151 e-Letters

published between 2015 and 2018

    Prachi A. Dave

    We Read with great interest the article Topical bromfenac reduces the frequency of intravitreal bevacizumab in patients with branch retinal vein occlusion by Masahiko Shimura et al.(1) We congratulate the authors for the concept and well conducted pilot study . Repeated intravitreal injections are known to have various complications(2) and it would be safer if noninvasive intervention like topical bromfenac can help to red...

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  • Is larger endothelial graft size appropriate for Fuchs endothelial dystrophy?
    Patrick J Chiam

    We read with interest the results reported by Romano et al. The authors speculated the reason for lower endothelial failure in larger grafts (9.5mm) compared to smaller ones is due to the additional endothelial cells being transplanted.

    It has been reported that the host peripheral endothelium in Fuchs endothelial dystrophy (FED) has some capacity towards restoring corneal deturgescence in denuded posterior st...

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  • Clinical features and treatment outcome of canaliculitis associated with the use of Smartplug
    Yu-Yun Huang

    Dear Editor; We read with great interest the article entitled "Prevalence of canaliculitis after smartplug insertion during long-term follow-up" by Klein-Theyer et al.(1) I would like to contribute to the article with our clinical expeience.

    Among 11 cases of canaliculitis after lacrimal plug insertion between 2007 and 2013 in a tertiary medical center, seven cases (64%) were noted to be associated with the us...

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  • Video glass based vision testing for Home / School vision testing may make testing complete
    Sunil Moreker

    Vision testing is a very tedious process. If a complete testing including contrast testing,colour testing,amsler test,glare test,speed of reading and other tests are undertaken it may take a lot of time.It is a reality that even today visual acuity testing alone is the deciding factor for undertaking cataract surgery. It has been noted by some authors that lack of government-funded routine eye examinations is associated w...

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  • Indirect ophthalmoscope , will it get replaced by smart phones in some settings?- Serial video recording of retinal conditions in ICCU setting with indirect ophthalmoscopy with inexpensive smart phones
    Sunil Moreker

    Indirect ophthalmoscopy has advanced since its inception. We now recognize the importance of video imaging of the retina. Authors deviced various slit lamp adaptors to capture retinal image(1) Many authors have used smartphones coupled with indirect ophthalmoscopy and some even identified an iPhone application that can control the flash and reduce the intensity to levels that do not damage the retina.(2,3,4,5)


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  • Endoscopic suturing of flaps in endonasal DCR with stenting further improves results
    Sunil R Moreker

    Endoscopic suturing of lacrimal sac flap to the nasal mucosa flap in Dacryocystorhinostomy ( DCR) was described by us as early as 2004 and a video of the procedure was published in textbook of oculoplasty (1) The audits done showed that the short term results were excellent and the only concern was the time taken to do the surgery. Three years later another paper described excellent results with suturing of the flaps an...

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  • Re: Intrastromal voriconazole for deep recalcitrant fungal keratitis: a case series
    Abdullah Ilhan

    Dear Editor; I have read the article entitled "Intrastromal voriconazole for deep recalcitrant fungal keratitis: a case series" by Kalaiselvi et al. with interest.1 The authors investigated the efficacy of intrastromal voriconazole injection in the management of deep recalcitrant fungal keratitis and found it safe and effective. I would like to contribute to the article in terms of clinical practice.

    The author...

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  • Ranibizumab for neovascular AMD in eyes with good baseline visual acuity.
    Muhammad S Raja

    We read with interest and congratulate Lee et al1 on publishing the largest study to date on visual outcomes reported upto 36 months, with intravitreal ranibizumab treatment for neovascular age related macular degeneration (AMD). However we do not agree with their conclusion that this is the first publication to focus on the visual outcomes on this subgroup of patients, excluded from treatment by the NICE UK criteria. O...

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  • Prevalence of canaliculitis after smartplug insertion during long-term follow-up
    Carrie E. Huisingh

    In the recently published study by Klein-Theyer and colleagues, the authors conducted a retrospective case series study to evaluate the number of eyes (and patients) that develop canaliculitis over time after having SmartPlugs inserted into the eye for underlying dry eye syndrome. The authors described the measure of disease occurrence as prevalence; however, this is incorrect. Prevalence is the proportion of the popul...

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  • SLET allograft in bilateral Limbal stem cell deficiency
    Sunil Moreker

    In routine keratoplasties, HLA matching and systemic immunosuppressive drugs are not employed, yet 90% of the uncomplicated transplants survive. (1) But allografts of stem cells may need to be taken from live HLA matched donors as cadaver stem cells have been reported to fail in the long term inspite of continued immunosuppressive treatment with cyclosporine A,steroids, FK 506 and mycophenolate mofetil.Also the success o...

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