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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 Guidelines for Glaucoma Eye Care

The Task Force on Glaucoma has issued ICO Guidelines for Glaucoma Eye Care, international guidelines for the evaluation and… More »

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Preferred Practice Pattern® Guidelines Glaucoma

The American Academy of Ophthalmology's Preferred Practice Pattern® Guidelines for Glaucoma. More »

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Eye Care

ICO Programs and Initiatives

Glaucoma

not yet rated March 22, 2016 ICO Guidelines for Glaucoma Eye Care
The Task Force on Glaucoma has issued ICO Guidelines for Glaucoma Eye Care, international guidelines for the evaluation and management of glaucoma, based on existing guidelines and other resources. The ICO Guidelines summarize core requirements for the appropriate care of open and closed angle glaucoma and consider low and intermediate to high-resource settings. The Guidelines are available in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.
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Uncorrected Refractive Error

not yet rated February 1, 2016 Learning Document of the ICO Task Force on Uncorrected Refractive Errors
The ICO Task Force on Uncorrected Refractive Errors and School Eye Health was formed in 2007 to strengthen the involvement of the ophthalmic profession, in cooperation with others, to provide better access to high quality, low-cost eye care, especially to regions with limited services.
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Medical Student Education

4 Stars (26) April 3, 2015 ICO Emergency Ophthalmology Handbook for Junior Residents and Medical Students
This booklet contains common ophthalmic emergency conditions and key ophthalmic disorders that the ICO recommends to be seen by residents and medical students.
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Eye Care

not yet rated March 9, 2015 Cambridge Declaration 2015

To ensure high quality capacity development and skills of eye care teams, the International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO), International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) have signed a declaration to meet ambitous eye care goals.

Download the declaration here: http://www.icoph.org/downloads/2015CambridgeDeclaration-ICO-IJCHAPO-IAPB.pdf


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About the ICO

Advocacy/Vision 2020

ICO Examinations

ICO International Fellowships

Leadership Development/WORLD

Ophthalmic Educators

not yet rated March 4, 2015 ICO Brochures: ICO Overview, ICO Exams, and ICO Fellowships
Learn more about the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) by downloading our brochures about the ICO, the ICO Exams, and the ICO Fellowships.  You may also want to view our annual Program Updates.  Program Updates are available for download from the years 2010-2015.
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Education

ICO Programs and Initiatives

Ophthalmic Educators

Ophthalmology Residency Education

5 Stars (1) July 1, 2014 ICO Residency Curriculum
The ICO Residency Curriculum offers an international consensus on what residents in ophthalmology should be taught. It is available in English and Chinese. Additionally, the Cataract and Lens Section of the Residency Curriculum is available for download in Spanish and French.
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Courses for Residency Program Directors

Education

Education Initiatives

Ophthalmology Residency Education

not yet rated June 30, 2014 ICO Residency Program Director Role Description in English and Spanish
The ICO Teaching the Teachers Committee has developed a document describing the role of a Residency Program Director. By clearly defining this role, the document will serve to support those already in this position, as a reference to demonstrate this position is needed, and to clarify that this should be a separate person from the department or program chair. The role description is available in English and Spanish.
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CME/CPD

ICO Programs and Initiatives

Medical Student Education

Ophthalmic Educators

Ophthalmology Residency Education

5 Stars (2) June 6, 2014 ICO Position Paper on CPD
The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) creates position papers to take an official stance on important topics in ophthalmology. The position paper included here direct the ICO toward taking further action in continuing professional development (CPD) for eye care training programs.
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Accreditation

Allied Health Education

ICO Programs and Initiatives

Medical Student Education

Ophthalmic Educators

Ophthalmology Residency Education

5 Stars (1) June 2, 2014 ICO Position Paper on Accreditation in English and Spanish
The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) creates position papers to take an official stance on important topics in ophthalmology. The position paper included here direct the ICO toward taking further action in accreditation for eye care training programs. This paper is available in English and Spanish.
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ICO Examinations

4 Stars (8) March 1, 2014 ICO Exams E-Source
Guide to useful texts, resources, and websites for preparation for the ICO Exams.
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Education

Ophthalmic Educators

Ophthalmology Residency Education

Residency

Subspecialty Education

4 Stars (2) January 4, 2014 ICOpedia: Video and Lecture Center
The ICO's Video and Lecture Center collects videos and lectures provided by ophthalmologists from all over the world for resident training.
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ICO Examinations

5 Stars (1) January 1, 2014 ICO Exams Instructions for Candidates and Syllabus: Standard Examinations

Download the instructions for candidates and syllabus for Standard Examinations.


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ICO Examinations

not yet rated January 1, 2014 ICO Exams Instructions for Candidates and Syllabus: Optics & Refraction
Instructions for Candidates and Syllabus for Optics & Refraction Exam.
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ICO Examinations

3 Stars (1) January 1, 2014 ICO Exams Instructions for Candidates and Syllabus: Clinical Ophthalmology
Instructions for Candidates and Syllabus for Clinical Ophthalmology Exam.
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Eye Care Standards, Ethics & Research

5 Stars (1) June 11, 2012 Visual Standards - Aspects and Ranges of Vision Loss
This report expands upon the Visual Acuity Measurement Standard report, published in 1984. While the previous report just dealt with the measurement of visual acuity, Visual Standards - Aspects and Ranges of Vision Loss, published in 2002, discusses meaningful ways to categorize this data for population surveys.
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Advocacy/Vision 2020

ICO Programs and Initiatives

Journal/Publication

Ophthalmologic Societies

3 Stars (1) June 1, 2012 ICO Member The number of ophthalmologists in practice and in training worldwide: a growing gap despite more than 200,000 practitioners
More than 200 ophthalmic societies and individuals took part in the 2010 International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) survey to assess the number of ophthalmologists in practice and training. The results were published in the June 2012 issue of the British Journal of Ophthalmology (BJO).
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Advocacy/Vision 2020

ICO Programs and Initiatives

Ophthalmologic Societies

not yet rated June 1, 2012 ICO Member Number of Ophthalmologists in Practice and Training Worldwide in 2012
This online resource reveals the results from a 2010 survey conducted by the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) to assess the number of ophthalmologists in practice and training. More than 200 ophthalmic societies and individuals who took part in the survey. To ensure accurate results and progressively track trends, the ICO asks society leaders to update their data each year.
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E-Learning

Education

ICO Programs and Initiatives

Ophthalmic Educators

4 Stars (3) April 15, 2012 ICO Center for Ophthalmic Educators
Launched in January 2012, the ICO Center for Ophthalmic Educators at educators.icoph.org helps educators enhance their teaching skills with a monthly e-newsletter, curricula, tips and tools, ways to collaborate and more.
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Allied Health Education

ICO Programs and Initiatives

5 Stars (1) March 14, 2012 International Core Curriculum For Ophthalmic Assistants
The International Core Curriculum For Ophthalmic Assistants employs a system that can be used internationally by educators and ophthalmic specialists for on-the-job training of staff in practices or clinics. It is designed to provide learners with content and performance objectives to perform their eye care tasks.
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Advocacy/Vision 2020

ICO Membership

ICO Programs and Initiatives

Ophthalmologic Societies

Organizational Development

5 Stars (1) February 23, 2012 ICO Member ICO Directory of Ophthalmic Societies
The International Council of Ophthalmolgy (ICO) Directory of Ophthalmic Societies includes national, supranational, subspecialty and other societies around the world.  The Directory is meant to facilitate awareness and communication between ICO Member societies and other ophthalmic societies.
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