Dear ICO Member Society Leader,
The International Council of Ophthalmology is pleased to announce the release of ICO Guidelines for Glaucoma Eye Care. The guidelines summarize core requirements to care for patients with open and closed angle glaucoma. We expect they will have relevance to ophthalmologists around the world as they provide guidance on the management of glaucoma in both low and intermediate to high resource settings.
They are currently available in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Turkish, Hindi, Russian, Arabic, and Portuguese, and can be downloaded at www.icoph.org/glaucoma, where more details can be found. Additional translations and adaptations are encouraged.
I am writing to ask for your help to please share the guidelines with your members by adding the following link to your society home page: www.icoph.org/glaucoma. An image that may be included with the link is available at: www.icoph.org/images/ICOGlaucomaGuidelines.jpg.
These guidelines are based on internationally recommended standards of care, and we sincerely hope that they will be incorporated into resident and fellow training programs, and used by members to improve patient outcomes.
The ICO recognizes your strong commitment to eye health and is most grateful to your society for its ongoing support. We would be pleased to hear about other opportunities to share these guidelines more widely.
I thank you in advance for your help to promote the ICO Guidelines for Glaucoma Eye Care.
Professor Hugh R Taylor, AC, MD
President, International Council of Ophthalmology
University of Melbourne, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton, 3053, Australia