Dear Friends and Colleagues

We have just concluded our biggest and best APACRS annual meeting to date in Hangzhou, China, where we hosted 2,800 physician delegates and 500 exhibitors. Feedback on the meeting has been overwhelmingly positive, testament to the quality of the scientific content addressing the educational needs of Asian cataract and refractive surgeons.

For the 2018 APACRS annual meeting, we are heading to the cool second city of Thailand—Chiang Mai, situated in the hilly north, away from the crowded streets and bustle of Bangkok. Chiang Mai is very well connected along international routes.

We are partnering with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists of Thailand (RCOPT) to organize this meeting. As always, our scientific committee is already planning a focused and relevant scientific program as has been our hallmark.

Join us in Chiang Mai for the 31st APACRS annual meeting!

Ronald YEOH

President, APACRS


Organizing Chairman


Program Director


Scientific Chairman

Program Highlights


CSCRS: Inner Focus – Innovative IOL Technology

A joint symposium of the APACRS, ASCRS and ESCRS
This year’s CSCRS symposium with the theme ‘Inner Focus: Innovative IOL Technology’ brings together speakers from the world over on the newest innovations in IOL technology; what’s practical and what’s a pipe dream?


Live Surgery / Video Symposia

Many innovative technologies will be demonstrated in a comprehensive and interactive live surgery/video program.


Meet the Experts

In the Meet the Experts session, delegates can ask anything they like about cataract, femtophaco, biometry, subluxated IOLs, etc. in a round table  discussion over breakfast.


Achieving Nirvana – 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 theater.


APACRS Film Festival

The 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.


APACRS Photography Competition

Many ophthalmologists are talented photographers. Registered delegates are invited to participate in our 3rd photography competition. Prizes sponsored by ZEISS.

Guidelines for Submission

Important Dates

  • 26 MARCH 2018

    Notification of Acceptance for Abstract Submission

  • 9 MAY 2018

    Deadline for 1st Tier Early Bird Registration

  • 9 JUNE 2018

    Deadline for 2nd Tier Early Bird Registration

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)