Welcome to the ISGEDR Website


The International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma ISGEDR brings together individuals interested in the field of genetic diseases of the eye and in Retinoblastoma. • To provide a forum for researchers in the field of genetic diseases of the eye to share information. • To promote international collaborations in the study of genetic diseases of the eye and in Retinoblastoma. • To disseminate scientific knowledge through international conferences and through its official publication, Ophthalmic Genetics

A message from the President of ISGEDR 

On behalf of ISGEDR and Section DOG-Genetics I would like to invite all individuals interested in in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of hereditary eye diseases and retinoblastoma to the 21st meeting of our society held at the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen, Germany. 

This meeting will focus on the challenges of treatment of inherited retinal diseases and the advances made in the transition from bench to bedside. Other aspects of the program include sessions, presentations and posters on a variety of topics in genetic diseases of the eye and in the management of patients with retinoblastoma.
The meeting is embedded in a relaxed social program supporting easy personal exchange among all participants, offering a chance to set up and improve your international connections.

Professor Birgit Lorenz
President of ISGEDR
Speaker of Section DOG-Genetics

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ISGEDR 2019 Meeting – Giessen


A warm invitation to join us at the 21st International Meeting of ISGEDR on August 29th to 31st, 2019. Giessen, Germany

A joint meeting with the Deutsche Opthalmologische Gesellschaft (DOG). Hosted by Prof Dr Birgit Lorenz, current President of ISGEDR and to be held in the Lecture Building of the Medical Faculty of the Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany.


OGSC San Francisco 2019 – Venue and Date Announced

This year’s OGSC meeting will be on Friday, October 11, 2019 and will be held at the Westin St. Francis hotel. 

Available NOW – UK-EGG 2018 Screencasts

HD Video Screencasts recorded at the 2018 UK-EGG Conference 2018 are available NOW

Have a few minutes to spare, you could do worse than listening to Professor Nicky Ragge’s excellent piece on the Australian Radio News Channel “New techniques help genetically controlled eye conditions

Ophthalmic Genetics – FREE Subscription


The Journal is the official publication of ISGEDR and the OGSC. Members of ISGEDR receive a free subscription to the Journal and have access to all back issues.

Click here to visit the home page of Ophthalmic Genetics on the Informa Publisher website

“I look forward to seeing you next year for our 21st International Meeting in Giessen, Germany”

Birgit Lorenz, President

Video Screencasts

HD Video Screencasts from Joint ISGEDR/UK-EGG Meeting

You can now enjoy nearly all the wonderful presentations from the International Meeting hosted in Leeds.

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“A picture says a thousand words”

Here are photos from previous ISGEDR meetings