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Montgomery Lecture
The Annual Montgomery Lecture will take place this coming Friday December 2nd at 6.30pm in the Albert Theatre in the RCSI.
The lecture will be delivered by

Lloyd Paul Aiello, MD, PhD

Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School 

The title of the talk is; 'Novel Therapeutic Approaches for Diabetic Retinopathy: Past,

Present and Future'

The Lecture will be followed by a wine reception in the Atrium.

Access to the RCSI will be via the Stephen's Green entrance

Friday 02 December 2011 - Wednesday 02 November 2011
Applications for National BST Ophthalmology Training Program

Applications are invited for the following training programme;

National Basic Specialist Training Programme in Ophthalmology

Starting Date; July 11th, 2011

Applications will only be accepted from medical graduates who are eligible for registration with the Irish Medical Council by the closing date.

 BST is a three year programme for medical graduates who have completed their internship and wish to pursue a career in ophthalmic surgery or ophthalmology.

Applications forms are available on from

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 28th January, 2011

Please contact 01 402 2777 or ico@rcsi.ieif you have any further questions

Thursday 13 January 2011 - Sunday 30 January 2011
Mr John Lee

The College wishes to express our sympathy to the family of John Lee, President of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists on his sudden death on October 8th. John was a great friend of the ICO and personally to many of Ireland's ophthalmologists who benefitted from his advice as a colleague and his teaching down through the years.

John was due to deliver this year's Montgomery Lecture in Trinity College on Friday November 5th. As a mark of respect the lecture will not be held in 2010. The Montgomery Medal will be presented to John's Family on behalf of the College at a future date.

Wednesday 13 October 2010 - Friday 31 December 2010
Pfizer/ICO Research Award

Applications are invited for the Pfizer/ICO Research Award are invited

The aim of this award is to facilitate trainees in Ophthalmology to undertake a period of research or specific clinical training in an Ophthalmology centre of excellence. Candidates should have completed a reasonable period of clinical training. Applications based on research within Irish Institutions will be favoured.

Completed application forms should be returned to the Mr Mark Cahill, Chairman Scientific & Yearbook Committee, at the Irish College of Ophthalmologists, 121 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, by Friday, 5th November 2010.

 A short list of suitable candidates will be selected by representatives from various institutions. These candidates will then be required to attend an interview led by external assessors.

The award of €35,000 will be made to a candidate who is undertaking full time unfunded research.

Please email for an application form

Monday 01 November 2010 - Wednesday 10 November 2010
Irish College of Ophthalmologists Annual Conference 2010

ICO Annual Conference,
RCSI St Stephen's Green Dublin
Wednesday 28th to Friday 30th April

To celebrate the 200 year anniversary of the location of the Royal College of Surgeons on Dublin's St Stephen's Green the ICO will hold it's Annual Conference in the RCSI this 28th to 30th April. The Conference opens at 8am on Wednesday 28th and runs until lunchtime on Friday 30th.

This year we have a very exciting programme and our guest speakers include Prof John Forresster and Prof Bertil Damato.

We have an extended social programme this year and we urge all to particiapte fully in the events. On Wednesday evening we have a special gathering in the Guiness Storehouse to celebrate the twinning of the ICO and the New England Ophthalmological Society. A group of our colleagues from NEOS will attend and it promises to be a great night planned as a more casual event than the formal Black Tie dinner taking place in the RCSI on Thursday night.

The Annual General Meeting will take place at 2.30pm on Thursday 29th April. The AGM will deal with a number of issues especially those which the Public Affairs Committee would like to raise and we ask members for their valued input at this meeting.

To view the conference programme please follow this link

Download the registration form

For further information on conference registration please call Siobhan on 01 402 2777 or email

Wednesday 28 April 2010 - Friday 30 April 2010