35th APACRS Annual Meeting Final Program

ABOUT APACRS The society evolved from the Asia-Pacific Intraocular Implant Association (APIIA) founded by Prof Arthur Lim to reflect the dynamic developments in cataract and refractive surgery at the turn of the millennium. In 1987, Prof Lim foresaw the importance of these developments in Asia, and the society has since witnessed rapid growth under the leadership of Past Presidents Professor Graham Barrett, Clinical Associate Professor Ronald Yeoh, Professor Hiroko Bissen-Miyajima, Dr Abhay Vasavada and current leadership under Professor Yao Ke. While the Asia-Pacific geographically represents about a quarter of the world, Asia is home to over half the world’s population. The society aims to address the continent’s cataract and refractive surgery needs, accepting the further challenge of the region’s social, economic, and cultural diversity. Meeting this challenge head on, the APACRS has developed various means to fulfill its function and guide its members along the path to enlightenment. PRINT PUBLICATIONS Among the tools the society has developed to achieve its goals is EyeWorld Asia-Pacific, an international anterior segment ophthalmology news magazine. The magazine keeps readers abreast of the latest developments in ophthalmology while hewing to a perspective that is always relevant to the particular needs, cognizant to the nuances of the Asia-Pacific region. Now in its 19th year, the magazine is read by over 60,000 ophthalmologists in over 100 countries around the world. Published quarterly, the EyeWorld Asia-Pacific comes in 4 editions – Asia-Pacific, China, India and Korea and each issue is also freely accessible online at eyeworldap.apacrs. org and via the APACRS website. In 2017, celebrating its 30th anniversary, the society also produced the APACRS Principles of Preferred Practice in Cataract Surgery and the APACRS Principles of Preferred Practice for Management of the Ocular Surface in Cataract & Refractive Surgery. The two publications were developed by distinguished anterior segment ophthalmic surgeons from the Asia-Pacific to provide guidelines based on the latest medical evidence and expert opinion geared specifically toward ophthalmologists and ophthalmic surgeons practicing in the region. DIGITAL PRESENCE APACRS maintains its website at www.apacrs.org. This resource is accessible to members wherever they can get online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition to linking to the digital version of EyeWorld Asia-Pacific, the website offers news, important announcements, and a convenient biometry calculator utilizing various IOL formulae developed by Prof. Barrett: the Barrett Universal II formula, the Barrett Toric Calculator, the Barrett True-K Formula, the Barrett True-K Toric Calculator, and the Barrett Rx Formula. Prof. Barrett recently introduced a new feature to the online calculator: the Barrett K Calculator allows surgeons to input information from up to three different devices and automatically provides the mathematically correct combination of the data. 10