Asia Dry Eye Society

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Asia Dry Eye Society

Since its foundation in 2012, the Asia Dry Eye Society (ADES) has made significant achievements under the leaderships of Professor Kazuo Tsubota and Professor Zuguo Liu, including groundbreaking perspectives on the definition, diagnosis, and classification of dry eye, which are all vitally important due to the rapidly increasing prevalence of dry eye worldwide in recent years resulting from the aging population, environmental factors, and modern and unique lifestyle changes in the global community.

The Asia Dry Eye Summit, the ADES annual meeting, provides our members numerous avenues in which to explore and discuss dry eye from the viewpoints of both basic science and novel diagnostic and therapeutic pathways, and via the cutting-edge presentations and top-level discussions among the ADES members specializing in dry-eye-associated basic and clinical research who gather each year from various Asian countries, it plays an important role in fostering and enhancing mutual relationships and long-lasting friendships, while simultaneously presenting new younger-age members with highly-advanced educational programs.

As the largest and most influential platform for dry eye in Asia, ADES continually strives to provide opportunities to strengthen communication and encourage cooperation in the 'Dry Eye Arena' amongst ADES members and ophthalmic professionals in Asian countries, and steadfastly moves forward in its never-ending goal to foster increased collaboration between professional organizations while advancing dry-eye-related education, research, and novel diagnostic and therapeutic pathways.


Norihiko Yokoi, MD, PhD
Asia Dry Eye Society

about us


Organization : Asia Dry Eye Society

Founding President: Kazuo Tsubota

President : Norihiko Yokoi

Address : PORTAL POINT Ebisu #B5, Glass Square,Yebisu Garden Place, 4-20-4 Ebisu, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo 150-6090 JAPAN
Tel : +81-3-6456-4018(Mon-Fri 10:00~18:00)
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November1st Asia Dry Eye Summit 2012 held by the Founding Member (Tokyo, Japan)


November2nd Asia Dry Eye Summit 2013 (Tokyo, Japan)


November3rd Asia Dry Eye Summit 2014 (Tokyo, Japan)


JanuaryEstablished the Asia Dry Eye Society
November4th Asia Dry Eye Summit 2015(Tokyo, Japan)


November5th Asia Dry Eye Summit 2016 (Xiamen, China)
DecemberADES paper published in The Ocular Surface:
New Perspectives on Dry Eye Definition and Diagnosis: A Consensus Report by the Asia Dry Eye Society


OctoberAn easy summary and digest version of "New Perspectives on Dry Eye Definition and Diagnosis" was posted to this website.
October6th Asia Dry Eye Summit 2017(Osaka, Japan)


November7th Asia Dry Eye Summit 2018(Seoul, Korea)


JanuaryEstablished the Asia Dry Eye Society General Corporation (111 members as of Nov. 2019)