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DGII’s Mission Statement and Objectives

The German-Speaking Society for Intraocular Lens Implantation, Intervetional and Refractive Surgery (DGII) was established in 1986 by a group of German-speaking, European cataract and refractive surgeons.

The founding members were:

Prof. Dr. W. Doden, Frankfurt
Prof. Dr. J. Draeger, Hamburg
Prof. Dr. H. Freyler, Vienna, Austria
Prof. Dr. B. Gloor, Zürich, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. K. W. Jacobi, Giessen
Prof. D.r. G, O. H. Naumann, Erlangen
Prof. Dr. M. Reim, Aachen
Dr. K. Schott, Essen
Prof. Dr. H. – J. Thiel, Tübingen
Prof. Dr. D. Vörösmarty, Budapest, Hungary
Prof. Dr. J. Wollensak, Berlin

DGII is a non-profit society promoting scientific and practical activities in the area of intra-ocular lens implantation and cataract and refractive surgery by exchanging scientific knowledge and hands-on experiences, and by sponsoring scientific papers.  Continued

DGII also seeks to strengthen international contacts through double membership in the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS).  In 1996, along with the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), the ESCRS began publishing the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery- the most widely circulated ophthalmologic surgical journal.