Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

The Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) was the first academic ophthalmology department in Hong Kong, with Prof. Mark O.M. Tso as a Founding Chairman in 1994. Prof. Mark Tso was succeeded by Prof. Dennis S.C. Lam as Chairman in 1998, and then by Prof. Calvin C.P. Pang from 2012 to 2015. In August 2015, Prof. Clement C.Y. Tham was appointed as the Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences of the CUHK.

The CUHK has been an active member of the international ophthalmic community and is fully committed to facilitating the advancement of ophthalmic education, and the exchange of knowledge, skills and the latest technological developments worldwide. We have organized and hosted 8 International Symposia of Ophthalmology (ISO) since 1995. The CUHK has also hosted major international meetings including the Congress of the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society (APGS), the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS) Meeting, the Congress of the Asia-Pacific Vitreoretinal Society (APVRS) and the World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC). The Central Secretariat of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) is based in the CUHK eye department.


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Asia-Pacific Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology Society

The Asia-Pacific Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthamology Society (APSPOS) was established in 2008, with Prof. Frank Martin as the Founding President. The key objectives of the society are to assist the development of Paediatric Ophthalmology in the Asia-Pacific region and to provide a platform for good integration of skills and knowledge of clinicians in this subspecialty. The APSPOS is now the official pediatric ophthalmology society within the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) and plays a key role in the pediatric ophthalmology program for the APAO meetings. It is also a member of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO). The society has more than 300 members. Current APSPOS membership is drawn from a worldwide geographic distribution with predominant membership in Asia-Pacific regions including Australia, China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Singapore, etc.


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