Friday, March 27th 

Time Activity


7:00am – 8:00am Registration & Breakfast


8:00am – 8:10am Opening Remarks

Jing Wang, CGS Meeting Chair

Bryce Ford, CGS President


8:10am – 8:50am Keynote Address – Subconjunctival Outflow: Where is the Fluid Going? 

Dr. Alex Huang, MD, PhD


8:50am – 10:00am Session #1: Filtering Surgery – The Bad and the Ugly

  • Medication after failed filtering procedures
  • Failed Aqueous shunt – how many more I can put in?
  • Failed XEN – what is next?
  • Filtering surgery that you have regretted – my worst case of hypotony
10:00am – 10:30am  

Health Break


10:30am – 11:30am Session #2: Secondary Glaucoma

  • Neovascular glaucoma – How do I co-manage with retina colleagues?
  • Glaucoma and retinal surgery
  • Glaucoma and corneal transplant
  • The Ups and downs in uveitic glaucoma
11:30am – 12:30pm  

Session #3: Controversies in Glaucoma (Debate)

  • Lens removal is everything in managing angle closure glaucoma
  • Performing TM based procedures is a waste of time and resources in patients with failed filtering procedures
  • SLT is useless in treating secondary glaucoma
  • MIGS has no role in treating NTG
12:30pm – 1:15pm  


1:15pm – 2:15pm  

CGS Business Meeting

Limited to CGS Member Only.



6:00pm – 10:00pm  

CGS Reception & Dinner




Saturday, March 28th

Time Activity
7:00am – 8:00am  



8:00am – 8:40am Keynote Address – Conventional Outflow: From the Bench to the Bedside

Dr. Alex Huang, MD, PhD

8:40am – 9:40am  

Session #4 – The Potpourri of TM MIGS

  • IStents Update
  • Hydrus
  • TM ablation procedures
  • Which one would I have in my eyes?
9:40am – 10:10am  

Health Break

10:10am – 10:40am  

Keynote Address – Anterior Segment Imaging: What is the problem?

Dr. Alex Huang, MD, PhD

10:40am – 11:20am  

Session #5: Angle Closure

  • Malignant Glaucoma – How do I manage it?
  • Narrow Angle post PI – do we have to do anything more?
  • Is iridoplasty gone?
11:20am – 12:20pm  

Session #6: Other Glaucoma Topics

  • Disc hemorrhage what do I do?
  • Structural progression – how aggressive will you be?
  • New Medical Therapy
12:20pm – 12:30pm  

Concluding Remarks & To Go Lunch

For those who wish to eat lunch onsite, may do so.


12:30pm – 1:30pm



Government Relations Session

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Alex Huang, M.D./Ph.D

Dr. Alex Huang graduated from Pomona College and completed his MSTP (Medical Scientist Training Program) M.D./Ph.D program at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with Lasker Award winning Dr. Solomon Snyder in the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience. After completing his residency at then USC/Doheny Eye Institute, Dr. Huang left USC to complete his glaucoma fellowship with Dr. Robert Weinreb at Shiley Eye Institute. Today he is one of the inaugural faculty members of the Doheny Eye Institute/Stein Eye Institute/UCLA affiliation.

Dr. Huang is a clinician-scientist who is supported by the National Institutes of Health/National Eye Institute on a K08 award and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Clinically, Dr. Huang is recognized as a thought leader in new angle-based minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS) that he offers to his patients. He has directed his clinical acumen in MIGS into a research program dedicated to developing a combined Structure:Function understanding of aqueous humor outflow using OCT and aqueous angiography. In his NASA work, his research focuses on the cause and development of countermeasures for Space flight-Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome (SANS), a condition characterized by ocular changes due to persistent microgravity exposure.

Dr. Huang has also been awarded the American Glaucoma Society Mentoring for Advancement of Physician-Scientists award (MAPS) two times (2013 and 2014) and was given the American Glaucoma Society Young-Clinician Scientist Award in 2015. Fight For Sight recognized Dr. Huang as an Undergraduate Research Award Mentor in 2015. More recently, Dr. Huang was honored with the Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award (1/2016) and the Heidelberg Engineering Xtreme Research award (6/2016). He was named the #1 Rising Star by The Ophthalmologist magazine in 2017.