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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COS Foundation

Building capacity and resiliency in ophthalmology

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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.

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