2016 World Ophthalmology Congress of the International Council of Ophthalmology

In February 2016 Joe will be presenting to ophthalmologists from over 81 countries at the World Ophthalmology Congress in Guadalajara as part of a patient symposium. The WOC 2016 is sponsored by the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), hosted by the Mexican Society of Ophthalmology and co-hosted by the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology. This event will bring together the approximately 130 member societies of the ICO and ophthalmologists from around the world to share the latest developments in Ophthalmology.


Joe presented at the World Glaucoma Congress in Vancouver to all areas of glaucoma care providers including glaucoma specialists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, nurses, technicians, and others with an interest in glaucoma. His speech was part of a session called, “Impact of Functional Impairment From Glaucoma: Enhancing Visual Performance in Patients With Glaucoma.” Joe’s spoke about “The Patient Perspective” sharing his own experience and urging doctors to refer their patients to low vision therapists early on in diagnosis. The World Glaucoma Association broadcasts a video recording of Joe’s speech online.

Click here to view World Glaucoma Congress presentation.

Going Blind was used in two presentations Joe made at The World Ophthalmology Congress in Tokyo. The sessions were entitled How I Learned to Live With Severe Glaucoma, and Scotoma – The Patient Perspective and Experience. The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) will share these sessions with the ophthalmological community via webcasts that are published online on the official WOC OnDemand Portal. ICO is made up of 120 national and subspecialty member societies from all over the world, which connects over 600 ophthalmologists that are working together to preserve and restore vision.

Click here to view World Ophthalmology Congress presentation.