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The David and Molly Pyott Foundation Scholarships in Ophthalmology

A number of online distance learning Masters scholarships are available in the field of Ophthalmology for students from… More »

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ICO Exams Instruction Book - Optics, Refraction and Instruments

Instruction book for the ICO's Optics, Refraction and Instruments Examinations. More »

Surgical Assessment Tool: ICO-OSCAR in English, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese, and French

The ICO Ophthalmology Surgical Competency Assessment Rubric (ICO-OSCAR) is a standardized, internationally-valid tool to… More »

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Subspecialty Education

Cataract

Other (e.g., Education, Research)

not yet rated September 20, 2019 ICO-CBM Phaco Surgeon Training Curriculum

The ICO-CBM Phaco Surgeon Training Curriculum CBM in partnership with the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) organized a workshop of international ophthalmic educators and cataract subspecialists who developed this curriculum.

The phacoemulsification surgery-related learning objectives of the ICO Residency Curriculum were analyzed and evaluation methods defined for each. Teaching methods for each objective were elaborated upon, and the appropriate learning environments selected.

Curricula development has shifted from a task-oriented approach that is particular to each individual institution to a standardized, competency based, education that takes into account the future needs of the public, adult learning principles, contemporary methods.

Download the curriculum in PDF format or access the Google Doc (for local adaptation).

 

Learn more: New Training Centre to improve cataract surgery in Latin America  Posted on 25 April 2018 at CBM UK


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ICO Examinations

5 Stars (2) August 30, 2019 ICO Exams Application Form for Advanced Examination

ICO Exams Application Form for the FICO Advanced Examination 2020.

Dowload the ICO Advanced Exam application form.


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Education

ICO Examinations

4 Stars (17) August 30, 2019 ICO Exams Application Form for Standard Examinations

ICO Exams Application Form for the Visual Science, Optics & Refraction, and Clinical Ophthalmology Examination 2020.

Dowload the Visual Science, Optics & Refraction and Clinical Ophthalmology Exam application form.


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Grants

2 Stars (2) June 9, 2019 The David and Molly Pyott Foundation Scholarships in Ophthalmology
A number of online distance learning Masters scholarships are available in the field of Ophthalmology for students from Africa, South Asia, Caribbean Islands, Pacific Islands, Central and South America who have been accepted for admission to the two-year, part-time online ChM (Master of Surgery) in Clinical Ophthalmology in academic session 2019/20.
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ICO Examinations

5 Stars (1) May 1, 2019 ICO Exams Application Form for Subspecialty Examination

ICO Exams Application Form for the Subspecialty Examination 2019.

Download the ICO Subspecialty Exam application form.


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5 Stars (1) February 26, 2019 Orbis International Launches eLearning courses in Spanish and Mandarin
Orbis International has launched four new courses on their telemedicine platform, Cybersight.org. Anyone can register and access the new Spanish and Mandarin versions of “Fundamentals in MSICS” and “Ophthalmic Nursing Fundamentals”.
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not yet rated January 21, 2019 Integrated Care for Diabetes and Eye Health: A Global Compendium of Good Practice

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not yet rated January 21, 2019 Helen Keller Foundation 2020 Award Call for Nominations

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ICO Examinations

not yet rated September 26, 2018 ICO Exams Instruction Book - Clinical Ophthalmology
Instruction Book for the ICO's Clinical Ophthalmology Examinations.
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ICO Examinations

not yet rated September 26, 2018 ICO Exams Instruction Book - Optics, Refraction and Instruments
Instruction book for the ICO's Optics, Refraction and Instruments Examinations.
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ICO

ICO Examinations

not yet rated September 26, 2018 ICO Exams Instruction Book - Visual Sciences
Instruction book for the ICO's Visual Sciences exams.
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ICO Examinations

not yet rated September 26, 2018 ICO Exams - e-source resources
This document is a guide to useful texts, websites etc. It contains texts and websites which cover the areas to be studied to acquire the knowledge to pass the examination.
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not yet rated September 26, 2018 2018 China-Africa Eye Health Cooperation Forum Report
Summary report on the 2018 China-Africa Eye Health Cooperation Forum.
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Guidelines

not yet rated June 15, 2018 The Barcelona Principles: An Agreement on the use of human donated tissue for ocular transplantation, research, and future technologies.

