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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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ICO Exams Instructions for Candidates and Syllabus: Advanced

Instructions for Candidates and Syllabus for Advanced Exam. Download the syllabus.  More »

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Diabetes Eye Health: A Guide for Health Professionals

The Guide is a practical and informative document developed for primary health professionals on managing diabetic eye… More »

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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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ICO Examinations

not yet rated May 1, 2018 ICO Exams Application Form for Subspecialty Examination

ICO Exams Application Form for the Subspecialty Examination 2018.

Download the ICO Subspecialty Exam application form.


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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 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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Education

Subspecialty Education

4 Stars (8) 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.  

The ICO currently offers ICO-OSCAR's for Extracapsular Cataract Extraction, Phacoemulsification, Pediatric Cataract Surgery, Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS), Strabismus, Lateral Tarsal Strip Surgery, Trabeculectomy, and Vitrectomy in English. Selected ICO-OSCAR's are available in Mandarin Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.


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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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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.

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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

Advocacy/Vision 2020

Diabetic Eye Care

not yet rated December 4, 2017 Global Statement on Diabetes and Eye Heath

the ICO, the International Diabetes Federation, the World Council of Optometry, and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness released a Global 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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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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not yet rated October 2, 2017 Cannula dacryocystorhinostomy: a simple, innovative and cost-effective method of lacrimal surgery

This is a simple and cost effective technique require minimal resources and provide same results.

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Shreya Shah

Advocacy/Vision 2020

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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Course

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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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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Journal/Publication

not yet rated May 4, 2017 European CME needs the European Specialist Societies

Robin Stevenson and Eugene Pozniak lay out the steps European societies need to take to improve CME to address a number of healthcare challenges. The paper also cites the ICO's position paper on CPD and our ebook for effective CPD/CME

Read the full editorial in the Journal of European CME


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Journal of European CME
1 Star (1) May 3, 2017 ICO Exams Instructions for Candidates and Syllabus: Advanced

Instructions for Candidates and Syllabus for Advanced Exam.

Download the syllabus


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Journal/Publication

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

Guidelines

Cornea

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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