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Cover Image The Nepalese Journal of Ophthalmology (ISSN 2072-6805, E-ISSN 2091-0320) was launched in January 2009. It is a free-access bi-annual peer-reviewed academic journal of the Nepal Ophthalmic Society and has been indexed for medline. This journal aims to provide an additional opportunity of sharing knowledge and experience amongst the ophthalmic professionals as well as to help disseminate findings of research achievements in the ophthalmic field at home and abroad. The society and the editorial board do not take any responsibility for any expressions published in the journal. These expressions are solely ascribed to the authors.

Original articles, short communications, case reports/brief communications and review articles of merit from contributors all over the world are accepted for publication after anonymous peer-review.

Research works involving human subjects and animals should meet international norms and the terms of Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association. Approval from the institutional/ethical review board and informed consent from the subject/s of study must have been obtained for all experimental studies and articles based on these studies. The Nep J Oph Editorial Board may request the principal author/corresponding author to provide such documents during the process of publication of the manuscript under certain circumstances.

The Editorial Board would also like to thank you for sharing your time with us. We expect your continued support in this academic endeavour.

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Alveolar soft part sarcoma of the orbit, a case report of a rare tumor\\\\

Ángel Nava-Castañeda, José Luis Tovilla-Canales, Francisca Zuazo, Lourdes Rodríguez-Cabrera, Lilia Garnica-Hayashi

Instituto de Oftalmología Fundación de Asistencia Privada Conde de Valenciana\\\\Colonia Obrera, México DF. CP 06800

SHAPU: Forty years on Mystery Persists

Madan P Upadhyay1, Bharat R Shrestha2

1 Formerly Professor and HOD Ophthalmology Tribhuwan University, currently Chair Emeritus BP Eye Foundation, Kathmandu\\r\\n2 Formerly Lecturer, Department of Ophthalmology Tribhuwan University , currently\\r\\nConsultant Ophthalmologist Plymouth Group of Hospitals, Plymouth, England

Diabetes Mellitus and the risk of Primary open angle glaucoma

Lavaju P1, Shah S1, Sharma S2, Maskey R2

1 Department of Ophthalmology, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences\\r\\n2 Department of Internal Medicine, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences