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ECLSO Newsletters

Current issue - May 2024

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Past meeting ECLSO at SOE - June 17 2023 
Dear Members of ECLSO, dear colleagues, dear friends,

After the successful ECLSO Congress in Paris on September 2nd and 3rd 2022, ECLSO continues our engagement to provide a valuable forum to promote knowledge exchange among ophthalmologists and eye care professionals about ocular surface pathology and medical contact lens applications.

In line with tradition, ECLSO had the pleasure to organise a Symposium on June 17th 2023 at the SOE conference in Prague, Czech Republic. 


ECLSO 2023 Symposium (PAST EVENT) :What every Ophthalmologist needs to know about contact lenses

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  • ​Dr Dean Saric, Croatia

  • Dr Pavel Rezek, Czech Republic

  • Ms Dr Andrena McElvanney, UK

  • Dr Ömür Uçakhan, Turkey

  • Prof dr Carina Koppen, Belgium

While in Prague we held our: ECLSO ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY & National Representatives & Praesidium meeting
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Meeting report - Paris 2022 (read the newsletter)
Dear Members of ECLSO, dear colleagues, dear friends,

The first face to face Congress of ECLSO in 4 years time that took place on September 2nd and 3rd 2022, in the Novotel in Paris. It was a major success, not only because of the number of participants, but especially because of the warm atmosphere and sense of feeling united in our attempt to present quality information on the medical use and care of contact lenses, diagnosis and treatment of ocular surface disease and last but not least the multi-pronged fight against myopia.



ECLSO also was faithful to the tradition of honouring those colleagues who have been a cornerstone to our Society. The Fick-Kalt-Müller Award, the highest Award of the Society, was presented to Dr René Mély, Past President.


Dr Ebru Toker, former Vice-President of the Society, gave the Kersley Lecture with the title: "Stain without Pain: current management of neurotrophic keratitis". Thank you Ebru!

This major Congress gave us the opportunity to organise two instructional courses for young ophthalmologists, one in French and one in English. The course in English will be available online soon.

As to the future, the voice of ECLSO will continue to be heard because contact lenses are an integral part of any ophthalmological and professional eye care practice. That is why the ECLSO President will participate as an invited speaker in the World Cornea Conference in Chicago (September 28-29,2022). Throughout the coming year we will be organising Symposia at different National Contact Lens Societies. ECLSO will also be present at the SOE conference in Prague (June 15-17, 2023), where a meeting with the National Representatives and the annual General Assembly are planned.

As ECLSO we believe in a model of collaboration where, in the interest of the patient, all eye care professionals who want to acquire or share knowledge on contact lenses are welcome to become members or associate members, and participate in our activities.

All of this, however, is only possible thanks to the generous support of our loyal sponsors and your active contribution by attending our meetings and staying in contact.

ECLSO cares for you!

ECLSO President, Carina Koppen, MD & Secretary-General of ECLSO, Ömür Uçakhan-Gunduz , MD

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> Young Ophthalmologist Series:
A Guide for Soft Contact Lens for Beginners
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