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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1

Read, learn, and grow

Nethra Eye Care Centre, Main Road, Irinjalakuda, Thrissur, Kerala, India

Date of Web Publication15-Apr-2019

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V A Bastin
Nethra Eye Care Centre, Main Road, Irinjalakuda, Thrissur, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/kjo.kjo_30_19

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Bastin V A. Read, learn, and grow. Kerala J Ophthalmol 2019;31:1

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Bastin V A. Read, learn, and grow. Kerala J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Dec 7];31:1. Available from: http://www.kjophthal.com/text.asp?2019/31/1/1/256268

Dear Friends,

I would like to use Khaled Hosseini's quote about the qualities one needs to get through medical school and residency: “Discipline. Patience. Perseverance. A willingness to forgo sleep. A penchant for sadomasochism. Ability to weather crises of faith and self-confidence. Accept exhaustion as fact of life. Addiction to caffeine a definite plus. Unfailing optimism that the end is in sight.”

Oh yes, that optimism should carry us on to new beginnings…….

Welcome to a new issue of our journal. We have some thought-provoking articles in this first issue of 2019.

Medical Education is undergoing a paradigm shift. The last three decades have seen a mushrooming of medical colleges throughout India and, correspondingly, the churning out of a huge number of doctors. That may bode well for the doctor-to-patient ratio in our country, but the overall quality and standard of health care in our country is purported to be lackadaisical at best. Professor Alex Joseph, one of our senior most medical teachers, in our guest editorial, gives insight into the competency-based medical education which will come into effect this year in India.

In this issue, we present new column, Clinical Queries, where an acclaimed panel of doctors will be discussing a relevant topic, which, in this issue, is about the use of atropine to prevent progression of myopia in children. We are all aware of the “myopia epidemic” afflicting our young. Controlling the progression of myopia is a valid concern for both doctors and the parent. This column addresses the use of the most effective, yet reluctantly prescribed medication as a tool for managing the debilitating progress of myopic refractive error.

The uses of optical coherence tomography (OCT) are ever expanding in the field of ophthalmology. In this issue, the use of OCT in neuro-ophthalmology is detailed in depth.

Happy reading!


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