IPOSC Resource Library - Advocacy
The International Orthoptic Association (IOA) represents orthoptic associations from 24 countries. One of our mandates is to enhance eye health care in under-served areas of the world through our volunteer program. This program links volunteers with individuals in developing countries and organizations engaged in volunteer missions; particularly in pediatric ophthalmology and aon strabismus. We have a global bank of qualified orthoptists eager to assist who possess advanced knowledge and skills in pediatric vision assessment, diagnosis and management of strabismus and amblyopia, screening techniques, visual fields, refraction, and provision of low vision services.
IPOSC Resource Library - Clinical care
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IPOSC Resource Library - grants
Each year, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) hosts an annual meeting where leading experts and researchers in the field share information about cutting-edge technology and the latest innovations in care. Colleagues from around the world convene to learn from one another and build relationships that further advance pediatric ophthalmology.
In 2012, Marilyn Miller, MD gave a generous gift to underwrite the costs of pediatric ophthalmologists outside North America who were unable to cover the fees associated with attending the meeting.
International ophthalmologists benefit from a vastly expanded collegial network and develop skills they bring back to their respective countries, where they are encouraged to share what they have learned in their localities and beyond.