Swedish Ophthalmological Society

June 1, 2006

Swedish ophthalmologic research has a long tradition dating back to the slit lamp of Gullstrand of the early 20th century through later concepts such as the use of sodium hyaluronate in cataract surgery and latanoprost in glaucoma treatment. University departments of ophthalmology are present at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and at the universities of Uppsala, Lund (Lund and Malm?), Link?ping, Gothenburg and Ume?.

Swedish ophthalmologic research has a long tradition dating back to the slit lamp of Gullstrand of the early 20th century through later concepts such as the use of sodium hyaluronate in cataract surgery and latanoprost in glaucoma treatment. University departments of ophthalmology are present at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and at the universities of Uppsala, Lund (Lund and Malmö), Linköping, Gothenburg and Umeå.

International cooperation is promoted through the participation at the biannual Nordic Congresses of Ophthalmology, membership in the Nordic Ophthalmologic Committee and Acta Ophthalmologica Foundation. More recently, a European leadership development programme specifically designed for ophthalmologists has been implemented by representatives of the society within the framework of the European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE).

For more information please visit http://www.swedeye.org/