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One Vision: Working together to strengthen the standard of excellence in eye care.

The International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the eye care team to ensure a qualified global workforce that provides quality patient care. IJCAHPO was formed by interested organizations from around the world for the development of training programs, the education, and the endorsement of certification of the eye care team.

Goals & Programs

  • Promote the establishment of Allied Ophthalmic Personnel (AOP) training programs
  • Develop and implement global accreditation standards for training programs
  • Support and encourage adoption of international standards for certification
  • Promote education and continuing education resources for training AOP

International Advisory Council

Chairman of the Board
William Astle, MD, FRCS(C), Dipl. ABO (Canada)

Professor Daud Khan, MD (Pakistan)

Vice President
Dan Kiage, MBChB, MMed, FEACO (Kenya)

Prashant Garg, MD (India)

Lynn Anderson, PhD, CEO (USA)

Tyree Carr, MD (USA) (Deceased)

Mohammed Babar Qureshi (Pakistan)

ICO (ex-officio)
Karl Golnik, MD, MEd (USA)

International Council of Ophthalmology Endorses Training & Certification

“The ICO recognizes the value of national and international certification by organizations with proven expertise in the training and certification of ophthalmic medical personnel (mid-level personnel). Partnerships with government and non-government organizations (such as IJCAHPO/JCAHPO) will help reach the goal of Vision 2020 and improve global eye health for future generations.”

Dr. Mark M. Tso
ICO Director for Education, USA (2011)