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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Support Ukrainian Ophthalmologists Today

Eyes on Ukraine is an initiative by Canadian ophthalmologists to support the treatment of eye injuries and their resulting sequelae in Ukraine. Ukrainian ophthalmologists are tirelessly attending to complex trauma around the clock. Their distribution networks for obtaining much-needed medical essentials and surgical equipment have been fractured. Their supplies are running dangerously low.

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COS 2022 Annual Meeting

We are excited to invite you to our in-person 2022 COS Annual Meeting and Exhibition from June 9-12, 2022, hosted in the beautiful coastal city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Registration is now open, and we are very much looking forward to connecting with our peers from coast to coast to coast!

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Drug Shortages in Canada

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

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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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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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