The Scottish Ophthalmological Club

Welcome to the Official Website of the Scottish Ophthalmological Club.

We hope to bring you up-to-date information about forthcoming SOC meetings, other ophthalmology related activities in Scotland, as well as creating an archive of previous activities of the club.

Use the menu along the top of the page to navigate around the site and please contact us with any comments about the website or club itself.

Scottish Ophthalmological Club Virtual Autumn Educational Meeting

in partnership with Eye News


Submission Deadline:  Monday 7 September 2020


Due to the postponement of the SOC Autumn Meeting on 18 September, we are delighted to announce a virtual early evening event of education, enjoyment and enlightenment to be held on Wednesday 30 September from 1730 hrs - 1930 hrs.

In over 110 years of our history, this represents "a first" for the SOC and we use this as a theme for our symposium's special guest lectures.

We are now inviting e-posters and video submissions with the prize winner presenting on the day.  This will be open admission with no charge for those attending.  Please follow the link below

Please bring our own refreshments and see you on screen in September!


Order of events --

Welcome – Professor Baljean Dhillon, SOC President 

Introduction and IT Instructions  Dr Peter Wilson 

e-Poster Prize Winner 2020 


Guest speakers  

• Professor Gordon Dutton

• Professor Carrie MacEwen

• Professor Brian Fleck

• Professor John Forrester  


“My first time...” Reflecting on an operation, clinical diagnosis or event first encountered as a trainee, lessons learned and how it shaped / informed / helped / hindered / defined / triggered clinical practice later and a future career. 
 e-Poster prize competition 

The winner of the e-Poster prize will present their poster as part of the virtual event. The prizes will be awarded to the lead author only.

  • First prize: SOC Trainee Award (for best Scottish trainee e-poster submission): £250 cash prize
  • Second prize: A place on any course with Haag-Streit Academy in 2021 – donated by Haag-Streit Academy.
Video prize competition

Share your ‘my first time’ experience via a short video. The winning video will be screened as part of the event. 

  • Prize: £250  support towards  trainee attendance at an appropriate congress in 2021 – donated by Thea Pharmaceuticals.
OCT imaging competition 

Enter your best ophthalmology related image. 

  • Prize: Three high-quality OCT textbooks worth £258 (see below for more info) – donated by Heidelberg Engineering. 

Please feel free to enter any, or all, of the competitions. 

Further  details as below re prizes and sponsorship

Details how to register as below

Meeting Programme.docx


If you have any questions or queries regarding this event,  please email Alison Simpson, SOC Co-ordinator




It is with regret that in view of ongoing COVID 19 health concerns and the requirement for continued social distancing, it has become necessary to re-arrange our SOC Autumn Meeting which shall now be will be held on 26 February 2021.  This meeting will be hosted by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Further details will follow in due course. We look forward to seeing you then. 

On behalf of the SOC Council we wish you good health and all best wishes during this very challenging time.