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Allied Ophthalmic Personnel

Training of allied ophthalmic personnel can make a major contribution to improving eye care around the world, particularly in developing countries where there is a shortage of ophthalmic specialists.

The ICO seeks to support the education of allied ophthalmic personnel, including ophthalmic assistants, technicians, technologists, orthoptists, ophthalmic assistants, and other ophthalmic allied professionals, to enhance eye care.

The ICO has the following committees that seek to enhance and improve ophthalmic subspecialty fellow training:

  • Committee on Curricula and Expectations for Training Programs– Chair, Peter Quiros, MD
  • Committee on Training Teams to Meet Public Needs– Chair, Babar Qureshi,  MD

These committees are involved in the programs listed below. Questions about ICO education programs should be directed to: educators@icoph.org.

Activities:

Allied Health Education Resources

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Principles and Guidelines of a Curriculum for Para-ophthalmic Vision Specialist Education

A curriculum presented by the International Task Force on Para-ophthalmic Vision Specialist Education on behalf of the… More »

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International Core Curriculum For Ophthalmic Assistants

The International Core Curriculum For Ophthalmic Assistants employs a system that can be used internationally by educators… More »

ICO Position Paper on Accreditation in English and Spanish

The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) creates position papers to take an official stance on important topics in… More »


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