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

SOE Fellowships – Apply Now

Posted on 21st March 2018 in Society News

The Board of SOE is offering 3 Fellowships for ophthalmologists-in-training, under the age of 40, or in the first 5 years of independent practise, from any European country. The following fellowships are available: 1 fellowship of 6 months (6.000 eur) 2 fellowships of 3 months (3.000 eur) Applications for these Fellowship grants are now open,

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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


The COOC (Congress of Ophthalmology and Optometry China)

24-26 Mar 2018

Shanghai, China


Newcastle Surgical Training Centre Strabismus Course

26-26 Apr 2018

Newcastle Surgical Training Centre, Freeman Hospital
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom


Newcastle Surgical Training Centre Oculoplastic Course

27-27 Apr 2018

Newcastle Surgical Training Centre, Freeman Hospital
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

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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