eLetters

128 e-Letters

published between 2006 and 2009

  • Author's reply
    Satoshi Kogure

    Dear Editor,

    We appreciate a response to our study from Dr Landers et al. They reported that five out of ten eyes with abnormal result of Frequency Doubling Perimetry (FDP) and normal result of Achromatic Automated Perimetry (AAP) showed abnormal result on AAP four years later.[1] It was our mistake that we referred their study as a cross-sectional study in our paper. We apologize to them that we should have referr...

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  • Lutein and zeaxanthin dietary intake and age related macular degeneration
    Paul Mitchell

    Lutein and Zeaxanthin dietary intake and age related macular degeneration

     

    We read with interest the letter published by Vu et al (1) whic...

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  • Corneal calcification associated with the use of topical phosphate containing preparation
    Amit V Datta

    Dear Editor,

    We read with great interest the article by Bernauer et al [1] on the use hyaluronate artificial tear formulation �Hylo-Comod� favours the formation of corneal calcification related to the phosphate content of eye medications and frequent instillation. We agree with their conclusion and would like to highlight that in the setting of dry chronically inflamed eyes phosphate containing topical preparati...

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  • Re: The role of Mohs excision in periocular basal cell carcinoma
    S Hamada

    Dear Editor,

    We thank Barnes et al for their interest in our study and for affording us the opportunity to correct some misinterpretations that others may also have made regarding our paper.

    We agree entirely that histological examination of the complete excision surface as suggested by Mohs would be the ideal one should aim at and that it would be superior to conventional bread loaf histological sect...

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  • Author reply
    Wolfgang Bernauer

    Dear Editor,

    Thank you for writing and giving us the opportunity to further comment on our case series and investigations. We wish to put several misquotations right, respond to the accusation of inappropriate dosage, comment on the declaration of ingredients, explain our case description and substantiate the necessity to publish this case series.

    Please note that we described five and not six cases. The...

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  • Surgical characteristics of the retinal inner limiting membrane
    Thomas Theelen

    Dear Editor,

    In a recent issue of the Journal Steven et al. describe secondary retinal holes after removal of the inner limiting membrane (ILM) [1]. We consider this a key retinal publication and therefore wish to strengthen the importance of the authors' findings for modern surgery of the vitreoretinal interface.

    Interestingly, the paper included only patients with macular puckers and cystoid macular oed...

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  • Do retinopathy signs in non-diabetic individuals predict the subsequent risk of diabetes?
    Paul Mitchell

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the article by Wong T.Y. et al[1], which studied a non-diabetic population consisting of 7992 people aged 49-73 years. Non-mydriatic retinal photographs of one eye were taken and graded for retinopathy lesions using to standardised protocols. Surprisingly, the presence of typical retinopathy lesions (microaneurysms or retinal haemorrhages) in persons without diabetes did not signi...

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  • Impression Cytology: Implications for ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN)
    Charles McGhee

    Dear Editor,

    We read with great interest, Singh et. al.’s[1] perspective on impression cytology and its uses in diagnosing ocular surface pathology. The known higher exposure to UV radiation in both Australia and New Zealand, and the increased incidence of ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN) in Australia,[2][3] recently led us to audit the incidence of OSSN in conjunctival biopsies in New Zealand over a 6...

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  • Detecting early visual field loss with Frequency Doubling Perimetry
    John A Landers

    Dear Editor,

    We congratulate Kogure et al,[1] on a well designed longitudinal study, which confirms the suspicions of many earlier investigators, who conjectured that Frequency Doubling Perimetry (FDP) may be able to detect visual field loss earlier than Achromatic Automated Perimetry (AAP) based on cross-sectional data. In their text they refer to our longitudinal study[2] as a cross-sectional one and go on to s...

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  • Reply from Pfizer
    Rachel E. Sobel

    Dear Editor,

    RE: Non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy and the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

    McGwin et al.[1] suggest that treatment of erectile dysfunction with sildenafil (Viagra®) or tadalafil (Cialis®), two phosphodiesterase inhibitors (PDE5-I), may increase the odds of non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy (NAION) in men with a history of myocardial infarction (MI...

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