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578 e-Letters

  • Association of latanoprost with recurrent herpes simplex dendritic keratitis
    Dear Editor,

    I read with interest the article by Ekatomatis [1] on latanoprost treatment for primary open angle glaucoma causing herpes simplex dendritic keratitis. He should be applauded for reporting a serious side effect of latanoprost. His assertion however that latanoprost has been known to have almost no serious side effects is not entirely accurate. In fact, Wand et al [2] reported three patients who developed herp...

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  • Queries on latanaprost
    Dear Editor

    The study is a good comparison of the two medications. I have a few queries for the authors:

    1) Why is latanoprost causing an increase in iris pigmentation; is that not a cause for concern and should this serious side effect not be investigated more fully?

    2) Latanoprost increases uveoscleral outflow; does it bypass the trabecular meshwork or is it causing any blockage in aqueous outflow from th...

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  • Transpupillary silicone oil removal combined with phacoemulsification
    Dear Editor

    We read with interest the article entitled 'Combined phacoemulsification and transpupillary drainage of silicone oil: results and complications'[1]. We similarly removed silicone oil through the posterior capsulorhexis along with phacoemulsification[2]. We used an inferotemporal infusion cannula in the pars plana region in all except the first two eyes where intraoperative choroidal detachment ocurred. Similar in...

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  • Re: IOP measurement and central corneal thickness - authors' reply
    Dear Editor

    In reply to the comments of Stodtmeister and colleagues [1] on our recent paper [2], we won´t argue the correlation between central corneal thickness (CCT) and intraocular pressure (IOP), but we mistrust the clinical application of correcting factors. Stodtmeister et al compare our study to that of Ehlers et al [3] which is often cited to prove an influence of corneal thickness on applanatory measurement.

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  • IOP measurement and central corneal thickness
    Dear Editor

    [Please note that the tables for this letter will be available in the December issue of BJO.]

    In the recent paper by Feltgen et al [1], the intraocular pressure was measured by Goldmann applanation tonometry and by using a cannula inserted into the anterior chamber connected with a pressure transducer. Thus the measurement took place omitting a possible influence of the cornea on the result. Marx et al[...

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  • Surgical approach to conjunctival carcinoma
    Dear Editor,

    The report of Mauriello et al. "Adenoid squamous carcinoma of the conjunctiva -- a clinicopathologic study of 14 cases" [1] has profoundly impressed us as plastic and reconstructive surgeons who encounter the problem of exenteration or enucleation. Facial plastic surgeons are most frequently asked to reconstruct the exenterated orbit, but also often meet the patient before surgery when the decision for exentera...

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  • Duration of alcohol exposure during laser subepithelial keratomileusis (LASEK)
    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the excellent article by Shah et al. [1] The authors compared the outcomes of epithelial debridement for photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) with those of epithelial flap for PRK. They used 20% ethanol for 30 seconds and 45 seconds for the debridement and flap techniques, respectively. They observed that epithelial flap resulted in faster visual rehabilitation and reduced haze. We have ob...

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  • Posterior Canal Predominance in Bilateral Skew Deviation
    Dear Editor,

    We were excited to see the recent case report of Park et al regarding the 30 year old man with horizontal locked-in syndrome and disconjugate gaze.[1] We were intrigued by the description of his eye movements on attempted horizontal gaze, whereas "when the patient was asked to look to the right side, the right eye moved upward with intorsion, and at the same time, left eye moved downward and extorsion ... when...

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  • Re: Transpupillary thermotherapy in choroidal neovascularization

    Dear Editor

    We thank Dr Ergun and Dr Stur [1] for their interest in our paper and agree with their comments that it is not possible to directly compare a pilot study with the results of a randomized controlled study. We also pointed out in our conclusion that studies such as this one cannot prove efficacy of a treatment but only indicate fruitful areas of further research. We also pointed out that the angiographic fo...

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  • An "overtrained" ophthalmologist responds

    Editor,

    As one of the most "overtrained"(!) ophthalmologists in the UK at the present time, I was delighted and stimulated to read the excellent, erudite and witty Commentary by James Acheson in the recent edition of the British Journal of Ophthalmology 2001;85:383-384. I think that the issue that lies at the heart of the matter is, as Mr. Acheson himself puts it, "It all depends on what you mean by training ....

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