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The Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) is a supranational organization that is committed to the promotion of the science and art of ophthalmology, and welcomes participations from national, territorial, and subspecialty-based ophthalmic societies in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

The APAO seeks to eliminate preventable blindness through teaching, research and service, foster cooperation between various ophthalmological societies in different countries, and encourage collaboration with other international and regional ophthalmological organizations.

Accordingly, the APAO organizes an annual congress; co-organizes scientific meetings and conferences; publishes the Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology; recognizes ophthalmologists’ achievements in research, education and blindness prevention; runs a leadership development program and an international fellowship program; offers training and learning opportunities to young ophthalmologists; and provides an online platform on which ophthalmologists from different parts of the world can interact and consult with one another.

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Contact the APAO:

Central Secretariat Office
4/F, Hong Kong Eye Hospital
147K Argyle Street
Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR
Phone: (852) 3943-5826
Fax: (852) 2715-9490
[email protected]

Guangzhou Headquarter
State Key Laboratory (Ophthalmology)
Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center
1/F, Sun Yat-Sen University
No. 7 Jinsui Road, Zhujiang New Town
Tianhe District, Guangzhou
Guangdong, China

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The Academy of Asia-Pacific Professors of Ophthalmology (AAPPO) is committed to assisting in the academic development in ophthalmology in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

The AAPPO seeks to engage and further the research and academic exchange of knowledge relevant to ophthalmology; to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas among its Fellows and enable them to publish and communicate to members of other bodies on all matters in relation to the field; to provide mentorship and learning opportunities for young ophthalmologists in the Asia-Pacific region; to promote and disseminate knowledge of ophthalmology to the public by organizing exhibitions and conferences; and to encourage collaboration among organizations and institutions in ophthalmic research and studies.

Learn more about the AAPPO at

Contact the AAPPO:

Secretary Office
Academy of Asia-Pacific Professors of Ophthalmology
c/p Suite 1515, Central Building
1-3 Pedder Street,
Hong Kong SAR
Phone: +852 3997-3266