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APAO 60th Anniversary Commemorative Video – Ophthalmologist Heroes

In 1958, APAO started out as one of the pioneers of modern visual science. Since then, we have continue to grow to meet the eye care challenges in the Asia-Pacific region, and we have much of which to be proud. But first of all, let’s recognize the leaders that have developed APAO over the past 60 years.

What’s new?

We are pleased to announce that the 38th APAO Congress is due to go ahead as a full face to face conference at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Malaysia from 23 – 26 February 2023, under the theme of “Reconnect and Collaborate”, with an expected attendance of over 5,000 delegates.


Registration is now available at https://congress.apaophth.org. Join us now and we look forward to seeing you soon!

APAO Named Awards to be presented at WOC2022® Virtual Congress

Each year, outstanding ophthalmologists are recognized for their contributions to advancing ophthalmology and eye care in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. We are proud to recognize the following individuals with the APAO Named Awards to be presented at the WOC2022® Virtual Congress. Click to learn more >

APAO 2023 Scientific Program Committee

The Scientific Program Committee are fully committed to developing a world-class scientific program for our APAO 2023 Congress. In addition to the 16 ophthalmic subspecialty programs, there is a 120-minute Wet Lab course to provide a comprehensive introduction and hands-on experience on the various levels of surgeries or procedures in ophthalmology.
Please visit here for more updates!

We are truly grateful to all of you who have chosen to join us. It is your participation that has made all the preparatory efforts for this Congress worthwhile. We are very pleased to let you know that our educational and enjoyable scientific sessions are fully recorded and uploaded to APAO on Demand.

We are also much honored to have you at the celebration of our 60th Anniversary. Our APAO60 Organizing Committee have prepared wonderful and remarkable activities to celebrate APAO’s Diamond Jubilee. You can relive these beautiful APAO60 moments at our dedicated 60th Anniversary webpage to celebrate this joyous event once again!

See you all again at 2023 Congress in Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia, co-hosted by the Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology, from 23 – 26 February 2023.