34th APACRS-2022 KSCRS Joint Meeting Final Program

18 ABOUT KSCRS The Korean Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (KSCRS) is the largest association for eye physicians and surgeons in Korea after the Korean Ophthalmological Society. The Korean Intraocular Implant Club (KIOIC) was established in 1984, and later evolved into the KSCRS. KIOIC was founded on 31 August 1984 with the purpose of researching and developing techniques for cataract surgery and intraocular lens implantation in Korea. KIOIC held its inaugural general meeting on 27 November 1984, consisting of 45 invited members. Since then, it has grown to hold lectures once or twice every year with an invited faculty of domestic and international scholars. During the 24th KIOIC meeting held on 8 October 1993, the Society evolved into KSCRS in order to represent cataract surgery while also more inclusively branching into refractive surgery and corneal transplantation. Every year since 1998, the KSCRS has held an annual academic symposium and cataract surgery training program, which heralded the development and dissemination of cataract surgery and academic research. Of note, the KSCRS hosted the 5th International Meeting on Advanced Cataract and Refractive Surgery (IMARCS) 2009 in collaboration with APACRS, and the 4th and 24th APACRS annual meetings in Seoul, Korea. Additionally, phacoemulsification workshops were held once or twice a year for junior surgeons to learn techniques involved in surgeries. Currently, Cataract Simulation Center Instruction Courses are offered for ophthalmologists who are new to the field. In 2001, KSCRS compiled the textbook Refractive Surgery to include the latest knowledge in this field. Updated in 2005, it has greatly contributed to the academia of refractive surgery. The mission of KSCRS is to advance the development of ophthalmology through research and education on cataract and refractive surgery, as well as to foster scientifically and socially stimulating environments where knowledge can be exchanged among colleagues.