European Ophthalmic Pathology Society

Established in 1962

The European Ophthalmic Pathology Society

The European Ophthalmic Pathology Society (EOPS) is a learned society for advancing ophthalmic pathology, the study of the pathological basis of the diseases of the eye and its adnexa: the orbit, eyelids, conjunctiva and lacrimal apparatus.


According to its constitution, the Society promotes the advancement of ophthalmic pathology by co-ordination with general ophthalmology, general pathology and allied sciences. It encourages research, teaching and improvement of technical methods in ophthalmic pathology through scientific meetings. The society organizes an annual meeting typically held in a city where one of its members is located. Every five years the meeting is held together with American colleagues from the Verhoeff-Zimmerman Society, alternately in Europe and the United States. The Society also organizes scientific symposia on ophthalmic pathology in collaboration with general ophthalmological congresses.