|Year : 2018 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 1
The only constant thing in life is change…
Chief Editor, Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology, Nethra Eye Care Centre, Main Road, Irinjalakuda, Kerala, India
|Date of Web Publication||7-Jun-2018|
V A Bastin
Chief Editor, Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology, Nethra Eye Care Centre, Main Road, Irinjalakuda, Kerala
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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Bastin V A. The only constant thing in life is change…. Kerala J Ophthalmol 2018;30:1
It is with humble pride that I take the helm of the editorial board of the Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology. I would like to convey my gratitude to all our esteemed Kerala Society of Ophthalmic Surgeons members and readers for investing your faith in our new editorial team and myself.
“We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves, otherwise we harden.”
–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I hope to achieve, with the support of a capable and enthusiastic editorial board and with the help and advice of renowned ophthalmologists from within the country and abroad, positive changes in the journal that would bring it on par with other indexed and peer-reviewed journals in the country and abroad.
In this regard, I and my team expect more contributions, case reports, innovative studies from our readers and members. There is so much to be gained from fresh and innovative clinical perspectives, and sharing this knowledge would make our practice a more rewarding and stimulating experience.
Our current issue kick-starts with a guest editorial from the admirable and preeminent, Padmashree Dr Tony Fernandez, who needs no introduction. His article on community ophthalmology underlines the significance of continued efforts to eliminate preventable blindness due to cataract, refractive errors, and others with focus on increased screening and community education.
Uveitis as a disease entity may be best described as uncharted waters, if I may say so…but the very reputed Dr Jyotirmay Biswas, Director of Uveitis and Ocular Pathology Department, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai with his wealth of knowledge and scintillating experience has navigated these depths effectively. He recounts his journey in this specialty, shedding light on various investigations for the diverse etiology and newer management strategies and treatment modalities.
We have come a long way in treating retinoblastoma and pediatric retinal disorders. Where long ago, enucleation was the only life-saving modality for retinoblastoma, there has been a paradigm shift to preserving both the life of the patient and the eye as well through chemotherapy, radiotherapy, transpupillary thermal therapy, laser photocoagulation, cryotherapy, and surgery. This issue has review articles to enlighten readers on the subject.
We can never underestimate the disease burden due to angle-closure glaucoma (ACG). We have an update on etiopathogenesis and management of ACG in this regard.
Once again, on behalf of our editorial team and myself, I thank you for your immense encouragement and welcome your inputs and participation in making our journal a roaring success