UPDATE- COVID-19: The 2020 FEBOS Glaucoma Subspecialty Exam has been postponed until December in Brussels, Belgium(prior to/during the EGS Congress 14th-16th December, exact date will be confirmed shortly) Due to the later date of this exam, applications are now open until June 30th 2020. DUE TO COVID 19 THE 2020 FEBOS Glaucoma Subspecialty Exam HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
The subspecialty examination in Glaucoma is intended to provide formal recognition of subspecialty training and expertise in the field of Glaucoma. Ultimately it will help to harmonize and improve glaucoma care across Europe.
To have a structure within which ophthalmologists who specialise in Glaucoma have their skills and expertise assessed, acknowledged and certified
To define the knowledge that the specialist in Glaucoma holds
To be recognised as a quality examination and consequent qualification for Glaucoma specialists
To encourage standardised training/teaching and standardised glaucoma care across Europe
The European Board of Ophthalmology (EBO), in collaboration with the European Glaucoma Society (EGS), organizes an annual subspecialty exam in glaucoma with the aim to formally recognizing subspecialty training and expertise in that field. By introducing exam criteria and standards, the EBO-EGS wish to harmonize and improve glaucoma 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-EGS Glaucoma Subspecialty Exam. Successful candidates will be awarded a diploma: the Fellow of the EBO Subspecialty Glaucoma Diploma (FEBOS-glaucoma diploma). This diploma is recognized as a proof of advanced knowledge and competence in this field.
The European Board of Ophthalmology (EBO), in collaboration with the EGS, wishes to increase the knowledge for general ophthalmology as well as subspecialty and contribute to raising the standards of glaucoma care in Europe.
The EBO Glaucoma Subspecialty Exam, organised by the EGS in collaboration with the EBO, is the opportunity for ophthalmologists with particular interest in glaucoma to have their knowledge and expertise certified.
Successful candidates will be awarded a diploma: the Fellow of the EBO Subspecialty Glaucoma Diploma (FEBOS-glaucoma diploma). This diploma is recognized as a proof of advanced knowledge and competence in this field.
The EBO and the EGS invite all interested ophthalmologists who have completed an ophthalmology residency program in a country member of the UEMS and a proper glaucoma fellowship training according to the requirements (see documents) to apply for the EBO Glaucoma Subspecialty Exam.
The requirements set by the EGS for the FEBOS–glaucoma exam are published on the website www.eugs.org.
The eligiblity criteria and the syllabus are available here
The FEBOS – Glaucoma exam is a yearly one-day exam consisting of a written and oral part.
Candidates wishing to apply for the exam need to provide following documents: (Documents will be emailed to candidates following application)
Please, kindly acknowledge that only fully completed forms will be considered.
17th December 2019– Applications Open
30th June 2020– Application Deadline (including submission of all supporting documents)
December 2020- FEBOS Glaucoma MCQ & VV Exam 2020
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