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 from October 2021 to 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.


How to Prevent Myopia Onset and Reduce Myopia Progression
Date: Friday 26 November
Time: 1600-1730hrs CET
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The prevalence of myopia and pathological myopia is increasing substantially and will become the most common cause of visual impairment and blindness in Europe unless we are acting now. There are already effective myopia control interventions to prevent myopia onset and to slow down its progression. The main aim of the webinar is to provide information and guidance for eye care practitioners how to prevent and manage the development and progression of myopia.

Moderators: Wagih A. Aclimandos (United Kingdom); János Nemeth (Hungary)

Introduction: Wagih A. Aclimandos (United Kingdom); János Nemeth (Hungary)
Histology of Myopic Eye – Jost B. Jonas (Germany)
Epidemiology of Myopia – Serge Resnikoff (Switzerland)
Environmental Risk Factors and their Optimisation Possibilities – Christina Vidinova (Bulgaria)
Pharmacological Interventions – Andrzej Grzybowski (Poland)
Optical Interventions and Combination Therapies – Beáta Tapasztó  (Hungary)
Guidelines – János Németh (Hungary)

The Myopia Webinar is kindly supported by CooperVision



Ophthalmic A&E

Date: Friday 26 November
Ophthalmic A&E
Time: 1830-2000hrs CET
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SOE are delighted to forward information from the Italian Ophthalmological Society (SOI) below. The Society will hold its 100th SOI National Congress from 24 – 27 November 2021.   Dear International Colleagues and Friends, we are glad to share the lastest update about the forthcoming 100th SOI NATIONAL CONGRESS 2021 that will be held as

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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


12th Annual Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology: Europe (COPHy EU) Virtual

24-26 Mar 2022



34th International Congress of German Ophthalmic Surgeons.

23-25 Jun 2022

NCC East (Exhibition Center Nuremberg) 
Nuremberg Germany

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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