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AAO Eye Wiki is an ophthalmic wiki where ophthalmologists, other physicians, patients and the public can view an eye encyclopedia of content written by ophthalmologists covering the vast spectrum of eye disease, diagnosis and treatment. Any qualified ophthalmologist, or ophthalmologist in training, is invited to contribute content to the wiki and post it immediately. For content guidelines and more information see About EyeWiki and Getting Started. EyeWiki is a collaboration between the American Academy of Ophthalmology and these societies.


Andrew P. Schachat, MD

James C. Folk, MD

H. Richard McDonald, MD

Joan W. Miller, MD

Executive Secretary
Lawrence J.  Singerman, MD

Established 1977
Lawrence Singerman - Founder

Committee Chairs

Paul Sternberg, Jr., MD

By-Laws Chair
Ivana Kim, MD

Glenn J. Jaffe, MD

Meeting Planning
Peter K. Kaiser, MD

G. Baker Hubbard, III, MD

Judy E. Kim, MD

Research & Education
Richard F. Spaide, MD

Cynthia Toth, MD

AAO Representative
Michael J. Elman, MD

International Representative
Gabriel J. Coscas, MD

Young Member
R.V. Paul Chan, MD

Past Presidents

Arnall Patz, MD
J. Donald M. Gass, MD
Morton F. Goldberg, MD
Robert C. Watzke, MD
Stephen J. Ryan, MD
John G. Clarkson, MD
David H. Orth, MD
Alexander J. Brucker, MD
Lee M. Jampol, MD
Thomas M. Aaberg, MD
Travis A. Meredith, MD
Kurt A. Gitter, MD
William F. Mieler, MD
Daniel Finkelstein, MD
Lawrence A. Yannuzzi, MD
Evangelos S. Gragoudas, MD
Jerry A. Shields, MD
Michael L. Klein, MD
Emily Y. Chew, MD
Mark S. Blumenkranz, MD
Neil M. Bressler, MD
Paul Sternberg, Jr., MD
Gil Grand, MD

About the Macula Society

Founded in 1977, the Macula Society is a forum for new research in retinal vascular and macular diseases. Membership is by application, with acceptance criteria including extensive contribution to retinal literature. The Macula Society recognizes outstanding achievement by its members and others through awards and lectures, and holds an annual meeting open to members, their guests co-authors, and supporting company representatives.

40th Annual Macula Society Meeting
Singapore: June 7-10, 2017

Download the Meeting Schedule

40th Anniversary Macula Society Meeting
June 7-10, 2017
Shangri- La Hotel, Singapore
Official Airline of the 40th Anniversary Macula Society Meeting

Singapore Airlines

Important Dates to remember:

  • September 19, 2016 -40th Annual Macula Society Meeting Member registration site opens
  • September 19, 2016- 40th Annual Macula Society Meeting Supporter meeting registration site opens
  • January 2, 2017- 40th Annual Macula Society Meeting Abstract Submission Site opens
  • January 15, 2017- 1st Early Bird Meeting Registration Deadline
  • February 13, 2017- Second call for 2017 meeting abstracts
  • March 3, 2017 - 40th Annual Macula Society meeting abstract submission deadline
  • March 20, 2017- All supporter logos and information for mobile APP due
  • April 2, 2017- Members notified of accepted abstracts
  • April 14, 2017- 2nd Early Bird meeting Registration Deadline
  • April 15, 2017- 40th Annual Macula Society Program Site is live
  • April 15, 2017- Deadline for sponsor commitment to be recognized and artwork received for promotional book
  • May 5, 2017- Deadline for registering sponsor representatives
  • May 5, 2017- Deadline for full refund for cancelled meeting registration
  • June 6, 2017- Deadline for 50% refund for cancelled meeting registration; NO refund after June 6, 2017
  • June 7-10, 2017- Macula Society 40th Anniversary meeting, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore 

Membership Application

2018 Macula Society membership applications will be opening soon

Member News:

The ICO is excited to let our  society members know about the formation of a new special interest group for ophthalmic educators, ICO Ophthalmic Educators Group (ICO-OEG). More information on the ICO-OEG is available here:

If you have any questions regarding this request please contact us directly at


40th Anniversary Meeting

40th Anniversary Macula Society Meeting Important Links

2017 Meeting Information packet

Singapore Restaurant Guide

Please log into the Macula Society web site for meeting registration and hotel information

Download the Conference App to your Phone

click on either the Apple or Android icon below to download the app to your phone

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Congratulations to Sophie Bakri, MD – for completing her participation as the Macula Society’s nominee in the Academy’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) XVIII, class of 2016.

Congratulations to member Rajesh C. Rao, M.D., recipient of the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI) Young Physician-Scientist Award. The award recognizes young physician-scientists who are supported by NIH K or similar significant career-development awards, are early in their first faculty appointment, and have made notable achievements in their research. 

Annual Meeting Gallery

Web galleries from the 36th, 37th, 38th, and 39th Macula Society Annual Meetings are avaliable.

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2018 New Membership Applications are now being accepted.

Click here to apply.