The Barcelona Principles were developed by the Global Alliance of Eye Bank Associations (Lead), in conjunction with the International Council of Ophthalmology, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, The Cornea Society, and in regions without eye bank representation, and in regions without an eye bank association, ophthalmology societies such as the Ophthalmology Society of the West Indies, and the Pacific Eye Care Society. They provide guidance to Custodians, and those requiring human tissue for ocular surgery, training and future technologies.

Access versions of The Barcelona Principles in Arabic, Chinese (simplified), French, Portuguese-Brazilian and Spanish (Latin).

The Global Alliance of Eye Bank Associations acknowledge the Centre for Eye Research Australia for overseeing the project, and for individual languages: Arabic: Haitham Al Mahrouqi, Chinese: Chia-Li Pang, French: Christine Milot and Patricia-Ann Laughrea, Portuguese-Brazilian: Ana Maria Guimarães Garcia, Luciene Barbosa de Sousa, and Bruno Lovaglio Cançado Trindade, and Spanish: Enrique O Graue-Hernández.


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Education Initiatives

not yet rated April 12, 2018 ICO Position on Training Teams

The International Council of Ophthalmology advocates for and encourages comprehensive team training as an essential strategy to achieve Universal Eye Health.

There is evidence that patients receive higher quality care and are safer when services are provided by effective teams. Training as a team promotes better communication, coordination, and cooperation.

Transitioning from traditional clinical, institutionally-based training for ophthalmologists to a wider team-based training approach will both optimize performance and contribute to accessible, affordable, comprehensive eye care for the betterment of our patients and communities.

Endorsed:

  • Board of Directors, International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO)
  • Board of Directors, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)
  • Board of Directors, International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO)
  • Board of Directors, Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO)

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Eye Care

not yet rated March 28, 2018 RAAB Repository

Rapid assessment of avoidable blindness (RAAB) is a rapid, population-based survey methodology on blindness, visual impairment and eye care services among people aged 50 years and over. Findings from RACSS and RAAB are essential as baseline data for planning of intervention programmes to eliminate avoidable blindness, and to measure achievements over time of ongoing intervention programmes.

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RAAB Repository

Education

Subspecialty Education

4 Stars (11) March 16, 2018 ICO Member Surgical Assessment Tool: ICO-OSCAR in English, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese, and French

The ICO Ophthalmology Surgical Competency Assessment Rubric (ICO-OSCAR) is a standardized, internationally-valid tool to teach and assess an ophthalmologist’s competence in performing surgery. This behavioral and skill-based rubric for evaluators, allows the evaluator to use the ICO-OSCAR to objectively assess the resident’s competence in performing a specific procedure. It also gives the resident a tool to better gauge their own performance.  


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Accreditation

Education

Ophthalmic Educators

Ophthalmology Residency Education

5 Stars (2) December 30, 2017 ICO International Guidelines for Accreditation of Ophthalmology Training Programs

The ICO Accreditation and Certification Committee has developed recommended guidelines for ophthalmology  training programs. These guidelines can be used as written or adapted for local needs by training program directors and departments as benchmarks to strive for, or by accreditation bodies to guide their accreditation process.


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Journal/Publication

not yet rated December 13, 2017 Cataract surgery and environmental sustainability: Waste and lifecycle assessment of phacoemulsification at a private healthcare facility

Aravind Eye Care System in southern India generates 250 grams of waste per phacoemulsification and nearly 6 kilograms of carbon dioxide-equivalents in greenhouse gases. This is approximately 5% of the United Kingdom's phaco carbon footprint with comparable outcomes. A majority of Aravind's lifecycle environmental emissions occur in the sterilization process of reusable instruments because their surgical system uses largely reusable instruments and materials. Electricity use in the operating room and the Central Sterile Services Department (CSSD) accounts for 10% to 25% of most environmental emissions.

Read more about the papers conclusions and download a full PDF.


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Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery

Course

not yet rated December 11, 2017 Basic Course in Glaucoma

This course consists of 4 modules that address basic aspects of glaucoma diagnosis: Intraocular Pressure, Gonioscopy, Standard Automated Perimetry, and Clinical Examination of the Optic Nerve.

These modules were written by world renowned experts in the field, and reviewed by members of the WGA Education Committee. They are intended for ophthalmologists and other eye-care providers.


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World Glaucoma Association

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