The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) represents the worlds ophthalmologists through official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO). The ICO is dedicated to expanding the global ophthalmology community through improving opportunities to network and access to professional development.
Understanding and responding to the needs of our Member Societies is pivotal to our work and essential to supporting and jointly advancing our mission. The ICO supports ophthalmology societies and in partnership with ophthalmologists from around the world, continue to grow our global community of interconnected eye health professionals. Building integrated, people-centred eye care will lead to greater engagement and knowledge sharing to enhance productivity, improve patient experience and treatment, and enable the ICO to provide outstanding education and improve collaboration. The ICO is an organisation that listens and works in service of our Member Societies in an equitable, responsive, inclusive, and considerate way.