The Hong Kong Ophthalmological Society (HKOS) was formed in 1954. Over the years, HKOS has grown substantially and currently has 306 practicing ophthalmologists, and in total 400 members, representing most of the ophthalmologists actively practicing in Hong Kong.
The main goal of HKOS is to maintain and improve the quality of eye care in Hong Kong. HKOS regularly organizes public eye education campaigns, health talks and screening programs to raise the public’s awareness on the importance of eye health. Recent screening programs included screening for amblyopia, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. HKOS also partners regularly with different local and international non-governmental and medical organizations to organize various eye health programs for both the general public and medical professionals.
Another main mission of HKOS is to facilitate communication among eye care professionals in Hong Kong. Since 1989, HKOS has organized annual scientific meetings (Hong Kong Ophthalmological Symposium), which have greatly promoted the exchange of scientific knowledge among ophthalmologists in Hong Kong and beyond. Together with the College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong, HKOS hosted the World Ophthalmology Congress 2008, in conjunction with the 23rd Congress of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, the 13th Congress of the Chinese Ophthalmological Society and the 20th Hong Kong Ophthalmological Symposium. The meeting was a great success and was attended by over 13,300 delegates and exhibitors from more than 100 countries.
Hong Kong Ophthalmological Society, Room 802, 8/F.,
Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building,
99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen,Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2761 9128
Fax: +852 2715 0089