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We thank Dr Lei Gao for his interest in the findings reported in our paper.1 First, let me correct an error in figure 3C; we stated that it was a fragmatome but it was an anterior vitreous cutter. We will try to answer his questions.
Fragment size. We did not have any difficulty in remembering the number and size of nuclear fragments that fell into the vitreous cavity. We were certain that we had removed all fragments intraoperatively by examining the posterior pole. In all of our cases, postoperative examinations showed that there …