Cell Concept in Corneal Transplant – Keynote Lecture Friday

Shigeru Kinoshita, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Frontier Medical Science and Technology for Ophthalmology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan. There are several devastating ocular surface disorders such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, chemical injury, and bullous keratopathy including Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy that are difficult to treat properly.

“I would like to send a signal for this path toward the future …” – Interview with the Congress President

The motto of the DOG 2017 is “German Ophthalmology Internationally”.
Congress President Prof. Dr. Thomas Kohnen explains why he has chosen this motto, what is new and what the participants can look forward to. Interview with the Congress President.

Challenges in IOL calculations – Keynote Lecture

Prof. Douglas D. Koch (Houston, USA): The accuracy of IOL calculations has improved dramatically over the past 5 years, but major hurdles remain, both for normal and complex eyes. Recent advances, limitations in current approaches, and steps needed to improved accuracy will be discussed.

Penetrating keratoplasty: Still the gold standard? – FEOph Symposium

FEOph Symposium and Roundtable Discussion: During the FEOph Symposium, junior speakers from France, Great Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain are holding lectures with focus on „Penetrating keratoplasty– still the gold standard?“. The presentations are followed by a roundtable discussion with five experts from these countries who will discuss the different national approaches and strategies.

Outstanding Experts, Current Topics – Keynote Lectures

As in past years, our Keynote Lectures will elucidate specific focal points in the program. In each of these half-hour lectures, an outstanding expert will comprehensively present an important topic.

IOL worldwide – Joint Symposium of DOG and International Intraocular Implant Club (IIIC)

Can our brains learn to see again after vision loss? And is it also possible that the healthy brain draws on resources that allow us to improve our vision significantly beyond 20/20? These fascinating and up-to-the-minute questions are the focus of the symposium “Adaptation, Perceptual Learning, and Plasticity of Brain Functions”, held on Saturday, October 3, 2015, starting at 8:00 am.

Hot topics in cataract & refractive surgery Joint Symposium ESCRS/DGII

This joint symposium of ESCRS and DGII will discuss current developments in cataract and refractive surgery. A special focus will be on intraocular surgery, the use of presbyopia-correcting IOLs, special IOLs and new methods of measurement and treatment in refractive surgery. The symposium will discuss pharmacological treatment with cataract surgery, achieving emmetropia with lens surgery, […]

5th Joint Meeting of the Cornea Society and the Sektion DOG-Kornea

Top-class cornea specialists from USA and Germany will discuss the whole spectrum of therapeutic approaches (from contact lenses through gene and cell therapy to PTK, DALK, DMEK and PKP) for certain groups of corneal dystrophy. Highlight of the session will be the Oskar Fehr Lecture held by Prof. Dr. Michael Belin on “The evolution of […]

Aurel-von-Szily Lecture – Viral induced anterior Uveitis

The underlying cause of intraocular inflammation is often difficult to establish. However, in particular an infectious origin will benefit from subsequent and specific therapy. This symposium will focus on viral causes of intraocular inflammation and honor the contribution of Prof. Aniki Rothova, Rotterdam, in this field.

Opening Ceremony

The highlights of the opening ceremony will be the President’s speech, the lecture by Roland Koch, guest speaker, and the appointment of the new honorary members of the DOG.

Attractive Travel Awards, Prizes, Funding

The DOG awards several prizes and funding for outstanding research achievements, which are to be presented at the congress in a special ceremony. Furthermore, this year the DOG will also present 25 Travel Awards to young scientists from Central and Eastern Europe.

DOG Travel Awards

All participants from Middle Eastern European and Eastern European countries are offered free access to the congress. Furthermore the DOG awards the best 25 abstracts submitted from Middle Eastern European and Eastern European countries with travel awards of Euro 750 each.

Posters in Unrivaled Sessions

The poster sessions will take place from Thursday to Saturday immediately after the lunch break and without competition from other ­simultaneous events. In order to devote appropriate attention to the posters, all posters will be presented and discussed in small groups, each of which will be facilitated by two ­moderators. Headsets will be issued.

Working sessions open for public

As a rule working sessions at the DOG congress are reserved for the participants of working groups. We would like, however, to draw your attention to two working sessions of the Section DOG-International Ophthalmology which are open to the public. On Friday morning, 9:45-11:00, speakers from Africa and Asia will report on the situations in […]

Age-related macular degeneration: New concepts and perspectives

Joint Symposium of the EURETINA and the German Retina Society: New developments and insights have recently emerged in the field of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This symposium of the EURETINA and the German Retina Society will highlight the latest insights in the biology of choroidal neovascularizations, new targets for treatments, approaches to disease-related complications, optimized […]

Current Challenges and Evidence-Based Methods in International Ophthalmology

Symposium of the Section DOG-International Ophthalmology: The majority of blindness is preventable and located in low-income settings. The symposium will present region-specific challenges and highlight recent advances in lowering preventable blindness.

German Ophthalmology Internationally: overview of symposia in English

True to its 2017 conference motto German Ophthalmology Internationally, DOG has decided to “go international” this year and focus on a global exchange between scientists and clinicians. Overview of the symposia to be held in English.

Social Evening – DOG-Gesellschaftsabend

Saturday, 30.9.2017, 20:00 Uhr Club Location Spindler & Klatt


At early night-time we invite you to join the DOG-Clubbing. Get into the right mood for the evening with some aperitif. Later on fantastic music invites for a dance.

Latest news from the industry: Corporate Sessions

As of now all breakfast-, lunch- and evening symposia during the DOG-Congress are listed in the Corporate Sessions brochure, including the information on speakers, date/times and rooms.

Charity concert: DOG in Concert

The concert is a traditional highlight of the DOG Congress and is performed each year by and for ophthalmologists. The evening’s performance will feature masterpieces from the classical music repertory.