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It is our pleasure to inform you that the Jordanian Ophthalmological Society hosted the Middle East African Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) 14th International Congress from 5-8 September 2019. The Congress was held in the King Hussein Ben Talal Convention Center in Greater Amman-Jordan, in collaboration with the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the Royal Jordanian Medical Services and the Jordan Tourism Board.

MEACO is one of the four supranational organizations of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), the executive body of the International Federation of Ophthalmological Societies (IFOS). 36 National Ophthalmic Societies in 32 countries of the Middle East and Africa region are members of MEACO, including Turkey and Iran, making MEACO the largest supranational organization in the whole world.

The MEACO International Congress, which is held every three years, is the largest ophthalmic congress of the region, and is the only congress that is truly international and on parallel with the international ophthalmic congresses of Europe and the United States of America and attracts ophthalmologists, eye care professionals, and exhibiting companies from the region, as well as from Europe, the Americas, Far East Asia and Australia.

MEACO 2019 featured an unparalleled scientific program, very rich in content in collaboration with several international academic and clinical institutions. The program is expected to be more stimulating and exciting especially with the assembly of more than 80 speakers and faculty from the elite group pf ophthalmologists around the world who was invited to share their experiences together with over 400 speakers from the region. These include distinguished leaders from the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, and other esteemed doctors and highly successful career practitioners and surgeons who are renowned for their clinical brilliance. We expect more than 4000 participants from the region and internationally. On behalf of the organizing committee I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to participate in this unique event , that has an active presence in the ophthalmic community toward improving the eye health care.