Focus and Scope

The Nepalese Journal of Ophthalmology (ISSN 2072-6805, E-ISSN 2091-0320) was launched in January 2009. It is a free-access semi-annual peer-reviewed academic journal of the Nepal Ophthalmic Society. 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.

Peer Review Process

The Nepalese Journal of Ophthalmology has a double blind process for the review. The articles submitted are reviewed by the national and international experts in the respective fields after the initial screening by the editorial board.We ensure that the peer reviewer is not from the same institute as that of the any of the authors and do not have any conflict of interest to the work. It will be sole right of the editorial board to decide the reviewers for the manuscript. The review process from the reviewer is usually one month and if there is no response, it will be sent to another reviewer. The whole process of review will take from 6 weeks to four months, depending upon the significance of the article.

The article is sent to at least two reviewers, with one of them being an international expert. Once the reviewers comments are received, the authors are asked to resubmit their manuscript by incorporating the reviewers comments. if both the reviewers reject the article, the editorial board will reject it. However, the final decision of the paper acceptance is reserved by the editorial board.

Publication Frequency

The Journal is published biannually.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief
Dr Eli Pradhan, MD, MRCSEd (Ophth)
Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology,
Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: elipranjitkar@gmail.com

Editor Emeritus
Badri P Badhu, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology,
B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
Dharan, Nepal
Email: bbadhu@nepjoph.org.np

Members
Dr Purushottam Joshi, MD
Mechi Eye Hospital,
Birtamod,
Jhapa, Nepal
Email: purushottam_jsh@yahoo.com

Dr Poonam Lavaju, MD
B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences,
Dharan, Nepal
Email: drpoonamlavaju@yahoo.com

Dr Sangeeta Shah, MD
B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences,
Dharan, Nepal
Email: drsangeetashah@hotmail.com

Dr Ranju Sitaula, MD
B P Koirala Lions Centre for Ophthalmic Studies
Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: helloranju50@yahoo.com

Managing Editor
Dr Anadi Khatri, MD
Birat Eye Hospital
Biratnagar, Nepal
Email: anadikc@gmail.com

Section Editors
Dr Anu Manandhar, MD
Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology,
Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: dr.anumanandhar@gmail.com

Dr Apurva Ratna Tamrakar, MD
B P Koirala Lions Centre for Ophthalmic Studies,
Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: apurva.tamrakar@gmail.com

Dr Ben Limbu, MD
Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology,
Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: ben_limbu007@yahoo.com

Dr Binita Sharma, MD
Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh
Kirtipur, Nepal
Email: drbinita.sharma@gmail.com

Dr Deepak Khadka, MD
City Eye Care Centre,
Madhyapur, Thimi, Nepal
Email: drdeepak123@hotmail.com

Dr Indira Poudyal, MD
Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology
Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: indurup@gmail.com

Dr Manoj Sharma, MD
East Timor Eye Program,
East Timor
Email: mansuyu@gmail.com

Dr Madhu Thapa, MD
B P Koirala Lions Centre for Ophthalmic Studies,
Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: dr_madhut@yahoo.com

Dr Meenu Chaudhari, MD
B P Koirala Lions Centre for Ophthalmic Studies,
Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: drmeenu67@gmail.com

Dr Purnima Rajkarnikar, MD
Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology,
Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: purnimark@gmail.com

Dr Sabina Shrestha, MD
Kathmandu Medical College, Sinamangal
Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: sabina_drs@hotmail.com

Dr Sanjeeb Bhandari, MD
Australia
Email: san_bhan@hotmail.com

Dr Sanyam Bajimaya, MD
Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology,
Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: sanyambajimaya@yahoo.com

Dr Sharad Gupta, MD
Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital
Lahan, Nepal
Email: sharadgupta00839@gmail.com

Dr Srijana Adhikari, MD
Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology,
Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: srij_a@yahoo.com

Dr Vikash Khetan, MD
Sankara Netralaya
Chennai, India
Email: drkhetan@gmail.com

Statistician:
Mr Manish Poudel
Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology
Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: manish.poudel@tilganga.org

International Editors
Dr Abhaya Vasavada, MS, FRCS (Ophth)
Raghudeep Eye Clinic and Iladevi Cataract & IOL Research Centre
Ahmedabad, Gujarat
India

Dr A K Grover, MD
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Vision Eye Centres,
New Delhi,
India

Dr David F Chang, MD
El Camino Hospital,
USA

Dr Jeevan S Titiyal, MD
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences,
India

Dr L Vijaya, MD
Aravind Eye Hospital,
India

Dr Takeshi Naito, MD
Department of Ophthalmology,
Institute of Health Biosciences,
The University of Tokushima Graduate School,
Japan

Dr Alan S Crandall, MD
Moran Eye Centre,
USA

Dr Chandra Shekhar, MD
L V Prasad Eye institute,
India

Dr Jagat Ram, MD
PGIMER,
India

Dr Jyotirmay Biswas, MD
Sankara Nethralaya,
India

Dr Rajbardhan Azad, MD, FRCS
Dr R.P. Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences,
AIIMS,
India

Dr Rajiv Khandekar, MD
King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital,
Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia

Advisory Board

Nepal
Prof D B Karki MD
Prof DN Shah, MD
Dr G P Pokharel, MD, MPH
Prof J K Shrestha, FRCS, FRCOph
Prof M P Upadhyay, FRCS
Prof O K Malla, FRCS
Prof S P Dhital, MD
Prof S P Shrestha, MS, DOMS
Prof S Ruit, MD
Prof Sanjay Kumar Singh, MD
Prof Suman Shamsher Thapa, MD
Prof Rohit Saiju, MD

Canada
Martin Spencer, MD

India
S K Arya, MD
Sandeep Kumar, MS
Yogesh Gupta, MS

The Netherlands
Folkert Tegelberg, MD
Gerard Smith, MD
JS Stilma, MD

USA
Chundak Tenzing, MD
Steve Waller, MD

Nepal Ophthalmic Society

Contact Address
Nepal Ophthalmic Society
Tripureshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box No. 23041
Tel: (0) 4225977
Fax (+977-1) 4720142
Email: nepophsoc@yahoo.com
nosnepal@gmail.com

Article Processing Charges

Nepalese Journal of Ophthalmology does NOT charge authors for article submission and processing fees.