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    Authors' reply to Foot and Stanford
    • David V Seal
    • Other Contributors:
      • Tara K. Beattie, Alan Tomlinson, Dorothy Fan, Eric Wong

    Dear Editor

    We apologise for stating that the paper by Radford et al.[1] was based on a questionnaire reporting survey rather than active surveillance reporting (ASR) as set up by the British Ophthalmic Surveillance Unit (BOSU). The latter system relies on clinicians reporting monthly to a central office (BOSU). We note that BOSU is only responsible for collecting data and is not involved in publications by o...

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    Acanthamoeba Keratitis: correct interpretation of surveillance data
    • Barny G Foot, scientific co-ordinator
    • Other Contributors:
      • Miles R. Stanford

    Dear Editor

    The comment of Seal et al.[1] on the report by Radford et al.[2] on the incidence of acanthamoeba keratitis highlighted a number of points of interest when interpreting the results of a surveillance project carried out through the British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit (BOSU).

    The correspondence describes the study as a questionnaire survey. This is incorrect; cases were asc...

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