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Designation: 
Director, System and Academics
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Dr. Samar K. Basak is a Director and Founder Member of Disha Eye Hospitals, Barrackpore, Kolkata and has been appointed by the Cornea Society of America and Sight Life International as one of the five Cornea Surgeons worldwide for cornea skill transfer- he is currently in charge of South East Asia Zone. He is also Head of the Department, Cornea and Senior Consultant,Anterior Segment diseases, especially Cataract (Phacoemulsification and Non- Phacoemulsification or SICS), Cornea and External Diseases and Eye Bank Service at Disha. He is also Editor, Proceedings,All India Ophthalmological Society (2011-2014) as well as Executive Member,National Society for Control of Blindness, West Bengal, India. He is the Principal Investigator in National and International Drug Trials (FDA Phase III and Phase IV) as well as being the Medical Director,Prova Eye Bank, Disha Eye Hospitals and In- Charge,Hospital Cornea Retrieval Programme (HCRP). Dr. Basak has also been an Examiner for the FRCS, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, University of Glasgow, UK since 2008. He has received numerous awards for his achievements over the years and has many books to his name. Dr. Basak loves to pursue his unique hobby on special stamps collection “Ophthaphilately” which has been recognized by International Philatelic Society. He has also written a book on “Ophthaphilately”.

Degree of Doctor: 
MS
Education/Training: 

FRCS, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow, UK- 2007

DNB, Diplomate of National Board of Examiners, Govt. of India- 1994

MD, Dr. R. P. Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, A. I. I. M. S., New Delhi-  1987

MBBS, N. R. S. Medical College, Calcutta University- 1982 

Interest/Specialization: 

Cornea and Eye Banking

Recognition/Awards: 

International Awards-

  • Dr. Samar K. Basak has been appointed by the Cornea Society of America and Sight Life International as one of the five Cornea Surgeons worldwide for cornea skill transfer and is currently in charge of South East Asia zone.
  • People’s Choice Award for the Best Video at ASCRS 2012 at Chicago
  • Colour Atlas of Cornea- published in Spanish- 2012
  • Faculty in the Sub- Specialty Day, AAO, Orlando- 2011
  • “Achievement Award”, APAO in 2011
  •  ‘The Best of the Show’ Video Award on DMEK Surgery, AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology) Annual Conference, San Francisco- 2009
  • Best Poster Award on DMEK Surgery, AAO Annual Conference, San Francisco- 2009
  • Best Poster Award on DSEK Surgery Complications, AAO Annual Conference, San Francisco- 2009
  • “The Best of the Show’ Video Award, AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology) Annual Conference, Atlanta- 2008
  • “Achievement Award” for significant contribution in Ophthalmology- AAO Atlanta- 2008
  • International Ophthalmic Education Award, AAO Annual Conference, Atlanta- 2008
  • Best Video Award in Scientific Category, ESCRS (European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons), Berlin, Germany- September 2008
  • Best Video Award in Special Cases Category, ESCRS, Stockholm, Sweden- September 2007

National Awards-

  • AIOS R.P. Dhanda Award for Hospital Cornea Retrieval Program (HCRP) and the Future of Indian Eye Banking, APAO- AIOS, Hyderabad- 2012
  • Prestigious Prof L. P. Agarwal Oration by AIIMS, New Delhi in 2011
  • Best Paper Award in Cornea- “Complications of Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK) in the first 200 cases” reported by a single surgeon- AIOC, Kolkata, 2010
  • Dr. Murali Sengupta Silver Jubilee Oration From ECRC, Kolkata, 2009
  • Gold Medal from Intra- ocular Implantation and Refractive Surgery (IIRS), Chennai, 2009
  • Dr. S. P. Hardia Gold Medal Award for the Best Free Paper in Refractive Surgery, the 66th AIOC, Bangalore- 2008
  • C.S. Reshmi Gold Medal Award for Best Video Film, AIOC, Chennai and Bangalore- 2000 & 2008
  • Col. V. Rangchari Gold Medal Award for the Best Paper, AIOC at Calcutta, in 2001 and Bhopal- 2005
  • E.T. Selvam Gold Medal Award for the Best Poster, AIOC, Ahmedabad- 2002 and Bhopal- 2005
  • Santé Vision Gold Medal Award for Best Work done in Cataract, AIOC, Bhubaneswar- 2005

State Awards-

  • Rustam Ranji Gold Medal from Andhra Pradesh Ophthalmic Society-2009
  • Dr. A. K. Pandeya Gold Medal from Bihar Ophthalmological Society- 2009
  • Gold Medal Oration from Bombay Ophthalmological Association (BOA)-2008
  • Dr. B. K. Mitra Award, OSWB- 2004
  • Satya Rani Hazra Award, OSWB- 2004
  • Dr. K. P. Roy Award, OSWB- 1995
Profssional Membership: 
  • All India Ophthalmological Society.
  • Eye Bank Association of India
  • Indian Medical Association
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Asia Cornea Society
  • Asia Eye Bank Society
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)
  • Ophthalmic Photographic Society
Consultation/Scedule: 

DAYS

DISHA BRANCH

TIME

Monday
Barrackpor
 

Tuesday
Barrackpore
 

Wednesday
Barrackpore
 

Thursday
Ghoshipara
 

Friday
Sheoraphuly
 

Saturday
Ghoshipara
 

* Schedule may be subject to change. Please call the Appointment Helpline for confirmation.

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