™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

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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  • More than 75% of worldwide blindness and low vision is preventable.  
  • 89% of people who are visually impaired live in low and middle-resource countries.
  • There is currently a significant shortfall of ophthalmologists in low-resource 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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