Welcome to the Canadian Ophthalmological Society

COS is an affiliate of the Canadian Medical Association and an accredited provider of Continuing Professional Development, as recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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Drug Shortages in Canada

A list of current and anticipated ophthalmic drug shortages gathered from Health Canada.

See the Possibilities

Watch our new promo video for See the Possibilities, COS’ patient-focused website featuring tests and quizzes, patient stories, and resources on “The Big 5”.

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Value of Ophthalmology Report

On World Sight Day 2020, the COS and the Conference Board of Canada released the Value of Ophthalmology Report. This report, which examined the value of ophthalmology from a health outcome, health care efficiency, and societal/economic perspective, shows the large economic impact on health care systems, society and individuals.

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The Cost of Vision Loss in Canada

This report outlines the healthcare system, productivity, and wellbeing impacts of VL, and makes recommendations aimed at curtailing the personal and social costs associated with impaired sight.

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Who is the COS-SCO?

The Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) is the national, recognized authority on eye and vision care in Canada. As eye physicians and surgeons, we are committed to assuring the provision of optimal medical and surgical eye care for all Canadians by promoting excellence in ophthalmology and by providing services to support our members in practice. Our membership includes over 1149 ophthalmologists and 220 ophthalmology residents. We work collaboratively with government, other national and international specialty societies, our academic communities (ACUPO), our provincial partners and affiliates and other eye care professionals and patient groups to advocate for health policy in Canada in the area of eye and vision health.

COS 2022 Annual Meeting

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Practice Resource Centre

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