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Welcome to the International Orthoptic Association (IOA)

The aim of the IOA is to promote the science of orthoptics worldwide, to provide information and support to national bodies and individual orthoptists, and to help maintain and improve standards of education, training and orthoptic practice. The number of members and member countries continues to increase. The IOA represents national associations stemming from 22 different countries, individual orthoptic members from countries that lack national orthoptic associations and ophthalmologists who are supporters of the profession. The IOA is proud to have approximately 12,000 orthoptist members worldwide.



Upcoming International Events and Congresses for Orthoptists

07.June.2023 - 10.June.2023 All day

ESA 2023

Location: Zagreb, Croatia


15.June.2023 - 17.June.2023 All day


Scandinavian Orthoptic Association Congress Norway

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Welcome to the SOA Kongress 2023!

Date: 21st – 22nd of September 2023

Place: Thon Hotel Vika Atrium – Munkedamsveien 45, 0250 Oslo

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Teaching mission in Rwanda

| Orthoptics Worldwide

Kabgayi Eye Unit, May 7-15, 2022

I was asked by “Light for the World Belgium” to visit their eye hospital in Kabgayi, Rwanda...

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To all presenters at the International Orthoptic Congress 2022

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Thanks to those who have submitted a paper to Strabismus for the IOC special edition, we have space for more submissions so we have decided to extend...

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