International Society Geographical & Epidemiological Ophthalmology
Promoting the science of geographic and epidemiologic ophthalmology
The aim of ISGEO is to promote the science of geographic and epidemiologic ophthalmology among all people and nations. This aim encompasses the epidemiological, clinical, educational, environmental and cultural aspects of eye disease, prevention of blindness, preservation of sight and visual rehabilitation. ISGEO provides a forum for presentation and discussion of research findings, focussing on developing countries. As epidemiology encompasses the control of diseases in population, research presentations are welcomed in areas such as operational research, health economics and health systems research.
ISGEO holds a themed Congress every two years where scientific papers are presented orally or as posters after peer review of abstracts. At each Congress an invited speaker gives the Elizabeth Cass Lecture, and there may be other key note addresses. The Congress is usually held in conjunction with other international ophthalmology meetings in the host country.
Abstracts are welcomed from ophthalmologists, optometrists, health economists, social scientists, public health physicians or others who have undertaken research of relevance to the control of visual impairment and blindness in low resource settings.
All those attending the ISGEO Congress must be a member of ISGEO.
Membership of the ISGEO
We encourage anyone interested in ophthalmic epidemiology and research into the control of visual impairment and blindness in low resource settings to become a member of ISGEO. This will allow attendance at the Congress and members will receive access to the online version of the journal Ophthalmic Epidemiology. There is an additional charge for those wishing to receive hard copies of the journal, which is issued four times a year.
To become a member please complete the ISGEO Membership Form – ISGEO Membership 2015
Or please contact Jyoti Shah, , if you wish to join the ISGEO.
Ophthalmic Epidemiology publishes editorials, scientific articles, review articles, news notes, scientific notes, letter and book reviews on all subjects and topics related to ophthalmic epidemiology, public health and prevention of blindness.
2016 ISGEO congress
Theme: Improving quality in eye care
Dates: Monday 31st October – Tuesday 1st November 2016
Location: Durban, South Africa
Further details please contact Jyoti Shah,