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ICO Exams Application Form for Advanced Examination

ICO Exams Application Form for the FICO Advanced Examination 2020. Dowload the ICO Advanced Exam application form. More »

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ICO Exams Instructions for Candidates and Syllabus: Advanced

Instructions for Candidates and Syllabus for Advanced Exam. Download the syllabus.  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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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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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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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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About the ICO

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ICO Examinations

ICO International Fellowships

Leadership Development/WORLD

Ophthalmic Educators

5 Stars (1) 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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Eye Trauma and Emergencies

4 Stars (4) May 12, 2016 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 consumer fireworks in their countries. The Position Paper was also endorsed by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and the International Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Council (IPOSC).
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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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Cornea

not yet rated September 27, 2017 ICO Position Statement on Corneal Tissue for Ocular Transplant

The ICO, Cornea Society, and Global Alliance of Eye Bank Associations, encourage Custodians (ophthalmologists, eye banks, Ministries of Health, clinical service providers, and non-governmental advocacy groups) to promote national sustainable self-sufficient practice and policy, in relation to quality and safety, procedure, procurement, processing, and equitable distribution of human Corneal Tissue (CT), through implementing ethical, affordable, and standardized legislation, policy, best practices and service.

 


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Diabetic Eye Care

5 Stars (1) December 4, 2017 Global Statement on Diabetes and Eye Heath

The ICO, International Diabetes Federation, World Council of Optometry, and International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness have released a jointGlobal Statement on Diabetes and Eye Heath calling for urgent action from governments, medical associations, service providers, and patient organizations to:

  1. Integrate eye health within routine diabetes care by primary health care providers
  2. Improve collaboration across the diabetes and eye health sectors
  3. Foster and support patient-centered care approaches for diabetic eye health.

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not yet rated June 8, 2011 Volunteers Overcoming Poverty (VSO) Advocacy Toolkit
A PDF Toolkit published by Volunteers Overcoming Poverty (VSO).  Part 1 looks at what advocacy is and how participatory advocacy can be most effectively carried out. Part 2 describes some of the ways that VSO uses advocacy.  Interested parties may contact VSO for the accompanying CD-ROM.  You can adapt and use all the materials for your own organization.
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Journal/Publication

not yet rated July 19, 2011 Overview of the report "The Economic Impact and Cost of Vision Loss in Australia"
This booklet provides a summary of the full report, which which was released in August, 2004. It is an analysis of visual impairment in Australia and the economic impact and cost to governments, industry and the community at large.
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not yet rated December 26, 2012 Investing in Vision
This report examines the financial burden to countries due to visual loss, and the cost benefit––if any––for countries to take action. The conclusion reached is that eliminating avoidable blindness and visual impairment is a worthy investment.
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Journal/Publication

Glaucoma

not yet rated June 7, 2013 How Does Glaucoma Look? Patient Perception of Visual Field Loss
This paper explores patient perception of vision loss in glaucoma and, specifically, tests the hypothesis that patients do not recognize their impairment as a black tunnel effect or as black patches in their field of view.
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Diabetic Eye Care

Guidelines

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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Eye Care

not yet rated August 25, 2015 The Fred Hollows Foundation Models of Innovative Financing for Eye Health
Five Briefing Papers designed to provide background to issues central to the discussions of the Technical Consultation on Models of Innovative Financing for Eye Health.
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The Fred Hollows Foundation

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not yet rated August 15, 2012 Developing a comprehensive time series of GDP per capita for 210 countries from 1950 to 2015

This peer-reviewed article describes the following: income has been extensively studied and utilized as a determinant of health. There are several sources of income expressed as gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, but there are no time series that are complete for the years between 1950 and 2015 for the 210 countries for which data exist. It is in the interest of population health research to establish a global time series that is complete from 1950 to 2015.


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University of Washington

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Journal/Publication

Ophthalmologic Societies

not yet rated May 16, 2011 African Ophthalmology Forum Newsletter and Discussion Group
The Africa Vision, African Ophthalmology Forum (AOF) e-newsletter publishes discussion highlights from the group's online forum. The Forum and newsletter allow members to share the best practices and methods that will help Africa meet VISION 2020 objectives. African and non-African ophthalmologists are invited to join.
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Course

Education

Eye Care Standards, Ethics & Research

Other (e.g., Education, Research)

not yet rated March 1, 2013 London School Master’s Degree Program on Public Health for Eye Care
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine's Master of Science (MSc) Degree Program on Public Health for Eye Care aims to provide eye health professionals with the public health knowledge and skills required to reduce blindness and visual disability in their population.
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Eye Care Standards, Ethics & Research

not yet rated January 1, 2012 A Global Strategy to Eliminate Blinding Trachoma
This PowerPoint outlines a  global strategic plan, 2020 INSight, to eliminate blinding trachoma by the year 2020.  The presentation describes the impact of trachoma and then lays out 2020 INSight's actions and milestones from the years 2011 to 2020.
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not yet rated November 29, 2011 ICO Member 2011 Workshop for Advocates, Webcasts
The Workshop for Advocates presented tools and strategies to help generate financing and other support for eye care and the prevention of vision loss.  It included case studies, panel presentations and and discussions. The recordings are available in English and Spanish.
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not yet rated November 1, 2012 Ending avoidable blindness – a positive return on investment
Governments face difficult decisions regarding how best to allocate scarce health care resources. One factor in the decision making process relates to the economic benefit of various health care related interventions. This fact sheet outlines the economic benefits of correcting conditions that can cause blindness.
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