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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.

Cape Town, South Africa
26–29 June 2020

Host: The Ophthalmological Society of South Africa 
Co-Hosts: Middle East Africa Council of Ophthalmology and African Ophthalmology Council

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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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