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Editorial

The burden of glaucoma in Nepal

Badhu B P

Department of Ophthalmology BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences Dharan-18, Sunsari, Nepal

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Editorial

Prevention of ocular firework injuries

Stilma J S

Emeritus Professor Department of Ophthalmology University Utrecht, the Netherlands

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Original Articles

Profile of pediatric ocular trauma in mid western hilly region of Nepal

Dulal S1 Ale JB2, Sapkota YD3

1Technical Advisor, Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh Central Office, Kathmandu, Nepal 2Vision Scientist, Moreton Eye Group, Redcliffe, Queensland 4020, Australia 3 Senior Program Coordinator, Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh, Kathmandu

Ocular trauma, pediatric age group, open globe injury, closed globe injury

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Optical coherence tomographic assessment of macular thickness and morphological patterns in diabetic macular edema: Prognosis after modified grid photocoagulation

Shrestha A1 Maharjan N2, Shrestha A3, Thapa R4, Poudyal G5

1Geta Eye Hospital, Dhangadhi, Nepal, 2,4,5 Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Kathmandu, Nepal,3MTribhuvan University, Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal

optical coherance tomography, central macular thickness, clinically significant macular edema, laser photocoagulation

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Causative organisms in microbial keratitis, their sensitivity pattern and treatment outcome in western Nepal

Dhakhwa K1, Sharma MK2, Bajimaya S2, Bajimaya S3, Dwivedi AK4, Rai KC S1

1 Ophthalmologist, Lumbini Eye Institute, Sidharthanagar, Nepal 2 Additional Professor, BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal 3 Ophthalmologist, Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Kathmandu, Nepal 4 Ophthalmologist, Akhand Jyoti Eye Hospital, Bihar, India 5 Ophthalmologist, Lumbini Eye Institute, Siddharthanagar, Nepal

corneal ulcer, microbial keratitis, western Nepal

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Outcomes of manual small incision cataract surgery under topical anesthesia with lignocaine 2% jelly

Mithal C Agarwal P, Mithal N

Upgraded Department of Ophthalmology LLRM Medical College Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

topical anesthesia, lignocaine jelly, pain evaluation, manual small incision cataract surgery

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Estimation of mean ND: Yag laser capsulotomy energy levels for membranous and fibrous posterior capsular opacification

Bhargava R1 Kumar P1, Prakash A1,Chaudhary KP2

1 Santosh Medical College & Hospital, Ghaziabad, UP, India 2 Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, HP, India

Yag laser, intra ocular lens (IOL), posterior capsule opacification

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Nd: Yag laser treatment for sub-hyaloid hemorrhage in childhood acute leukemia

Khadka D1 Sharma AK2, Shrestha JK2, Pant B1, Pant S1, Shrestha A2

1 Geta Eye Hospital, Dhanagadi, Nepal 2 BP Koirala Lions’ Centre for Ophthalmic Studies Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal

Yag laser hyaloidotomy, premacular sub-hyaloid haemorrhage

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Utilization of primary eye health services by people from a rural community of Nepal

Gnyawali S Bhattarai D, Upadhyay MP

BP Eye Foundation, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal

eye health services, Mustang, rural community, utilization

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The distribution of refractive errors among children attending Lumbini Eye Institute, Nepal

Rai KC S 1 Thapa H B2, Sharma MK 3, Dhakhwa K 4, Karki R 5

1Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Lumbini Eye Institute, Bhairahawa, Nepal 2 Senior Optometrist, Lumbini Eye Institute, Bhairahawa, Nepal; 3Additional Professor, BPKoirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal 4 Tuitor, Lumbini Eye Institute, Bhairahawa, Nepal 5 Ophthalmologist, NAMS, Lumbini Eye Institute, Bhairahawa, Nepal.

refractive errors, astigmatism, myopia, children, visual impairment

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Microbial contamination in open globe injury

Bhala S Narang S, Sood S, Mithal C, Arya SK, Gupta V

Departments of Ophthalmology and Microbiology Government Medical College Hospital, Sector- 32, Chandigarh, India

endophthalmitis, open globe injury, microbial contaminants, Aspergillus

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Bactericidal effect of trypan blue and fluorescein sodium in ophthalmic practice

Malhotra S Nirmaljit Kaur, Mehta DK

Dr RML Hospital & PGIMER, New Delhi and Guru Nanak Eye Center, New Delhi-110002

bactericidal effect, fluorescein sodium, trypan blue

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Causes of sub-optimal cataract surgical outcomes in patients presenting to a teaching hospital

