Dear Friends and Colleagues

We have just concluded our 31st APACRS annual meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where we hosted over 1,700 attendees. Feedback on the meeting has been overwhelmingly positive, testament to the quality of the scientific content addressing the needs of Asian cataract and refractive surgeons and their patients.

Next year, for the 32nd APACRS annual meeting, we are heading to Kyoto, the former capital of Japan. Located in a picturesque valley that is part of the Yamashiro or Kyoto Basin, along the Kamogawa River and surrounded by mountains, it is one of the most historic and attractive cities in the world, and the best time to visit Kyoto in the fall is from October to November.

As always, our scientific committee is already planning a focused and relevant scientific program as has been our hallmark. 

Join us in Kyoto for the 32nd APACRS annual meeting!


President, APACRS

Ronald YEOH

Organizing Chairman


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Program Director

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Program Highlights


CSCRS: Elegance & Innovation for Perfect Outcomes

A joint symposium of the APACRS, ASCRS and ESCRS
At this CSCRS, speakers from around the world explore how technologies such as intraoperative aberrometry and adjustable IOLs along with techniques such as IOL exchange and refractive surgery prediction with the latest formulas can be employed to bring “Elegance and Innovation for Perfect Outcomes.”


Surgical Video Symposia

Many innovative technologies will be demonstrated in a comprehensive and interactive surgical video program.


Popular MasterClasses!

This year’s series of MasterClasses covers the hottest topics in ophthalmic surgery today: Mastering Paediatric Cataract Surgery, MIGS, Toric IOLs, IOL Fixation, Multifocals & Presbyopia, Corneal Endothelial Transplantation, Iris Defects, Myopia, Biometry, Refractive Surgery Complications, Vitrectomy for Anterior Segment Surgeons, and Fluidics.


Wisdom of the Samurai – Top Cataract Surgery Tips

This video session features some of the most renowned cataract surgeons, each offering a practical cataract surgery tip that you can use immediately on your next visit to the operating theatre.


APACRS Film Festival

APACRS Film Festival promises to be both entertaining and educational, displaying new innovation and breakthroughs in ophthalmic surgery. The winning film in each category will be shown in full and judges will discuss the film with the producers.

Important Dates

  • 18 MAY 2019

    Deadline for 1st Tier Early Bird Registration

  • 8 JULY 2019

    Deadline for 2nd Tier Early Bird Registration

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Affiliated Societies

Bangladesh Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (BSCRS)

Chinese Cataract Society (CCS)

Indonesian Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (INASCRS)

Intraocular Implant & Refractive Society of India (IIRSI)

Japanese Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (JSCRS)

Korean Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (KSCRS)

Philippine Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (PSCRS)

Thai Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (THSCRS)

American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)

European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)