International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO)

Concilium Ophthalmologicum Universale

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1927-07-14 Scheveningen Netherlands


Founded following the series of S-XS0021 - World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) initiated in 1957, following which ICO took over its organization. Until 27 Jun 2008, functioned as executive body of H-XB1967 - International Federation of Ophthalmological Societies (IFOS), when IFOS was integrated into ICO.

Statutes adopted 3 Dec 1962, Delhi (India); modified: 18 May 1974, Paris (France); 4 Nov 1982, San Francisco CA (USA); May 1987, Barcelona (Spain); Sep 1989, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); 23 Jun 1998, Amsterdam (Netherlands); 22 Apr 2002, Sydney (Australia); 23 Oct 2004, New Orleans LA (USA); 21 Feb 2006, Sao Paulo (Brazil); 5 Jun 2010, Berlin (Germany); 16 Feb 2012, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates); 2 April 2014, Tokyo (Japan); 15 Jun 2018, Barcelona (Spain).


Enhance ophthalmic education and improve access to the highest quality of eye care so as to preserve and restore vision; build a 'World Alliance for Sight' by stimulating and supporting efforts of ophthalmological societies, eye departments and related organizations worldwide.


2024-08-16 | Vancouver, BC Canada – WOC : World Ophthalmology Congress

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