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The International Congress of Ophthalmology (ICO): a history

Readers of Eye News will notice in the Events section that the World Congress of Ophthalmology (WOC) is scheduled to take place in Barcelona in June 2018. This is in fact the renamed International Congress of Ophthalmology (ICO) and now...

2019 ICO-Allergan Research Fellowship awarded

Dr Matias Iglicki, from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina, has been selected as the second recipient of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO)-Allergan Fellowship Award, by a panel of leading experts.

The International Council of Ophthalmology: what is it and is it useful for UK ophthalmologists?

ICO Director for Examinations and Assessments, Simon Keightley, explains the history and role of the organisation today, as well as outlining recent changes to the ICO examinations. The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) is the only international medical specialty organisation...

World Ophthalmology Congress goes virtual

The World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC2020) has decided to make its June meeting virtual, to provide "an opportunity to come together, collaborate and share the latest advancements in eye care".

MEACO19 (Middle East and Africa Council of Ophthalmology) XIV International Congress

The 14th International Congress of the Middle East African Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) The Jordanian Ophthalmological Society will host the 14th International Congress of the Middle East African Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO), which will be held in collaboration with the...

Anterior and posterior capsular opacification with the Tecnis ZCBOO and AcrySof SA60AT IOL

This a randomised, controlled, prospective and double-blind study comparing the anterior capsular opacification (ACO) and posterior capsular opacification (PCO) outcomes with two types of single-piece hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lenses (IOL), and AcrySof SA60AT – Group A, and Tecnis ZCBOO –...

In conversation with Emilio Torres-Netto

We chat to Emilio Torres-Netto from the ELZA Institute, Zurich, Switzerland at ESCRS 2019 about winning the ICO-Allergan Research Fellowship in 2018 and his research. Click the image below to see his answers to our questions.

Ophthalmology Foundation: a promising new beginning

The world’s leaders in ophthalmology have created the new Ophthalmology Foundation, to make prevention of blindness and maintenance of high quality vision accessible to people of all nations. Board of Directors President David EI Pyott explains their vision for the...

A novel test for unilateral functional visual loss

The authors report results of three cases of functional visual loss, where regular ophthalmic testing was not sufficient to confirm the diagnosis. In these cases, bilateral concurrent eye examination was performed using a head-mounted perimeter (imo), to facilitate the diagnosis....

OSCAR for anterior approach ptosis surgery

The authors report an International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) Ophthalmology Surgical Competency Assessment Rubric (OSCAR) for anterior approach ptosis surgery. An international panel of content experts, representing Australia, India, Iran, Italy, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States of America...

Multicentre PCO rates in different brands of monofocal intraocular lenses

This was a longitudinal, retrospective cohort study featuring 47,754 (three years) and 20,763 (five years) eyes with age-related (≥65 year) cataract surgeries between 2010-2013 across seven UK ophthalmology clinics. The three- and five-year incidence of posterior capsular opacification (PCO) and...

Bilateral internuclear ophthalmoplegia

Bilateral internuclear ophthalmoplegia (INO) has been linked with various pathological conditions of the central nervous system such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, tumours and brainstem inflammatory processes. This unusual case report describes a case of a 45-year-old female patient presenting with...