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Fifteen Years of ICO Fellowships - Program Report

The ICO Fellowships Program helps promising young ophthalmologists from developing countries improve their practical skills… More »


The ICO Celebrates 160 Years

On 13 September 2017, the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) marked 160 years working to improve eye health… More »


ICO Guide to Effective CPD/CME

The ICO Guide to Effective CPD/CME is a new, practical resource covering concepts and questions regarding continuing… More »

Date ICO Member Headline Topic Subspecialty Region
October 26, 2017 ICO Member ICO Member Society Spotlight: Malaysian Ophthalmology Society

The Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology (MSO) represents nearly 700 ophthalmologists in Malaysia. Active and expanding, MSO efforts to improve eye health include: 

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October 5, 2017 TROS: A Society Inclusive of Many Countries

The Turkish Republics Ophthalmology Society (TROS) was founded in 2001, and includes as its members ophthalmologists from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Northern Cyprus, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan and other countries that share a common language, culture, as well as some historical background.

Through its meetings and other educational activities, the primary aim of the TROS is to facilitate its members’ pursuit of modern and advanced ophthalmology in an international arena. In addition, the TROS works to ensure positive cooperation, information exchange, and opportunities with other global ophthalmology societies.

We welcome our new ICO Member society, the TROS. Find out more at:

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January 25, 2018 ICO Reception at APAO 9 February 2018
The ICO will be holding a reception at the APAO Congress in Hong Kong on 9 February at 18:30–20:00. The reception is open to everyone and we invite all ophthalmic educators to attend. The reception will take place in Boardroom 8 (Lower Lobby), of the Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel.
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February 20, 2018 ICO Member Societies: A Global Network in Francophone Africa

Further connecting the world’s ophthalmologists, the ICO proudly welcomes the Société Africaine Francophone d'Ophtalmologie (SAFO) and eight other societies from Sub-Saharan Africa as ICO Member societies.

SAFO was created at a 1992 meeting in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, by ophthalmologists from French-speaking countries of West Africa. Under the SAFO regional umbrella, the following national societies have also joined the ICO alliance for sight: 

  • Benin Society of Ophthalmology (SBO) 
  • Burkina Faso Society of Ophthalmology (BSO) 
  • Gabon Society of Ophthalmology (SGO) 
  • Ivory Coast Society of Ophthalmology (SIO) 
  • Mali Society of Ophthalmology (SOMAO) 
  • Niger Society of Ophthalmology (SNO) 
  • Senegal Society of Ophthalmology (SSO) 
  • Togo Society of Ophthalmology (STO)

Ressources pour les enseignants
For ophthalmologists and educators in Francophone Africa and elsewhere, the ICO offers numerous resources translated into French, including: 

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