Connecting Ophthalmologists from Around the World to Achieve Eye Health for Everyone

ICO Mark Tso Golden Apple Award for the Middle East – Africa Region

Prof.  Amel Meddeb Ouertani (left) and Dr. Ivo Kocur, ICO Chief Executive Officer (right). The recipient of the Mark Tso Golden Apple Award for the Middle East – Africa Region is Professor Amel Meddeb Ouertani from Tunisia.  She is Founding President of the Tunisian Society of Aerospace Medicine, the Middle East Africa Women in Ophthalmology […]

Vancouver Top Things To Do

The ICO is thrilled to bring the WOC2024 to the beautiful city of Vancouver. The Vancouver Convention Center is located on the waterfront with breathtaking panoramic views of surrounding mountains, oceans, and parks. Vancouver Top Things To Do

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The ICO represents the global ophthalmology community. It is dedicated to connective the world’s ophthalmologists to preserve and restore vision. Our priorities are to engage member societies, integrate education, and advance advocacy efforts. Find out more about the ICO

WHO Consultation on Uncorrected Refractive Errors

Photo caption: Dr. Ivo Kocur, MSc MA MBA, ICO CEO (left) with Dr. Alarcos Cieza, MSc MPH PhD, WHO Unit Head, Sensory Functions, Disability and Rehabilitation (centre) and Dr. Stuart Keel, PhD, Technical Officer, Vision and Eye Care Programme (right) at the WHO Expert Consultation on Refractive Errors in Geneva, Switzerland. Uncorrected refractive error, which […]

Ryan’s Retina

Through six outstanding and award-winning editions, Ryan’s Retina has offered unsurpassed coverage of this complex subspecialty—everything from basic science through the latest research, therapeutics, technology, and surgical techniques. The fully revised 7th Edition continues the tradition of excellence, balancing the latest scientific research and clinical correlations and covering everything you need to know on retinal […]

World Report on Vision

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published the World Report on Vision to address gaps in eye care and to galvanize action. 2.2 billion people around the world have a vision impairment and 1 billion have a vision impairment that is either preventable or is yet to be addressed. On 19 November 2019, co-hosted with the WHO, the UN Friends of Vision, under the Chairmanship of Ambassador Webson of the […]

UN Adopts First Resolution on Vision

The United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted the first-ever resolution on vision, committing its 193 member nations to ensuring eye care for everyone by 2030. Called “Vision for Everyone” this landmark resolution is designed to tackle eye disease and to enhance global efforts to help at least 1.1 billion people who have vision impairment and who […]

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