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

Medical Student


The increasing age of the world population, high prevalence of common problems such as eye injury and red eye, and importance of vision in the information age support the need to expand ophthalmic medical student education. The ICO advocates that a complete physician education includes an appropriate ophthalmic curriculum for all medical students. The curricula are presented not as mandatory standards of training or practice, but as an educational tool and consensus example to stimulate multi-levels of training including basic, standard, and advanced programs. The ICO realizes the wide variability of educational standards, patterns and prevalence of diseases, and social structures for provision of eye care in geographic regions and encourages continuous modification of these curricula according to the needs of different global communities.

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