The Ophthalmological Society of Kenya


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Who is OSK?

The Ophthalmological Society of Kenya is a registered professional society of Ophthalmologists working in Kenya whose objectives are advancing the professional interests of members through leadership development, education, research, programmes and exchange of ideas.

Who can join OSK?

Ophthalmologists working in Kenya, Ophthalmology Residents in training, Medical Practitioners interested in ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Clinical Officers, Ophthalmic Nurses, Optometrists, Opticians and Institutions whose objectives are in line with OSK’s.

How Do I Become a member of OSK?

1) Determine which membership category one needs to apply

  • Full Member: Ophthalmologist (Registered with the Kenya Medical and Dentistry Council) and working in Kenya
  • Associate Member: Ophthalmology Residents, Medical Practitioners with interest in Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Clinical officers, Ophthalmic Nurses, Optometrists, Opticians
  • Affiliate Member: Institution, association, organization, institute or body whose objectives are similar to OSK

2) Fill the online form on the website for Full Member and Associate Member

3) For Affiliate membership, please send an email to

4) Pay Membership fee

  • Pesapal:
  • Mpesa:
    Paybill Number: 522522
    Account Number: 1157078435
  • Bank Account:
    A/C Name: Ophthalmological Society of Kenya
    Bank: KCB
    Branch: Prestige Plaza
    AC No: 1157078435
What are the benefits of joining OSK?
  • Participate in regular Continuous Medical Education (CME)
  • Attend annual Scientific Congress
  • Participate in the OSK Committees to drive members interests and Welfare
  • Eligible for awards given annually
  • Networking
  • Affiliate Membership to COECSA, Kenya Health Federation (KHF), Surgical Society of Kenya
Does OSK offer board certified CMEs?

Yes, OSK offers Kenya Medical and Dentistry Council Certified CMEs with CPD Points.

How does one sponsor a CME?

Please get in contact with the OSK secretary on

There are monthly CMEs.

The calendar is drawn at the beginning of the year and populated with sponsors.

Who is COECSA?

The College of Ophthalmology of Eastern Central and Southern Africa (COECSA) is a registered specialized virtual college. The aim of this college is to address the chronic shortage of ophthalmologists in Eastern, Central &Southern Africa as well as improve the quality of eye care services in the region.

How Can I join COECSA?
  • Ophthalmologists practicing in the ECSA (East Central and Southern Africa) Region is eligible to join.
  • Apply and Pass COECSA Fellowship Exam (
  • Pay for Membership Subscription
What are the benefits of joining COECSA?
  • Use of post nominals i.e FCOPh(ECSA)
  • Participation in Continuous Professional Development (CPD) sessions
  • Eligibility to sit on the various committees and sub-committees of the College
  • Exchange visits to other institutions/ countries
  • Sponsorship for sub-specialty training (when they are available)
  • Eligibility to apply for research support through training and/or funding.
  • Affiliate membership to Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) of England and Wales with the following benefits:
    i) Subscription to the RCOphth scientific journal EYE.
    ii) Invitation to the RCOphth annual congress.