Uttarakhand State Ophthalmological Society (UKSOS) was formed in the year 2004 with the dream to bring all Ophthalmologists, from the newly formed state of Uttarakhand, together on a common platform.
Owing to collective efforts of the UKSOS Team, First annual conference of the UKSOS was held in 2004 at Hotel Pacific from 2nd to 3rd October, 2004. Dr RP Garg and Dr Vinod Arora installed first President of UKSOS to Dr MC Luthra and General Secretary to Dr BK Oli.
Dr SS Badrinath, Dr HK Tiwari, Dr PN Nagpal and many stalwarts of Ophthalmology were present at this historic occasion. The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Sh. ND Tiwari was the chief guest of first annual conference.
In 2005, second annual conference was held at Hotel Manu Maharani, Nainital on 17th and 18th September. Two new awards – Dr MC Luthra Gold Medal and Dr CS Grover Oration were finalized.
In 2006, ‘Adopt a school” program was started. Dr Sanjeev Mittal published First Journal of Society. The 3rd annual conference was held at Hotel Aketa, Dehradun 8-10th October. Two new awards –Dr MC Luthra Gold Medal and Dr CS Grover Oration were given. Award committee was formed. The award Dr Satanshu Mathur was accepted. Proposal to associate with NZOS was accepted.
In 2007, the 4th conference was held from 26-28 October at Jim Corbett. Dr Satanshu Mathur Award for Best Video during the conference was started. UKSOS joined NZOS. The first Life Time Achievement Award was given to Dr S D Vijay. Four new awards - Dr RN Singh and Dr RJK Singh awards for community service and two orations – Dr CS Grover Oration and Dr Vinod Arora Oration and Dr B K Oli Lifetime Achievement Award, were accepted.
In 2008, the 5th annual conference was held at SGRR IHMS, Dehradun from 10-12 October 2008. Shri Mehant Devender Dass ji was chief guest. Dr. Lalit Verma was guest of honor.
In 2009, the 6th conference was held at at Bhimtal from 2-4th October 2009.OPL was included this year. Dr RN Singh took extra efforts to get UKSOS registered as Himalayan Ophthalmological Society (HOS). Dr RN Singh Community Service Award, Dr RJK Singh Community Service Award, Dr CS Grover Oration, Dr Vinod Arora Oration, for refractive surgery and Dr B K Oli Lifetime Achievement award were started.
In 2010, the 7th annual conference along with NZOS annual conference was held at Hotel Park Plaza Mussoorie from 22-24th October, 2010. Dr HK Tewari was Chief Guest. Dr Vinod Arora became the first eye surgeon from Uttarakhand to hold the post of President NZOS.
In 2011, the 8th annual conference was held at HIMS, Dehradun. Health Minister Sh. Trivender Singh Rawat was Chief Guest. Life time achievement award was given to Dr RC Nagpal.
In 2012, the 9th annual conference was held at Jim Corbett from 26-28th October, 2012. Sh KC Baba, MP was the chief guest. Life Time Achievement award was given to Dr RN Singh.
In 2013, the 10th annual conference was held at Hotel Godwin, Haridwar from 18-20thOctober 2013. New National Life Time achievement award was given to Dr HK Tewari. Dr AK Mehrotra received Life Time Achievement Award, from Uttarakhand. For the first time, an international faculty, Dr Sandeep Grover from University of Florida, USA participated. Dr HK Tewari was Chief Guest. The membership crossed 300 figures. Court Martial was conducted by Dr. Partha Biswas.
In 2014, the 11th annual conference was held from 3rd to 5th October, 2014 at Golden Palm Hotel, Mussoorie. The conference was a grand success and attended by over 350 delegates, 35 guest faculty and 50 traders. New National Life Time achievement award was given to Dr PN Nagpal. Dr Ravinder Kumar received Dr B K Oli Life Time Achievement Award.
In 2015, the 12th annual conference was held from 25th to 27th September, 2015 at Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnagar. The conference was a grand success and attended by over 350 delegates and more than 50 guest faculty. National Life Time achievement award was given to Dr RN Mishra. Dr RN Mehrotra received Dr B K Oli Life Time Achievement Award.