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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1  

From the Editor's Desk

King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University Scool of Medicine, Baltimore, MD USA

Date of Web Publication20-Jan-2012

Correspondence Address:
Deepak P Edward
King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-9233.92108

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Edward DP. From the Editor's Desk. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 2012;19:1

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It gives me great pleasure to write the editorial for the 2012 issue of Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology (MEAJO).

The journal continues to exhibit a strong performance. As of late December, a total of 350 manuscripts were received and processed from 46 different countries. MEAJO is published on a quarterly basis and the articles continue to address a broad range of topics. In addition to original articles and case reports, three thematic issues were published in 2011 which include updates in ophthalmic genetics, public health, and eye pathology.

The performance of journals is also judged by how often the articles in the journal are accessed online. In this era of internet publishing, this has become an important tool and how a journal is received by the ophthalmic community. MEAJO articles have been downloaded 12,615 times in November 2011 alone. The journal's website receives an average of 37,225 visitors per month with 77,373 page views from over 500 different cities of the world. In consideration of economic issues of the membership in the region and to provide educational opportunities, the journal's website provides open access at www.meajo.org to readers in the region and to those in the developing world.

The success of the journal is also measured by the enthusiasm and participation of its editorial and international advisory board. I am extremely thankful and grateful to the members of these two bodies who have been very supportive in supporting the mission of the MEAJO and Middle East Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO).

The World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC 2012) edition of MEAJO contains manuscripts that address many issues of relevance and importance to this region. We thank Peter Mc Donnell, MD, for graciously accepting our invitation to write an editorial for this issue. We were fortunate to attract members of our editorial and international advisory board to contribute review articles. In addition, we are thankful to a number of global thought leaders for contributing their expertise.
"Marhaba" to the attendees of the World Ophthalmology Congress! We hope that you find the articles in this issue useful in your clinical practice.


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