The NOG was founded in 1892 which is other name of Netherland Ophthalmological Society when a group of like-minded ophthalmologists met at the Maashotel in Rotterdam to discuss the latest developments in their profession. The aim of the society was, and still is, the scientific and social support of ophthalmology in the Netherlands. The father of Dutch ophthalmology was Franciscus Cornelis Donders who was a brilliant ophthalmologist and scientist. He was a close friend of Albrecht von Graefe from Germany. Together, Donders and Herman Snellen formed, in Utrecht, the "epicentre" of Dutch Ophthalmology. Three years after the death of Donders the NOG was founded.
Because the Netherlands is a rather small country with a history of many international contacts due to trading, it is not surprising that ophthalmology in the country has not only national focus, but is open-minded to developments from abroad. It was this open mindedness that fertilised the ground for new techniques and ideas by Flieringa, Binkhorst and Worst, just to name a few.Read More»