eLetters

636 e-Letters

published between 2016 and 2019

  • Comment on: Changes observed in diabetic retinopathy: eight-year follow-up of a Spanish population
    Abdullah KAYA

    I read with great interest the article by Romero- Aroca et al. titled "Changes observed in diabetic retinopathy: eight-year follow-up of a Spanish population" [1]. Insulin usage has found to be a risk factor for progression of DRP. Authors conclude this result as relaxation of patients in metabolic control. Beside this conclusion, insulin analogues may directly cause progression of DRP. Insulin and its analogues stimulate ins...

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  • Re:Comment on: Changes observed in diabetic retinopathy: eight-year follow-up of a Spanish population
    Pedro Romero-Aroca

    Response to E-letter. Thank very much for reading our article. It is true that oral insulin analogues can lead to increased growth hormone, increasing its effect over diabetic retinopathy, but previously it should exist a blood-retina barrier (BRB), despite in patients with preexisting diabetic retinopathy the BRB rupture exist in some amount. It is possible that oral insulin analogues can affect the diabetic retinopathy...

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  • Changing from pro re nata treatment regimen to a treat and extend regimen with ranibizumab in neovascular age-related macular degeneration
    Mihai Calugaru

    Changing from pro re nata treatment regimen to a treat and extend regimen with ranibizumab in neovascular age-related macular degeneration Dan Calugaru, Mihai Calugaru Department of Ophthalmology, Univ of Medicine Cluj-Napoca/Romania

    Re: Changing from pro re nata treatment regimen to a treat and extend regimen with ranibizumab in neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Hatz and Prunte. Br J Ophthalmol 2016...

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  • Response to: Computer-aided design and three-dimensional printing in the manufacturing of an ocular prosthesis
    Daphne Mourits

    With interest we have read the article of Ruiters et al.1 in which they present a 3 dimensional method for ocular prosthesis manufacturing. In our practice we also manufacture individual customized ocular prosthesis using 3D techniques. We confirm that this computer aided method improves prosthetic fitting and may aid the production process when translated into 3D prints. Our method does however differ on several points....

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  • Comparison of trabeculectomy versus Ex-PRESS: 3-year follow-up.Gonzalez-Rodriguez et al.doi:10.1136/bjophthalmol-2015-307161.
    Amit S Nene

    We read with great interest the study titled as "Comparison of trabeculectomy versus Ex-PRESS: 3-year follow-up" by Gonzalez-Rodriguez et al [1].We congratulate their efforts for conducting the study with a follow up of 3 years, making the results more significant.They concluded that success rates, mean IOP, number of anti-glaucoma medications and final visual acuities were similar between the two groups after 3 years. T...

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  • Anatomical effects of dexamethasone intravitreal implant in diabetic macular oedema: a pooled analysis of 3-year phase lll trials
    Mihai Calugaru

    Anatomical effects of dexamethasone intravitreal implant in diabetic macular oedema; a pooled analysis of 3-year phase lll trials Dan Calugaru, Mihai Calugaru Department of Ophthalmology, Univ of Medicine Cluj-Napoca/Romania Re: Anatomical effects of dexamethasone intravitreal implant in diabetic macular oedema: a pooled analysis of 3-year phase lll trials. Danis et al Br J Ophthalmol 2016;100:796-801.

    De...

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  • Re:Comment on: Anatomical effects of dexamethasone intravitreal implant in diabetic macular oedema: a pooled analysis of 3-year phase III trials
    Ronald P. Danis

    Dear Editor, We thank Drs Gupta and Ram for their interest in our recent paper on the anatomical effects of dexamethasone intravitreal implant (DEX implant) in eyes with diabetic macular oedema [1] and appreciate the opportunity to respond to their comments. Their letter highlights various patient- and treatment-related factors that potentially might have influenced the retinal findings described in our analysis. We pro...

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  • Comment on: The impact of donor age and endothelial cell density on graft survival following penetrating keratoplasty
    Jagat Ram

    eLetter Comment on: The impact of donor age and endothelial cell density on graft survival following penetrating keratoplasty Parul Chawla Gupta, MS; Jagat Ram, MS, FAMS Department of Ophthalmology Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, 160012 Corresponding author Dr. Jagat Ram, MS, FAMS Professor and Head Department of Ophthalmology Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Re...

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  • Comment on: Risk factors for low vision related functioning in the Mycotic Ulcer Treatment Trial: a randomised trial comparing natamycin with voriconazole
    Jagat Ram

    eLetter Comment on: Risk factors for low vision related functioning in the Mycotic Ulcer Treatment Trial: a randomised trial comparing natamycin with voriconazole Parul Chawla Gupta, MS; Jagat Ram, MS, FAMS Department of Ophthalmology Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, 160012 Corresponding author Dr. Jagat Ram, MS, FAMS Professor and Head Department of Ophthalmology Post Graduate...

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  • Re:Comment on: Population-based assessment of vision-related quality of life in corneal disease: results from the CORE study
    NOOPUR GUPTA
    Dear Editor, We appreciate the interest shown by Jagat Ram et al and their well advised comments on our paper titled, 'Population-based assessment of vision- related quality of life in corneal disease: results from the CORE study.'1 As per their observation on the number of controls studied under marital status (n=435) in Table 1, the typographical error has been corrected and the change has been highlighted and the edited secti...
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