Usmernenie od ICO International Council of Ophthalmology



Dear ICO Society Leaders,

We are facing a truly unprecedented situation. The COVID-19 pandemic presents a major challenge to health care providers around the globe. While the world is asked to stay home with social distancing recommendations, our ophthalmology colleagues and their teams continue to provide urgent care to our patients.

As ophthalmologists and eye health teams working in close proximity to their patients as part of the eye examinations and treatment, they are at particularly high risk of being exposed to the virus and contracting COVID-19. The protection of health care providers and patients is critical due to the rapid spread of coronavirus.

These times remind us of how important it is to stay connected and to share information and knowledge. In response to the growing needs of our global eye health community, we are launching an ICO Global COVID-19 Resource Center where information can be shared and accessed so that we can learn from one another. If you have guidelines and recommendations that we can share with our global community to help protect eye health providers on the front lines, please email them to

Resources dedicated to COVID-19 are available from the World Health Organization, in addition to the American Academy of OphthalmologyCanadian Ophthalmological Society, and the French Ophthalmology Society.

As our colleagues work tirelessly in the days and weeks ahead, we acknowledge their courage and the efforts of all those providing eye care on the front lines during these unprecedented times.