Society of Ethiopia (OSE) is a professional association of ophthalmologists
established in 1994 (G.C.).
It is managed by an executive committee (EC) consisting of President,
Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, the immediate Past President
and an elected member.
The office is located in the compound of the Ethiopian Medical Association
(EMA) in front of the African Union (AU), near Mexico.
There is a fulltime program coordinator, an Executive secretary
and an office girl.
Members may utilize all facilities during office hours. This includes
internet, laptops and equipment for community services.
OSE has 89 members: of these
-51ophthalmologists are working in governmental institutions
-34 are in private clinics and
- 7are involved in non- clinical/ program management tasks.
Details can be accessed by OPH
The OSE is a member of the International Council
of Ophthalmologists/ The International Federation of Ophthalmological
Societies(ICO/IFOS) and associate member of The Opthalmological
Society of Eastern Africa(OSEA).
The OSE is represented in the executive committee of the National
Committee for Prevention of Blindness (NCPB) as the Vice Chairman.
OSE is also on the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Eye Bank of Ethiopia
The OSE aims to improve the quality of eye care
in Ethiopia and eliminate avoidable blindness. This is done by enhancing
ophthalmic service provision, by conducting outreach cataract campaigns,
facilitating exchange of knowledge and experience, sponsoring members
to attend national and international conferences (OSEA and AAO)
, and funding research.
The OSE encourages members to write and present papers, attend conferences
and CME (Continuing Medical Education) and undertake research.
An Annual Scientific Conference during which a
panel discussion is held, papers are presented, lectures are given
by visiting faculty and business meeting attended (with election
of a new EC every two years) is a tradition.
Hands-on-training, short/long community courses, and CME are conducted
when possible and when funds permit.
OSE is supported by ORBIS-Ethiopia, CBM and FMoH.