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Advocacy Tool and Article: Estimating the Cost of Blindness

Ophthalmic Epidemiology published two simple cost models developed by Eckert et al.1 that estimate the annual loss of… More »

ICO Strategic Plan 2017–2020

The ICO has defined a strategic plan covering 2017-2020. You can download a summary of the ICO Strategic Plan (PDF -… More »


Cybersight from Orbis

Cybersight® is a telehealth and education program focused on increasing the capacity of human resources in eye health… More »

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not yet rated September 2, 2017 Online Graduate Certificate in Eye Banking

The online Graduate Certificate offers a comprehensive understanding of the sector and advanced knowledge of donor and process management, whilst the nested Specialist Certificate focuses on the introduction and foundation of eye banking.

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Centre for Eye Research Australia

Ophthalmic Educators

not yet rated July 27, 2017 ICO Ophthalmic Educators Group (ICO-OEG)

ICO Ophthalmic Educators Group (ICO-OEG) is a Special Interest Group of the International Council of Ophthalmology. The ICO-OEG was formed to support educators and teachers of ophthalmology and to encourage recognition of ophthalmic education as a distinct subspecialty of ophthalmology. Our goal is to provide a platform for collaboration, networking, and professional development for everyone interested in ophthalmic education.


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1 Star (1) May 3, 2017 ICO Exams Instructions for Candidates and Syllabus: Advanced
Instructions for Candidates and Syllabus for Advanced Exam.
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not yet rated March 20, 2017 Bioline International

Bioline International is a not-for-profit scholarly publishing cooperative committed to providing open access to quality research journals published in developing countries. BI's goal of reducing the South to North knowledge gap is crucial to a global understanding of health (tropical medicine, infectious diseases, epidemiology, emerging new diseases), biodiversity, the environment, conservation and international development. By providing a platform for the distribution of peer-reviewed journals (currently from Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, India, Iran, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda and Venezuela), BI helps to reduce the global knowledge divide by making bioscience information generated in these countries available to the international research community world-wide.

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Bioline International

Advocacy/Vision 2020

Diabetic Eye Care

not yet rated March 16, 2017 Diabetic Retinopathy: A Position Statement by the American Diabetes Association

Diabetic retinopathy diagnostic assessment and treatment options have improved dramatically since the 2002 American Diabetes Association Position Statement. These improvements include the widespread adoption of optical coherence tomography to assess retinal thickness and intraretinal pathology and wide-field fundus photography to reveal clinically silent microvascular lesions. Treatment of diabetic macular edema is now achieved by intravitreous injection of anti–vascular endothelial growth factor agents, and the same drugs are now used for proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Improvements in medications and devices for the systemic therapy of diabetes have also improved the ability of patients to optimize their metabolic control. This Position Statement incorporates these recent developments for the use of physicians and patients.

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American Diabetes Association



not yet rated March 16, 2017 National Guidelines - EBAANZ

The National Guidelines is designed for administrators, nurses and operating theatre technicians working within hospitals, day surgeries and clinics, who are involved in handling human tissue for ocular surgeries. The guidelines have been developed in conjunction with RANZCO, ophthalmic, day surgery and operating room nursing associations. While Australian in origin, The Guidelines can be adapted to suit any country and surgical service provider.

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Eye Bank Association of Australia and New Zealand (EBAANZ)

Advocacy/Vision 2020

not yet rated March 1, 2017 IAPB Standard List
The IAPB Standard List is a procurement and budgeting platform for eye health services in developing countries. It provides a carefully evaluated range of technologies from trusted suppliers, enabling IAPB members and their partners to access them at specially negotiated prices.
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5 Stars (4) January 1, 2017 ICO Strategic Plan 2017–2020

The ICO has defined a strategic plan covering 2017-2020.

You can download a summary of the ICO Strategic Plan (PDF - 5.39 MB) or review it in the flip book below.

