTEIN CLINICIAN-SCIENTIST RESEARCH AWARD 

Chandler Grant Glaucoma Society
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Pittsburgh, PA  15212
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