Message from President

Norihiko Yokoi President
Norihiko Yokoi
President, Asia Dry Eye Society
Congress Chair, Asia Dry Eye Summit

Since its foundation in 2012, the annual Asia Dry Eye Summit has provided participants 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.

From 2012 to 2019, Asia Dry Eye Summit has been held in China, Korea and Japan. Despite of the COVID-19 situations in the world, Asia Dry Eye Summits were not cancelled, and continued to be held in online-based from 2020. In November, 2020, Asia Dry Eye Society organized the first online session for the members and supporting members, and Educational Session for none-members in field of dry eye research and clinic. In 2021 and 2022, additionally we held the Young Doctors’ Session.

From March 8th to 9th, we will hold Asia Dry Eye Summit in virtual meeting in Tokyo to allow doctors participate without borders.

We strive to strengthen discussions and communications between countries, to foster cooperation among industry, government and academia to improve the quality of treatment and research, and to create a system that can offer better dry eye treatments to everyone, everywhere. We hope the purpose of the Asia Dry Eye Society provides insight and serves as a catalyst for other like-minded organizations.

We hope you will join Asia Dry Eye Summit 2024.