The advent of COVID-19 pandemic and the Government guidance under Health Protection (Coronavirus, Business Closures) Regulations 2020 and other pronouncements, has meant the closure of all non-essential premises/public venues, of which the conference venue at RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD, is one.

Given that no public venue events are probable in London until late 2020, we regrettably announce the cancellation of the XIIIth Congress of ISD-DE on 17th – 19th June 2020, for your and our safety.

Registrants and sponsors will be individually contacted in respect to full refunds. Authors of all abstracts submitted will be individually contacted. Please appreciate that these processes will take some weeks to complete. Meanwhile the activities of the website will continue to expand and we look forward to your participation as Members. Membership of the society is encouraged for full benefit. More info on membership available here.

Welcome to the International Society of Dacryology and Dry Eye

Welcome to the website of the International Society of Dacryology and  Dry Eye (ISD-DE), the world’s unique society combining wet and dry eyes.

We all know about wet and dry ageing macular degeneration but many people do not realise the proximity of wet and dry eyes in scientific research and clinical practice.

Dacryology is the term used to describe the science and clinical practice of tears, or often lack of them, of the eyelids, the conjunctiva, the cornea, the lacrimal drainage system and its drainage into the nose, the nasal space and mucosal lining, in health and disease. The causes of wet and dry eyes are often multifactorial.

  • ISD-DE is for people interested in the tears, either too few or too many tears.
  • ISD-DE is about a junctional area, as tears flow over the surface of the eye and into the nose.
  • ISD-DE is about vision as the tears are the mirror of the eye and are required for ocular health, comfort and clear vision.

A warm welcome to ISD-DE

Miss Jane M. Olver FRCS, FRCOphth, Secretary and President Elect ISD-DE

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