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Surgical Assessment Tool: ICO-OSCAR in English, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese, and French

Authored by ICO
Posted on March 16, 2018
Topic: Education, Subspecialty Education
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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.  

Access the ICO-OSCAR mobile app:

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

Funding for the Phacoemulsification and Vitrectomy ICO-OSCARs is provided in part by the Alcon Foundation. 

Funding for the Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS) ICO-OSCARs is provided in part by ASICO.

We thank all of the supporters of the International Council of Ophthalmology's Teaching the Teachers Initiative.

The ICO-OSCARs are available as PDF or Word documents. Translation and adaption for non-commercial local use is encouraged, but please credit ICO.

ICO-OSCAR tools available for download in English:

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