The Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology® (APAO) is committed to:

  • Promoting the science and art of ophthalmology among all people and nations of the region;
  • Promoting prevention of blindness activities and restoration of sight through teaching, research, service and any other way deemed appropriate by the APAO Council;
  • Fostering co-operation between ophthalmological societies in different countries and collaborating with other international or regional organizations with similar aims;
  • Organizing and holding regional congresses or other conferences and such other educational and scientific activities including research;
  • Preparing and publishing scientific papers, journals and other publications;
  • Raising funds and obtaining financial assistance through donations, sponsorships or otherwise for the attainment of any or all of the objectives; and
  • Doing all such other things incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objectives.

To this end, 19 Standing Committees have been set up since 2010, each with a unique purpose to drive ophthalmology forward in the Asia-Pacific region.