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  About the Society

The Kerala Society of Ophthalmic Surgeons is a registered society established in 1974 with Dr. C.E.Oommen as the Founder President. Since its inception, the KSOS is growing from strength to strength and has been conducting annual conferences and many CME programs regularly. The organization is growing strong day by day not only in memberships but also in the standard of scientific publications, presentations and CME programs

Objectives:

KSOS is an organisation that was formed with the aim of development and promotion of the study and practice of the Ophthalmology, to impart training and implement research and development and to do such other acts that will improve the general well being of the visually handicapped sections of the Society and to promote social contacts among the Ophthalmologists of Kerala and India at large

Academic activities:

Regular annual conferences of KSOS called Drishti has been conducted for the last 44 years. Around 30 CME programmes are conducted under the aegis of KSOS every year with participation of reputed national and international faculty . Awards like The Dr.C.E.Oommen Memorial Award, T.K Alexander memorial award, The Dr. K.C Sankara Menon award, Dr. K.S. Subramanian & Dr.SivaReddy award are given to outstanding organizational and academic achievements of its members. KSOS had hosted National conferences like SROC in 1975 at Kanyakumari, in 1978 at Kozhikode and in 1994 at Ernakulam along with our Annual conferences. In 1984 and 1999 the annual conferences of All India Ophthalmological Society was conducted by KSOS. Recently the Strabismus and Pediatric Ophthalmological Society of India(SPOSI) conducted its midterm national conference under the aegis of KSOS.

  About the Journal

Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology, a publication of Kerala Society of Ophthalmic Surgeons, is a peer-reviewed online journal with 3 Issues  print on demand compilation of issues published. The journal’s full text is available online at http://www.kjophthal.com. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

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The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, Index Copernicus

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  Scope of the journal

The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of Ophthalmology. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.

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