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Advanced Imaging for Glaucoma

Casey Eye Institute, OHSU

3375 Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard

Portland, OR 97239-4197


Study Chairman: David Huang, M.D., PhD

Coordinator: Kathleen S. Torok







David Huang, MD, PhD

Dr. Huang is the principal investigator of the Advance Imaging for Glaucoma (AIG) grant and chairman of the AIG study.


Dr. David Huang is currently Weeks Professor of Ophthalmic Research at Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Huang earned the MD degree from Harvard University and a PhD in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received ophthalmology residency training at USC and fellowship training in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Huang was on the staff of the Cole Eye Institute of the Cleveland Clinic, then faculty of University of Southern California (USC). Prior to joining the OHSU faculty, he was the Director of the Doheny Laser Vision Center, Charles C. Manger III, MD Chair of Corneal Laser Surgery, and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology & Biomedical Engineering at USC.


Dr. Huang is known for his innovations in applying laser and optical technology to eye diseases.  He is a co-inventor of optical coherence tomography (OCT), an imaging technology that has been applied to the measurement of eye structures with unprecedented precision.  He has 8 issued patents and 6 pending patents in the areas of OCT, tissue engineering and corneal laser surgery.  He has been the principal investigator of 4 National Institutes of Health research grants.   He serves on the governing board, editorial board, program committee or advisory committee of 6 professional organizations.  He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and edited 2 books.  Dr. Huang has received an Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and was selected as one of the Best Doctors in America ( ) and is listed on, a directory service that screens LASIK surgeons based on research experience and premier patient care.  Dr. Huang leads the Center for Ophthalmic Optics and Lasers ( ) at OHSU.