About us

The DOG is the scientific association of ophthalmology in Germany. It comprises more than 7.950 ophthalmologists in hospitals, medical and research units.

One of the main aims of the DOG is to advance scientific progress in ophthalmology and to transfer acknowledged findings into the daily routine in clinics and physicians’ practices.

With more than 7.950 members, the DOG is one of the important medical scientific associations in Germany. Founded 1857 in Heidelberg by Albrecht von Graefe, the DOG is the most ancient ophthalmological scientific association in the world and the most ancient scientific medical association in Germany.

The DOG supports scientific projects and studies, organizes congresses and publishes scientific journals. The high membership numbers reflect the importance of the transfer of knowledge achieved by the DOG. Most of Germany’s ophthalmologists and scientists are members of the DOG and benefit from the various offers in the field of information, research and training.

In cooperation with all ophthalmological subspecialties, national organisations, international partners and patient associations, the DOG offers ophthalmological experts a wide array of competences and an excellent platform for the sharing of scientific experience and insights.

We are confident that these competences, experiences and insights will continue to serve as sources for new medical discoveries providing great benefit for patients at clinics and in physicians’ practices.