World Ophthalmology Congress

The SOA was pleased to contribute to the International Council of Ophthalmology’s bi-annual World Ophthalmology Congress, held virtually in 2020.

The Association organized a 60 minute program titled ‘Evolving Humanitarian Programs’, to include the ophthalmic work of St John around the world, and evolving programs elsewhere.

We are very grateful to the ICO in allowing us to share these talks, and to Bruce Spivey for his support, both as a member of SOA-Americas, and as Past President of the ICO.


AOI PhD program for sub Saharan countries
Prof Marie-José Tassignon

Passing the baton : Ensuring self sufficiency in eye care in a post conflict country: The East Timor Eye Program
Prof Nitin Verma, Australia. Chair, SOA-Asia Pacific

Fighting Blindness in Myanmar
Prof James Mueke, Australia.

The evolving international academic arm of St John – One Order, Four Continents.
Mr David Verity, UK. Chair, SOA

Soweto – new hope.
Mr George Woods, South Africa. CEO, St John South Africa.