Kumar Kshitiz Gupta VP, Dhaliwal U

Department of Ophthalmology, University College of Medical Sciences and GTB Hospital, Delhi-95, India

cataract surgery, India, visual impairment

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Effect of mitomycin C-aided trabeculectomy on conjunctival goblet cell density

Mukhopadhyay S1 Thakur SKD1, Dutta J1, Prakash R1, Shaw C1, Gangopadhyay DN2, Dutta H1, Bhaduri G1

1Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, 2 Department of Dermatology, School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Kolkata, India

trabeculectomy, mitomycin C, goblet cell, conjunctival impression cytology

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Pattern of orbital exenteration at a tertiary eye care centre in North India

Kaur A1 Khattri M2 , Jaiswal V2

1Professor and Consultant-in-Charge, Oculo-plasty Clinic2Senior Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj MedicalUniversity (Upgraded King George’s Medical University), Lucknow, India

orbital exenteration, sebaceous gland carcinoma, eyelid malignancy

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Retinal nerve fiber layer thickness in Indian eyes with optical coherence tomography

Malik A Singh M, Arya SK, Sood S, Ichhpujani P

Department of Ophthalmology Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, India, 160030

optical coherence tomography, retinal nerve fiber layer thickness, glaucoma

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Comparison of astigmatism following manual small incision cataract surgery: superior versus temporal approach

Malik VK1 Kumar S2, Kamboj R1, Jain C1, Jain K1, Kumar S1

1Department of Ophthalmology, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, UP, India 2 Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, ESI Postgraduate Institute of Medical Science & Research, New Delhi, India

astigmatism, small incision cataract surgery, temporal section, SIA

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Ocular morbidity in the rural areas of Allahabad, India

Singh A1 Dwivedi S 2 Dabral SB2, Bihari V3, Rastogi AK2, Kumar D2

1 Department of Community Medicine, Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital, Bareilly, UP, India 2 Department of Community Medicine, 3Department of Ophthalmology, MLN Medical College & Hospital, Allahabad, UP, India

ocular morbidity, eye diseases, rural areas

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Ocular and adnexal rhinosporidiosis : the clinical profile and treatment outcomes in a tertiary eye care centre

Mithal C Agarwal P, Mithal N

Upgraded Department of Ophthalmology LLRM Medical College, Meerut, UP, India

ocular rhinosporidiosis, oculosporidiosis, adnexal rhinosporidiosis

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Refractive and visual outcome of toric intraocular lens implantation following cataract surgery

Ale JB Power J, Zohs K, Cunningham F

Peninsula Eye Hospital, Moreton Eye Group, Queensland, Australia

toric intra-ocular lens, cataract surgery

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Epidemiology and laboratory diagnosis of fungal corneal ulcer in the Sundarban Region of West Bengal, eastern India

Bandyopadhyay S1 Das D1, Mondal KK1, Ghanta AK2, Purkait SK2, Bhaskar R1

1Departments of Ophthalmology and Microbiology, RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, Khudiram Bose Sarani, 2N.R.S. Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata -700 004, India

Fungal corneal ulcer, epidemiology, culture

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Atorvastatin in clinically-significant macular edema in diabetics with a normal lipid profile

Narang S1 Sood S1, Kaur B1, Singh R2, Malik A1, Kaur J3

1Departments of Ophthalmology, 2Medicine and 2Biochemistry, Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh, India

lipid lowering drugs, clinically-significant macular edema, diabetic retinopathy

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Prevalence and correction of near vision impairment at Kaski, Nepal

Sapkota YD1 Dulal S1, Pokharel GP1, Pant B1, Ellwein LB2

1Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh, Tripureshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal; 2 National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

presbyopia, prevalence, near vision

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Demographics and awareness of diabetic retinopathy among diabetic patients attending the vitreo-retinal service at a tertiary eye care center in Nepal

Thapa R1 Paudyal G2, Maharjan N3, Bernstein P S4

1Assistant Professor, 2Professor, Vitreo-retinal service 3 Statistician, Research Department Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Kathmandu, Nepal 4 Professor, Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

demographics, awareness, diabetic retinopathy, Nepal

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Pattern of ocular trauma in the Western Region of Nepal

