|Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 1-2
From the editor's desk
Sharmila Devi Vadivelu
Editor in Chief, TJOSR, Department of Cornea, RIO GOH, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Date of Web Publication||10-Jun-2019|
Dr. Sharmila Devi Vadivelu
Editor in Chief, TJOSR, Department of Cornea, RIO GOH, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Vadivelu SD. From the editor's desk. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res 2019;57:1-2
We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit– Aristotle
Dear Seniors and Friends,
Greetings from the office of TJOSR.
It is my great pleasure to share with you all, the second issue of TJOSR which brings with it an interesting mix of articles that will appeal to practitioners of all specialties. I am also delighted to inform you that the first digital issue has registered a staggering 5000 hits in a short span of 2 months.
The practice of medicine, as we all know, involves a lifelong endeavor to keep ourselves abreast of recent advances and the latest research. With this objective in mind, we present some interesting original research articles in our peer-reviewed journal, so that the results of these studies can be disseminated to a maximum number of ophthalmologists. To do justice to our profession, we need to offer our patients the best possible, evidence-based treatment protocols. We hope our carefully selected review articles from every specialty will help you achieve this. We have ocular surface specialists Dr. Geetha Iyer, Dr. Baskar Srinivasan, and Dr. Shweta Agarwal discussing the Pearls in the management of Stevens–Johnson syndrome. The expert corner on pediatric ophthalmology compiled by Dr. Shruti Nishanth has practice tips from eminent experts across the country such as Dr. Pradeep Sharma, Dr. Ramesh Kekunnaya, Dr. Sumitha Agarkar, Dr. Jitendra Jethani, and Dr. Shalaka Paralkar from United Kingdom.
Ophthalmological residency training is an essential phase in the life of a medical student. About 60% of ophthalmic residency training in India is in the domain of government-run organizations and the rest in private medical colleges. All India Ophthalmic Society along with Academic Research Commitee and International Council of Ophthalmology conducted a special training program for teachers which really motivated the trainers to excel. Teachers play a crucial role in turning this training period into a holistic experience, the objective being to produce skilled and empathetic ophthalmologists with essential surgical skills. The foundation of surgical training is adequate wet lab experience, followed by carefully supervised step-by-step surgical exposure. The postgraduate's corner has an article “wet lab training mandatory for residents” by Dr. Lional Raj with expert comments on the same by Dr. Haripriya Aravind. It is a must read for all residents and teachers. This edition also features some interesting case reports, photo quiz, and journal scan.
The editorial team has started the Registrar of Newspapers for India registration. We need to focus on publishing articles of good quality with the objective of taking the indexing to the next level. Consistency and innovation are the key. When Facebook moved into the office of Sun Microsystems, instead of removing the original signboard, they just flipped it over and put the Facebook logo on the other side. The old sign now serves as a reminder of the consequences of taking one's eyes off innovation. So let us stay focused and motivated in our pursuit of excellence. The quality of the scientific publications in TJOSR reflects the research work being done in Tamil Nadu. Hence, I request you all to submit publications of good quality to TJOSR.
I would like to thank all the authors who have contributed to this issue. Every article that is being published has been subjected to a peer review process by experts in the respective field. I would like to thank the reviewers for their timely review of submissions and the entire editorial board for their coordinated efforts. Please give us your feedback to make the issue more relevant for your clinical practice. We value your suggestions and feedback.