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World Ophthalmology Congress® of the International Council of Ophthalmology

The WOC is held in a different region every two years and provides an international audience of ophthalmologists with:

  • A scientific program addressing all subspecialties and related interests in ophthalmology
  • The opportunity to network with recognized international leaders and professionals
  • An exhibition featuring the latest products and services in the field.

Revenues from the World Ophthalmology Congress® support a wide range of ICO initiatives and programs and its commitment to “Building a World Alliance for Sight.” The WOC is the longest continuous international medical meeting, first held in 1857.

WOC2020 Goes Virtual
WOC2020 Virtual® will be an exciting, exceptional experience that showcases an outstanding scientific program with over 2,000 presentations of the highest level given by leaders and experts from around the world.

26–29 June 2020

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Melbourne, Australia
25–28 February 2022

Host: Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists 
Co-Host: Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology

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World Ophthalmology Congress Resources


WOC OnDemand: 2016 World Opthalmology Congress® (WOC2016)

​More than 250 webcasts from the 2016 World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC2016) held in Guadalajara, Mexico February 5-9,… 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 »


WOC2014 Webcasts: Selected Presentations and Talks

View selected webcast presentations from the 2014 World Ophthalmology Congress® of the International Council of… More »

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