The Kerala Society of Ophthalmic Surgeons is a registered society established in 1974 with Dr. C.E.Oommen as the Founder President. Since its inception, the KSOS is growing from strength to strength and has been conducting annual conferences and many CME programs regularly. The organization is growing strong day by day not only in memberships but also in the standard of scientific publications, presentations and CME programs
KSOS is an organisation that was formed with the aim of development and promotion of the study and practice of the Ophthalmology, to impart training and implement research and development and to do such other acts that will improve the general well being of the visually handicapped sections of the Society and to promote social contacts among the Ophthalmologists of Kerala and India at large
Regular annual conferences of KSOS called Drishti has been conducted for the last 44 years. Around 30 CME programmes are conducted under the aegis of KSOS every year with participation of reputed national and international faculty . Awards like The Dr.C.E.Oommen Memorial Award, T.K Alexander memorial award, The Dr. K.C Sankara Menon award, Dr. K.S. Subramanian & Dr.SivaReddy award are given to outstanding organizational and academic achievements of its members.
KSOS had hosted National conferences like SROC in 1975 at Kanyakumari, in 1978 at Kozhikode and in 1994 at Ernakulam along with our Annual conferences. In 1984 and 1999 the annual conferences of All India Ophthalmological Society was conducted by KSOS. Recently the Strabismus and Pediatric Ophthalmological Society of India(SPOSI) conducted its midterm national conference under the aegis of KSOS.