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The MOS was established in 1911.

The MOS Executive Committee has a President, Secretaries, Junior Representatives and a Treasurer.

The President is usually appointed for a one year term. The President may be an Ophthalmologist chosen from Birmingham or from the wider Midlands.

Secretaries are appointed for a three year term and one is an Ophthalmologist in Birmingham and another based in the wider Midlands.


Junior Representatives are appointed for a three year term from the cohort of West Midlands trainees.

The appointed Treasurer is an Ophthalmologist in post for a longer period for logistical reasons.

Executive committee

President: Miss Helen Palmer

Secretary: Miss Juliette Edwards

Secretary: Mr Tarun Sharma

Treasurer: Miss Vaneeta Sood

President ex Officio: Mr John Deutsch

President Elect: Miss Geetha Thuraijan

Junior Rep: Dr Jasvir Virdee

Junior Rep: Dr Nada Burgess

The Society is unique as it covers a vast area stretching from Nottingham to Northampton and includes Leicester, Oxford and Cambridge. It spans as far West as Hereford too.