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

Authored by ICO
Posted on December 19, 2015
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. 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 Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

The ICO-OSCAR is a behavioral and skill-based rubric for evaluators. This 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.  

Funding for the Phacoemulsification and 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.

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