World Retina Day is taking place today

A celebration of global ophthalmology 

The 5th World Retina Day taking place on September 3 celebrates the scientific exchange of knowledge between retinal specialists from all corners of the globe.

“EURETINA is delighted to be able to shine a spotlight on retina developments across the globe. In association with 25 leading retina society sessions, the 5th World Retina Day will offer a varied mix of science, research and education from all over the world in the fast-moving field of retina,” said Alistair Laidlaw, President of EURETINA.

Delegates can select from a wide variety of sessions covering all aspects of medical and surgical retina. Some of the highlights on offer include:

  • The prevention and treatment of high myopia (Taiwan Retinal Society)
  • A global perspective on Artificial Intelligence for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening (European Academy of Ophthalmology)
  • Vitreoretinal surgery in complex trauma cases (Spanish Society of Retina and Vitreous)
  • Advances in cells, gene and transplant therapy (Japanese Retina Vitreo Society)
  • Innovative Trials in AMD: A U.K. perspective (National Institute for Health and Care Research)
  • Controversial Issues in Retina (German Retina Society)

The Italian Retina Society’s symposium on “The Choroid in Retinal Diseases” will celebrate the life and work of renowned retinal expert Gerard “Jerry” Lutty, director of the Ocular Vasculogenesis and Angiogenesis Laboratory (OVAL) at Wilmer Eye Institute, who died in 2021.

The full list of the sessions available as part of World Retina Day is available at