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.




Neuro-ophthalmology Hot Topics 2021 – SOE Webinar 

SOE are delighted to announce a series of Educational Ophthalmology webinars which will run from October 2021 to May2022.

The webinars will be free for participants to attend and will cover a wide range of topics with international speakers and experts.

Neuro-ophthalmology: Hot Topics 2021

Date: Friday 22 October Time: 1830-2030hrs CEST

Despite, the current difficult period due to Covid19, we were able to adjust to this slightly different way of presenting and are proud to bring new professional knowledge to a wider round.

The first SOE get-together as a webinar is on the 22nd of October 2021 and it includes six talks in the Neuro-Ophthalmology field, all by excellent international presenters.

The topics which were chosen are a combination of the classical Neuro-Ophthalmology armamentarium, like “Life-threatening diplopia” and “The swollen optic disc”, as well as a current hot subject of interest: “The neuroophthalmological manifestations of Covid19”. All of us are very excited to host a webinar this year but are even more excited and looking forward to meeting face to face again, in Prague 2023.

Neuro-ophthalmology: Hot Topics 2021 Programme

Moderators: Shlomo Dotan (Israel), Jonathan Trobe (United States)
Life Threatening Diplopia – Andrew Lee (United States)
Positive Visual Phenomena – Gordon Plant (United Kingdom)

Neuro-ophthalmic Manifestations of COVID-19 – Karl Golnik (United States)

Swollen Optic Disc – Jonathan Trobe (United States)

Optic Neuritis and other Optic Neuropathies – Misha Pless (Switzerland)
Giant Cell Arteritis – Nicholas Volpe (United States)


Click here for the full SOE Webinar Provisional Programme



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