The Indonesian Ophthalmologists Association – Perhimpunan Dokter Spesialis Mata Indonesia (Perdami) is the professional organization of ophthalmologists in Indonesia, under the umbrella of Indonesian Medical Association. Perdami was founded in Jakarta on July 5, 1964.
Its aim is to promote eye health and development of ophthalmology in Indonesia. Perdami is responsible for improving the competence of Indonesian ophthalmologists, in line with advances in science and technology, and supporting the overall well being of Perdami members.
Currently, there are 24 Perdami branches, consisting of 2439 members. The 2022 – 2025 Board of Council includes four bodies namely, the professional arm as Executive Body, chaired by President of Perdami, Prof. Budu, MD, Ph.D., M.MedEd; the academic arm known as the Indonesian College of Ophthalmology chaired by Prof.Arief Kartasasmita, MD, Ph.D.; the Honorary Board for Medical Ethics chaired by Bambang Setiohadji, MD, Ph.D.; and Internal Auditor Board chaired Andika Prahasta, MD, Ph.D., which is held every three years.
Since 1996, Perdami has been conducting charity cataract surgeries nationwide, coordinated by the Cataract Blindness Prevention Section. Advocacy, fundraising activities and services for cataract and other eye health problems, including refractive disorders, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and childhood blindness are also among Perdami’s activities.
Perdami also considers that it is important to provide data on blindness and visual impairment in Indonesia. With up to date and consistently renewed data, Perdami and the Indonesian government can map the problem of blindness and visual impairment properly and to create timely strategies effectively and efficiently.
Head Office: Perdami Office, Gedung Baile, 1st Floor, No. 101 and 103