Welcome to the COS

Approaching our 130th Year!

Since it was established in 1893 -- nearly 130 years ago -- the Chicago Ophthalmological Soety has been dedicated to advancing educational opportunities for ophthalmologists 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.  Read the President's Welcome Message HERE.

The Mission of the Chicago Ophthalmological Society is:
To enhance the vision and health of the greater Chicago community by providing education, advocacy and a forum for discussion of clinical care and eye research among ophthalmologists in practice or training.

Items of Interest

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

Members & Educational Programs

  • Next COS Conference -- The next COS Meeting features the Krill Lecture on Monday, December 4, 2023.  Our guest speaker is SriniVas Sadda, MD from the Doheny Eye Institute in Los Angeles.  The topic is:  "The Future of Retinal Imaging."  As in recent years, this event is co-sponsored by the Rabb Retina Study Group  See DETAILS HERE

  • CLICK HERE to View the 2023-2024 meeting schedule (PDF document)
    The online schedule can be VIEWED HERE

  • Help celebrate 20 years of excellent educational opportunities at the 2024 ISEPS-COS Joint Conference set for Friday, March 8, 2024 at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Mark your calendars!





What's New?

  • We are sad to note the passing our our friend and COS past-president Dr. Kirk Packo.  He died at home on September 1st.  A tribute will be included at the upcoming COS meeting on September 11.