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 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 29 – May 3, 2018, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. 



Albert Lula, 2018 SEE-ARVO travel grant recipient

Albert Lula, MD, is a fourth year ophthalmology trainee at the university hospital Centre in Tirana, Albania, with a research interest is Keratitis Ichtiosies Deafness Syndrome. Dr. Lula is the 2018 SEE-ARVO travel grant recipient with support to attend the ARVO Annual Meeting.

Albert Lula's CV