ICO Events: WOC 2018 Round-up

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

A total of 8,000 participants from 146 countries benefited from the WOC2018 scientific programme that included the latest developments in eye health, eye disease management, and ophthalmic education. Spread over four days, more than 400 sessions and 623 e-posters were presented.  The WOC2018 scientific programme proved to be an incredibly valuable learning experience. We invite…

Bringing Lessons from the Blue Continent to Europe

President
Organisation: PacEyes

Journey Five representatives of the Pacific Eye Care Society (PacEYES) set out on a journey to meet, advocate and share their eye health experience at the World Ophthalmology Congress in Barcelona. New Zealand-based, Dr. Ana Cama of Fiji, PNG-based doctors, Geoffrey Wabulembo and Jambi Garap, Dr. Andronico Ly of Timor Leste and myself – Fiji-based…

New smartphone app aims to improve cataract surgical outcomes

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Press release: A global consortium of leading eye health organisations today launched a new app to help improve cataract surgical outcomes, especially for people in developing countries. BOOST (Better Operative Outcomes Software Tool), a simple, free and easy-to-use app to help surgeons monitor and improve cataract surgical outcomes, has been launched at the World Ophthalmology Congress…

A call for integrated care for diabetes and eye health

Global Advocacy Advisor, Global Partnerships and Advocacy, The Fred Hollows Foundation
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation

Download global statement on diabetes and eye health: Strengthening health systems to manage diabetic eye disease: Integrated care for diabetes and eye health. Dong-sheng Wang was once a truck driver in Inner Mongolia, China, earning more than RMB6000 (USD 900) each month. But after he began to lose his sight due to diabetic retinopathy, everything began to…

The ICO completes 160 years

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) marked 160 years working to improve eye health worldwide on 13 September 2017. The organisation’s roots were first planted in 1857 when ophthalmologists from 24 countries convened in Brussels for the first International Congress of Ophthalmology. Later re-named the World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC), it is the longest continuous international medical meeting.…