Arthur Light, MD, Memorial Lectureship in Ophthalmology

The late Arthur Light, MD, was born in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from Chicago Medical School in 1943. He served two years in the Public Health Service as a medical officer and again during the Korean War. He took his residency training at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago and became an expert in glaucoma.

With Dr. Thomas Stamm and Dr. James McDonald he co-founded FOCUS, Inc., where he donated his eye skills in Haiti and Nigeria. He was an active member of the Board of Directors of FOCUS as well as the Treasurer.

He is known to the ‌‌Loyola Ophthalmology Department for his dedication to teaching and compassionate care of his patients.

Faculty and residents alike have benefited from his expertise in the field of glaucoma. Dr. Light retired from professional activity in June, 1989. The lectureship was established to continue Dr. Light's mission to teach.

This distinguished glaucoma lectureship takes place each year as part of the Fall Cataract-Glaucoma Symposium.

The Arthur Light, MD, Memorial Lectureship in Ophthalmology was established by the generous contributions of the Light family.


Date Name, Title & Affiliation Presentation(s)  





Leon Hernon, MD

"Managing Patients with Severe Glaucoma. Are We Making a Difference?"


Marlene R. Moster, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology

Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine

Attending Surgeon, Glaucoma Service

Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

"The Perfect Trabeculectomy vs InnFocus" 

"Microshunt/ZEN and which will win Subconjunctival Sparing MIGS"


Davinder S. Grover, MD, MPH

Glaucoma Associates of Texas, Dallas, TX

"Corneal Hysteresis: A Glaucoma Vital Sign?"

"The Wave and Predicting MIGS Outcomes"


Lama A. Al-Aswad, MD

New York University Grossman School of Medicine


"MIGS and Refractive Cataract Surgery"


Malik Y. Kahook, MD

University of Colorado School of Medicine

"Advances in Glaucoma Therapy"


Peter A. Netland, MD, PhD
Vernah Scott Moyston Professor and Chair,
Director, Glaucoma Service

Glaucoma Fellowship Director,
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Virginia School of Medicine,
Charlottesville, VA

"Aniridia and Glaucoma"

"Cataract and Glaucoma Considerations"


Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC
Professor, University of Utah

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Director, Glaucoma and Advanced Anterior Segment Surgery (GAASS)
Fellowship, University of Toronto

Division Head, Division of Ophthalmology, Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, Ontario

Medical Director, Credit Valley EyeCare and Osler EyeCare

Co-Medical Director, TLC

"A New Era in Glaucoma Surgery"

"Angle Closure Glaucoma Surgery"


Kuldev Singh, MD, MPH
Professor, Director Glaucoma Service
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, CA

"The Influence of Landmark Glaucoma Trials on Clinical Practice"
9/27/2014 Steven D. Vold, MD
Medical Director
Vold Vision, PLLC
Fayetteville, AR
“Customized Care for the Patient with Glaucoma and Cataract”
9/7/2013 Henry D. Jampel, MD, MHS
Professor of Ophthalmology
Glaucoma Service
Wilmer Eye Institute
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
“Medical Therapy of Glaucoma: Generics, Adjunctives, and Targets”

“Evidence-Based Medicine in Glaucoma: Does Anyone Care?”

9/15/2012 Garry P. Condon, MD
Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology
Allegheny Ophthalmic and Orbital Associates
Pittsburgh, PA
“Trabeculectomy 2012: Is There Still A Role?”

“Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma: Better Surgical Management?”

9/10/2011 Douglas J. Rhee, MD
Massachusetts Eye & Ear
Director of Glaucoma Services Boston, MA
“Canal Based Surgeries for Glaucoma”

“Overview of Diagnostic Testing for Glaucoma”

9/12/2010 Joseph Caprioli, MD
David May II Professor of Ophthalmology
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

"The Importance of Rates in Glaucoma"  
9/12/2009 Paul Palmberg, MD
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Miami, FL


"Micro-Zorro: Procedures at the Slit Lamp in Glaucoma Management"

"What the Clinical Trials Tell Us About Choosing Target Pressures"

9/13/2008 Robert N. Weinreb, MD
Director, Hamilton Glaucoma Center, Chief, Glaucoma Division
Shiley Center, La Jolla, CA


"What’s Next for Glaucoma"
9/5/2007 Richard Parrish, MD
Professor, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL


"New Findings of the CIGTS: 5 Year Follow Up of structure and Function"

"New Hardware for Glaucoma Filtering Surgery: Does Any of It Really Work?"

9/6/2006 Anne Coleman, MD
The Frances and Ray Stark Chairman and Professor of Ophthalmology, Professor of Epidemiology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Department of Ophthalmology, Los Angeles, CA


"Predicting Glaucomatous Progression with Imaging"
9/14/2005 Donald L. Budenz, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Cataract and Intraocular Lens Glaucoma


"Management of Refractory Glaucoma"

"STRATUS OCT in Glaucoma Diagnosis"

9/8/2004 Theodore Krupin, MD
Co-Founder, University Eye Specialists and The Chicago Center for Vision Research Clinical Professor, Northwestern University


"Low Pressure Glaucoma: The Shape of Things to Come"

"Combined Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery: Should the Combined Process be Abandoned?"

3/10/2004 L. Jay Katz, MD
Assistant Director, Glaucoma Service Attending Surgeon, Wills Eye Hospital Professor of Ophthalmology, Jefferson Medical College


"Glaucoma Surgery: Advances in the Past Century"

"Laser Trabeculoplasty: New Treatment Paradigm"