Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) affects 1 in 3 persons with Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and is a leading cause of vision loss in working adult populations. By 2025 almost 600 million people may be living with diabetes. World Diabetes Day takes place on the 14th November every year and is the worlds largest diabetes awareness campaign led by the International Diabetes Federation.
On the occasion of World Sight Day 2015, the latest issue of World Focus highlights the contribution that optometrists are making to implement eye care for all and how they are actively involved in shaping the response of the profession to make eye care for all a reality at all levels.
The Head Office of WCO is moving to St Louis, Missouri on 1 October 2015. An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Executive Director.
India will host the world's largest gathering of optometry and eye care professionals at Hyderabad, 11- 13 September 2017.
The World Council of Optometry (WCO) has announced the recipients of three prestigious international awards recognising outstanding contributions to optometry. The announcement was made during the WCO/FEDEPTO 1st World Congress of Optometry, 14 16 August in Medellin in Colombia.
The World Council of Optometry (WCO) and the Colombian Federation of Optometrists (FEDOPTO), organisers of the 1st World Congress of Optometry, are delighted to announce Alcon as platinum sponsor of the event. The Congress takes place from 14 - 16 August in Medellin, Colombia, and is the first global event to encompass all aspects of optometry in order to share knowledge, explore clinical and technological innovation and establish an agreed holistic policy for the sector and for the future of accessible eye care.
20 - 21 March 2016
Stade de Suisse, Berne
27 - 30 October 2016
Durban, South Africa
9 - 12 November 2016
Anaheim, California, USA
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