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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.

Randomly selected articles from current issue

Demographic pattern and clinical characteristics of optic neuritis in a\\r\\ntertiary eye care centre

Manita Sunam Godar1, Ananda Kumar Sharma2, Madhu Thapa2, Sanjeeta Sitaula2, Shanti Gurung1

1 Lumbini Eye Institute, Siddharthanagar-3, Bhairahawa, Rupandehi, Lumbini, Nepal\\r\\n2 B.P Koirala Lions Centre for Ophthalmic Studies, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Pattern of Corneal Diseases in Paediatric Age Group at a Tertiary Eye\\r\\nCare Center in Nepal

Shah A1, Chaudhary M2, Shreshtha JK2

1 Mechi Eye Hospital, Birtamod, Nepal,\\r\\n2 BPKLCOS, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

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