151 e-Letters

published between 2015 and 2018

  • Significance of hyper auto fluorescent (HAF) ring in choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in Age related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
    Pradeep Sagar

    Dear editor

    We read the article titled, "Significance of the hyperautofluorescent ring associated with choroidal neovascularization in eyes undergoing anti- VEGF therapy for wet age-related macular degeneration"[1] with great interest. Our paper "Evaluation of fundus autofluorescence patterns in Age -related Macular Degeneration" is presently under review. After reading the above article we retrospectively analyze...

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  • Orbital lymphatic malformation may shrink with treatment of anaemia
    Sunil R Moreker

    The large single center experience of Barnacle et al does convince one of the need to use sclerotherapy and withhold surgery in such cases. But lymphatic malformations are the most varied in terms of presentations. Each malformation is different and it is not possible to club the various kinds of seemingly one type of malformations ,together, in one group ; nor would it be possible to state which modality should be fi...

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  • Re:Trephination size and success of big-bubble formation in deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty for keratoconus.
    Dr. Sepehr Feizi

    We would like to acknowledge our appreciation for Dr. Peyman for paying close attention to our article and raising important points. Now, big-bubble deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) is a corneal transplantation technique of choice for corneal stromal pathologies not involving endothelium such as keratoconus. The principle shortcoming of this technique is that it is technically challenging. Any attempts to incr...

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  • Trephination size and success of big-bubble formation in deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty for keratoconus.
    Alireza Peyman

    We enthusiastically read the article entitled: "Factors influencing big-bubble formation during deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty in keratoconus" by Feizi et al (1). Authors have included many variables to find factors influencing success in the big bubble formation and defined meaningful P value for statistical significance to less than 0.05. From statistical viewpoint multiple comparisons could increase the false di...

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  • Re:Letter to the editor: Late in-the-bag intraocular lens dislocation in patients with uveitis
    Miss Laura Rose Steeples


    We would like to thank Kucukevcilioglu et al. for their interest in our article.[1] In patients with uveitis, strict control of pre-operative inflammation is fundamentally important for successful visual outcomes.[2] The type of treatment required to achieve meticulous control will vary for each patient. The pre-operative preparation protocol used in our service has been published.[3] In patients requiring s...

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  • Letter to the editor: Late in-the-bag intraocular lens dislocation in patients with uveitis
    Murat Kucukevcilioglu

    Dear editor,

    We read with interest the paper "Late in-the-bag intraocular lens dislocation in patients with uveitis" written by Steeples & Jones.1 They have reported in details the management and outcomes of 6 unique uveitis patients developed late intraocular lens (IOL) dislocation. In all cases primary surgeries for cataract extraction and secondary surgeries addressing dislocated IOL were uneventful, and...

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  • Decreasing medication use in patients with ocular hypertension
    Mihai Calugaru

    Title page: Decreasing medication use in patients with ocular hypertension

    Dan C?lug?ru, PhD 1 and Mihai C?lug?ru, PhD 2

    1Department of Ophthalmology, University of Medicine Cluj- Napoca/Romania

    Phone number: 0745 827 552

    Fax number: 0040 264 591468

    E-mail: dan.calugaru@ymail.com

    2Department of Ophthalmology, University of Medicine...

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  • Topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to prevent cystoid macular oedema after cataract extraction: Are they effective?
    Andres B. Alberto

    We have read with interest the paper by Tzelikis et al. entitled: "Comparison of ketorolac 0.4% and nepafenac 0.1% for the prevention of cystoid macular oedema after phacoemulsification: prospective placebo- controlled randomised study" [Br J Ophthalmol 2015;99(5):654-658].

    In order to consider as statistically similar the effects of ketorolac 0.4%, 0.1% nepafenac and placebo, the authors really needed to have...

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  • Time to embrace technical advances in the assessment of patients with corneal neovascularisation
    Vito Romano

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the article by Faraj et al1 proposing the clinical characterization of corneal neovascularization (CoNV) based entirely on slit lamp biomicroscopy and color photography. The authors provide a useful reminder of many issues previously discussed addressed in the 1970s.2 Their aim was to provide a nomenclature and a standardized system for grading and characterising CoNV. We have...

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  • Ketorolac does prevent retinal thickening and CME in routine cataract surgery
    John R. Wittpenn

    Your study actually confirms the data that we reported in the lead article of the AJO in October 2008 showing the benefit of ketorolac in preventing CME and retinal thickening after routine cataract surgery. To demonstrate statistical significance for CME, it requires a sample size of close to 400 patients per group. Your data clearly shows a trend to decreased retinal thickening when a NSAID is used in conjunction with...

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