Singapore Society of Ophthalmology

About Singapore Society of Ophthalmology

The Singapore Society of Ophthalmology (SSO) was established in 1963 and serves as a platform for the local ophthalmology fraternity to interact and socialize. It currently has a total membership base of 271 ophthalmologists. Aside from hosting the biennial Singapore-Malaysia Joint Meeting in Ophthalmology where ophthalmologists and trainees from both Singapore and Malaysia gather to acquire the latest updates and techniques in ophthalmology, the society also supports research, educational, and community outreach programs.

The SSO has successfully co-hosted large conferences such as the International Neuro- ophthalmology Symposium and three congresses of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, the most recent being in 2017, achieving significant delegate attendances and attracting renowned speakers from around the world.

The Young Ophthalmologist (YO) Chapter was formed in 2017 with a long-term goal of engaging ophthalmologists from the time they begin residency training to attaining specialist accreditation. The YO has also been very actively participating in various conferences in the region and internationally.