SOE 2017 at CCIB, Barcelona, Spain: 10 – 13 June 2017

15 November 2016 by Prof dr Dion Paridaens

ESOPRS is involved in a number of sessions during the SOE 2017 Congress. A stimulating and exciting scientific programme includes a Keynote Lecture from former ESOPRS President Mr Anthony Tyers, but also other ESOPRS members and Committee Members will speak at various sessions.
It is once again expected that over 3500 delegates from over 100 countries will attend the Congress and promises to be another very successful SOE Congress.

For further information please visit:

New ESOPRS members 2016

9 October 2016 by Prof dr Dion Paridaens

We congratulate our new ESOPRS members, who were accepted at the 2016 ESOPRS Annual Meeting in Athens. There are fifteen new Full Members, four International Members, and two Candidate Members.


Dr Carlo Graziani, Torino, Italy
Dr Suresh Saygili, Shrewsbury, U.K.
Dr Richard Scawn, London, U.K.
Dr LuzMaria Vasquez Gonzalez, Barcelona, Spain
Dr Gustavo Savino, Rome, Italy
Dr Elin Bohman, Stockholm, Sweden
Dr Andrea Sciscio, Rome, Italy
Dr Dyonne Hartong, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Dr Alessandra Modugno, Rome, Italy
Dr Jelena Mandic, Zagreb, Croatia
Dr Ralf Ungerechts, Darmstadt, Germany
Dr Guy Missotten, Louvain, Belgium
Dr Veva de Groot, Edegem, Belgium
Dr Deniz Ilhan, Antalya, Turkey
Dr Andrea Papp, Vienna, Austria


Dr Brent Skippen, Wagga Wagga, Australia
Dr Richard Allen, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
Dr Vivian Yin, Vancouver, Canada
Dr Steven Leibowitz, Nevada, U.S.A.


Dr Kaveh Vahdani, Plymouth, U.K.
Dr Sanja Massen, Zagreb, Croatia

4th Manchester Oculoplastic, Lacrimal and Orbital Dissection Course 8-10th March 2017

21 August 2016 by Prof dr Dion Paridaens

The course is ideal for:
• Oculoplastic fellows
• Consultants with an interest in oculoplastic surgery
• Senior trainees with an interest in oculoplastic surgery
• An update course for the purposes of continuing professional development and revalidation.

Course Highlights:
• Guest speakers with national and international reputations in their specialist field
• One of the most technologically advanced surgical skills labs in the UK
• Fresh Frozen Cadavers
• Minimal didactic teaching
• Focus on anatomy, dissection and surgical techniques
• Maximum hands on experience of surgical techniques
• High expert faculty to delegate ratio.

Course fees:
3 Day Dissector Fee £1295 Places strictly limited to 18 so please book early to avoid disappointment
3 Day Observer Fee £495 Limited places available to attend all lectures and observe all dissections
Fees include:
All course materials, lunch and refreshments and 2 course dinners

For further information contact Saj Ataullah:

Save the date: 14-16 September 2017 ESOPRS Annual Meeting Stockholm

16 August 2016 by Prof dr Dion Paridaens

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Next year, in 2017, the local organisers Eva Dafgård Kopp, Elin Bohman and Sven Sahlin welcome you at the 36th Annual Meeting of ESOPRS.
Excellent speakers from Europe and elsewhere will contribute to the Pre-Meeting Course (14 September) and the Annual Meeting (15&16 September), which will be held in the famous Karolinska Institute.
In addition, they will organise a very attractive social program around the Meeting.
Please have a look at their flyer for further information.

Dion Paridaens, MD PhD
Secretary ESOPRS

Join young ESOPRS group YESOPRS in Athens 2016

29 May 2016 by Prof dr Dion Paridaens

The Committee of ESOPRS strongly supports the initiative of Dan Georgescu who invites all young ESOPRS (candidate) members to join the YESOPRS group in Athens 2016.

Dion Paridaens,
Secretary ESOPRS

New ESOPRS members 2015

24 October 2015 by Prof dr Dion Paridaens

We congratulate our new ESOPRS members, who were accepted at the 2015 ESOPRS Annual Meeting in Brussels. There are nine Full Members, five International Members, seven Candidate Members and six Associate Members.


Dr. Eva Ayala, Barcelona, Spain
Dr. Hans Olav Ueland, Bergen, Norway
Dr. Marco Sales-Sanz, Madrid, Spain
Dr. Renata Migliardi, Torino, Italy
Dr. Zafer Onaran, Kirikkale, Turkey
Dr. Meghana A. Varde, Hannover, Germany
Dr. Isabelle Larré, Reims, France
Dr Guiseppe Vadala, Ivrea, Italy
Dr Kirsten Schebitz-Walter, Munich, Germany


Dr. Albert Wu, New York, U.S.A.
Dr. Mohsen B. Kashkouli, Tehran, Iran
Dr. Sheri L. DeMartelaere, Apo, AE
Dr. Maher Assem, Cairo, Egypt
Dr. Sunny Shen Yu, Singapore, Singapore


Dr. Nicole Fichter, Olten, Switzerland
Dr. Eva Beems, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Dr. Fabricio Lopes da Fonseca, São Paulo, Brazil
Dr Stijn Genders, Leiden, the Netherlands
Dr Christine Eenhorst, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Dr Aylin Garip-Kübler, Munich, Germany
Dr Olivia Morris, Goteborg, Sweden


Dr. Ahmed Ben Said, Tunis,Tunesia
Dr. Ahmed Wanas, Cairo, Egypt
Dr. Hossam Elbarbary, Alexandria, Egypt
Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Al-Salem, Amman, Jordan
Dr. Kathleen Albrecht, Eik Grove Village, Illinois, U.S.A.
Dr. Lama Jurdy/ Lebanon

New ESOPRS members 2014

12 April 2015 by Prof dr Dion Paridaens

We congratulate our new ESOPRS members, who were accepted at the 2014 ESOPRS Annual Meeting in Budapest. There are nine Full Members, one International Member, six Candidate Members and one Associate Member.


