South-East European Chapter Affiliate



South-East European Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (SEE-ARVO) 


SEE-ARVO was established in August, 2009, as a sub-group of ophthalmic and vision researchers of the South-East European Ophthalmological Society (SEEOS). SEE-ARVO is a regional chapter consisting of members from 18 countries, including Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey. It is headquartered in Bulgaria and hosts an annual meeting in the region. SEE-ARVO became an international chapter on October 29, 2009.


To foster communication between eye researchers and to promote vision science in South-East Europe.


Membership is open to individuals around the globe who are interested in eye and vision research in South-east Europe. There are no membership dues.

Planned 2018 – 2019 activities

  • Research symposium: one-day (date/place to be determined)
  • Present basic research talks with ophthalmologists at national ophthalmology meetings about the benefits of research
  • Foster communication and exchange of ideas between South-East European eye researchers
  • Travel grant opportunities for young investigators to attend the ARVO Annual Meeting: April 28 – May 2, 2019, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.



Nina Jovanovic

SEE-ARVO member Nina Jovanovic, MD, MSc, MPH, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a general ophthalmologist and oculoplastics and anterior segment surgeon with clinical and research interests in oculoplastics, anterior segment, eye injuries and strabismus. Nina received a 2018 Developing Country Eye Research Fellowship (DCERF) from the ARVO Foundation and shares her poignant personal story from her first experience at an ARVO Annual Meeting.

Nina's story

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