34th APACRS-2022 KSCRS Joint Meeting Final Program

21 AWARDS The APACRS LIM Lecture is the highest award of the society. Since 1991, outstanding ophthalmologists who have made extraordinary contributions to the development of cataract and refractive surgery have been invited to deliver this lecture at the Opening Ceremony of the APACRS annual meeting. Professor and Chief of Zhejiang University Eye Hospital, Eye Institute of Zhejiang University and Eye Center of Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University, China President of Chinese Ophthalmological Society (COS) President of Chinese Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (CSCRS) President-Elect of Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (APACRS) Cataract in China: My Cataract Surgery Journey from Couching to FLACS Sunday, 12 June 2022 10:15 – 10:45hrs • Coex, Grand Ballroom 103 YAO Ke, China 2022 APACRS LIM LECTURE The lecture will begin with a review of the history of cataract surgery in China as well as the career experience of Prof. Yao Ke on improving the clinical outcomes of cataract patients from the ancient way of couching to the modern technique of FLACS. It will then move on to focus on discussing his clinical research and practical experience with FLACS in the last 8 years. Prof. Yao Ke is the professor and chief of Eye Institute of Zhejiang University, Eye Center of Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine and Zhejiang University Eye Hospital, President of the Chinese Ophthalmological Society and CSCRS, PresidentElect of APACRS, and a member of AOI. Prof. Yao was a pioneer and promoter of modern cataract surgeries on the Chinese mainland. He has trained thousands of cataract surgeons throughout the country. He has published 486 clinical and scientific papers with 267 published in peer-reviewed international journals. He has received numerous awards, including the National Award of Science (three times), the ICO Mark Tso Golden Apple Award, the AlfredVogt Prize of Switzerland, the APACRS Gold Award, and the APACRS ACE Award. Prof. Yao is committed and enthusiastic about public health, especially the prevention of blindness. In 1996, he founded the first Mobile Eye Hospital in China which reached out to rural regions including Tibet, Inner Mongolia, and more than 10 provinces, providing free cataract surgeries for 13,000 indigent patients. During his presidency of the COS and CSCRS, under his leadership and advocacy, Chinese ophthalmic medical teams performed nearly 315,000 welfare cataract surgeries in the Chinese mainland and in regions of Asia, Africa, and small island countries in Oceania.