Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

Indian J Ophthalmol 2019 - 67(10)
  1. Santosh G Honavar

    Indian Journal of Ophthalmology 2019 67(10):1517-1518

  2. Jerry A Shields, Sara E Lally, Tatyana Milman, Carol L Shields

    Indian Journal of Ophthalmology 2019 67(10):1519-1519

  3. Neeraj Nagpal, Nimisha Nagpal

    Indian Journal of Ophthalmology 2019 67(10):1520-1523

    The cost of technology is high in ophthalmology but given the increasingly competitive environment and the social demand, there is a pressure to progressively lower the costs to the consumer. To keep costs down there is a tendency to do as many surgeries as possible in an assembly line fashion both in hospitals as well as in the charitable camps. This article provides ophthalmologists an insight into the legal pitfalls in practice of ophthalmology in India and the dangers of the constant lowering of costs of surgery as well as of free service. This lowering of costs would have been ideal in a Utopian world, but times have now changed and there is cost to be paid even for providing free service. In India the prevalent tradition of providing free service, has also resulted in a lowering of guard by the eye surgeons. These mass eye surgery assembly popularly called “free eye camps” has seen millions of people benefited. But recently there is an increase in number of cases where exorbitant penalty has been imposed by the courts, on these philanthropic surgeons for any deficiency in service, and this has destroyed the careers of many ophthalmologists. Time has now come to introspect and to factor the cost of litigation and compensations into the cost of surgeries so that we not only benefit the patients but also safeguard the ophthalmologists and help them fulfill their responsibilities towards their own dependents.
  4. AK Grover

    Indian Journal of Ophthalmology 2019 67(10):1524-1525

  5. Thulasiraj Ravilla

    Indian Journal of Ophthalmology 2019 67(10):1525-1526