Austrian Chapter Affiliate


Austrian Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (AARVO)


AARVO was established in 2008 as a working group of the Austrian Ophthalmological Society located in Vienna, Austria. Members of AARVO are basic eye and vision scientists. Meetings are held annually in conjunction with the Austrian Ophthalmological Society. AARVO became an international chapter affiliate on May 2, 2009.


To foster communication between Austrian eye researchers and to promote vision science among Austrian clinicians.


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

Planned 2021 – 2022 activities

  • ÖOG Annual Meeting, AARVO Session: Date TBD
  • Present basic research talks with ophthalmologists at national ophthalmology meetings about the benefits of research
  • Foster communication and exchange of ideas between Austrian eye researchers
  • Travel grant opportunities for young investigators to attend the virtual ARVO Annual Meeting: May 1 – 7, 2021


  • AARVO President: Reinhard Told, MD, PhD
  • AARVO Vice-President: Nino Hirnschall, MD, PhD