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International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) Fellowship Announcement




The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) offers Fellowship Programs to promising ophthalmologists from low-resource countries. The goal of this Program is to help young ophthalmologists to develop hands-on experience and broaden their perspectives in the field of ophthalmology. Upon successful completion of the fellowships,  fellows are expected to return to their home countries so as to put the acquired knowledge and expertise into practice and help the patients preserve and restore their vision as well as preventing blindness.


The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO)  has granted privileges to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS), in Shiraz, Iran, to function as one of the  ICO Fellowship Hosts & Training Centers. In Shiraz, Fellows will be trained at the Department of Ophthalmology at Khalili Eye Hospital affiliated to SUMS.  The coordinator of the program will be Dr. Ramin Salouti the Professor of Cornea & External Diseases. Through these fellowships, young ophthalmologists from less-developed countries are exposed to and trained in different subspecialties including:



Subspecialty Fellowship Duration Fellowship Supervisor
3 months 1 year
Pediatric Ophthalmology YES YES FARVARDIN Majid, MD
Strabismus Yes YES TALEBNEJAD Mohammadreza, MD
Glaucoma YES YES RAZEGHINEJAD Mohammadreza, MD
Cornea & External Diseases YES YES


Medical Retina YES YES ASHRAF Hossein, MD
Vitreo-Retina YES YES FARVARDIN Mohsen, MD
Oculoplastics YES YES OWJI Naser, MD   
Cataract Surgery YES YES NEJABAT Mahmood, MD
Neuro-Ophthalmology YES YES KHALILI Mohammadreza, MD
Ocular Pathology YES YES EGHTEDARI Massomeh, MD



ICO will provide financial support for the ICO fellows to help them cover their expenses.  The award will be  US$ 6000 (maximum) to cover travel and living expenses for three months.  The exact amount is subject to actual student-style living expenses in the host country.


For more detailed information and to apply please see the following links:

ICO Official Website

ICO Fellowship Hosts & Training Centers

Please note that the applicants must apply through the official website of ICO, and the received applications will be sent to SUMS for further processing. To connect to the ICO website and submit your application please click on the following button:




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