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35. Internationaler Kongress der Deutschen Ophthalmochirurgie (DOC)

15.06. - 17.06.2023, Nürnberg


Dear colleagues,

The 35th International Congress of German Ophthalmic Surgeons (DOC) will be held in Nuremberg, Germany, from June 15–17, 2023.
Renowned experts present innovations and advancements and discuss the gold standards of ophthalmic surgery with the auditorium. Practical ophthalmic surgery is given a lot of space in wetlabs and courses, ensuring comprehensive, hands-on training and continuing education.

In addition to Master Class courses, which provide an excellent overview in a compact form of a subfield of ophthalmology / ophthalmic surgery, the surgical courses are also continuously being expanded. The aim of the surgical courses is to provide participants with a well-defined surgical procedure, divided into individual steps, supplemented by explanations of the indication and postoperative follow-up.

In pro & con sessions, speakers defend their point of view and engage in discussions with the auditorium.

In 2023, the focus will again be on live video surgery from a large German ophthalmic clinic (Uni-Augenklinik Hamburg). The live video surgery provides detailed insights into various surgical techniques of a renowned German university ophthalmic clinic.

An important pillar of the DOC is controversial discussion.
The task of the chairs of a session is to actively shape the controversial discussion, i.e. to discuss alternative views and dissenting opinions. The subjective, personal opinion of the chairs is also of interest to the auditorium.

The scientific program is complemented by the seminar series Management in Clinic and Practice as well as symposia on telemedicine, anesthesia, contact lenses, strabology and elective services (IGeL Symposium). The seminar for the ophthalmologist’s practice is of special interest for all colleagues.
The program for physicians is complemented by a comprehensive and highly differentiated program for ophthalmic assistants (OAP program).

Due to the ever increasing number of our international guests, we offer simultaneous translation (German-English) for the Tokyo room on all 3 days.

We look forward to your attendance at the 35th DOC, June 15–17, 2023, in Nuremberg, Germany!

Dr. med. A. Scharrer

Scientific Program