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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

June 3, 2022

Hotel Commonwealth

500 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA

The 788th Meeting of the New England Ophthalmological Society

Friday, June 3, 2022 at the Hotel Commonwealth (500 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA)

(Click here to view/download a preliminary agenda)

AM SESSION: Maximizing Cataract Surgery Outcomes In the Setting of Corneal Disease (with Inaugural Freeman Lecture)

  • Moderator: Donna Siracuse-Lee, MD / PC Coordinator: John Papale, MD
  • Guest of Honor: Esen K. Akpek, MD (John Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD)

Program objectives:

  1. Increasing the understanding of the importance of managing ocular surface disease in maximizing post-surgical outcomes.
  2. Improving understanding of the perioperative management of congenital and acquired corneal and anterior segment conditions which may affect the outcomes of cataract surgery.
  3. Discussing the challenges of using new lens technology in both academic and private practice settings in patients with a variety of corneal conditions.

PM SESSION: Ethics: Increasing Diversity and Health Equity in Ophthalmology (with Hutchinson Lecture)

  • Moderator: David J. Ramsey, MD PhD MPH / PC Coordinator: Fina Barouch, MD
  • Guest of Honor: M. Roy Wilson, MD, MS (Wayne State University, Detroit, MI)

Program objectives:

  1. Increasing awareness about the current state of diversity in the ophthalmology workforce.
  2. Discuss the impact on delivery of eyecare to underserved communities.
  3. Present the challenges posed to assessing ophthalmic interventions /research by a lack of diversity.

NEOS Hecht Poster Competition

  • Moderator: Claudia Richter , MD


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