Dear friends and colleagues,


The year 2016 marks an important milestone for the Asia-Pacific Vitreo-retina Society (APVRS). We conclude our first decade since establishment and look forward to the coming years of challenges and successes.


In light of the accelerated progress in the field of vitreo-retinal diseases, the Asia-Pacific region will continue to play a vital role in facilitating research and discovery. The APVRS congress is an established platform for this task, and the 10th Congress in 2016 will begin our next decade with further opportunities for scientific exchange.


It is my pleasure to invite you to the 10th APVRS Congress held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists of Thailand on December 8-10, 2016, at Bangkok Convention Center at CentralWorld, Bangkok, Thailand.


Bangkok, one of the most modern cities in Asia, is blessed with not only the best meeting facilities but also numerous exciting attractions for visitors: impressive cultural and historical sites, family-oriented facilities, varied shopping opportunities and more. I am certain you will enjoy your stay in Bangkok apart from the great opportunity to participate in the academic congress.


I encourage you to take part in this most prestigious event. It is only with your contribution that we can ensure the success of the 10th APVRS Congress.


Thank you very much. I look forward to welcoming you in Bangkok, Thailand.


Paisan Ruamviboonsuk+

Paisan Ruamviboonsuk

Congress President

The 10th APVRS Congress

Dear friends and colleagues,

There has been tremendous growth in the diagnosis and treatment of vitreo-retinal diseases worldwide. The Asia-Pacific region has matched these developments, but peculiarities exist. Because of diverse cultural and socioeconomic structures, eye care priorities are different among the region’s 42 countries. Two elements, however, are common: first, the rising trends of certain retinal conditions such as myopia and diabetes and second, the insufficient number and inadequate distribution of skilled eye health providers.


The Asia-Pacific Vitreo-retina Society (APVRS) serves as an excellent platform to address the emerging disease burden and create programs for developing skilled human resources. I welcome you to the 2016 APVRS Congress in Bangkok. It will be a perfect environment to teach and learn, to meet peers and friends, and most importantly, to identify the ways and means of supporting one of the developing countries in the region.


Taraprasad Das

Dr Taraprasad Das
APVRS President