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

International Council of Ophthalmology
Strategic Goals

Enhancing Education

The ICO helps ophthalmologists to enhance their skills and clinical knowledge in order to provide high-quality eye care in every country in the world.

Advancing Eye Health

The ICO advocates to decision makers for increased resources for eye care and collaborates with organizations to advance the eye health of all people.

Empowering Societies and Leaders

The ICO provides ophthalmologic societies and leaders with the resources and skills to effectively lead, communicate, and advocate.

Our Global Impact


Ophthalmologists around the globe are working to provide vital sight-saving services


Ophthalmologists have taken ICO Examinations at our 137 exam centers around the world.


ICO Fellowships provided to promising young ophthalmologists from low-resource countries.


Resident program directors have been a part of the ICO’s Resident Program Director courses.

Learn More About the ICO

The International Council of Ophthalmology represents and serves 182 national and subspecialty Member societies from around the globe. It works to enhance ophthalmic education, advance eye health,  empower societies and leaders, and improve access to the highest quality eye care in order to preserve and restore vision for the people of the world.

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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

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