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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-2

The ethical conundrum

Cornea Services, RIOGOH, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Submission11-Mar-2022
Date of Acceptance11-Mar-2022
Date of Web Publication22-Mar-2022

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sharmila Devi Vadivelu
Senior Assistant Professor, Cornea Services, RIOGOH, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_28_22

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Vadivelu SD. The ethical conundrum. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res 2022;60:1-2

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Vadivelu SD. The ethical conundrum. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Aug 10];60:1-2. Available from: https://www.tnoajosr.com/text.asp?2022/60/1/1/340361

Dear Seniors and friends,

Greetings from the office of TJOSR.

It is with immense pleasure that we bring to you the January-March issue of TJOSR for the year 2022. 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.

Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is the right thing to do-Potter Stewart

We live in a digital age. Exciting Artificial Intelligence assisted diagnostic tools and treatment modalities have revolutionised the practice of medicine. The internet is a boon to both physician and patient. Instantaneous access to an Aladdin's cave of information has made it so much easier for physicians to offer their patients the best treatment protocols. Increasingly, patients are also turning to the internet not only to educate themselves before approaching the doctor, but let's be frank, also to shop for doctors. This has given rise to several practices of doubtful integrity. Digital integrated platforms are a convenient way of sharing health care related information. With no clearcut regulations and established ethical standards, unethical use of such platforms has become all too common. Generations of doctors have relied on the principles of the Hippocratic Oath to keep them on the straight and narrow. Perhaps, the time has come to rewrite the oath so that it meets the demands of modern times. Medicine and ethics are inseparable in the approach to heal the sick.

Coming back to the issue, the Editorial board of TJOSR has always strived to keep the members abreast of the latest in technology, diagnostics and management and this issue is no different. This issue carries several good original articles, a review article on Carotico-cavernous fistula and a bouquet of case reports from different subspecialties along with our regular features.

'Jugaad', a colloquial Hindi word which approximately translates as quick fix, 'workaround' or 'hack' expresses a quintessentially Indian concept. The Coronavirus pandemic has surely tested the limits and here we feature 2 such articles in 'Innovation' category where the authors have used their lateral thinking and jugaad ideas to make something work.

I wish to thank the authors who have contributed to this issue, the reviewers for meeting the deadlines and the editorial board for their coordinated effort.

World glaucoma week (March 6-12, 2022) is a unique global initiative that puts a spotlight on glaucoma as the leading cause of preventable irreversible blindness worldwide. Many events are conducted by the international ophthalmological community to create awareness. Closer to home, such events are organised by Tamil Nadu ophthalmic association and other district associations, thus reinforcing our commitment to increase awareness and improve care for glaucoma patients.

The 69th annual conference of Tamil Nadu ophthalmic association is between August 5 and 7, 2022 in Coimbatore and the abstract submission for the same is open now. We are hoping to have an amazing physical conference and it is going to be unique in every possible way. The organising team is working its best and we sincerely request you all to register and support as always.


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