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Welcome to ESASO, the Top Quality Education in Ophthalmology

Our aim was to fill the gap existing in the post-graduate training of ophthalmologists in Europe. To reach our goals we have built strong partnerships with leading ophthalmic institutions, groups and individuals worldwide.

Guided by a vision of collaboration and supported by Europe’s major ophthalmological societies, including the European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), the European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA), the European Glaucoma Society (EGS) and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), we strengthen capabilities and prepare for the future.

These are the key factors that have enabled ESASO – European School for Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology to become a centre of international prestige despite its short history: discover more through our website!


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Studying at ESASO

ESASO – European School for Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology’s educational programme is based on a modular system that covers the whole field of ophthalmology: retina, cornea and refractive surgery, glaucoma, oculoplastics, paediatrics and strabismus. This system makes it easy to combine continuing education with existing work commitments.

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ESASO – European School for Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology offers the chance to be part of a community of students and teachers in an intercontinental framework of knowledge and friendship. Discover us through the words left by those who have experienced our modules or our initiatives and become one of us.



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