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Past Congresses

The World Ophthalmology Congress dates back to the first International Congress of Ophthalmology in 1857 and is the oldest continuing international medical congress.

2014
Tokyo, Japan
XXXIV International Congress of Ophthalmology
April 2-6, 2014
President: Tetsuro Oshika, MD
Host:  Japanese Ophthalmological Society
Co-Host:  Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology
www.woc2014.org

2012
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
XXXIII International Congress of Ophthalmology
February 16 – 20, 2012
President: Aziz AlRajhi, MD
www.woc2012.org

2010
Berlin, Germany
XXXII International Congress of Ophthalmology
June 5 – 9, 2010
President: Gerhard Lang, MD
www.woc2010.org
View selected presentations from the XXXII International Congress of Ophthalmology.

2008
Hong Kong, China
XXXI International Congress of Ophthalmology
June 28 – July 2, 2008
President: Dennis S.C. Lam, MD, FRCOphth
www.woc2008hongkong.org

2006
Sao Paulo, Brazil
XXX International Congress of Ophthalmology
February 19 - 24, 2006
President: Rubens Belfort, Jr., M.D., Ph.D

2002
Sydney, Australia
XXIX International Congress of Ophthalmology
April 21 - 25, 2002
President: Peter Hardy Smith, MD
www.ophthalmology.aust.com

1998 - Amsterdam, Holland
1994 - Toronto, Canada
1990 - Singapore
1986 - Rome, Italy
1982 - San Francisco, United States of America
1978 - Kyoto, Japan
1974 - Paris, France
1970 - Mexico City, Mexico
1966 - Munich, Germany
1962 - New Delhi, India
1958 - Brussels, Belgium
1954 - Montreal - New York, Canada - United States of America
1950 - London, England
1937 - Cairo, Egypt
1933 - Madrid, Spain
1929 - Amsterdam - La Hague, Holland
1922 - Washington, DC, United States of America
1909 - Naples, Italy
1904 - Lucerne, Switzerland
1899 - Utrecht, Germany
1894 - Edinburgh, Scotland
1888 - Heidelberg, Germany
1880 - Milan, Italy
1876 - New York, United States of America
1872 - London, England
1867 - Paris, France
1862 - Paris, France
1857 - Brussels, Belgium

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