Spotlight on Asia-Pacific Supporting Societies

Every year, the scientific program of the APAO Congress features symposiums organized by ophthalmic societies from the Asia-Pacific region, including many APAO Subspecialty Member Societies. Our thanks to the following societies for their generous support of the 2018 APAO Congress in Hong Kong. 


The Academy of Asia-Pacific Professors of Ophthalmology (AAPPO) is committed to assisting in the academic development in ophthalmology in the Asia-Pacific region.


The Asia Cornea Society (ACS) is spurred by a common vision amongst corneal subspecialists and researchers throughout Asia to foster the exchange of knowledge and information on clinical, educational and research aspects of the corneal subspecialty with particular focus and relevance to Asian corneal diseases.


● The Asian Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (ASNOS) was founded in 2002 and holds scientific meetings every two years with a unique clinicopathologic case presentation conference in the style of the Frank B. Walsh Society Meeting, the “Walsh-in-Asia,” to promote and contribute to the development of neuro-ophthalmology in Asian countries.


● The mission of the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society (APGS) is to promote excellence in the diagnosis and care of patients with glaucoma of all types at both individual and community levels.


● The Asia-Pacific Society of Ocular Oncology and Pathology (APSOOP) works to engage, advance and further the research, study, education, academic exchanges of knowledge relevant to ocular oncology and pathology.


The Asia-Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (APSOPRS) continuously supports efforts to provide the highest level oculoplastic treatment to all persons.


The Asia Pacific Ophthalmic Trauma Society (APOTS), a new APAO Associate Member, aims to build a network and team of eye care professionals with special interest in ocular trauma to advance the clinical care, science and research in ocular trauma.


● The goals of the Asia-Pacific Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology Society (APSPOS) are to improve the development of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus in the Asia-Pacific region and to provide a platform for exchange of knowledge and skills in this subspecialty.


● The main objective of the Asia-Pacific Vitreo-retina Society (APVRS) is to engage, advance and further the research, study, education, academic exchanges of knowledge relevant to vitreoretinal diseases.