Dear Friends & Colleagues

Greetings from the APACRS!
After the success of the first, more streamlined in-person APACRS meeting since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, held in June 2022 in Seoul, South Korea, we are delighted to announce that the 35th APACRS will be back to our usual 3-full-day program, packed with education and updates on the latest trends and innovations.
The 35th APACRS annual meeting will be from Thursday to Saturday, 8 – 10 June 2023 at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. Our scientific committee is already planning a focused and relevant scientific program as has been our hallmark, with the theme “NEXUS – Connecting Everyone and Everything.”
Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm in our pursuit of ophthalmic advancement in the Asia-Pacific.


Congress President

CHAN Wing Kwong

Organizing Chairman


Program Director

Ronald Yeoh

Ronald YEOH

Chair, Scientific Program

Organizer Co-Organizer Supported by

Program Highlights


Covering the most relevant and focused topics and conducted by some of the world’s best ophthalmic educators.
Expect the hottest topics in ophthalmic surgery today, where you will learn to master Toric IOLs, Biometry, Phaco Alternatives, IOL Fixation, Pterygium Surgery, Refractive Surgery Complications, Corneal Endothelial Transplantation, and Vitrectomy for Anterior Segment Surgeons. There will also be a special MasterClass on mastering what they don’t teach you in residency!

APACRS Lim Lecture

The APACRS LIM Lecture is the highest award of the APACRS. Since 1991, outstanding ophthalmologists who have made extraordinary contributions to the development of cataract and refractive surgery have been invited to deliver this prestigious lecture. Come and listen to Prof. Gerd U. Auffarth as he delivers the 2023 APACRS LIM Lecture titled “Current and Future Development in Intraocular Implants with New Materials” at the Opening Ceremony of the 35th APACRS Annual Meeting on the morning of Friday, 9 June 2023.

APACRS Film Festival

The APACRS Film Festival entertains and educates, creatively displaying new innovations and breakthroughs in anterior segment ophthalmic surgery. Don’t miss this exciting session on the evening of Friday, 9 June 2023.

Combined Symposium of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (CSCRS) - A joint symposium of the APACRS, ASCRS & ESCRS

TRENDING TECHNOLOGIES - Highway to the future
This combined symposium of the three leading cataract and refractive societies will take a critical look at trending technologies, some nascent, some current, and some which are finding their place in the sun. We aim to separate the chaff from the wheat and help attendees decide which technologies to take seriously.

Scientific Symposia

Exciting symposia covering cutting-edge IOL innovations, the latest surgical techniques, the management of challenging cataract cases and complications, and new anterior segment innovations. You can also expect new insights into angle closure glaucoma, infectious keratitis, and corneal surgery. Co-hosted by the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) and the Asia Cornea Society (ACS).

Nursing & Allied Health Program

Ophthalmic nurses and allied health professionals play a critical role in our practice and are integral to enhancing the overall patient experience. Co-hosted by the Singapore National Eye Centre, the nursing and allied health symposia will provide a wonderful opportunity for the support staff to network and share experiences and to take home pearls of wisdom which are practical and applicable to your practice.

TOP GUN – Top Cataract Surgery Tips

Some of the most renowned cataract surgeons each offer practical cataract surgery tips that surgeons can use immediately on their next visit to the operating theatre.

Online registration is now closed to facilitate preparations for the in-person meeting.

Onsite registration will commence from 14:00hrs to 18:00hrs on 7 June 2023.

See You in Singapore!


  • 9 May 2023 Onwards

    On-site Registration Rates Apply

  • 8 – 10 June 2023

    35th APACRS Annual Meeting

Affiliated Societies

Bangladesh Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (BSCRS)

Chinese Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (CSCRS)

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)

Malaysian Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (MSCRS)

Philippine Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (PSCRS)

Thai Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (THSCRS)

Vietnam Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (VSCRS)

American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)

European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)




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