Welcome message

Respected Seniors and Dear Friends,


I am delighted to welcome you all, on behalf of the Organising Committee, to the Golden Jubilee OSWB Annual Conference 2019. This mega-event will be held from Friday 1st November to Sunday 3rd November 2019. And I trust, you all will be thrilled to know that the venue chosen for this momentous occasion is the magnificent Biswa Bangla Convention Centre (BBCC) at Newtown, Rajarhat in Kolkata.

The Annual Conference as you all know will be a scientific extravaganza where we will not only showcase the best of Bengal but also bring together the best of the best from all over India. The program will provide a unique platform for presentations and discussions on cutting edge technology and advancing scientific research. Keynote lectures delivered by leading experts will be balanced with plenary symposia addressing topics with interdisciplinary interest. Free papers and poster presentations representing varied topics will vie for the many awards to be won. This will be an exclusive opportunity to join inspiring orations by the leaders in ophthalmic science.

There will be a tremendous scope for skill transfer through numerous instruction courses and video sessions by the masters of the craft. The meeting is designed to encourage and provide opportunities for young specialists to present their work and to network with experienced mentors. This conference is also being tailored to address the needs and match the expectations of all sub-specialities. To balance the academic grind there will be a number of sessions to up the fun quotient like Debate, Quiz and many more new ones. The evenings in addition to being the time to relax and unwind in fellowship, will also bring out a new talent amongst us in the form of an in-house Drama. There will also be the welcome presence of a large number of our valued trade partners in the Exhibition, where the latest trends and innovations are sure to lure you away from the lecture halls.

Make it a golden experience that you will cherish. Join up to have a memorable time! Join up to contribute to the success of the meeting!

Looking forward to meet you personally at the conference.

With warm regards,

Dr Subhasish Nag

Honorary Secretary, OSWB.


Kolkata City Attractions

Belur Maṭh

Beluṛ Maṭh is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda, the chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.

Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Dakshineswar Kali Temple is a Hindu temple located in Dakshineswar near Kolkata. Situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River.


Shantiniketan is a small town near Bolpur in the Birbhum district of West Bengal and about 212 kms north of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta).

Hooghly River

Walk by the Hooghly River takes you on a walk and a small boat ride on the Hooghly River in Kolkata. During this walk you will learn stories about the Ganges and Hooghly.

Kalighat Kali Temple

Kalighat Kali Temple is a Hindu temple in West Bengal, India dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali. It is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas. Kalighat was a Ghat sacred to Kali on the old course of the Hooghly river in the city of Calcutta.


The Sundarbans is a mangrove area in the delta formed by the confluence of Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers in the Bay of Bengal.

Mother Teresa's tomb

Mother Teresa's tomb, preserved room & a small exhibit are on display at this quiet convent.

Victoria Memorial

The Victoria Memorial is a large marble building in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, which was built between 1906 and 1921.


Mayapur is a holy city located on the banks of the Ganges river, at the point of its confluence with the Jalangi, near Nabadwip, West Bengal, India, 130 km north of Kolkata (Calcutta).


Bakkhali is located on one of the many deltaic islands spread across southern Bengal. Most of the islands are part of the Sunderbans, barring a few at the fringes. Some of these are joined together with bridges over narrow creeks.


Jaw-dropping locales, mesmerising sunrises, the untouched beauty of the hills, the old-world charm of the past, and the welcoming smiles of the local people all add up to make Darjeeling one of the most beautiful hill stations.


Beach town situated on the shores of Bay of Bengal, Digha is a popular tourist destination known for its untouched beaches and scenic views, especially among people in West Bengal.