forming of Vidarbha Opthalmic Society
Dr. A. V. Madangopal
Dr. S. U. Joshi
Dr. Sudha Sutaria
surplus amount of Rs. 25,000/-formed the main corpus
to form Vidarbha Ophthalmic Society. The main intention
of formins Vidarbha Ophthalmic Society is to disseminate
knowledge of Ophthalmology in all corners of Vidarbha.
Hence it was decided to have an Annual meeting once
in Nagpur alternating with other districts of Vidarbha,
so that, everyone gets an equal opportunity to hold
the meeting. I was very fortunate to be associated with
these pioneers of Vidarbha Ophthalmic Society right
from day one. Since all these four people were very
well disciplined, they formulated the constitution of
Vidarbha Ophthalmic Society. Dr.S.V.Sule and Dr.P.J.Mokadam
helped in great details for proper formulation of constitution
The first Annual VOS Conference was held in 1976. Dr.Premprakash
was the Guest Faculty. As the expectations and availability
of sources was negligible, Dr.Premprakash like a true
teacher explained everything with a chalk on the black-board.
He demonstrated each and every investigative procedure
for a case of squint in the Department of Ophthalmology,
Govt.Medical College, Nagpur. Everyone was satisfied
by demonstration of his surgical technique especially
his way of suturing "Rescessed muscle".
Slowly availability of instruments, equipments, and
Five-Star Culture has changed the simple VOS organization
to a hi-tech scenario.
The year 1996 can be considered as a turning point for
Vidarbha Ophthalmic Society in following aspects:
1. Amendments in Constitution of VOS was carried out
and Supervisory Board consisting of 7 Senior Past-Presidents
to guide Executive Committee of Vidarbha Ophthalmic
Society was formed.
2. Vidarbha Ophthalmic Society became a Registered Organisation
with Charity Commissioner under Society Act.
3. First time Vidarbha Ophthalmic Society invited All
India Vitreo-Retinal Society and a Grand Convention
for 3 days was held.
4. Dr. A.Y Madangopal decided to hang his gloves hence
21st VOS Annual Convention was dedicated to Dr. A.V
5. Dr. S.V. Sule was felicitated for getting an Award
of Service above Humanity from Rotary International.
6. Dr. Vikas Mahatme received a special acknowledgement
for getting "Colonel Rangachari Award" for
his work on "Dry-Eye" from All India Ophthalmological
7. Surplus money out of 21st VOS Annual Convention was
decided to be utilized for organizing an Oration on
Retina and Vitreous, which would co-incide with installation
of New President of VOS. So from '96 - '97 onwards an
additional activity of VOS has begun.
8. For 5 consecutive years, Orations to Stalwarts like
Dr. Babu Rajendran, Dr. Namperumalsamy, Dr. P.N. Nagpal,
Dr. S.S. Badrinath, Dr. S. Natarajan were Awarded.
The year 2000 was celebrated with great enthusiasm as
"Silver Jubilee Year of Vidarbha Ophthalmic Society".
With the help of a committee, the surplus money available
with all past organizing committees at Nagpur were pulled
down to a single corpus for organizing various Orations.
The Committee recommended the following: -
1. There would be 2 activities in a year.
2. Activity in March would be called as "Summer
Activity", which would coincide with one Oration
and Installation of New President and his team.
3. Activity in the month of October would be called
as "Winter Activity", which will be an Annual
4. Oration for
a) Retina and Vitreous "Dr.Sudha Sutaria Oration".
b) Cornea & Adnexa "Dr. Madangopal Oration"
c) Cataract & Glaucoma "Dr. S.U. Joshi Oration"
These Orations would be awarded in rotation every year
in Summer Activity.
5. Surplus money from Silver Jubilee Conference was
contributed towards "Silver Jubilee VOS Dr.lshwarchandra
Award" to be given during Annual VOS Conference,
depending upon the respective theme of Annual VOS Conference.
In the year 2003, all members of Vidarbha Ophthalmic
Society had a Moment of Joy and Pride as Dr.lshwarchandra,
our beloved teacher and a person who is responsible
for carving my career got the Highest Award - "Lifetime
Achievement Award" from All India Ophthalmological
In the year 2004 it was accepted by the general Body
that, since the activities of VOS have increased, to
keep the track of all Orations and to improvise the
standard of Academic Deliberations in VOS a new post
as "Chairman Scientific Committee" with a
tenure of 3 years was created. Dr. S.C. Karandikar was
unanimously elected for the post. He is ably looking
after Scientific Programmes. I congratulate him for
his untiring efforts towards proper management of Scientific
activities of VOS.
Looking back, as a member of VOS who is observing VOS
right from day one it appears that the Organisation
is growing very fast. It has strengthened in membership,
become rich in Academic activities. Newer and newer
younger Ophthalmologists are joining with great enthusiasm.
