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Korean Ophthalmological Society

701 Sky 1004 BD, 51-1, Malli-dong 1-ga
Seoul, Korea, South
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Korean Ophthalmological Society

ICO Member Number of Members: 1,898

The Korean Ophthalmological Society (KOS) was founded on November 1, 1947 and has since continually grown to become one of Korea's leading medical societies consisting of 2,138 members. The first academic meeting of the KOS was successfully held in Seoul in 1949. In 1958, the society published its first journal The Journal of The Korean Ophthalmological Society in Korean. In 1987, the society also began publishing The Korean Journal of Ophthalmology (Korean J Ophthalmol) which is currently the official English journal of the KOS . The entire text of the Korean Journal of Ophthalmology has been made accessible through Pubmed, and will be registered in SCI (Scientific Citation Index) shortly. Furthermore, in 1973, the Korean Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness was established.

The KOS holds two national academic meetings biannually in the spring and fall along with numerous regional meetings throughout the year. The KOS agreed to designate November 11 as the National Eye Day. During this week, free eye checkups, educational programs, and special activities are provided to the public.

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