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ICO Endorses Global Ban on Consumer Fireworks

The ICO endorses a global ban on consumer fireworks and encourages ICO member societies to advocate for legislation to ban… More »

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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 »

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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Eye Care Standards, Ethics & Research

Ophthalmology Residency Education

5 Stars (1) May 13, 2010 Principles and Guidelines of a Curriculum for Education of the Ophthalmic Specialist (2006)
This is a curriculum presented by International Task Force on Resident and Specialist Education in Ophthalmology on behalf of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), 2006.
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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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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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Ophthalmic Educators

5 Stars (1) May 13, 2010 Principles and Guidelines of a Curriculum for Ophthalmic Education of Medical Students
This is curriculum presented by International Task Force on Ophthalmic Education of Medical Students on behalf of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), 2006.
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Medical Student Education

5 Stars (1) May 13, 2010 ICO Handbook for Medical Students Learning Ophthalmology, Azerbaijani
Presented by International Task Force on Ophthalmic Education of Medical Students on behalf of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), 2009 Azerbaijani Version
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Medical Student Education

5 Stars (6) May 13, 2010 ICO Handbook for Medical Students Learning Ophthalmology

Tables of core knowledge and key ophthalmic disorders to assist medical students. Compiled by the Task Force on Ophthalmic Education of Medical Students of the International Council of Ophthalmology and based on their curriculum, 2009.


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Subspecialty Education

5 Stars (3) May 14, 2010 Helmerich Fellowships
Description and Application Details
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CME/CPD

5 Stars (2) May 17, 2010 ICO Continuing Medical Education (CME) Requirements
These CME requirements listed were approved by the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) in Amsterdam, June 1998 and reaffirmed by the ICO in January 2003.
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Guidelines

5 Stars (1) March 1, 2011 Trachoma Guideline

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5 Stars (4) January 1, 2017 ICO Strategic Plan 2017–2020

The ICO has defined a strategic plan covering 20172020.

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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Leadership Development/WORLD

5 Stars (1) March 23, 2009 ICO Leadership Development Plans
ICO initiatives to support the development of ophthalmologic leaders, including its World Ophthalmology Roundtable on Leadership Development (WORLD).
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Eye Care Standards, Ethics & Research

5 Stars (1) January 5, 2011 Access to Cataract Surgical Services–A Position and Policy Statement
Un-operated cataract remains the leading cause of avoidable blindness in poor and emerging countries. This Statement summarizes the problem, suggests ways to address it, and the potential roles of ophthalmology and the ICO.
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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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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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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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Accreditation

Education

Ophthalmic Educators

Ophthalmology Residency Education

5 Stars (1) 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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ICO Examinations

5 Stars (1) January 1, 2014 ICO Exams Instructions for Candidates and Syllabus: Basic Sciences
Instructions for Candidates and Syllabus for Basic Sciences Exam.
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ICO Examinations

5 Stars (1) May 1, 2018 ICO Exams Application Form for Advanced Examination

ICO Exams Application Form for the FICO Advanced Examination 2018.

Dowload the ICO Advanced Exam application form.


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5 Stars (1) October 13, 2017 ICO 360° Assessment Tool

The ICO 360° Assessment is a multi-source feedback tool to assess and provide feedback to residents regarding their competence in “soft skills” such as interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and system-based practice. The ICO recommends 360-degree assessments for evaluations, and this is the first tool developed for ophthalmology residents that has received international content validation.

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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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