The Association of Vitreo-retina specialists of Sri Lanka was established in January 2011 with the purpose of fulfilling the requirement for the vitreoretinal surgeons in the country. Vitreoretinal department of the National Eye Hospital, Colombo is its centre and membership will comprise of Vitreoretinal surgeons working throughout Sri Lanka. The founder President is Dr. Charith Fonseka, Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon, National Eye Hospital, Colombo and the founder Secretary is Dr. Mangala Dhanapala, Consultant Vitreoretianl Surgeon, National Eye Hospital, Colombo.
Our vision is the prevention of vision loss and restoration of sight of patients with treatable vitreoretinal disorders.
We will create a common forum for the retinal surgeons in the country in a collaborative effort to diagnose and treat retinal disorders and to share the knowledge and disseminate information and transfer skills. We will endeavour to be a source of information for patients and the public vitreoretinal disorders, its prevention and the available modalities of treatment.