79 e-Letters

published between 2012 and 2015

  • 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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    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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