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