Journal overview

The bilingual journal Czech and Slovak Ophthalmology / Česká a slovenská oftalmologie is the official periodical of the Czech Ophthalmology Society and the Slovak Ophthalmology Society, with a tradition dating back 90 years – the journal has been published since 1933. Since then the journal has passed several important milestones. Until the Second World War it was published every two years. Publication was suspended for several years in connection with the war – the last pre-war issue 3 was published in 1937. This was followed by a long pause, and the journal was brought back to life in 1948, when the fourth issue finally saw the light of day. Since that time, the journal has been published annually, with six issues per year. Two years after the breakup of the Czechoslovak Federative Republic in 1993, the original title of Czechoslovak Ophthalmology was amended to Czech and Slovak Ophthalmology.


In the years 2018–2019 the journal became bilingual (Czech and Slovak Ophthalmology / Česká a slovenská oftalmologie). An online version of the journal was launched – – where Fulltext is available in both Czech/Slovak and English versions. Each article has an allocated international DOI number, which makes this publication unique worldwide in the sense of its identification. The English version of the article is published in the medical information portal PubMed, and the journal is “Open”, meaning that its content is “Free Article”, thus free for download. The journal is also indexed in the following electronic databases: MEDLINE/index Medicus, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, EBSCO – MEDLINE complete, Bibliographia Medica Cechoslovaca and in the List of Reviewed Non-impacted Periodicals of the Research, Development and Innovation Council of the Government of the Czech Republic.

Since 2009 the journal Czech and Slovak Ophthalmology has been a peer-reviewed, non-impacted periodical. It publishes clinically relevant research across all fields of ophthalmology and optometry – original studies, summary articles and case reports. Priority is given to original articles presenting new clinically relevant data. The primary language version of the journal is (US) English.

Prof. MUDr. Jiří Řehák, CSc., FEBO

Editor in Chief
Czech and Slovak Ophthalmology