The professional association of ophthalmologists in Germany started to set up the state associations Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Berlin-Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia and Saxony at the end of November 1989. On June 17, 1990, we celebrated the founding of joint professional association in the Hotel Astoria in Leipzig. At the World Congress for Ophthalmology in Berlin in June 2010, we were reminded of this association. The ophthalmologists and not the urologists were the first to come together. In 1991 the German Ophthalmological Society held its annual congress in Leipzig as the first scientific all-German society.
Dr. med. Rolf Grewe, former representative of BVA and DOG for the federal states East, 48155 Münster