I feel honoured to be a part of this Prestigious Organisation.
Our seniors are always willing to guide us, bless us
and juniors are ever enthusiastic to run around.
I pray to the God that the VOS should go on progressing
ever and I remain a humble worker forever.
Ophthalmic Society Organises Annual VOS Convention once
in Nagpur alternating with other districts of Vidarbha.
It is usually theme based and "Doyens" in
various sub-specialities had been invited to have a
good interaction amongst the delegates. Following chart
represents the same: -
||Dr. O. L. Rathi
||Dr. Mrs. C.A. Dhawan
||Squint + 61st Birthday Celebration of Dr. Ishwarchandra
& Many more
||Dr. Y. H. Sardeshpande
||Dr. P.S. Agnihotri
||Myopia & RK
||Dr. Anita Panda
||Dr. P.J. Mokadam
||Dr. A. Pangarkar
||Dr.Manju Kulkarni, Dr.S.Natarajan, Dr.Raijada,
||Dr.Bharati Lavangia, Dr.B.T.Maskati
||Pars Plana Surgery
||Dr.Nagpal, Dr. Namperumalsar
||13 Faculty of All India Retina Society
||Faculty from Glaucoma Society of India
||Faculty from All India Strabismologica Society
||8 Faculty of Different Sub-Speciality
||Dr. P. Agnihotri
||Dr.Patnaik, Dr.Shroff, Dr.Vaidya,
||Cornea & Refractive Surgery
Dr.Virender Sangwan, Dr.Sujal Shah, Dr.B.K.Naik,
Dr.Sandeep Arora, DrJagruti Jadej'a, Dr.Dariel Mathur
||Dr. Mahipal Sachdev
||Squint, Phaco,Contact Lens
||Dr.Pradeep, Sharma, Dr.KanwarMohan, Dr.Murlu Aasuri,
||Dr. S.N. Malpani
||Dr. J. Kole
||Dr. Shridhar Rao, Dr. K.Kothari, Dr.A. Shroff, Dr.V. Agrawal, Dr. P. Shah
||Dr. A.D. Deshpande
||Ophthalmology India 2010
||Dr. H. Khatib, Dr. H.S. Dua, Dr.S.Meenakshi, Dr.N. Ptel, Dr. Babu Rajendra, Dr. Lalit Verma, Dr. Sudipto Pakarasi, Dr. S.P.S. Grewal, Dr.D. Sood
||Dr. V. Adalkhiya
||Dr. A. Bajaj
||Dr. H.K. Tiwari, Dr. J. Titiyal, Dr. P. Krishna, Dr. Parul Mehta, Dr. R. Murthy
||Dr. D. Batra
||Dr. R. Joshi
||Dr. D. Bhattacharya, Dr. Keiki Mehta, Dr. A. Vasawada, Dr. A. Nagpal, Dr. Kamal Kapoor, Dr. Anita Gyanchandani
||Dr. A. Harwani
||Dr. A. Patil
||Eyecon 2011 (Mixed Bag)
||Dr. R Deshmukh, Dr. Rajat Maheshwari, Dr. S. Das, Dr. R. Ramamurthy, Dr. Mahipal Sachdeva, Dr. Vimala Menon, Dr. R. George, Dr. Sri Ganesh
||Dr. U. Rewanwar
||Dr. V. Dashputra
||Dr. T.P. Lahane, Dr.R. Parikh, Dr. A Kulkarni, Dr. S. Haldipurkar, Dr. Swati Gadgil,Dr. S. Gadkari,Dr. Girish Rao,Dr. J. Ladi
||Dr. G Arora
||Dr. R. Khan
||MOSCON 2013 (Ophthalmic Innovation)
||Dr.H.S. Dua, Dr. M. Sachdeva, Dr. S. Honawar, Dr. P. Bhende, Dr. Muna Bhende, Dr. R. Gandhi, Dr.Ram Murthy, Dr.Sriganesh, Dr. R Kekunayye, Dr. P. Sharma, Dr. A. Chakrawarti, Dr. R. Gandhewar, Dr. Shubhra Goel, Dr. B.S. Rao, Dr. Nivean
||Dr R Chaudhari
||Dr R viswakarma
||Dr B Shanta, Dr K Lahiri, Dr M Killedar, Dr p Gogtey, Dr S Wagh, Dr P KRISHNA, Dr v Rathi, Dr jLadi, Dr A desai, Dr A kulkarni, Dr Mishrikotkar, Dr Aashish Bansal, Dr Milind Naik, Dr Rajesh sinha, Dr Ramesh Murthy, Dr Sanjay Gadre, Dr Alok Sen, Dr Pradnya Sen, Dr Anil Mandal