Kinderan YV1 Shrestha E2, Maharjan IM2, Karmacharya S2

1 Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Holland; 2Himalaya Eye Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal

ocular trauma, blindness, Nepal

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Review Articles

Ocular changes in pregnancy

Garg P Aggarwal P

Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India

diabetes, intracranial tumors, ocular changes, pregnancy, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia

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Cataract surgery in children: Controversies and practices

Shrestha UD

Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Kathmandu, Nepal

intra-ocular lens, pediatric cataract, pediatric cataract surgery

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Case Reports

Congenital isolated bilateral upper lid coloboma

Shrestha J B1 Shrestha G S1, Joshi N2, Karmacharya PC3

1B.P. Koirala Lions Centre for Ophthalmic Studies, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu 2Chelsea and Westminister Hospital, London, SW10 9NH, UK 3BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Ghopa, Dharan, Nepal

eyelid, coloboma

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Case Reports

Epithelial iris cyst after cataract surgery

Chaudhry M Grover S, Sood N, Gupta R

MM Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India

epithelial inclusion cyst, laser photocoagulation, en bloc excision

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Case Reports

Post-traumatic endophthalmitis with retained intraocular foreign body – a case report with review of literature

Aggarwal P1 Garg P1, Sidhu HK1, Mehta S2

1Department of Ophthalmology, 2Department of Microbiology Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences And Research, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India

vitreous tap, intravitreal injection, post-traumatic endophthalmitis, pars plana vitrectomy, retained intra-ocular foreign body

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Case Reports

A rare case of collodion baby with ophthalmic involvement

Bhardwaj U2 Phougat A2, Dey M2, Raut S2, Srivastav G2, Gupta Y1

1Professor, Institute of Ophthalmology,2Resident, Institute of OphthalmologyAligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

Lamellar ichthyosis, bilateral upper lid ectropion

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Case Reports

Endogenous Aspergillus endophthalmitis in a healthy individual

Manandhar A Bajracharya L

Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Gaushala, Bagmati bridge, Kathmandu, Nepal

Aspergillus, endogenous endophthalmitis, amphotericin B

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Case Reports

Aberrant regeneration of the third cranial nerve

Shrestha UD1 Adhikari S2

1Assistant Professor NAMS, 2Associate Professor, NAMS Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Kathmandu, Nepal

aberrant regeneration, third nerve, trauma

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Case Reports

Corneal stromal pseudohypopyon in a pseudophakic patient

Agrawal A Pratap V B, Suman S, Pal VK

Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Sitapur, India

Corneal stromal pseudohypopyon, pseudophakic, suture abscess

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Case Reports

A case of nocardia keratitis treated successfully with topical amikacin

Bajracharya L Gurung R

Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Gaushala,Kathmandu, Nepal

nocardia keratitis, amikacin

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Keratoprosthesis, Dohlman Type I device for a patient with repeated corneal graft failure

Bajracharya L1 Gurung R1, Tabin G2

1 Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Gaushala, Kathmandu, Nepal 2John A Moran Eye Centre, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

keratoprosthesis , Dohlman type I keratoprosthesis, Boston keratoprosthesis type I, graft rejection

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Letter to Editor

Preparedness for patient safety in orbital regional anesthesia in Nepal

Bhattarai BK

BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Sunsari, Nepal

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Letter to Editor

Role of low dose mitomycin C in pterygium surgery

Thakur SKD Kaini KR2, Panda A3

1Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Kolkata, West Bengal, India 2Manipal Medical College, Pokhara, Kaski, Nepal 3AIIMS, RP Center for Ophthalmic Studies, New Delhi, India

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Letter to Editor

A comparison between rebound and Goldmann’s tonometers in screening of patients for glaucoma

Agrawal A Pratap VP, Pal VK, Suman S

Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Sitapur, India

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Letter to Editor

Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) from Nepal: a cocktail story

Dumre SP

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Letter to Editor

Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Nepal: an impending crisis?

Khanal B

BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Sunsari, Nepal

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Brief communication

Hooch blindness: a community study report on a few indoor patients of toxic optic neuropathy following consumption of adulterated alcohol in West Bengal

Samanta SK1 Fariduddin K2, Mahapatra N3, Bhunia J4, Mondal P5

1Associate Professor (Ophthalmology), 2, 5Senior Resident, Ophthalmology, 3Associate Professor (Pediatric Medicine), Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital. 32, Gora Chand Road, Kolkata 700014, West Bengal, India,4Senior Ophthalmologist, Central Hospital, S E Railways, Garden Reach, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

hooch blindness, toxic optic neuropathy, adulterated alcohol

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