DOG 2015 – Over 4850 participants from more than 70 countries

The DOG 2015 maintains its leading position as biggest and most important ophthalmological congress in Germany. A small selection of impressions to review this year’s DOG Congress has been compiled.

Ophthalmology – an all-embracing discipline

Dear colleagues, It is my great pleasure to invite you to the DOG 2016 in Berlin. The 114th DOG Congress will be held from September 29 to October 2 2016 once again at the Estrel Congress & Messe Center. For several years now the focus has no longer been on specific diseases or sub-specialties; too […]


Volume of abstracts now online

The abstracts of the papers as well as the poster presentations are now available online (PDF, 2.4 MB). You will find the abstracts along with an index of authors as an online-supplement in the journal “Der Ophthalmologe”.

“The objectives of this conference are knowledge exchange and active communication.” – Interview with the Congress President

The motto of the DOG 2015 is “Ophthalmology – interdisciplinary and based in fundamental research”.
Congress President Professor Karl Ulrich Bartz-Schmidt explains why he has chosen this motto, what is new and what the participants can look forward to. Interview with the Congress President Professor Karl Ulrich Bartz-Schmidt.

Big Trouble? Keynote Lecture on the Common Errors in Neuro-Ophthalmic Cases

In a keynote lecture based on a career-long review of medical cases that led to malpractice litigation, Professor Jonathan Trobe will present the most common and dreadful errors made by ophthalmologists involving neuro-ophthalmic issues on October 3, 2015 at 11.30 am.

Plasticity of Brain: New Strategies to Improve Vision

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.

Diabetic Neuropathy Assessment through Corneal Confocal Microscopy – Keynote Lecture

Confocal microscopy of the cornea is the first method that allows for an in-vivo visualization and quantification of terminal trigeminal nerve fibers. Under physiological conditions, the system captures nerve structures with a total length of 20 mm/mm2 in the sub-basal plexus. In his keynote lecture to be presented on Thursday, October 1, 2015, Rudolf Guthoff will demonstrate that diabetic patients present with a significant reduction in nerve fiber density even at the point of first diagnosis.

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.

The DOG Congress App: A perfect Overview of the whole DOG 2015

You want to organize your congress participation on a mobile device? Our DOG Congress App is now available to download via the iTunes Store or Google Play.