World Ophthalmology Congress, Barcelona,  June 16-19, 2018 Ophthalmic History  session Monday, June 18 2-3:30 p.m.


Tadeusz Krwawicz (1910-1988) - The Man Who Introduced Cryo-cataract Extraction.

   Andrzej Grzybowski, MBA, PhD  (Cogan Society member)

The Most Ancient Eyes on Earth

   Javier Ascaso, MD 

The True Story of the Charles Bonnet Syndrome

   Albert Franceschetti, FRCOphth, MD (Cogan Society member)

Ishihara Color Plate

   Tetsuro Oshika, FARVO, MD 

Roots and Berries: The History of Folk Remedies to Improve Vision

   Pamela Sieving, MA, MS (Cogan Society member)

The Barraquer Contributions to Ophthalmology

   Elena Barraquer, MD 

The Historical Root and Development of Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-Sen University

   Jiawei Wang, MA


European Association for Eye and Vision Research, Nice, October 3-6, 2018.  Ophthalmic History session, theme:  "From Francisco de Goya's Eyesight Difficulties to Famous One-Eyed Warriors" Friday, October 5, 2018, 18:00 p.m.

Influence of Eyesight Difficulties in the Late Work of the Spanish Painter Francisco de Goya (1746-1828)

        F.J. Ascaso

Tadeusz Krwawicz , MD, PhD – Inventor of Cryo-Surgery

        Andrzej Grzybowski (Cogan Society member)

Famous Monocular Warriors (Hannibal, Philip of Macedon, Date Masamune, Duke of  Urbino, Admiral Nelson)

        Stephen Schwartz

The History of Trachoma

        Agnieszka Polak

 Aesthetic Blepharoplasty through the Ages

        Marios Papadakis


Julius Hirschberg Gesellschaft,  Antwerp, October 5-7, 2018  Information available from  Frank Krogmann 



Past Meetings:

International Symposium On Ophthalmic History Held In Nantong, China, April 4-6, 2015


The symposium was held from April 4-6, 2015 in the Wending Hotel in Nantong, China. The aim of the symposium was to provide an ophthalmic history research platform for researchers, clinicians and academicians from all over the world to exchange their views and knowledge of ophthalmic history. Cogan Society members Chi-Chao Chan, John Lee, Linda Lawrence and Pamela Sieving presented at the meeting; a paper by Ira Eliasoph was also read in his absence.  The Symposium secretariat was Dr. Nan Hu, of the Chinese Museum of Ophthalmology (  Ms. Sieving presented a congratulatory certificate on behalf of the Cogan Society.  In addition to the symposium, Cogan members enjoyed a tour of the Chinese Museum of Ophthalmology in Nantong.



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