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Welcome to NEOS

Dedicated to the past, present and future of ophthalmologic care

The New England Ophthalmological Society (NEOS) is the second oldest American medical specialty society in continuous existence. Founded in 1884, the society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and advancement of ophthalmology. Now well into its second century of existence, NEOS has had the good fortune to count among its members some of the brightest and most influential leaders in ophthalmology.

Today as in the past, NEOS remains committed to educating its members to ensure continuing high standards of ophthalmic care in New England. NEOS is also committed to educating other health care providers and the public about diseases and conditions of the eye with emphasis on detection, treatment, and prevention. NEOS maintains an Educational Endowment Fund to help achieve the society’s mission far into the future.

We are truly proud of this organization and want to thank our members for their continued participation and their service to this unique society. The current NEOS membership is comprised of over 737 Board-certified and Board-eligible ophthalmologists from all over New England. NEOS organizes and sponsors five meetings per year, consisting of two half-day sessions. Each session is devoted to an ophthalmic subspecialty, including ethics and risk management. One meeting per year includes education for allied ophthalmic personnel. Given the high caliber of our regional, national, and international speakers, as well as our proximity to multiple prestigious academic institutions, NEOS is able to consistently offer its members world-class meetings within a short car or train ride. NEOS is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Typically members are eligible to receive up to 35 CME credits per year.

NEOS provides an unparalleled environment of collegiality and continuing education. No one understands our unique challenges and aspirations more than our colleagues. If you are a current member, thank you again for your continued support. If you would like to join or would like more information about our society, please click the link below for an application and our contact information.

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Upcoming Meetings

The New England Ophthalmological Society offers five ophthalmologic educational meetings per year

Upcoming Physician Meeting

September 24, 2021

Hotel Commonwealth

500 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA

The 785th Meeting of the New England Ophthalmological Society

When? Friday, September 24th, 2021 (7:30 am – 4:00 pm)

Where? ** New Venue ** Please note that the meeting will be held at Hotel Commonwealth (500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA).

AM SESSION – Glaucoma Evaluation and Management in Eyes with Coexistent Ocular Diseases and Intraocular Surgery

Program objectives:

  1. Review the incidence and risk factors associated with glaucoma after corneal transplant surgery
  2. Identify various mechanisms of glaucoma after vitreoretinal surgery
  3. Review IOL choices for glaucoma patients undergoing cataract surgery
  4. Recognize and effectively manage ocular surface disease in glaucoma patients
  5. Outline a stepwise approach to managing uveitis while controlling underlying glaucoma
  6. Highlight the importance of a patient centered individualized approach to glaucoma care
  7. Summarize the importance of trabeculectomy and why this procedure will continue to remain an important part of glaucoma care

PM SESSION – Hot Topics in Pediatric Ophthalmology: “How do I Counsel my Patient for These Common Scenarios?”

Program objectives:

  1. Updating clinicians on the most commonly asked-about topics in pediatric ophthalmology
  2. Reviewing and analyzing updated evidence supporting best practices on these topics
  3. Exploring the horizon in pediatric ophthalmic care

Download a copy of the meeting agenda here


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