The Council serves as the advisory body to the Board of Trustees.

The council was established in accordance with section 7.01 of the Bylaws of the American Academy of Ophthalmology


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Councilors representing State Societies


Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology

Alaska Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Arizona Ophthalmological Society

Arkansas Ophthalmological Society

California Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons

California Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons

California Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons

California Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons

Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians

Delaware Academy of Ophthalmology

Florida Society of Ophthalmology

Florida Society of Ophthalmology

Florida Society of Ophthalmology

Georgia Society of Ophthalmology

Hawaii Ophthalmological Society

Idaho Society of Ophthalmology

Illinois Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons

Illinois Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons

Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology

Iowa Academy of Ophthalmology

Kansas Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Louisiana Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology

Mississippi Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Missouri Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Montana Academy of Ophthalmology

Nebraska Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Nevada Academy of Ophthalmology

New Hampshire Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

New Jersey Academy of Ophthalmology

New Jersey Academy of Ophthalmology

New Mexico Academy of Ophthalmology

New York State Ophthalmological Society

New York State Ophthalmological Society

New York State Ophthalmological Society

New York State Ophthalmological Society

North Carolina Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

North Dakota Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Ohio Ophthalmological Society

Ohio Ophthalmological Society

Oklahoma Academy of Ophthalmology

Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology

Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology

Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology

Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology

Puerto Rican Society of Ophthalmology

Rhode Island Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

South Carolina Society of Ophthalmology

South Dakota Academy of Ophthalmology

Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology

Texas Ophthalmological Association

Texas Ophthalmological Association

Texas Ophthalmological Association

Utah Ophthalmology Society

Vermont Ophthalmological Society

Virginia Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Washington DC Metropolitan Ophthalmological Society

West Virginia Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Wisconsin Academy of Ophthalmology

Wyoming Ophthalmological Society


Councilors representing Subspecialty and Specialized Interest Societies


American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Ophthalmology

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

American Association of Ophthalmic Oncologists and Pathologists

American Board of Ophthalmology

American College of Surgeons, Advisory Council for Ophthalmi

American College of Surgeons, Advisory Council for Ophthalmi

American Glaucoma Society

American Ophthalmological Society

American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology

American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery

American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery

American Society of Ocular Trauma

American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

American Society of Retina Specialists

American Society of Retina Specialists

American Uveitis Society

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology

Association of Veterans Affairs Ophthalmologists

Canadian Ophthalmological Society

Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists

Eye Bank Association of America

Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology

National Medical Association, Ophthalmology Section

North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society

Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group

Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society

Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology

Society of Military Ophthalmologists

Women in Ophthalmology