DOG Basic Opthalmology Course

The DOG Basic Ophthalmology Course is a two-year course for a limited number of participants.

It is aimed at ophthalmologists in further training to become specialists. Proven experts impart sound and clinically relevant knowledge about diagnoses and therapies in ophthalmology. The basic course also includes the knowledge required for the specialist examination.

The course is divided into two parts. Part I takes place every two years in Munich, Part II in the following year at Venice International University, San Servolo, Italy. Each course part lasts 14 days, lessons taking place Monday-Friday from 09:00 to 17:00. The language of instruction is German.

Course part I is primarily aimed at residents in their 1st-3rd year of training, course part II at residents in their 4th-5th year of training.

Academic Director

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Messmer, University Eye Clinic of the LMU, Munich

Upcoming Courses

2024Basic Course Part I, April 1 up to April 26, 2024 in Munich – booked 
2025Basic Course Part II in Venice
2026Basic Course Part I in Munich


The enrolment is for the first part of the course. Participants of the first course will be given priority for a place in the second course. For registration please contact

Course fee

Euro 1.010,- per course part including course handouts and lunch on course days


Cardinal Wendel House
Mandlstrasse 23, 80802 Munich
Venice International University
Isola di San Servolo
30133 Venedig


The basic course takes place in cooperation with the Eye Clinic of the LMU Munich and the Venice International University.


Mrs Irina Aschenbrenner
DOG Office
Phone: 089 / 5505 768 19

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