Dr. Paul Stephen Cannon, MD/ United Kingdom
Dr. Eva Dafgard-Kopp, MD/ Sweden
Dr. Juliette Delmas, MD/ France
Dr. George Kalantzis, MD/ United Kingdom
Dr. Ioannis Kyprianou MBChB, MRCOphth, FRCSEd(Ophth)/ Cyprus
Dr. Andre Litwin, MD/ United Kingdom
Dr. Maria-Christina Miller/ Germany
Dr. Vikesh Patel, MBChB, FRCSEd(Ophth)/ United Kingdom
Dr. Didem Serin/ Turkey


Dr. Alan McNab/ Australia


Dr. Elin Bohman, MD/ Sweden
Dr. Arzu T Comez, MD/ Turkey
Dr. Ronald de Keizer jr./ The Netherlands
Dr. Francisco Gonzalez/ Spain
Dr. Sylvia Green/ Germany
Dr. Mohamed Nassr/ United Kingdom


Dr. Lama Jurdy/ Lebanon

New ESOPRS-Members 2013

7 October 2013 by Prof. Dr., FEBO Christoph Hintschich

We congratulate our new ESOPRS members, who were accepted at the 2013 ESOPRS Annual Meeting in Barcelona. There are three Full Members, one International Member and five Candidate Members.

New ESOPRS members 2013

Prof. Yaroslav Grusha (Russia)
Dr. Eszter von Lovenberg, FEBO (Germany)
Dr. Simon Addison Woodruff (United Kingdom)

Dr. Angelo Tsirbas (Australia)

Dr. Christiane Decker (Germany)
Dr. Juliette Delmas France)
Dr. Tina Herold (Germany)
Dr. Christina Miller (Germany)
Dr. Frederic Scholtes (France)

ESOPRS received recognition as a reciprocal society to ASOPRS

20 February 2013 by Prof. Dr., FEBO Christoph Hintschich

The European Society of Ophthlmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has been recognized as a reciprocal society to the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
ASOPRS thanks ESOPRS’ for continued collegial relationship with ASOPRS.

New ESOPRS-Membership Subscription Fees

28 December 2012 by Prof. Dr., FEBO Christoph Hintschich

ESOPRS membership annual subscription fees have not been increased for a very long time.
From 2013 onwards the annual membership fees for Full members and International members will increase from 60.00 € to 80.00 €, for Candidate members from 25.00 € to 40.00 € and for Associate members from 35.00 € to 80.00 €. This was approved by the AGM.
The membership fee can easily be paid on the ESOPRS website, using the PayPal system.

The Committee has also decided to make the online version of “Orbit” available for free on the ESOPRS website for all Full, International and Candidate members, who had paid all their subscriptions. This project is envisaged to start with the beginning of the year 2013, depending on the negotiations with the publisher. As soon "Orbit" will be available, the members will be notified.

New ESOPRS-Members 2012

27 December 2012 by Prof. Dr., FEBO Christoph Hintschich

The ESOPRS Committee congratulates the new ESOPRS members,
who were accepted in 2012!

New ESOPRS website

10 January 2011 by Prof. Dr., FEBO Christoph Hintschich

Dear ESOPRS Members,

On behalf of the ESOPRS committee we would like to announce ESOPRS new website . This website has been completely redesigned and now is running – hopefully without start-up problems.
ESOPRS website does have a new appearance, but also a new content. A number of new features have been included, which we hope make this site more interesting for members and patients. These features include topics such as:

- Find Members
Members now can be searched for more easily using the country, the city or the first name and surname
- For Patients
Patients can search for ophthalmologists specialized in ophthalmic plastic and
reconstructive surgery in their region.
Information on diseases, surgical procedures and other matter of interests will be made available in the future.
- For Members
This includes a “Forum” which can be used as a platform to present and discuss clinical or scientific
issues, or personal communications, between ESOPRS members.
In the “Gallery”, pictures of general interest, i.e. of meetings etc. will be available.
The annual membership fee now can be paid directly on the website in the area “For Members”. PayPal
will be used to transfer the money safely (details to be announced).

All ESOPRS members will receive a user name and a new password.
Then please log in the “For Members” area. Using your username, please edit your profile. Please, check your details.

For all Full Members, who have paid their subscriptions up to 2011, the new membership certificate based on our new ESOPRS website design will be posted to your actual address.

With very best wishes for a happy, healthy and successful New Year 2011,
Christoph Hintschich
Secretary of ESOPRS

ESOPRS Annual Meeting 2010

5 October 2010 by Prof. Dr., FEBO Christoph Hintschich

The 28th Annual Meeting of ESOPRS was held from 9 - 11 September 2010 in Munich. Almost 450 attendees from more than 50 nations registered for this European meeting.

Highlights of the meeting were two invited Guest lectures:

Guest Lecture I on Friday, September 8 at 13.30
Prof. Jack Rootmann, M.D., F.R.C.S.(C), Diplomate A.A.O., Vancouver
“Pearls and Pitfalls in Orbital Surgery –
37 Years of Experience”

Guest Lecture II
Dr. Petros Perros, M.D., MB, BS, Newcastle
“Thyroidology for Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons”

The Mustarde-Lecture was given by Anthony Tyers from Salisbury on “Recent Advances and Current Management in Blepharophimosis (BPES) - Syndrome”.

The local organizer, Christoph Hintschich, thanks all attendees for their active participation at this meeting, the exhibitors and sponsors for their active support and all staff members and members of the organizing company for their excellent work and great commitment!