The Scientific council of ophthalmology aims to improve the quality of eye services provided to the community through the training of highly trained professionals to meet international standards.
The Arab Board of Health Specializations was founded in February 1978 by the Council of Arab Ministers of Health.
The Scientific Council of Ophthalmology was established on March 26, 1994.
The scientific council of ophthalmology has been instrumental in the establishment of appropriate training programs for residents in ophthalmology. The certified of ophthalmologists are highly trained and are capable academically and professionally to provide the best eye care to the community.
Our aim is to develop and improve all aspects of training and examinations for certification, and achieve the goals established by the Council. 
These general regulations and guidelines relating to the training and examination of candidates for the Arab Board of ophthalmology aim to provide to assist the trainees, trainers and training centers in their endeavors.
Candidate passing the final board examination are awarded the specialty certificate.