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    Authors' reply

    Dear Editor

    We thank Drs. Kymes and Frick for their excellent letter regarding utility analysis as a health-related quality of life instrument. We agree that the use of primarily function-based quality of life instruments such as the NEI-VFQ-25 may result in missing many important variables in the quality of life arena, as well as limit applicability across all diseases.1 In contrast, preference-based quality of...

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    Value-based medicine: Let's get it right

    Dear Editor

    In a fine recent editorial, Drs. Melissa and Gary Brown raised issues at the nexus of health policy and clinical science [1]. As utility assessment is relatively new to the visual sciences, understanding both the assumptions behind this work and the consequences of relaxing those assumptions is essential for high quality research and appropriate interpretation of the results.

    The use of com...

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