Or, you can download the full ICO Strategic Plan, with the Strategy Map and Scorecard (PDF - 1.32 MB).

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World Ophthalmology Congress

not yet rated December 14, 2016 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, 2016 are online and available for free. Browse content and watch slides with the original audio.

Search by subject and hear experts discuss surgical pearls, new instrumentation, as well as novel techniques and approaches for a wide array of procedures.

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not yet rated December 10, 2016 ICO Member Journal of Current Ophthalmology
Journal of Current Ophthalmology, the official publication of the Iranian Society of Ophthalmology, is a peer-reviewed, open-access, scientific journal that welcomes high quality original articles related to vision science and all fields of ophthalmology.
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Diabetic Eye Care

not yet rated November 15, 2016 DR Barometer Global Report

Bringing together the key findings of the 41-country DR Barometer Study. Comprising qualitative and quantitative evidence of, and outcomes for, adults living with diabetes, who find themselves at the risk of developing eye complications. 

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DR Barometer

Advocacy/Vision 2020

not yet rated November 15, 2016 IAPB Advocacy Guide

The IAPB Advocacy Guide aims to explain best practice advocacy techniques. It also offers tips on useful tools, and provides some real life examples of successful advocacy in practice. 

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Diabetic Eye Care

Eye Disease-Diabetic Retinopathy

not yet rated October 10, 2016 Global Estimates on Number of People Blind or Visually Impaired by Diabetic Retinopathy

Those that are blind or visually impaired due to DR is on the rise. In this paper published in Diabetes Care, the authors mapped a meta-analysis from 1990 to 2010 and found that in 2010 27% of blind people and 64% of visually impaired people had DR to blame for their sight problems. The highest DR-related blindness and visual impairment numbers were in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

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Diabetes Care

Diabetic Eye Care

Eye Disease-Diabetic Retinopathy

not yet rated October 10, 2016 World Diabetes Day Campaign Toolkit

This document goes over the 2016 World Diabetes Day theme, "Eyes on Diabetes," and includes key messages, facts & figures, and ways to promote WDD activities. For more information on World Diabetes Day on Nov. 14, visit the International Diabetes Federation website.

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International Diabetes Federation

Diabetic Eye Care

not yet rated October 1, 2016 ICO and CBM Diabetic Retinopathy Manual
In 2013/2014, the ICO developed detailed guidelines for diabetic eye care. These were updated in 2016. CBM's regional programme aims to translate these guidelines into practice, applying it to the context of the Eastern Mediterranean Region. The programme can of course be modified and applied to different contexts as appropriate.
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not yet rated September 6, 2016 Global Report on Diabetes - World Health Organization
In honor of World Health Day, the World Health Organization issued its first global report on diabetes.
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ICO Examinations

4 Stars (4) August 31, 2016 ICO Exams Application Form for Standard Examinations
ICO Exams Application Form for Basic Science, Optics & Refraction, and Clinical Sciences Application Form 2018
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Eye Care


ICO International Fellowships


Subspecialty Education

5 Stars (1) August 25, 2016 Three-Month, Six-Month, and One-Year ICO Fellowships
The ICO and our partners currently offer three-month, six-month, and one-year fellowship opportunities. The next application deadline is September 30, 2016.
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Advocacy/Vision 2020

Eye Care Standards, Ethics & Research

not yet rated August 5, 2016 ICO’s Global Call for Action to Eliminate Eye Surgical Errors

The International Council of Ophthalmology calls on societies and ophthalmologists around the world to support and advocate for the elimination of human suffering from errors related to eye surgery.

Read the ICO's Global Call for Action to Eliminate Eye Surgical Errors.

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Advocacy/Vision 2020

Diabetic Eye Care


not yet rated August 1, 2016 ICO-PAAO Guidelines for Diabetic Eye Care
The ICO Guidelines for Diabetic Eye Care were translated into Spanish and adapted by the PAAO.
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Pan American Association of Ophthalmology

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