GJCSRO – Going truly global!
How to cite this article: Nayak BK. GJCSRO – Going truly global! Glob J Cataract Surg Res Ophthalmol 2022;1:43.
This is the second issue of Global Journal of Cataract Surgery and Research in Ophthalmology (GJCSRO) and it is showing growing interest from international ophthalmologists. It is evident by the fact that the second issue is focused on the ophthalmologists from Brazil. The main aim of the International Society of Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgeons (ISMSICS), which was established about 2 decades ago, is to promote Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) which is in no way inferior to the so-called modern phacoemulsification surgery. On the other hand, it is much cheaper and more appropriate for tackling the cataract blindness in the world.
The Brazil-centric issue of GJCSRO is the testimony that it is spreading its wings and achieving the vision of the founder members of ISMSICS. The various topics included in this issue are very pertinent for the good outcomes of cataract surgery. The importance and value of endothelial cells in cataract surgery cannot be undermined for any type of cataract surgery and a research paper in this issue highlights the point that ophthalmologists from Brazil are deep into MSICS. One article discussing the various methods of nucleus delivery in MSICS is important for any ophthalmologist who wants to learn MSICS. Another article also deals with the importance of eyewash in cataract surgery. The most impressive article in this issue is the suggestion of ways and means to include MSICS training in the residency curriculum. Evaluation of macular function by optical coherence tomography is yet another important aspect that is covered in the issue to predict the postoperative outcome after cataract surgery.
I am happy that the current issue of GJCSRO will give a boost to the ophthalmologists of Brazil in adopting MSICS in their armamentarium.