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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.

ESASO Campuses

ESASO – European School for Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology Campuses mean a well-developed academic system, central location, good infrastructure and facilities. Students can benefit form an easy access to technology and to the latest trends in Ophthalmology

ESASO Training Centre Lugano

The new ESASO training centre (ETC) - inaugurated on 28 October 2016 - offers cutting-edge educational facilities and advanced “eye-tech” equipment: a great opportunity for ophthalmologists, because they can teach and learn from each other.


ESASO Singapore Campus

The Asian Campus is located at one of Singapore’s most prestigious private medical establishments: the Camden Medical Centre, on Orchard Boulevard in the heart of the city.


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Christmas 2017 Eye Focus Issue

November 08, 2017

“Dear Colleagues, This issue is a festive edition since ESASO will celebarate its 10th Anniversary in 2018. Read the report on 2017 activities and discover the latest news

Our Community

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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