TNOA Journal of Ophthalmic Science and Research

: 2018  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 213--214


Sharmila Devi Vadivelu 
 Department of Cornea, RIO GOH, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Sharmila Devi Vadivelu
Department of Cornea, RIO GOH, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

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Vadivelu SD. Editorial.TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res 2018;56:213-214

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Dear Seniors and Friends,

Season's greetings!

As 2019 begins, the new Editorial Board of Tamil Nadu Journal of Ophthalmic Sciences and Research (TJOSR) wishes you a happy and productive new year.

I take over the mantle of editorship from Dr. Nirmal Fredrick. He is a visionary and it is largely due to his untiring efforts that the TJOSR is today an indexed journal. He is also responsible for giving us an excellent electronic version of the journal. I had the privilege of working with him as an assistant editor, and I hope that he would continue to mentor me during my tenure as the editor in chief. I am ably supported by two associate editors, Dr. Murali Ariga and Dr. Rachula Daniel, and a team of enthusiastic assistant editors.

TJOSR is the official journal of the Tamil Nadu Ophthalmic Association. We, therefore, aim to keep the quality of its contents high, on par with national and international publications. To achieve this, peer review is crucial, and reviewers are the backbone of this peer review process. We are proud to present the Editorial Board of 2018–2019, which has a good mix of experienced stalwarts and young enthusiastic academicians. The Editorial Board has the ex officio members, former TNOA editors, past IJO editor Prof. Natarajan, stalwarts like Prof. Amar Agarwal, Prof. Vasantha, and Dr. Nirmal Fredrick. We are privileged to have international faculty with great research experience like Dr. Gangadhara Sundar, Dr. Arun Narayanaswamy, and Dr. Raghavan Sampath on our board along with a galaxy of eminent academicians from every specialty.

In this issue: This issue has several interesting original review articles and case reports. We have an interesting review article on pediatric intraocular lens power calculation by Dr. Sandra Ganesh et al. There is a very useful article on cerebral visual impairment by Dr. Meenakshi et al. and another on scleral-fixated IOL by Dr. Madana Gopalan et al. On the expert's corner of this issue, we have some of the most experienced people in the field who share their preferred practice patterns on the management of common and complex corneal problems.

In this issue, we launch a postgraduate's corner aimed at keeping postgraduates updated on case documentation protocols, with inputs from experts. This month's edition deals with ocular trauma scores with expert inputs from Dr. Gangadhara Sundar. This is for the postgraduates to keep pace with the relevant and realistic strategies.

Innovation distinguishes the leader. We present a report on the extraocular needle-guided haptic insertion technique, an innovation by Dr. Prabhu Bhaskaran.

This edition also features the photo quiz and the journal scan.

Regional Institute of Ophthalmology and Government Ophthalmic Hospital (RIO GOH), established in 1819, is the oldest in the Indian subcontinent and Asia. As we enter 2019, RIO GOH gears up for its bicentennial celebrations. The institute has the oldest Elliot's School of Ophthalmology and Museum. Like a banyan tree that spreads its branches widely, RIO GOH, Chennai, is unparalleled in its history and tradition of providing state-of-the-art eye care. It has produced many stalwarts ever since its existence. As it celebrates 200 years of ophthalmology, TJOSR will bring out a column dedicated to the bicentennial, from the next issue.


“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. Don't settle. The satisfaction of achieving one level of success will spur you on to gain the skills to reach the next level and the next and the next”-Steve Jobs

TJOSR has been included on index Copernicus which is a significant milestone in the history of the journal and the association. Thanks to Dr. Nirmal Fredrick for his untiring efforts which made this feat possible. The fact that this journal has been included in index Copernicus means that research publications published in this journal will be recognized for promotion of teaching faculty of medical colleges/institutions in India as per the guidelines laid down by Medical Council of India. We, therefore, invite more research publications of great quality from our members. As Steve Jobs said, let this success spur us on to gain the skills to reach the next level and the next and the next. Let us all improve the quality of content, on par with national and international publications which will evoke greater readership, citations, and downloads.

I hope you find this issue an intellectually stimulating and an engrossing one.