President Address


Dr. Samar K Basak, takes over as President, AIOS on 14th March 2024 during 82nd AIOS Annual Conference,Kolkata

Dr. Samar K Basak
President, AIOS 2024-2025

President, All India Ophthalmological Society
Disha Eye Hospitals & Research Centre Barrackpore, Kolkata , West Bengal, 700120 




Dear Esteemed Members of the AIOS,

I want to say a big thank you to Dr. Abhijit Ghosh, Dr. Ratish Paul, Dr. Subhashish Nag, Dr. Debashis Das, and Dr. Aniruddha Maiti and team LOC for organizing an amazing AIOC 2024 event in Kolkata. The food, the trade area, and the scientific variety of talks by the national and international speakers were all fantastic and made the conference a great success.

I am deeply honored to communicate with you as the newly appointed President of our esteemed organization. With humility and enthusiasm, I step into this role, committed to advancing the field of ophthalmology and serving the needs of our members.

As we embark on this journey together, I am excited to share with you our proposed agenda for the year ahead:

  1. Enhancing Education and Training: We will prioritize initiatives aimed at enhancing the educational opportunities and professional development of our members. This includes expanding access to high-quality training programs and strengthening of the AIOS wet-lab PrayogShala and expansion across the regions. We would also collaborate with cataract surgery training centres to make  structured training available to needful AIOS members with an aim to reduce blindness due to cataract surgery complications.
  2. Promoting Research and Innovation: We will foster a culture of innovation and research excellence within our community. Through collaborations and partnerships, we will support cutting-edge research initiatives and facilitate the dissemination of knowledge to drive advancements in ophthalmic care.
  3. Vision 2030 and Beyond: We are committed to advocating for policies and programs that promote eye health and prevent blindness on a national scale. We will work closely with stakeholders and policymakers to raise awareness about the importance of eye care and address the challenges facing our patients and communities.
  4. Strengthening Collaboration: Collaboration is key to our success. We will foster collaboration among members, institutions, and allied national and international organizations to leverage our collective expertise and resources for the benefit of our patients and the broader ophthalmic community.
  5. Empowering Our Members: We will strive to empower our members by providing them with the tools, resources, and support they need to excel in their professional endeavours. This includes offering mentorship opportunities, career guidance, and networking platforms to facilitate knowledge sharing and professional growth.
  6. Ensuring Equity and Inclusion: We are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization and the field of ophthalmology at large. We will work to create a supportive and inclusive environment where all members feel valued, respected, and represented.
  7. Long-term Vision and Seamless Continuity: We will support and augment ongoing excellent initiatives such as NetraGyan, GuruSangam, Dynamic eBook, OKAT, eyeInvent Hackathon, etc as part of the long-term vision for the welfare of all the AIOS members.

You can listen to more about my ideas in the recorded talk online, just check the PDF or the video link.

I am deeply passionate about the future of our society and the impact we can collectively make in advancing eye care in India and beyond.

Your participation and ideas are invaluable. Reach out with your thoughts at