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  1. Hera Lukman1,
  2. Yee Fong Choong2
  1. 1Department of Psychology, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, HELP University College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  2. 2International Specialist Eye Centre (ISEC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  1. Correspondence to Hera Lukman, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, HELP University College, Level 8, Wisma HELP, Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur; heral{at}

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We wish to address the comments by Anderson et al on our paper entitled ‘Strabismus-related prejudice in 5–6-year-old children’.1 In our paper, we discussed that the absence of an effect of strabismus on participants' playmate choice in Anderson et al's study2 could be due to differential age-related cognitive and language capacities. In our study, the age range of the participants was much narrower (ie, 5–6 years) than that of the participants in Anderson et al's study, which ranged from 3 to 8 years. Since Anderson et al did not specify the number of participants in each age group, we could not ascertain whether age was sufficiently accounted for in …

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