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3rd A.E.O Meeting

The third A.E.O meeting was held in Amsterdam on the 27th of September 2003, at the Victoria Hotel, Hude Park Hall 5, and was organized by the Ocularist Erica Groet, 1e de Riemerstraat 14, 2513 CV The Hague, The Netherlands, Tel +31(0) 703634121, Fax +31 (0) 703641315, e-mail At the meeting many Ocularists attended from different countries.

The scientific program was as follows,

10:00–10.10 Erica Groet, Ocularist, Netherlands
Welcome Speech
10:10–10:30 Christoph Muller-Uri, Ocularist, Wiesbaden, Germany
10:30–10:50 Tonnie Landman, President of the MMOP (Organization for people with an artificial eye), Amsterdam
The significance of patient organization
10:50–11:10 Dion Paridaens, M.D. Ph.D, Oculoplastic Service, The Rotterdam Eye Hospital
Orbital Implants: What and How
10:10–11:40 Discussions, Coffee Break
11:40–12:00 Robin Brammar, Principle Ocularist, Manchester Royal Hospital, England
A view on anophthalmia and microphthalmia
12:00–12:20 Peerooz Saeed, M.D., Orbital Center, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam
Pain in the enucleated patient
12:20–12:40 Rob Franken, Ocularist, the Hague, Netherlands
Ocularist-training in Vietnam
12:40–13:00 Discussion
13:00–14:30 Lunch
14:30–14:50 Ilse Mombaerts, M.D. Ph.D, University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium
The anophthalmic upper eye lid
14:50–15:10 Jack Van Haeren
Special treatments
15:10–15:30 Maarten Mourits, M.D. Ph. D., Orbital, Lacrimal and Ophthalmic surgeon, University hospital Utrecht
Complications in Patients with an artificial eye
15:30–16:00 Discussion and tea break
16:00–17:30 Round table discussion
Subject: Association Of European Ocularists
Comments, Ideas, Conference 2005


  • Orbital Prosthetic Supplies (OPS)
    Mr. Nigel Sapp and Mrs. Anne Sapp, England.
  • Technovent LTD.
    (Ocularist Supplies Craniofacial Implants) England.
  • Allergan, The Netherlands

Minutes of round table discussion

Dear friends and colleagues,

Remember our third meeting, the 27th September 2003 in Amsterdam?
I do hope it was as good for you as it was for me! So nice to see you all and work with you again. During our round table discussion a few decisions were made.

  1. In September 2005 we will have a fourth meeting in Madrid in Spain. Many thanks to the very kind offer to organize it by our colleagues Guillermo Ocampo Leon, Francisco Pelaez and Gloria Jimenez Gil, our new vice-presidents! Final dates and venue are to be confirmed. It will be again a great opportunity to meet colleagues and surgeons from another European country and learn about their way of working (together).
  2. Our colleague (and ophthalmologist) Yoav Vardizer from Israel will work together with the organization to create (more) space for discussion. Thanks, Yoav!
  3. We will keep each other posted if addresses, telephone numbers or e-mail addresses change.

Many kind regards to you all from the Netherlands, love Erica.

Prepared by Erica J. Groet, ocularist
President of the Association of European Ocularists.