Membership Categories

All categories of OPAI membership will be taken up on recommendation of two members of the OPAI of good standing who will vouch for the ‘special interest of the candidate and his/her proficiency in the specialty. Fellowship or AIOS FAICO in the speciality in one of the training institutions in the subspeciality will carry an extra weightage. The membership will be forwarded by the executive committee and approved by the general body meetings.

Regular member

Those who have qualified for the degree of M.B.B.S or equivalent, has enrolled in or has completed post-graduation in ophthalmology or allied specialty and have an interest in the specialty are eligible for regular membership.

Associate member

  • Those who are not eligible under (a) but with special interest in the specialty can be enrolled as associate members.
  • Shall have all rights and privileges of membership except that of voting and holding office.
  • Shall be required to pay all dues and any other assessment.

Honorary Members

  • A physician of outstanding caliber shall be elected as Honorary Member at the recommendation of the executive committee and general body.
  • Shall have all rights and privileges of membership except that of voting and holding office.
  • Shall not be required to pay dues or any assessment.

International Member

  • A physician who is an NRI or not a citizen of India but who has equivalent of M.S. or D.N.B. or F.R.C.S. in his area, and who otherwise meets the requirements or membership, shall be designated as International Member.
  • Shall enjoy all the privileges of O.P.A.I. except that of voting and holding office.
  • Shall be required to pay all dues and any other assessments.
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