European Society of Ophthalmology

The Society is made up of 44 national member societies in geographical Europe organising the biennial SOE Congress as well as awarding educational grants, organising the EuLDP programme, sponsoring lectures for clinicians and scientists across Europe and forming the SOE Young Ophthalmologists.


SOE Congress 2019

A truly Comprehensive Ophthalmology meeting, delivering a world class scientific programme for all Ophthalmologists. SOE are excited to announce Nice as the destination of the SOE 2019 Congress, the next European Congress of Ophthalmology from 13–16 June 2019. A selection of the best lecturers and teachers in the world will share their knowledge over the whole spectrum of ophthalmology and the most recent state-of-art equipment and devices will be on display at the exhibition.



Latest News

Observership report from Ekaterine Eradze, Georgia

Posted on 23rd May 2018 in Society News, SOE Grant Placement Reports, YO News

Observership report from Ekaterine Eradze, Georgia at Instituto de Oftalmologia Dr. Gama Pinto, Portugal My name is Ekaterine  Eradze .   I’m  a  fourth  year resident  in ophthalmology  University  Hospital   “New Hospitals”  in Tbilisi,  Georgia. First of all I  would  like to thank the Europian  Society of  ophthalmology and Professor Marko Hawlina for giving me educational grant

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European Journal of Ophthalmology

The European Journal of Ophthalmology (EJO) is the official journal of SOE.

For more information on EJO  click here



European Society of Ophthalmologists
Young Ophthalmologists

The SOE Young Ophthalmologists group (SOE YO) aims to serve the collective needs of YOs in Europe who are in training or in their first 5 years of independent practice.

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Latest Events


XVII S.I.C.S.S.O. Congress (The International Congress of the Italian Society of Stem Cells and Ocular Surface)

21-23 Jun 2018

Paestum, Italy


3rd Georgian Ophthalmological Society and European Society of Ophthalmology (GOS / SOE 2018) Joint Meeting

30 Jun - 1 Jul 2018

Tbilisi, Georgia


3rd European Meeting of Young Ophthalmologists

13-14 Jul 2018

Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University
Cracow, Poland,

Please note: 

There are an increasing number of fraudulent websites that impersonate SOE 2019. We would like to alert all participants to be aware of possible scams and to strongly advise you to only use the official SOE 2019 Website as well as the official SOE 2019 accommodation agency A111.

Any other companies are in no way connected with SOE 2019, the European Society of Ophthalmology or A111 and we therefore cannot vouch for the services they are offering. We strongly advise you to not share any credit card details with them. Unfortunately, these fraudulent websites cannot be prevented and we sincerely regret all your inconveniences

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