Information on medical conditions

The DOG is a medical scientific organisation. Our scope is the promotion of science and research. The DOG does not carry out any treatments and examinations of patients. This however is essential for diagnostics and therapy recommendations. We appreciate your understanding that we cannot answer questions on specific clinical pictures. For such questions we recommend you to contact an ophthalmologist or an eye clinic.

To learn more in English, please visit the Websites of other professional societies, such as

European Paediatric Ophthalmological Society (EPOS)
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)
European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)

Please see a list of Patient Information brochures on the following topics on our German website (published in German language only):

  • Conjunctivitis
  • Eyeglasses, Contact Lenses, Ametropia
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Intravitreal Treatment
  • Children, Strabismus
  • Legasthenia
  • Lids, blepharitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Dry Eye
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion