EBO-ESCRS Subspecialty Exam

The subspecialty examination in Cataract & Refractive Surgery is intended to provide formal recognition of subspecialty training and expertise in the field. Ultimately it will help to harmonize and improve cataract & refractive surgerical care across Europe.

To have a structure within which ophthalmologists who specialise in Cataract & Refractive Surgery have their skills and expertise assessed, acknowledged and certified
To define the knowledge that the specialist in Cataract & Refractive Surgery holds
To be recognised as a quality examination and consequent qualification for Cataract & Refractive Surgery specialists
To encourage standardised training/teaching and standardised care across Europe

The European Board of Ophthalmology (EBO), in collaboration with the ESCRS, organizes an annual subspecialty exam in Cataract & Refractive Surgery with the aim to formally recognizing subspecialty training and expertise in that field. By introducing exam criteria and standards, the EBO-ESCRS wish to harmonize and improve training across Europe.

Specialists in Ophthalmology with particular interest and experience in glaucoma have the opportunity to have their knowledge and expertise tested and officially acknowledged by sitting the EBO-ESCRS Cataract & Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Exam. Successful candidates will be awarded a diploma: the Fellow of the EBO Subspecialty Cataract & Refractive Surgery Diploma (FEBOS-CR diploma). This diploma is recognized as a proof of advanced knowledge and competence in this field.

Further information available here.

Important Dates FEBOS Cataract & Refractive Exam

  • December 12th 2019 FEBOS-ESCRS candidate application process opens
  • 27 March 2020 FEBOS-ESCRS Candidate application deadline (including submission of all supporting documents)
  • July 1st 2020 Confirmation for eligible candidates to sit the examination
  • July 31st 2020 Candidates confirm intent to sit examination
  • 2nd  October 2020 FEBOS-CR MCQ & Viva-voce exam



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