The ICO has developed the following curricula with the intention that they be of value for widely different regions regardless of nationality, culture, or socioeconomic status. They are meant to be adapted to fit local needs and resources.
Feedback on the curricula can be submitted at icocurriculum.blogspot.com for consideration during future revisions or updates.
All curricula are available for download in MS Word, PDF and Google Document formats unless otherwise indicated.
ICO Residency Curriculum
The updated ICO Residency Curriculum offers an international consensus on what residents in ophthalmology should be taught. While the ICO curriculum provides a standardized content outline for ophthalmic training, it has been designed to be revised and modified, with the precise local detail for implementation left to the local educators.
The ICO Residency Curriculum has been updated to incorporate considerations for making ophthalmic practice accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities, including low vision or blindness, deafness and physical disabilities. Considerations of inclusion have been incorporated into the Educators and Community Eye Health Sections.
Funding for this curriculum is provided in part by David E. I. Pyott through a grant given in his honor from The Allergan Foundation. We thank all of the supporters of the International Council of Ophthalmology's Teaching the Teachers Initiative.
Appreciation is extended to Dr. Li Xiaoxin for the translation.
- Ukrainian– Basic Level Goals
The ICO Residency Curriculum’s "year one" basic level has been translated into Ukrainian. The translation is presented in a dual language format with English and Ukrainian side by side. Appreciation is extended to translator Dr. Olena Hurzhii and reviewer Dr. Oksana Vitovska.
- ICO Residency Curriculum: Cataract and Lens Section
ICO Subspecialty Training Curricula
The ICO Subspecialty Curricula endeavor to present an international consensus on what ophthalmologic subspecialists in training should be taught. They have been designed to be adapted and modified to meet local and regional needs, with precise detail for the implementing educators to determine.
- Subspecialty Training in Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery
Funding for this Cornea Subspecialty Curriculum is provided in part by Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems AG.
Funding for this Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Curriculum is provided in part by STAAR Surgical.
We thank all of the supporters of the International Council of Ophthalmology's Teaching the Teachers Initiative.
- Subspecialty Training in Glaucoma
Funding for this subspecialty curriculum is provided in part by Glaukos Corporation. We thank all of the supporters of the International Council of Ophthalmology's Teaching the Teachers Initiative.
- Subspecialty Training in Neuro-Ophthalmology
- Subspecialty Training in Ophthalmic and Facial Plastic Surgery
ICO Curricula in Development
ICO Curricula in development include:
ICO Ophthalmic Educators Curriculum
The ICO Ophthalmic Educators Curriculum aims to provide ophthalmic educators with a clear path to becoming competent in ophthalmic education practices. A draft content outline for the curriculum is undergoing review and comment. The addition of topics, definitions, and related content will follow once the content outline is finalized.
Development of the ICO Ophthalmic Educators Curriculum sponsored in part by Shire. We thank all of the supporters of the International Council of Ophthalmology's Teaching the Teachers Initiative.
ICO Subspecialty Curriculum for Training in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
The ICO Subspecialty Curriculum for Training in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus has been drafted and will be available for public review and comment by September 2016.
ICO Subspecialty Curriculum for Training in Ophthalmic Oncology and Pathology
ICO Subspecialty Curriculum for Training in Vitreoretinal Surgery