History

History

The Saudi Ophthalmological Society (SOS) was founded by an order of His Excellency the President of King Saud University on 2 Muharram 1406H, corresponding to 16th September 1985.. The first meeting of the SOS members was held at King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh during the 3rd Annual Symposium on 21 Jumada Al-Awal 1406H corresponding to 30th January 1986. Since the establishment of SOS as one of the first Saudi Scientific Medical Societies and the only Ophthalmology to be formed, Ophthalmologists in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and neighboring countries have greatly benefited. Under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Crown Prince and Honorary President of SOS HRH Prince Ahmed bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud continues to strive to achieve its future goals. This is in accordance with our government’s mandate to raise the scientific standards of Ophthalmology personnel, as well as the quality of the eye care services provided to our citizens.