151 e-Letters

published between 2015 and 2018

  • Outcomes of posterior-approach 'levatorpexy' in congenital ptosis repair
    Yasar Sakarya

    Dear Editor We read with great interest the article entitled "Outcomes of posterior- approach 'levatorpexy' in congenital ptosis repair" by Al-Abbadi Z et al.(1) In their article, the authors described posterior-approach levatorpexy surgical technique for management of congenital ptosis. In this technique, the first suture was passed through the levator aponeurosis- levator muscle junction or above according to levator f...

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  • RE: Alberti M, la Cour M. Face-down positioning versus non-supine positioning in macular hole surgery. Br J Ophthalmol 2015;99:2 236-239
    Saruban Pasu

    We read the paper by Alberti and la Cour [1] with great interest as we are shortly to commence a randomised controlled clinical trial to determine the value of face-down positioning following surgery for large (> 400 micrometres) macular holes [2]. We would urge readers to be mindful of the message recently emphasised by the Ophthalmic Statistics Group that absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, and that con...

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  • Inconclusive treatment recommendations with ranibizumab in retinal vein occlusion by an expert panel
    Mihai Calugaru

    Title page:

    Inconclusive treatment recommendations with ranibizumab in retinal vein occlusion by an expert panel

    Dan Calugaru, PhD 1 and Mihai Calugaru, 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


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  • Data accuracy in estimates of treatment incidence for retinopathy of prematurity
    Annegret H Dahlmann-Noor

    We read the paper by Painter et al. with great interest. The authors have compiled important information about trends in the incidence and treatment of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in the United Kingdom (UK) [1]. The authors have used data linkage of routine NHS datasets which is an impressive example of data analysis to evaluate trends. Here the authors demonstrate the impact of improved survival of low-birth weight...

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  • Re:Outcomes of epiretinal membrane surgery in highly myopic eyes: a case-control study
    Jean B. Conart

    Dear Editor,

    We thank Huisingh and McGwin, Jr for their comments on our study. We basically agree with their remark regarding the study design. We hypothesized that high myopia could affect surgical outcomes and considered it as a risk factor. Highly myopic eyes were selected based on axial length and were matched for potential confounding factors (i.e., duration of symptoms and preoperative visual acuity) with...

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  • Re:Data inconclusive to recommend oral azithromycin over oral doxycycline in meibomian gland dysfunction
    Mohsen B Kashkouli

    We would like to thank Michel J. Belliveau for the comments on our recently published trial(1) on comparing the oral Azithromycin with doxycycline. All the concerns regarding the data presentation are being addressed in the following paragraphs. The null hypothesis had been written in the study design (ClinicalTrials.gov; NCT01783860) which was not mentioned in the article because of word number limitation. It was a tw...

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  • Retinal Tracking System Reduces Head Tilt Effect During Optical Coherence Tomography Examination
    Young Hoon Hwang

    Previously, I reported that head tilting during optical coherence tomography (OCT) image acquisition affects circumpapillary retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) and macular retinal thickness measurement.1 Although the subject's head and chin are appropriately positioned, a possibility of inter-test variation in head alignment still exists. A useful strategy to overcome this limitation is tracking the subsequent image to the...

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  • Comment on : Amniotic membrane graft to conjunctival flap in treatment of non-viral resistant infectious keratitis: a randomised clinical study
    Dear sir, We read the article by Abdulhalim et al with great interest (1) . The article remind us that both CONJUNCTIVAL FLAP and AMNIOTIC MEMBRANE GRAFT are effective in corneal healing and can be an alternative to keratoplasty in cases of infectious keratitis. However we have some concerns: The way to assess the mean size of ulcer and depth and the healing time in the post operative period would have made the comparis...
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  • Data inconclusive to recommend oral azithromycin over oral doxycycline in meibomian gland dysfunction
    Michel J. Belliveau

    Kashkouli and colleagues (1) have studied a subject with high clinical relevance. Meibomian gland dysfunction is prevalent and treatment often unsatisfactory. Oral azithromycin has advantages over oral doxycycline including dosing and side effects as reviewed in the article.

    There are a few problems with the methods to be highlighted so that readers can draw accurate conclusions, and validation studies be constr...

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  • Re: Comparison of umbilical cord serum and amniotic membrane transplantation in acute ocular chemical burns
    Abdullah Ilhan

    Dear Editor; We have read the article entitled "Comparison of Umbilical Cord Serum and Amniotic Membrane Transplantation in Acute Ocular Chemical Burns" by Sharma et al. with interest.1 The authors compared the efficacy of amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) and umbilical cord serum (UCS) in patients with ocular chemical burns. They found that UCS treatment was superior to AMT in maintaining a better ocular surface....

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