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 remarkable physicians. For those trained under the lineage of Drs. Chandler or Grant, we invite you to JOIN US!


Janey Wiggs, MD, PhD

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Janey Wiggs, MD, Ph.D, President, along with the planning committee are pleased to announce preparations for the biannual Chandler-Grant Glaucoma Society symposium at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary are underway. 

The Society is honored to announce Peter A. Netland, MD, PhD, Vernah Scott Moyston Professor and Chair Department of Ophthalmology University of Virginia School of Medicine Charlottesville, Virginia as the Honorary Chandler Grant Lecturer at the New England Ophthalmologic Society (NEOS) meeting, scheduled for Friday, September 23, 2022.

Peter A. Netland, MD, PhD 

NEOS has graciously waived registration for CGGS members who are attending the NEOS program on Friday, September 23rd;  with no fee for the Saturday, September 24 symposium.

Planning is underway for both events.  Mark Your Calendar and plan to attend one or all events. Program details (including the links to register for each program) will be posted on the website and members will  receiving notification by email.

Saturday, September 24

(half day morning session)

Call for Presentations

  • The CGGS symposium is scheduled for Saturday, September 24, from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Massachusetts  Eye and Ear Infirmary, Meltzer Auditorium, located on the 3rd floor. This half day session is held the day after NEOS meeting in Boston, MA.
  •  The symposium includes lectures and case presentations/discussions along with hands-on experience in the Wet Lab at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

We invite you to share a talk or interesting case for discussion during the Saturday morning program

If you wish to present a short talk or case, please complete the short form to submit your topic.

Friday, September 23

New England Ophthalmologic Society (NEOS)

– Chandler Grant Honorary Lecture - 

NEOS is hosting the Chandler Grant lectureship on Friday, September 23, 2022 (in conjunction with their meeting).  The meeting will take place at the Westin Copley Place, Boston.  Plan to attend this full-day conference to hear Dr. Netland’s lecture.

We are grateful to NEOS for waiving the registration fee for CGGS members (who are not a member of NEOS). At this time, the program and registration link are being finalized. Program details (including the registration link) will be sent in August.

Friday Evening -  CGGS Member Dinner

Boston, MA (location TBD)

Join CGGS members and their guests at this social event to reconnect and enjoy camaraderie with colleagues.

Planning is underway and members will receive information once the location is determined!


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. 


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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Phone: 412-321-5030 | Fax: 412-321

Administrator:  Nadine Popovich | npopovich@acms.org 

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