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 2021

A truly Comprehensive Ophthalmology meeting, delivering a world class scientific programme for all Ophthalmologists. SOE are excited to announce Prague as the destination of the SOE 2021 Congress, the next European Congress of Ophthalmology from 2-4 December 2021. 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.

SOE 2021 A truly comprehensive Ophthalmology meeting,

delivering a world class scientific programme


Latest News

EuLDP Alumni success

Posted on 24th November 2020 in Society News, YO News

Congratulations to Eva Olofsson, PhD, med dr and EuLDP Alumni from the class of 2015- 2017 who is now President of the Swedish Ophthalmological Society. I attended the EuLDP in 2015-2017. Since then I have kept working as a vitreoretinal surgeon with ambition to fulfil my EuLDP project to establish a national register for retinal detachment

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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


14th Asia-Pacific Vitreo-retina Society (APVRS) Congress

10-12 Dec 2020

Taipei International Convention Center (TICC)


7th Annual Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology: Asia-Australia (COPHy AA)

29-30 Jan 2021

Bangkok Thailand


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

18-20 Mar 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

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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