Asia Dry Eye Society
I am pleased to announce that the Asia Dry Eye Society was founded as a private organization on January 1st, 2015. We have discussed the definition and diagnostic criteria of dry eye syndrome globally for several years, and it is assumed that differences between region, race, and environment are relevant to dry eye. Since our understanding of the dry eye syndrome mechanism differs by country and different treatment methods are used throughout Asia, it is very important to establish a consensus among our members.
The purpose for founding the society was to form said consensus regarding the definition and diagnostic criteria for dry eye syndrome based on mature discussions with ophthalmic professionals throughout Asia. Our goal is to promote developments in the study of dry eye and to strengthen communication between countries.
President, Asia Dry Eye Society
Kazuo Tsubota, MD, PhD