An estimated 1.4 million children are blind, 320,000 of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa.

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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  • 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.

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