Welcome message

On behalf of the International Council of Ophthalmology, we are honored to invite you to join us from any part of the world, to WOC202 Virtual from 9 – 12 September 2022. This unique 38th World Ophthalmology Congress® will be a virtual experience that showcases the latest developments in all fields of ophthalmology.  Join us for an unforgettable personalized learning journey and learn from world class experts, network with colleagues, visit the virtual exhibition, and access content for 6 months.

During these extraordinary times, we bring to each of you WOC202 Virtual, an exciting educational opportunity – all in one place, at your own pace, and keeping you safe.

Neeru Gupta WOC

Neeru Gupta, MD, PhD, MBA
International Council of Ophthalmology

Welcome videos from the Committee leaders

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Ivo Kocur, MD, MA, MSc, MBA

CEO, International
Council of Ophthalmology

Ke Yao, MD, PhD

President, Chinese
Ophthalmological Society
WOC2022 Scientific Program Co-chair

Ningli Wang, MD, PhD

President, Asia-Pacific
Academy of Ophthalmology
WOC2022 Scientific Program Co-chair

Marie-José Tassignon, MD, PhD

WOC2022 Scientific Program Co-chair

Join WOC2022® Virtual – the place where the future of sight is shaped.

Join us as we take the World Ophthalmology Congress 2022 virtual. Gathering the world’s ophthalmologists, faculty, leading industry experts, and the most influential stakeholders of our 182 member societies in one virtual space, we are coming together to address a momentous matter; where to next.
No matter where you are in the world, we can’t wait to welcome new and past attendees to a uniquely immersive virtual gathering. If you are looking for exclusive learning opportunities in general ophthalmology and all subspecialties, as well as interactions with the world’s leading professionals, this global meeting is the only place to be.
Experience the perfect blend of learning, innovation, mental stimulation, content sharing and networking. The virtual format makes it easier than ever to share knowledge, spark meaningful conversations and build relationships. Lifting all travel and cost barriers, WOC2022® virtual becomes an experience for everyone to enjoy; uniting all who are invested in bringing the future of sight forward.
We hope you find inspiration, connect with fellow peers from around the world, and explore all there is to learn and experience in ophthalmology. Be part of this amazing global community.

Be aware of unauthorised agencies pretending to provide official services using the ICO – WOC® brand

The official registration bureau for the WOC2022® Congress is MCI The Netherlands SA and you should only trust information from legitimate sources like the ICO website, congress website, and MCI website.
It is important to be aware that you may be contacted by phone or e-mail, or see advertising, by unauthorised individuals or companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or destination management companies to solicit you with aggressive or deceptive tactics for congress registrations.
They may also misrepresent themselves as the official congress registration bureau and may illegally use the congress name or logo. Please be aware that such companies do not represent ICO, WOC or MCI and are not mandated to act on their behalf.
If you are contacted by someone asking if you need to register to the WOC2022® Congress, please do not complete your registration with such entities and do not process any of the payments they may request.
Registrations purchased in this manner will not give access to the WOC2022® Congress.
If possible, please obtain as much information as you can, such as the name of the company, the person calling and their telephone number — then contact MCI The Netherlands SA at [email protected]. Should you require further information or want to confirm the legitimacy of any deals or services related to the congress, please feel free to get in touch with us.


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Enjoy the benefits of a borderless virtual congress experience:

Be at the heart of ophthalmology. Get inspired, fuel your knowledge, co-create the future of sight.

Seize exclusive learning opportunities, featuring state-of-the-art scientific sessions, unparalleled member society symposia, and the latest industry presentations.

Connect with our dynamic global community of more than 200,000 ophthalmologists, faculty, and 182 member societies; all in one engaging virtual space, just a click away.

Access the latest insights on general ophthalmology and all subspecialties, both live and on demand. Choose your preferred way and delve into extensive sources of knowledge at your own pace.

With limitless networking opportunities, it’s easier than ever to make connections that are meaningful to you. Interact with the world’s leading industry experts and professionals under one virtual roof, fast and easy.


Regular Registration Deadline: 22 August 2022

Congress days: 9-12 September 2022

On-demand access: 6 months