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Re: Ang et al: Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty with anterior chamber intraocular lenses: complications and 3-year outcomes
  1. Rashmi Mittal,
  2. Prashant Garg
  1. Cornea and Anterior Segment Services, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rashmi Mittal, Cornea and Anterior Segment Services, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, AP 500034, India; rashmimittal2002{at}gmail.com

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Dear editor,

We read with interest the article titled ‘Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty with anterior chamber intraocular lenses: complications and 3-year outcomes’ by Ang et al. 1 Although the authors concluded that endothelial cell loss and graft survival in anterior chamber intraocular lens (ACIOL) group were significantly poorer compared with Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) controls at 3 years postoperatively, we would like to draw attention to following issues:

  1. Though the title of the article stated that it was a ‘3-year’ outcome study, visual outcome and complications were analysed only at the end of 1 year.

  2. Clinical data at 3 years were available for only eight of 18 eyes in ACIOL arm and 39 of 114 eyes in posterior …

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