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The development and availability of technology can revolutionize ophthalmic education, helping teachers and students connect efficiently and economically.

The Committee on Technologies for Teaching & Learning Continuing Professional Development seeks to explore new and emerging technologies for ophthalmic education and provide technical guidance for online courses and other learning experiences.

This is led by Chair Eduardo Mayorga, MD.

Online Courses
Organized by the ICO, these courses cover the online application of adult learning principles, how to plan and build courses, how to select and use the best software tools, and how to put these new skills and information into practice. Upcoming courses are announced in the Center for Ophthalmic Educators. Current courses include: 

Technology for Teaching and Learning

  • A blog on how to teach.
  • Practical tips and information for educators on subjects like conceptual maps, adding narration to PowerPoint presentations, synchronous e-learning, Wikis, and teaching evidence based medicine.

The Ophthalmology Webinar Network
The Webinar Network shares live and archived lectures from residency programs around the world. The intent of the Ophthalmology Webinar Network is to maximize existing resources from residency programs and expand educators' access to them.

If you belong to an institution that runs webinars, please let us know if you would like to list them in the Network.  Similarly, if you train residents and would like to share your lectures in the Network, please also contact us at

Atlas of Ophthalmology

  • An online multimedia database, free of charge and edited by specialists in the field.
  • The Atlas of Ophthalmology is officially endorsed by the ICO, and we encourage you to support and use the Atlas.

E-Learning Resources


Technology for Teaching and Learning Blog

A blog about ideas on new technologies for teaching and learning: what they are and how to use them. More »


Ophthalmic Operating Theatre Practice: A manual for lower-resource settings. 2nd Ed.

With greater emphasis on systems, the manual provides teaching on; daily management, management of self, understanding common… More »


Cybersight from Orbis

Cybersight® is a telehealth and education program focused on increasing the capacity of human resources in eye health… More »

ICO Exams App

ICO Exams is a mobile knowledge quiz for medical students, allied health professionals and doctors preparing for their exams. More »


Online E-learning Course: Scientific Methodology in Cataract, Refractive and Corneal Surgery

The online course of the Scientific Methodology in Cataract, Refractive Surgery and Corneal diseases is a 25 credits program,… More »


Webcasts: 2014 World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC2014)

More than 300 webcasts from the 2014 World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC2014) are online and available for free. Browse… More »

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