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South Asian Academy of Ophthalmology

The idea of SAARC- South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, was conceived in 1970 and the formal charter was signed by the seven countries on 8th December 1985 at Nepal. The eighth country, Afghanistan joined in April, 2007.

SAARC is a unique concept of regional cooperation with a very distinct diversity of geography, culture, and environment. The region holds the highest mountains in the world, land locked mountain terrains and one of the member country Maldives to be the smallest island nation of the world.

More than 1/3 rd of global population lives in this region which is one of the fastest growing and developing regions of the world.


Prof. Rajvardhan Azad Message by President

Hony. Gen. Secretary

Dr. Lalit Verma Message by Hony. Gen. Secretary

Hony. Treasurer

Dr. Tariq Reza Ali Message by Hony. Treasurer

SAARC Activities

SAO Conference Maldives 2023

16th Conference of South Asian Academy of Ophthalmology, 15th to 17th September 2023, Ukulhas Convention centre, Madives

SAO Conference Delhi 2022

15th Biennial Conference of South Asian Academy of Ophthalmology, 11th to 13th November 2022, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India

SAO Virtual Conference 2021

1st SAO Virtual Conference of SAARC Academy of Ophthalmology 17th to 19th December 2021

SAO Conference Kathmandu 2018

14th Biennial Conference of SAARC Academy of Ophthalmology, 21st to 24th June 2018, Kathmandu, Nepal

SAO Conference Karachi 2016

SAARC Academy of Ophthalmology Conference 18th to 21st August 2016, Karachi, Pakistan