The World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WSPOS) was established in 2008. WSPOS has a collegial ethos which allows the society to discuss important and controversial matters in the field of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
WSPOS is an international society which recognises that the majority of eye care delivered to children all over the world come from adult ophthalmic surgeons who see children, as well as dedicated paediatric ophthalmologists.
WSPOS also notes that the expertise in paediatric ophthalmology is a global responsibility. For this reason we have been invited to participate in major ophthalmological meetings including ESCRS, ASCRS, AAO, WOC and SOE.
Under the guidance of its Executive and Scientific Bureaus, the society gives adult ophthalmic surgeons who are taking the time to look after children the opportunity to discuss their expertise and their problems with paediatric ophthalmologists.
In turn, paediatric ophthalmologists can learn from their adult counterparts about new techniques and procedures.
The world of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus is constantly changing and our challenge is to ensure that our members are informed of the latest developments and innovations.
We also recognise that collaboration and communication are essential for the development of the society and our congresses and sub-specialty days allow us to network with key opinion leaders in all areas of ophthalmology.
WSPOS founding member Dr. Ken K Nischal discusses the growth of the Society and landmarks it has achieved.
In memory of Dr. Alan B Scott A giant in the field of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Dr. Scott pioneered the use of botulinum toxin in humans in the 1970s while working at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco, California. Dr. Scott was an incredible mentor and teacher during his […]
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Alberto O. Ciancia 26/01/1924 – 28/08/2021
ENDORSEMENT of the American Public Health Association 2019 Public Health Code of Ethics By Ethics Bureau
Join us for our Unmet Needs of Amblyopia webinar this Saturday 29th May. Moderated by Daisy Godts, Belgium and Yair Morad, Israel, this is sure to be a great session!
Join us for WSPOS Connect 2 The World from 25th-26th September 2021. More information available here soon!
View our case about a 49-day old female child who was referred for a corneal thickening in both eyes. There were no similar findings in any of her other family members. The patient was otherwise well.
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WSPOS, along with many international professional medical institutions and societies, sends our heartfelt support to our Ukrainian colleagues, their families and the population in their hour of unprecedented need. Our Ukrainian colleagues should know that our thoughts are very much with them and that, as a society, WSPOS will try its best to support them in any way we can, both professionally and individually as they bravely still serve a country and population in need.
We all hope for a peaceful and equitable solution.