International Society of Geographical and Epidemiological Ophthalmology (ISGEO)

Société internationale d'ophtalmologie géographique et épidémiologique
Sociedad Internacional de Oftalmologia Geografica y Epidemiológica

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June 1970, Fort Smith (Canada), as International Society of Geographic Ophthalmology (ISGO) -- Société internationale d'ophtalmologie géographique -- Sociedad Internacional de Oftalmologia Geografica. Registered in accordance with Canadian law and the law of North West Territories (Canada), under patronage of International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) and of International Federation of Ophthalmological Societies (IFOS).


Promote the science of geographic and epidemiologic ophthalmology, including the epidemiological, clinical, educational, environmental and cultural aspects of eye disease, prevention of blindness, preservation of sight and visual rehabilitation; provide a forum for presentation and discussion of research in ophthalmology and support for ophthalmic research in developing countries.

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Sends lecturers, ophthalmic technicians, ophthalmologists and other experts to developing countries to estimate needs of programmes for prevention and cure of ocular diseases, focusing in particular on the epidemiology and public health aspects of eye disease and the evaluation of different interventions; provides funds for students from developing countries; collects and compiles bibliographical information. Organizes International Congress (every 2 years). Local members of the Executive Council organize zonal and regional meetings.


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Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 55 countries
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Subjects *

  • Medicine
    • Eyesight
  • Geography
    • Geography
  • Societal Problems
    • Epidemics

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being



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