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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 271-272

From the editor's desk

Department of Cornea, RIO GOH, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Submission04-Dec-2019
Date of Acceptance04-Dec-2019
Date of Web Publication26-Dec-2019

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sharmila Devi Vadivelu
Department of Cornea, RIO GOH, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_118_19

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How to cite this article:
Vadivelu SD. From the editor's desk. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res 2019;57:271-2

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Vadivelu SD. From the editor's desk. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Sep 26];57:271-2. Available from: https://www.tnoajosr.com/text.asp?2019/57/4/271/273998

Dear Seniors and Friends,

Greetings from the office of Tamil Nadu Journal of Ophthalmic Science and Research (TJOSR). It is with immense pleasure that we present to you the final issue of TJOSR for the year 2019. We are delighted with your warm and enthusiastic response to our previous issues and we hope you find this one just as interesting and informative.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it

– William Arthur Ward

As the end of the year draws near, I want to pause for a moment and say “Thank you” to everyone who made this year such a wonderful one for us. Although the “Thanksgiving” holiday is primarily celebrated in the US, the sentiment of gratitude is universal. First and foremost, I am grateful to the president, immediate past president, president-elect, secretary, treasurer, the other office bearers, and the members of the Tamil Nadu Ophthalmic Association for their constant support and encouragement. My heartfelt thanks to the former Editor Dr. Nirmal Fredrick who has been our key mentor. He has guided us and unstintingly helped us fix the various little problems that have cropped up along the way. The Journal's dream core team of two associate editors, joint editors, and section editors have been brilliantly managing the day-to-day work involved in bringing out the journal. I sincerely thank the Associate Editor Dr. Murali Ariga for his immense support and guidance. A special thanks to Dr. Rachula Daniel, Associate Editor, who has single-handedly managed the manuscript management system. She logs into the MMS every single day. My special thanks to the young and enthusiastic Joint Editors Dr. Nivean, Dr. Prabhu, Dr. Madanagopalan, Dr. Naveen, Dr. Shruti, and Dr. Moses and the Section Editors Dr. D Chandrashekar, Dr. Atheek, Dr. Sivagami, Dr. Vimala, and Dr. Jiz Mary Santosh for their passionate involvement, fresh perspectives, and wonderful camaraderie.

Thanks to the Editorial Board of 2018–2019 for the commitment and high standards that they have shown. The reviewers are the unsung heroes and their expert comments have helped us improve the quality of the publications. The quality of the scientific publications in TJOSR reflects the research work being done in Tamil Nadu. I would like to thank all the authors who have contributed to the journal this year. I have been getting good feedbacks from our journal. I request you all to keep up the good work and submit publications of good quality to TJOSR.

The Wolters Kluwer team is responsible for the management of the journal website and publishing system as well. A huge thanks to the WK team, especially Mr. Nipukumar Nath, Mr. Ramakant Bandbe, and Mr. Vinayak Andhere, for their dedicated and coordinated efforts in getting the journal out on time.

As regards the contents of this issue, we have a guest editorial on “Clinical Skill versus Technology” by our Associate Editor Dr. Murali Ariga. He has a wealth of experience in glaucoma practice. Along with being a good physician and a skilled surgeon, an ophthalmologist needs to be tech-savvy in order to keep up with the rapidly evolving technology in this field. This article which deals with the importance of clinical skills is an interesting read.

Life is short, and art long, opportunity fleeting, experimentations perilous, and judgement difficult

– Hippocrates

This timeless Hippocratic aphorism beautifully contrasts the shortness of human life to the length of time it takes to master the art of healing, the fleeting window of opportunity when you're dealing with emergencies and acute clinical conditions, the dangers of practices which are not evidence based, and the fallibility of human judgment. It is worth revisiting some of the provisions of this statement, meaning, and significance. There is a need for lifelong learning in order to keep one's clinical skills and scientific knowledge up to date.

There is an interesting article on “Nummular Keratitis - A Modern day Conundrum” by the experienced ocular surface and corneal surgeon Dr. Srinivas K Rao in clinical practice guidelines. We bring you in this issue, some excellent original articles, review articles, a bouquet of interesting case reports, and photo images. There is an interesting original article by Nivean et al. comparing the capsulorhexis flap dimensions between manual capsulorhexis and Zepto-assisted capsulotomy. This issue also carries our regular features, such as the Photo Quiz and the Journal Scan.

I request members to login as an author and contribute articles to the journal (https://www.journalonweb.com/tjosr) using your login name and password. Please give us your feedback to make the issue more relevant for your clinical practice. We value your suggestions and feedback. Kindly mail your feedbacks or request for “Go Green” to Editor@tnoajosr.com.


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