OFISA History


The Ophthalmic Forum of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists (OFISA), is affiliated to the Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists (ISA). The idea for having such a forum was mooted at a meeting in February 2008 by Sankara Nethralaya Chairman Emeritus Dr. S S Badrinath, Dr. Lingam Gopal, Director, Research, Sankara Nethralaya and leading vitreo retinal surgeon and Professor Balakrishnan K, former ISA president. The proposal was approved at ISACON 2008, 56th annual national conference of Indian society of anaeasthesiologists held at jaipur, India following which OFISA launched its website (www.ofisa.sankaranethralaya.org) in April 2009. The forum, so far, consists of around 275 members, mostly Ophthalmic Anaesthesiologists and Ophthalmologist from India and abroad.

OFISA was officially inaugurated by Prof. Chris Dodds, Academic Department of Anaesthesia, The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK on December 27th 2009 at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India. Prof.Chandra M Kumar, Academic Department of Anaesthesia, The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK, Dr G V Rao, Director, ORBIS International, India, Dr Babu Rajendran, President, All India Ophthalmological Society and Dr Manjushree Ray, President ISA were the guests of honour for the inaugural function.

This forum has been established in January 2009 largely with the help of:

  1. Dr SS Badrinath, Chairman Emeritus, Medical & Vision Research Foundations, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India
  2. Dr  S Balakrishnan, Past President Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists(ISA)
  3. Dr KVN Tagore, Past President, ISA
  4. Dr Bhanulakshmi Inder Mohan, Former Director, Dept of Anaesthesiology, Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India
  5. Dr VV Jaichandran, Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India
  6. Dr Ian Sundararaj, Advisor, Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India

 
Office bearers

President
Dr. Jagadeesh V
Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai


Vice President
Prof. Balakrishnan K
Past President ISA


Secretary
Dr. Jaichandran V V
Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai


Scientific Committee Chairman
Dr. Multan Mal Sharma
Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, Mumbai


Editor
Dr. Kannan R
Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai

 
Executive Council Members

Dr. Bhimeswar
Sarojini Eye Hospital, Hyderabad


Dr. Ian Sundarraj
Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai


Dr. Michel Sekar
Aravind Eye Hospital,Coimbatore


Dr. Parul J Dutta
Dr Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital, New Delhi


Dr. Ravichandar
Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai


Dr. Sujatha V
Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai



Dr. Shoba Ravishankar
Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai


Dr. Suman Shree
Nethradhama Superspeciality Eye Hospital,
Bangalore 

 



Dr. Tagore K R N
Past President ISA