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15 - 17 June 2023
Prague, Czech Republic

A Multi-Specialty in-person meeting, delivering a world class scientific programme. Offering symposia, YO sessions, workshops, live surgery, debates, mystery cases and updates on all topics
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Dear Friends and Colleagues

SOE 2023 wishes once again to thank all delegates, speakers and Industry representatives for attending SOE 2023 and making it such a successful Congress. Without all your support, engagement, and commitment in always striving for excellence within the field of Ophthalmology we could not produce a Congress of such high educational value. SOE is indebted to the Czech Ophthalmological Society for their support and to Pavel Rozsival, the SOE Local Orgainiser, prior to and during SOE 2023 as well as the Prague Convention Bureau and the City of Prague. We look forward to seeing you all at SOE 2025, in Lisbon, Portugal from June 7th – 9th 2025

Wagih Aclimandos 

President, European Society of Ophthalmology

For a full look back at the Congress click here to watch a video, compiled by the Czech Ophthalmic Society.


Welcome to SOE 2023  from Klára Marešová the Czech Ophthalmological Society Chair SOE 2023 is grateful for the support of the Czech Ophthalmological Society and under the auspices of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic

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SOE 2023

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SOE 2023 Conference

Keynote Speakers

Gerd Auffarth
José Barraquer Lecture: Cataract - Current and Future Developments in Intraocular Implants for Cataract Surgery - Gerd Auffarth - Thursday 15 June 2023 (13.30 – 14.15hrs)
Marc de Smet
Robert Machemer Lecture: Retina - Greatness Comes from Tiny Footsteps - Marc de Smet -Friday 16 June 2023 (13.30 – 14.15hrs)
Michèle Beaconsfield
Richard Collin Lecture: Oculoplastic - Periocular Cancer (any cancer) Treatment: From Control to Prevention - Michèle Beaconsfield - Saturday 17 June 2023 (13.30 – 14.15hrs)


The SOE 2023 Congress will take place at the Prague Congress Centre Prague, Czech Republic. For More details concerning the location and facilities of the Prague Congress Centre visit:
Prague, “the City of a Hundred Spires,” is renowned for its historic Old Town Square, with brightly decorated baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock to name just a few of its treasures.
For three days in June 2023 we will make Prague the focal point of European ophthalmology and with direct flights from its airport to 165 countries it will be easy for you to join us.

For accommodation go to » Hotels for SOE 2023 (


Average weather for June 15th-17th

16 hours of sunlight

16 hours of sunlight

Mostly clear 41%

Mostly clear 41%

67mm per month

67mm per month

Low 11</br> High 21

Low 11
High 21

SOE 2019

To view images from the SOE 2019 Congress click below on the gallery During SOE 2019 a number of sessions were filmed along with a series of expert interviews with some of the SOE Committee, SOE 2019 speakers, Keynote Lectures and symposia. All the video content is freely available to watch. Click below on sessions and interviews for the full selection

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SOE 2019 Conference

Please note: There are an increasing number of fraudulent websites that impersonate SOE 2023. We would like to alert all participants to be aware of possible scams and to strongly advise you to only use the official SOE 2023 Website as well as the official SOE 2023 accommodation agency A111.

Any other companies are in no way connected with SOE 2023, 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 any inconvenience caused.