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WOC 2018

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.

Barcelona, Spain
June 16-19, 2018

Host: Spanish Society of Ophthalmology (SEO)
Co-Hosts: European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE) and Spanish Society of Implant-Refractive Ocular Surgery (SECOIR)

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Cape Town, South Africa
June 26-29, 2020

Host: The Ophthalmological Society of South Africa 
Co-Hosts: Middle East Africa Council of Ophthalmology and African Ophthalmology Council
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Thank you, everyone, who attended WOC2016!
Guadalajara, Mexico
February 5-9
, 2016
Host: Mexican Society of Ophthalmology
Co-Host: Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology


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Thank You, WOC2014 Attendees
The WOC2014 was hosted by the Japanese Ophthalmological Society and co-hosted by the  Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology.

Did you miss a WOC2014 session or talk?  View selected WOC2014 presentations online:


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World Ophthalmology Congress Resources


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

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WOC 2010 Presentation Webcasts

View 30 scientific and related presentations from various World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) 2010 symposia (audio and slides)… More »

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World Ophthalmology Congress News


Purchase WOC OnDemand When You Register for WOC2018

The World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC) is the largest and oldest international ophthalmologic meeting, and the WOC2018… More »


Registration Now Open for WOC2018 in Barcelona!

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His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain to Serve as Honorary President of WOC2018

España is officially the Kingdom of Spain, and His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain will serve as honorary president of the… More »

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