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Society Leaders: Submit your Country's Data on Ophthalmologists in Practice and Training

Posted on August 1, 2012
Topic: Advocacy/Vision 2020, ICO Programs and Initiatives, Ophthalmologic Societies

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The Number of Ophthalmologists in Practice and Training Worldwide in 2012 table was developed as a tool for advocates and leaders. It shows the number of ophthalmologists performing surgery, the growth rate of the profession, and the number of residents in training. The ICO asks society leaders to submit updated data for inclusion in the table.

Between March 2010 and April 2010, the International Council of Ophthalmology emailed a standardised survey of 12 questions to 213 global ophthalmic societies. Missing data and additional information were gathered from direct correspondences with ophthalmologist contacts. The results were published in the June 2012 issue of the British Journal of Ophthalmology (BJO).

Despite revealing there are more than 200,000 ophthalmologists, The number of ophthalmologists in practice and in training worldwide: a growing gap despite more than 200,000 practitioners PDF (452 KB) delineates a current and anticipated future shortfall in the number of ophthalmologists worldwide.
The BJO report was authored by ICO Director for Advocacy Serge Resnikoff, MD, PhD;  ICO Chief Executive Officer William Felch, Tina-Marie Gauthier, and ICO President Bruce Spivey, MD, MS, Med.


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