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Welcome to the Irish College of Ophthalmologists
The Irish College of Ophthalmologists (ICO) is the recognised training and professional body for medical and surgical eye doctors in Ireland.
We promote excellence in eye care and our role is to maintain the highest standards of medical care for the restoration of vision and the preservation of sight. We do this by educating eye doctors in training, providing on-going education for eye doctors in practice, giving accurate medical advice to the public and policy guidance to the government.
The College seeks to encourage good eye health practices and general awareness by working closely with patient support groups and coordinating eye health information sessions for doctors in general practice and other specialties and for the general public.
Our goal, in line with the WHO objectives of Vision 2020, is to work towards eliminating the 75% of cases which result in preventable blindness by 2020.
The College hosts an Annual Scientific Conference, attended by leading international speakers and also promotes research in the ophthalmic field including the award of an annual bursary.
Ms Marie Hickey-Dwyer, President, ICO