Welcome to the COS

Since it was established in 1893, the Chicago Ophthalmological Society has been dedicated to advancing educational opportunities for ophthalmolmologists in the Chicagoland area.  Today, with nearly 300 members in private practice and academia, the COS is one of the oldest and most successful local eye societies nationally.  Its members have included some of the most prominent ophthalmologists in the country.

Items of Interest

Welcome to the COS website! Here's you'll find information about the rich history of Society and it's activities, including quarterly educational dinner conferences.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or requests.

Illinois and Chicago "master calendar" -- The Chicago Ophthalmological Society and the Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons are working hard to provide information about conferences and other activities that will be of interest to the greater ophthalmic community in the area.  You can access the master calendar online  to view information about local, regional, national and international conference and events -- CLICK HERE

Chicago Traffic

Check on the current traffic and travel times on Chicago area highways . . .


Education and Programs

  • Next COS Conference -- Mark your calendar for the next COS quarterly meeting - Monday, December 7.  Carmen Puliafito, MD Dean of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California will give the annual Krill Memorial Lecture.  This conference will be a joint meeting with the Rabb Retina Study Group.
  • CLICK HERE to View the 2015-2016 meeting schedule
  • Mark the date for the ISEPS-COS Joint Conference . . .  Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.




What's New?


  • View the latest edition of The Chicago Doctor.com which this month features an article about the COS by President Mathew MacCumber, MD, as well as a report about the May COS program with Monte Mills, MD.
  • Fun Fact -- The COS and hockey's top prize, the Stanley Cup, are the same age!  Both were established in 1893.  Go Blackhawks!  (Thanks to Mat MacCumber for noticing this important piece of information!)