™The main causes of blindness in children are also causes of child mortality – up to 60% of children who lose their sight will die within a year

  • 80% of worldwide blindness is preventable.  
  • 90% of people who are visually impaired live in developing countries.
  • There is currently a significant shortfall of ophthalmologists in developing countries.

The ICO is working to build a “World Alliance for Sight” by leading, stimulating, and supporting the efforts of ophthalmologic societies, eye departments, and related organizations worldwide to enhance ophthalmic education and eye care.

The International Council of Ophthalmology Foundation (ICOFoundation) acts to support ophthalmic education, advocate quality eye care, and advance scientific ophthalmology through support of International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) programs.

Your financial contribution supports International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) programs to enhance education and eye care and to preserve and restore vision worldwide.


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