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 Webinar series 

SOE are delighted to announce a series of Educational Ophthalmology webinars which will run until May2022.

The webinars are free for participants to attend and will cover a wide range of topics with international speakers and experts. Webinars do not have CME credits.

To register for the next in the series of the SOE Webinars click on the links below


Novel Approaches for the Treatment of Challenging Macular Holes 

Date: Friday 28 January 2022
Time: 1600-1730hrs CET
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Although macular holes have a success rate around 85- 90 percent when vitrectomy, peeling of the Membrane limitans interna and gas tamponade is performed, there is a group of more difficult cases which will not respond well to routine surgery.  In this symposium an overview of classifications will be given.  Furthermore, the role of inflammation besides traction forces in the pathogenesis will be discussed.  New technologies for the management of large, persistent and myopic macular holes as there are: ILM flap techniques, subretinal fluid application or the combination of both will be presented as well as latest results with the transplantation of amniotic membrane for hole closure and visual gain by experts in their field. Moderators: Susanne Binder (Austria), Lyubomyr Lytvyinchuk (Germany)

Introduction, Definition and Future Aspects – Susanne Binder (Austria)
The Inverted Flap Technique in Atypical Full Thickness Macular Holes –
 Zofia Anna Nawrocka (Poland)
Subretinal Hydrodissection to Close Large Macular Holes: A Global Perspective 
– Carsten Meyer (Germany)
Combination of Subretinal Administration of Fluid and Inverted ILM Flap Technique as an Alternative Approach 
 Lyubomyr Lytvynchuk (Germany)
Experience with Amniotic Membrane Transplantation for Large and Chronic Macular Holes 
– Stanislao Rizzo (Italy)


Choroidal Inflammation – Understanding the Hidden Layer
Date: Friday 28 January 2022
Time: 1830-2000hrs CET
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The choroid remained for many years as an obscure part of the uveal tract with limited ability to examine it. Recent progress in imaging has allowed us to better understand the manifestations of many diseases and gave the ability to monitor disease behaviour and response to therapy. We will focus this webinar on the imaging modalities currently available and the conditions involving the different parts of the choroid.

Moderator: Carlos Pavésio, United Kingdom

Investigating the Choroid: Imaging and How it Helps in the Diagnosis and Monitoring – Aniruddha Agarwal (Dubai)
Infectious Choroiditis – 
Vishali Gupta (India)
Inflammation Involving Primarily the Choriocapillary – 
Francesco Pichi (Abu Dhabi)
Inflammation Involving the Choroidal Stroma
 – Marc de Smet (Switzerland)

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Posted on 14th December 2021 in Society News, YO News

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34th International Congress of German Ophthalmic Surgeons.

23-25 Jun 2022

NCC East (Exhibition Center Nuremberg) 
Nuremberg Germany

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