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  1. D Papalkar,
  2. I C Francis
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, Australia and the University of NSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  1. Correspondence to: Dr Ian C Francis Suite 12, Chatswood Grove, 12–14 Malvern Avenue, Chatswood 2067, Australia;

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We read with great interest Schwab’s answer1 to “Who is Ivan Schwab?”2 We thank him for his gracious response to our original letter,3 which suggested that readers would benefit if the BJO consistently published authors’ qualifications. Although Schwab and the editors understood this to be a question of credentials to write about a subject, we maintain that this issue has more to do with giving the reader perspective. An excellent example of the need to understand the authors’ perspective comes from Schwab’s reply itself.

Schwab made the presumption that we …

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